1.    27 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2016
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    Firefox Always Asks for Homepage Choice When Starting the Browser


    Dell Inspiron 3656 Desktop
    Windows 10 Home
    AMD A10-8700 processor
    integrated chipset
    8MB DDR3L RAM 1600 MHz
    SATA 2.5TB HD
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Bluetooth 4.0
    Realtek 5.1 hi def audio
    nVidia GeForce GT705 video card

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    Whenever I start my Mozilla Firefox browser, I'm always presented with a statement and question as follows:

    "Your homepage has been changed by another application. Do you want to revert to your previous homepage or continue with the new homepage?" I always choose the latter because the former takes me to a page/web address I don't recognize.

    At the bottom of the page is the statement: "Distributed by Mindspark" and "OnlineMapFinder" There are no references to either of these in my Control Panel list of programs, so I can't uninstall them using that resource.

    There is information about this annoyance in various online Q&A, but I don't understand how to rid my system of it, so I'd appreciate some guidance for its permanent removal, as it appears to have taken over the Firefox menu bars at the top of any Firefox webpage as well.

    Thank you!
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  2.    27 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,928
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Have you tried this?

    Tools
    Add-Ons
    Extensions
    REMOVE mindspark. It says something about youtube, yes delete it.
    Mindspark Toolbars or Adware.Win32.Mindspark.71 Removal Report

    Failing which see adwcleaner (Step 2)
    Remove ANY MindSpark Toolbar using AdwCleaner (Removal Guide)
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  3.    27 Jun 2017 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2016
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    Will try it later today and get back here with the results...much obliged!
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  4.    28 Jun 2017 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbuxman View Post
    Will try it later today and get back here with the results...much obliged!
    The directions worked flawlessly and my system is free of the pest!

    Thank you...
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  5.    28 Jun 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,928
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    Good news!
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