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Prevent OpenDNS From Hijacking Google Search In Firefox Browser

Not sure what applications/add-ons I’ve installed in the past few days without thoroughly checking what components they are installing on my pc, somehow my Firefox browser settings are changed. When I search for something using Firefox location bar, OpenDNS Guide is hijacking the Google search results page.


This is very frustrating as the search results of OpenDNS are not as relevant as Google Search(OpenDNS uses Yahoo search internally to retrieve search results). And also I love the I’m feeling lucky feature of Google Search integrated with Firefox location bar.

I restored Google’s I’m feeling lucky search behavior on Firefox by following these steps

  1. Type about:config in the location bar of Firefox browser.
  2. Click on “I’ll be careful, I promise!”
  3. Locate the key keyword.url using Filter input box and set the value to