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Title: Just installed program, now Bing was made default for search/context
Post by: MathWizard on November 15, 2020, 05:18:46 am
I installed utorrent tonight, and jumped 2 hooop's to avoid adware/malware, but right away, firefox wants to search on Bing, which I rarely use.

After a very quick check in ccleaner, I don't see anything referring to bing.....

Whats the easist and/or best way to get rid of these things and undo the changes, besides not DL it?
Title: Re: Just installed program, now Bing was made default for search/context
Post by: Rerouter on November 15, 2020, 05:25:04 am
uninstall the latest and go to an older version before the crap started being shoved into it, e.g. 2.2.1
Title: Re: Just installed program, now Bing was made default for search/context
Post by: MathWizard on November 15, 2020, 05:29:18 am
I have versions from the last few years, but as usual, I just DLed the latest. Thanks, but will that undo the firefox changes ?

In the past, I've fixed FF, but I don't remember how, or what/where/why
Title: Re: Just installed program, now Bing was made default for search/context
Post by: Lindley on November 15, 2020, 09:59:57 am
Click on the menu icon, the  three bars on the top right hand side of the screen, Select Options, then Search,  and select the Search engine you want.