Windows 10: Firefox Address Bar Suggestions

Discus and support Firefox Address Bar Suggestions in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; I have recently deleted my Firefox history, including cookies, cache and everything else. I went back to the beginning of all-time just to make sure... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by AUTiger1, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. AUTiger1 Win User

    Firefox Address Bar Suggestions


    I have recently deleted my Firefox history, including cookies, cache and everything else. I went back to the beginning of all-time just to make sure there was nothing left.

    But I'm still faced with a dilemma, whenever I type a single letter, say R for example, it automatically suggests redtube.com (a porn site). Google search for how to get rid of this leaves me with no answers. Why in the world is it suggesting that I visit a porn site when that site is not in my history or bookmarks?

    :)
     
    AUTiger1, Sep 22, 2017
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    Shawn 'Cmdr' Keene [MVP], Sep 22, 2017
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  3. mhart210 Win User
    Icons/Slide Shows not appearing in web browsers

    Discovered this anomaly today. If I copy the web address from Firefox (where the icons are showing properly) and paste that link into the address bar of the other web browsers the icons appear as they should.
     
    mhart210, Sep 22, 2017
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  4. Firefox Address Bar Suggestions

    Hi AUTiger1

    If you click on the three bars, upper right corner of Firefox, then Options, then search on left, then uncheck "Provide search suggestions.

    Once you have some history and cookies you likely can reinstate and the suggestions may be more relevant.


    Ken
     
    Caledon Ken, Sep 22, 2017
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  5. Bree New Member
    OK, so I've just used Firefox Profile Manager to create a new unused profile to test this (run: firefox.exe -p ). Typing 'R' produces no such suggestions.

    There may be something more going on here, the fact that it's a porn site is particularly worrying. I would check for malware that may be feeding you these suggestions. I'd try running AdwCleaner.
    AdwCleaner - Free Adware Cleaner & Removal Tool
     
  6. AUTiger1 Win User
    Yeah, it's already off and this is still happening. Sure my history (what limited it is) is showing up but I don't know why I'm getting any suggestions at all.
     
    AUTiger1, Sep 22, 2017
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  7. AUTiger1 Win User
    Yeah, been a minute since I ran that one so probably need to do it again.
     
    AUTiger1, Sep 22, 2017
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  8. Firefox Address Bar Suggestions

    When I enter R into the address bar I get a drop down menu of many choices. Using Firefox Nightly 58
     
    Josey Wales, Sep 23, 2017
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  9. Edwin New Member
    I searched and went to the site that the OP speaks of, I still get no such suggestions typing r into the address bar!

    Better do as @Bree suggests!
     
    Edwin, Sep 23, 2017
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  10. Did you try shutting off suggestions as I posted?

    If you don't want to do that go to rbc.com and rbs.co.uk to build some history and try typing an R in the address / search bar and see if the porn site comes up.

    I see AUTigers and I think university Auburn Tigers. Any chance you are located in university town and without history your location is being fed to Google for suggestions.
     
    Caledon Ken, Sep 23, 2017
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  11. I do see below


    Firefox Address Bar Suggestions [​IMG]
     
    Josey Wales, Sep 23, 2017
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  12. Bree New Member
    With a brand new and previously unused Profile I do see suggestions for R, but only built-in generic Mozilla ones.


    Firefox Address Bar Suggestions [​IMG]
     
  13. Firefox Address Bar Suggestions

    Try The Nightly build and you will see what I see no matter where you try it,
     
    Josey Wales, Sep 24, 2017
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  14. AUTiger1 Win User
    Yes, it's been off.

    Yes, my SN does stand for Auburn Tigers. I'm not located there but I am located in Alabama.

    I did run AdwCleaner and it didn't find anything. I don't know what the problem is but it's not a big issue since no one but me uses this computer. I'm just wondering why deleting all my history and such never erased that. Guess somehow it's built into my Firefox profile so that even though I erased my history and cache and everything it didn't delete it from my search suggestions. Which, I still don't understand why I get any sense it's turned off.
     
    AUTiger1, Sep 28, 2017
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  15. I started using Fx 57 Beta 4 this morning and so far it is stable. I was using Nightly 58.
     
    Josey Wales, Sep 28, 2017
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