How can I get rid of the Speedbit address that has been set as my Firefox home page? I am unable to change my home page to Yahoo, Google, etc. through usual methods. How can I fix this?
I do not have experience with SPEEDbit, but in general, to restore Firefox's home page settings:
I suspect that you could also do a search (filter) for
Warning: the following was performed by a professional in a secure, virtual test environment. Do not try this at home.
To provide a more complete answer, I went ahead and installed the SPEEDbit
Note: You can disable these add-ons by going to
Now, this is what my new Firefox profile looks like:
As you can see, SPEEDbit added a toolbar, changed my home page and search bar.
Let's try to reset the home page using the GUI (
Note: if you cannot restore the home page using the GUI, you can do so by resetting the following preferences in
It seems to have worked...
So, let's restart the computer to see if our change persists.
SUCESS! (I would post a screenshot, but it would be identical to the one above. You'll have to trust me.)
Your question only covered the home page, but I want us to poke around
So, to restore any other hijacked preferences, reset the following:
Your profile should now look like this:
And finally, if you want to hide the Video Downloader toolbar, uncheck:
NOT SO FAST!
So, after one last reboot with
The only thing that stopped Firefox's preferences from being hijacked was to uninstall Download Accelerator Plus. Once you've uninstalled the software, retracing the above steps should work properly.
If you want my personal opinion on the software, I would advise you not to use it. Due to it's rogue nature and malware-like appearance (ads, ads, and more ads), I have a hard time believing "265 million users" were satisfied with the product.
You might have installed toolbar or other software from speedbit and that is the reason you can't reset your home page.
Check if you have any software or toolbars from speedbit installed. if you have, check in its settings to see if it is resetting your home page.
If you don't have any such software then it could be problem with browser. try the steps @iglvzx has specified.