Firefox search provider changed on exit

Sony / Vgn-nw130d
January 24, 2011 at 19:32:17
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 2.1 GHz / 4063 MB
I don't really know much about this sort of thing, so bear with me here.

Whenever I go into Firefox, the address bar search provider has been changed. Not the actual search box. I'm assuming I have some sort of spyware/virus etc.

I ran a scan with Avast, which came up with nothing. I also ran a scan with SuperAntiSpyware. This also came up with nothing.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Can I put a question here?


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#1
January 27, 2011 at 14:25:29

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#2
January 28, 2011 at 23:40:11
Thanks for the reply John.

Sorry if I wasn't clear. I've already done this multiple times. However when I close the browser, it reverts back to Yahoo.

Can I put a question here?


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#3
January 29, 2011 at 00:24:21
What browser Matt123

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#4
January 29, 2011 at 07:13:15
Hey Johnw,

I'm using Firefox. Thanks.

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#5
January 29, 2011 at 08:51:38
Opp's, my head was somewhere else when I asked that question.

Hopefully these are the key words help you, if they are not, they give you the gist of how to solve your request, assuming your are not infected.

firefox set default search engine

http://moourl.com/zbeja

http://www.firefoxfacts.com/2008/01...

http://www.dkszone.net/how-to-chang...

http://www.clickonf5.org/software/c...


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#6
January 29, 2011 at 12:37:02
Hey Johnw,

Thanks for the reply. I've already done this multiple times. I've gone into the config (about:config) and changed it to google manually. This works until I close Firefox. When I reopen it, it is back to Yahoo.

This is why I believe i have some sort of virus. I've changed a number of times manually, and everytime it reverts back to Yahoo when I close it.

Can I put a question here?


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#7
January 29, 2011 at 13:22:53
"This is why I believe i have some sort of virus"
Usually, a lot, lot more is happening when you have a virus, so I still don't think you are.
If this next step dos'nt fix it, tell us exactly what you have done to check for infections.

Uninstall firefox using Revo in Advanced mode & reinstall firefox.

Revo Uninstaller
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.revouninstaller.com/
I use Advanced Mode. Screenshots of how to use.
http://img695.yfrog.com/gal.php?g=r...
http://img695.imageshack.us/slidesh...


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#8
January 29, 2011 at 18:01:32
Hey Johnw,

That did the trick. Thanks a lot for your help. Guess it was just Firefox acting all weird. I'm usually quite good at avoiding viruses, so I would have been (and was) surprised.

Thanks again.

Can I put a question here?


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#9
January 29, 2011 at 18:09:41
Nice work Matt123, my guess is you corrupted your profile.

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