Firefox Keeps Re-enabling Bing

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  1. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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       #21

    Callender said:
    Try about:config then search for browser.search.defaultenginename

    Change string value to Google
    Was already Google, it's one of the values I changed yesterday, although it hadn't stopped Firefox from reverting to Bing.
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  2. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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       #22

    Callender said:
    Also try the Mycroft Plugins. Choose the google search engine that you require and add it using the option to set as default.

    Mycroft Project: Encrypted Search Engine Plugins - Firefox IE Chrome

    Attachment 171607
    Done, restarted Firefox, Bing came right back.
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  3. Posts : 5,072
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       #23

    Try creating a second profile. Close FF then press [Winkey+R] to open the run dialog box then type

    firefox.exe -P

    In the window that opens create a new profile but uncheck the option to use at startup. Launch FF and test to see if you get the same problem.
    Firefox Keeps Re-enabling Bing-firefox-choose-user-profile.jpg

    Security software might also cause the problem like in this post:

    How to fix Comodo Browser Protection - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. Posts : 5,072
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #24

    If that doesn't work try running ZHP Cleaner. Instructions as per this post:
    Sick of ads - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums

    Important:Do not select any items for repair.
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  5. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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       #25

    Callender said:
    If that doesn't work try running ZHP Cleaner. Instructions as per this post:
    Sick of ads - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums

    Important:Do not select any items for repair.
    Ran it, came up clean.
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  6. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #26

    And it's still putting Bing in.
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  7. Posts : 5,072
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #27

    How about the new test profile?
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  8. Posts : 5,072
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #28

    Well if you create a new profile and still get the problem I reckon it's time to clean install Firefox but it's your call.

    Some firefox problems - Page 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    If you go down that route don't leave any trace of Firefox of you Firefox profile on your machine before rebooting and installing a fresh copy.
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  9. Posts : 5,072
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #29

    Other option to test. Grab a copy of this:

    Hekasoft Backup & Restore Download

    Use it to backup your current FF Profile.

    Then download a copy of my profile backup - see attached. Unzip to a new folder on your desktop. Run Hekasoft Backup & Restore and restore to my profile (the file you unzipped) and see if you still get the problem.

    Firefox backup.zip
    Last edited by Callender; 09 Jan 2018 at 15:38. Reason: move attachment
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  10. Posts : 54
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #30

    Callender said:
    Other option to test. Grab a copy of this:

    Hekasoft Backup & Restore Download

    Use it to backup your current FF Profile.

    Then download a copy of my profile backup - see attached. Unzip to a new folder on your desktop. Run Hekasoft Backup & Restore and restore to my profile (the file you unzipped) and see if you still get the problem.

    Firefox backup.zip
    I loaded yours, which had several search engines. I deleted them all, reset to Google and then restarted Firefox. It had reset to Bing.
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