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Old 04-01-2011, 08:41 AM
Crabpot Man
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This article describes what to do when searches from Firefox don't go to the expected site(s). For example, Google searches may redirect to a page with a lot of advertising or using a different search engine.

There are two possible causes for this depending on the exact symptom:

* If only searches from the Location bar are affected, this is likely caused by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and/or DNS (Domain Name System) server redirecting invalid requests, or a changed keyword.URL preference setting.
* If all searches are redirected (including searches from the search engine's page itself and searches from the Search bar) this is likely the result of malicious software installed on your computer.
Searches are redirected to another site
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