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defualt-search.net keeps coming back to firefox [Solved]


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#31
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Very good. :)
 
I have attached a revised version to this post. While Frefox is closed replace the old copy of that file with the one I created.
It might be best to hold one to the old copy in case anything goes wrong.
Then open Firefox and
  • Type about:config in the URL bar and hit Enter.
  • If you see the warning, you can confirm that you want to access that page.
  • Then navigate to these entries by searching for browser.startup.homepage_override
    • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
    • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
  • Right-click each one and select Reset.
Then restart Firefox and lety me know how it is behaving.
Then reboot your computer and open Firefox agaion and let me know if it stuck.
If it comes back it would be very helpful to me to know what triggers the reset.

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Hi,

It's still comes back after restart. (It's probably one of the most stubborn PUP's :headscratch: ).

I have no Idea what brings it back... 


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After a restart of the browser or after a reboot of the computer?
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After a restart of firefox it works but after a reboot of the computer it comes back to defualt-search.


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OK Can you do me favor? Uninstall IOBit and then repeat the last procedure.
Let me know if that makes a diifference.
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Well.... I uninstalled IObit as requested, repeated the last procedure and restarted the computer and it's finally sticks!!

 

Thank you again!  :spoton:


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Although I don't suspect IObit to be responsible for this I would advise you to uninstall it.


My mistake. LOL
It was responsible after all. :)

Let me know in a week or so if everything is still ok, so I can close it for good.
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

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