|re:"Most likely, your network is setup to forward there because your provider gets a cut. "|
Thanks for the links, a couple of which I've reviewed before.
In my situation, I don't think forwarding by my ISP is the problem. Hijacking the request at the network level wouldn't physically change the keyword.url setting in about:config.
In addition, if it was a forwarding issue, I think it would happen every time, which is not the case. Changing the keyword.url setting in about:config back to Google seems to hold for some unknown amount of time and then the setting gets changed to ask.com.
The second link you provided is not something I had seen before. I've read parts of it, but it 9 (!) pages long, so I'll need a little time to review every post. I'll post back if I find something worthwhile in that thread.
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