Windows 10: Firefox Keeps Re-enabling Bing

Discus and support Firefox Keeps Re-enabling Bing in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; This is driving me crazy. I use Google exclusively. I had Firefox set up to use Google. I deleted every other search engine within Firefox. Now, in the... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by Cephus404, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Cephus404 Win User

    Firefox Keeps Re-enabling Bing

    This is driving me crazy. I use Google exclusively. I had Firefox set up to use Google. I deleted every other search engine within Firefox. Now, in the past couple of days, every time I start Firefox, it defaults to Bing. It adds Bing and Amazon back to the list of search engines. I delete them and they're back the next time I start Firefox. It's not an extension or add-on, the only ones I have are LastPass and a uBlock Origin, which I've had forever, neither has updated in a while and have never caused a problem. I have two add-ons, one of which is provided by Google, so I know it's not those.

    I've run full virus scans and am completely clean. I haven't downloaded any new software or apps in... forever, so I know it's not something I downloaded.

    What gives?

    Cephus404, Jan 8, 2018
  2. JaySel Win User

    Cortana does not respond me after anniversary update

    What resolved it for me was making a small registry change to re-enable Bing:

    BingSearchEnabled (which was set to 0) in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search

    Sneaky - so they have made Cortana only work with Bing....hmmmh!!!
    JaySel, Jan 8, 2018
  3. JanPenn Win User and other Microsoft services will not load since W10 November upgrade

    I too have been experiencing a lot of problems with W10, and among them this one - when I enter "bing" into the search area of Edge I keep getting "Hmm, we can't reach this page". But when I do the same in Chrome, Firefox and Opera, Bing loads OK.
    JanPenn, Jan 8, 2018
  4. Firefox Keeps Re-enabling Bing

    I use Google on Fx 57.0.4 and it never changed to Bing. I removed every other search engine. I never used Bing.
    Josey Wales, Jan 8, 2018
  5. rvbfan Win User
    Same, never had this issue.
    rvbfan, Jan 8, 2018
  6. What version of Firefox are you using?
    Josey Wales, Jan 8, 2018
  7. Cephus404 Win User
    57.0.4, the most recent.
    Cephus404, Jan 8, 2018
  8. Firefox Keeps Re-enabling Bing

    Are you using any legacy extensions?
    Josey Wales, Jan 8, 2018
  9. Cephus404 Win User
    Nope. The ones I listed are the only ones I am using period.
    Cephus404, Jan 8, 2018
  10. Edwin New Member
    Could you have tripped, unbeknownst, over something like this at some point?

    Firefox Keeps Re-enabling Bing [​IMG]
    Edwin, Jan 8, 2018
  11. Eagle51 Win User
    Eagle51, Jan 8, 2018
  12. Firefox does not usually use extensions provided by Google. If you are not syncing it to an email address try to do that. Remove Bing as a search provider first and then sync it.

    How do I set up Sync on my computer? | Firefox Help
    Josey Wales, Jan 8, 2018
  13. Cephus404 Win User

    Firefox Keeps Re-enabling Bing

    Nope. As I said, I haven't installed any new software in... a very long time.
    Cephus404, Jan 8, 2018
  14. Cephus404 Win User
    It's an add-on: Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. It plays encrypted video online.
    Cephus404, Jan 8, 2018
  15. Callender Win User
    In the FF address bar type about:support then press Enter. copy the results here.

    Also type about:config then press Enter. Type bing in the search box and see what shows up.

    Also set FF to show Menu Bar then look at Tools > Add Ons

    Scroll down to each add on in the list and check for configurable options. Have a look at all options for each add on.
    Callender, Jan 8, 2018

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