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Disable ‘Search’ Completion (complitly)

Last week I noticed something fishy on my computer. Every time I try to search on Google (I am using Firefox), it would show me something called Search Completion results rather than Google. I tried to find solution but could not find the right one. Having spent hours searching net and doing my own tests I found the solution.

So if you are using Firefox and you are having same problem which I had, here is the solution.

PLEASE DO AT YOUR OWN RISK; I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING.

Open Firefox

Address bar type about:config

Click I’ll be careful, i promise

Filter bar: type keyword.url

Check value, if it different, change it to http://www.google.com/search?q=

Also make sure following values set to Google

  • browser.search.defaultengine;Google
  • browser.search.defaultenginename;Google
  • browser.search.order.1;Google
  • browser.search.selectedEngine;Google

That is it. You are set to use Google engine again. I do not know how did it happen on my computer, but it is over. Hope it solve your problem.

 

One response to “Disable ‘Search’ Completion (complitly)

  1. Phil Usher November 16, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks for your help on this! I somehow picked up the Complitly malware, probably in a drive-by download somewhere. I also rooted out the Complitly files in my Windows folder.

    Is there any way to remove the Complitly selection from the drop-down in the Google search bar on the upper-right of Firefox? That is the only thing remaining of the Complitly crap in my browser.

    Cheers!

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