I installed PowerISO so I could rip a driver DVD for a friend's new build. When I installed it, it changed Firefox's main search bar to an AVG bar. I uninstalled the AVG add-on and now when I search in the main bar I get this unless I type an actual URL:
I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox and still got the same problem. I even used System Restore and I still get the error when searching.
Well, if push comes to shove and you have no solution, then you can do what I did when I had an issue with FF being bogged down.
I uninstalled it, and went about deleting absolutely everything that was FF related, in Programs, programs 86, program data, app data in all areas and then did a search through the C drive for anything left that had the FF name in it and got rid f that too, then I reinstalled and all was well in paradise.
I changed it to that and now when I type in the bar and search it brings me to that URL. It includes the text I searched (example: https://www.google.com/webhp?ie=U...s=1testing) in the bar, but it stays on the Google page. It doesn't search it.
It's time to uninstall FF and delete all the files and folders, as per the screenshots below.
When you reinstall, everything will be normal again.
At this point there really isn't any good reason to continue to go through all of this. Set up Firefox Sync to back up your favorites, cookies (if desired), session data (if desired), and passwords (if desired), and completely wipe it and reinstall.
There comes a time when wiping everything out and starting over, is faster than seeking out the solution to a problem.
It might not win us hero badges for being the best techie around, but it sure does the trick.
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