Windows 10: Firefox Keeps Re-enabling Bing Solved

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  1.    08 Jan 2018 #1

    Firefox Keeps Re-enabling Bing


    This is driving me crazy. I use Google exclusively. I had Firefox set up to use Google. I deleted every other search engine within Firefox. Now, in the past couple of days, every time I start Firefox, it defaults to Bing. It adds Bing and Amazon back to the list of search engines. I delete them and they're back the next time I start Firefox. It's not an extension or add-on, the only ones I have are LastPass and a uBlock Origin, which I've had forever, neither has updated in a while and have never caused a problem. I have two add-ons, one of which is provided by Google, so I know it's not those.

    I've run full virus scans and am completely clean. I haven't downloaded any new software or apps in... forever, so I know it's not something I downloaded.

    What gives?
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  2.    08 Jan 2018 #2

    I use Google on Fx 57.0.4 and it never changed to Bing. I removed every other search engine. I never used Bing.
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       08 Jan 2018 #3

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    I use Google on Fx 57.0.4 and it never changed to Bing. I removed every other search engine. I never used Bing.
    Same, never had this issue.
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  4.    08 Jan 2018 #4

    What version of Firefox are you using?
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  5.    08 Jan 2018 #5

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    What version of Firefox are you using?
    57.0.4, the most recent.
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  6.    08 Jan 2018 #6

    Cephus404 said: View Post
    57.0.4, the most recent.
    Are you using any legacy extensions?
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  7.    08 Jan 2018 #7

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    Are you using any legacy extensions?
    Nope. The ones I listed are the only ones I am using period.
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  •    08 Jan 2018 #8

    Cephus404 said: View Post
    Nope. The ones I listed are the only ones I am using period.
    Could you have tripped, unbeknownst, over something like this at some point?

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  •    08 Jan 2018 #9

    Hey Cephus404,
    Saw this on Mozilla Forum ... Check if you have a dsengine.cfg or dsengine.js in following locations depending what FF vers you have installed ... Delete or Rename the file.


    • C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\


    Default search engine keeps defaulting to Bing. | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support
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  •    08 Jan 2018 #10

    Cephus404 said: View Post
    Nope. The ones I listed are the only ones I am using period.
    Firefox does not usually use extensions provided by Google. If you are not syncing it to an email address try to do that. Remove Bing as a search provider first and then sync it.

    How do I set up Sync on my computer? | Firefox Help
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