In: guides tutorials16 Aug 2012
Often installing free software it happens you could not take care about other software will be installed, generally they are browser addons that put toolbars and change default homepage address.
Talking specifically about Firefox browser (under Windows) there are some methods to fully remove them.
Check if the addon is in Windows installations and uninstall, install an adware removal tool (eg. Spybod Search and Destroy) and do a scan, the tool can find other elements to remove.
In this way the most number of addons/adware should be removed but if it isn’t enough you can do some manual actions.
Thanks to the suggestions of Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page article you can remove the addon by uninstall the relative extension from Firefox Add-ons Manager Extensions list and restore to the default home page or search settings with SearchReset extension or manually by modifiyng some parameters (you can find them in the description of SearchReset extension) of the browser by typing about:config in the address bar.
If this doesn’t work you can reset browser settings from Help menu and select Restart with Add-ons Disabled… and check to reset all user preferences to defaults and Restore default search engines, apply changes and restart (see the screen below)
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