Cannot get rid of the Bing virus !

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
Preferences
RESOLVED INVALID
7 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: Badita Florin, Unassigned)

Tracking

4.0 Branch
x86
Windows 7
Points:
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Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0

Firefox 4 search in bing, and this sucks ! I do not see no settings to correct that in the settings. So it`s like a virus or spam, because we can not get ride of it.

And changing the keyword.URL it`s not a solution , we need something in the settings. Why ?

1 .I do not want to void my warranty 

"This might void your warranty!"

 Changing these advanced settings can be harmful to the stability, security, and performance of this application.You should only continue if you are sure of what your doing."

"I'll be careful I promise!"

2 . I will not be careful, and i will be tempted to change other settings, and this will make me a liar .



Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Clean install firefox 4.
2. Search using the Left upper bar
3. And you see the Bing Virus.



The solution is to go to about:config 

In the Filter box, Type in keyword.URL
Under Preference Name, keyworld.URL should pop up.  Right-Click it and Select Modify.

Replace the text with the following:

http://www.google.com/webhp?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8.

But this it`s a stupid fix, leaving the normal user affected with this viruses .
(Reporter)

Updated

7 years ago
Version: unspecified → 4.0 Branch

Comment 1

7 years ago
Bing is not the default setting (normally, Google is) - do you have or had an add-on that has installed this ? Msybe the Bind Add-on <https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bing/> ?

Updated

7 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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