Thread: Cant get rid of this search engine (h--p://search.searchcompletion.com)


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I downloaded a free video player last week and this stupid starsearch h-tp://search.searchcompletion.com toolbar came with it and took over my search engines. I followed some instr

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    Cant get rid of this search engine (h--p://search.searchcompletion.com)

    I downloaded a free video player last week and this stupid starsearch h-tp://search.searchcompletion.com toolbar came with it and took over my search engines.

    I followed some instructions of the web to remove it from IE and it was easy / tools/options/ADD ons/search engines/remove/ web search

    Thing is I cant shift it from firefox my home page is still google but when I type direct in the search bar at the top this starsearch etc is still taking over ??

    Ive been in the tool options in firefox add ons etc like I did with my IE and theres no web search in add ons etc.

    I also still have a small stupid web search tool bar aswell which I cant find the options to remove It.


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    Re: Cant get rid of this search engine (h--p://search.searchcompletion.com)

    Try this:

    In the address bar type about:config and confirm the warning message. In the 'Filter' field type searchcompletion, replace all instances with Google or http://www.google.com as appropriate. Restart Firefox.

    Might also be worth running a malware scan too.
    Last edited by little_pob; 26th November 2011 at 20:59.

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    I had something like that with google Crome downloaded something from cnet . The way I got rid of it was I deleted chrome and downloaded the latest one. Then I installed again.

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    Re: Cant get rid of this search engine (h--p://search.searchcompletion.com)

    Quote Originally Posted by little_pob View Post
    Try this:

    In the address bar type about:config and confirm the warning message. In the 'Filter' field type searchcompletion, replace all instances with Google or Google as appropriate. Restart Firefox.

    Might also be worth running a malware scan too.

    cheers pob this worked a treat excellento nice one.

    @ nistleboy yes cnet is getting worse for lumping software in there free downloads but hey thats part of and parcel of getting free stuff :@)

    As for google chrome Its supposed to light, but I thought it was shite lol I always end back up with firefox :@)



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