Reset your firefox location bar search if it changed by AVG

When you install the latest AVG free, it will install two firefox addons, AVG safe search and AVG security toolbar.

Disable them by Tools->Addons, click the Disable on them.

But AVG also change your location bar. When you input some keyword, it used to go to that website directly or search it as keywords by google. Now it becomes yahoo search!!!

If you don’t like yahoo or you just wanna another search engine, you can change by the steps below:

  1. Type “about:config” in the location bar and click “enter”. Now you can see the configuration page for your firefox.
  2. Find out the “keyword.URL” and reset or modify the value.
  3. Close the configuration page. Then your old location bar comes back.

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3 Responses to “Reset your firefox location bar search if it changed by AVG”

  1. WolfenStein Says:

    Thank you so much for this, was trying to figure this out for a while.

  2. Gerry Says:

    Many thanks, worked a treat !

    AVG infuriated me by changing my address bar search setting even though I had specifically told it not to do this. I’d spent ages uninstalling and re-installing it but to no effect. Your site came up trumps when all else failed.

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