Removing Yahoo in Search engines won't stay




8 years ago
9 months ago


(Reporter:, Unassigned)


3.6 Branch
Windows 7

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [platform-rel-Yahoo!], URL)



8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

I remove yahoo search engine in the manage search engine area. Upon restart of firefox I get the popup that is at the above url and it will give me no options to deny the change where yahoo is put back as the main default search engine

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. remove yahoo from search engines
2. exit firefox
3. run firefox
Actual Results:  
The box (pop-up) I get is the pic at the above url

kept the changes I had made

Comment 1

7 years ago
This has occurred to me too regarding 'ASK' search engine.  I remove it without a problem.  Exit Firefox, Run Firefox, and it is still showing up in my search engines when I have never installed it (or added it).


7 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch
Reporter, Firefox 4.0.1 has been released, and it features significant improvements over previous releases. Can you please update to Firefox 4.0.1 or later, and retest your bug? Please also create a fresh profile (, update your plugins (Flash, Java, Quicktime, Reader, etc) and update your graphics driver and Operating system to the latest versions available. 

If you still continue to see this issue, please comment. If you do not, please close this bug as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME

filter: prefirefox4uncobugs

Comment 3

6 years ago
Still happening to me on Windows 7 with Firefox 9.0 from the beta channel updates.

Comment 4

6 years ago
Not sure at what point, but this is now working for me. My current build ID is 20111212185108 (Firefox 9.0 beta)

Comment 5

6 years ago
No, it's still not solved (which is probably obvious from the fact that no developer has taken a look at this bug). Still having issues removing the Yahoo search engine.

David e. Narvaez

Comment 6

3 years ago
I believe it is a "yahoo " thing. it takes over. And yes, the newest Firefox has the same problem, since they went to Yahoo instead of Google. I personally, remove anything that says yahoo from my PC . In addition I wish to thank the team, that let us know about the update in such a timely manner. only 3 days after the actual change was I able to find something about it, and meanwhile I had uninstalled and ripped my firefox apart 3 times.
platform-rel: --- → ?
Whiteboard: [platform-rel-Yahoo!]
platform-rel: ? → ---
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