Bing hijacked Firefox addressbar (different from the rpeviously reported cases)



1. I am running Windows 7 64-bit with Firefox 3.6.3

2. Internet Explorer is disable from the Windows Feautures

3. I don't have Windows Live on my computer

4. I've never installed MSN/BING/YAHOO toolbars

5. I can't find any mention of KB 982217 in my list of updates

6. Firefox's keyword.url is set for "Google I am feeling lucky"

7. Avast and SpybotSD can't find any viruses, malwares, spywares

8. All temporary files have been deleted

9. There is no Windows Search helper/Bing toolbar or any kind of obviouss add-ons or extensions installed for Firefox


My problem now:

when I type a keyword in Firefox addressbar (set for Google Search), it opens a Bing search window!

The only way I managed to get rid of the Bing Search was to completely disable Windows Search from the Windows Features!

It's a bit arsh and pretty annoying as I obviously can't do any search on my computer!


Does anybody have an idea how to fix this?

(please go again through the list above and don't propose me to remove Bing add-on or disableKB 982217 ...)




Question Info

Last updated October 1, 2018 Views 2,389 Applies to:

Very weird things happen!

I was fed up not being able to do a regular Search on my PC, so I re-abled the Windows Seach feature, restarted the computer, and tried to type random stuff in my address bar!

O joy...  Really don't understand what happened there, but Bing is not used by FF anymore!

I wont try to understand!

Thanks for your help anyway

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