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25 April 2008

remove speedbit

Problem :
Hi,, I use to search using address bar of firefox, when i type something in address bar it gives google results, yesterday I installed DAP, and after that speedbit has taken its place,

-> I have removed the DAP
-> I have removed all reg- entries of speedbit
-> I un-installed and installed firefox
Then also it is not working - Speedbit is coming fr0m somewhere
Solution :
type about:config in firefox
search for "keyword.URL"
change its entry to " http://www.google.co.in/search?q="

15 comments:

shadowram said...

I had the same problem as the original poster. Won't use DAP again!

Your solution worked just fine.

Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

I stil can't remove it... can u give me a step by step instructions... please. where should i type config? thx in advance

No More DAP said...

thanks
i had same problem with DAP.

thank u for this useful post :)

Anonymous said...

you type "about:config" (dont type the quotation marks)in the URL of firefox

ctrl f to search for "keyword.URL"

right click and reset

i like it like that because i can just type in the name of the website and it will take me there instead of going into google search

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip:) The thing with the keyword.URL worked w/o problems:)

Anonymous said...

FABULOUS man!! I too had a prob with Speedbit and tried everything else -- and you have fixed it. Big hug and heaps of thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Did not work for me in vista but a restore did.
DAP are not making many friends and nor are "Windows Vista Official Magazine". Surely all they have to do is use a search engine and type "DAP problems" Don't think they would recommend many applications if they did that.

Anonymous said...

How about for IE 7? How do you get rid of it from IE? I tried the method showing for FF but got nothing. Thanks

Narendra Sisodiya said...

why the hell you are using IE?? it the most in-secure browser ever made. IE and window are worst softwares I ever seen in my life,,, use GNU/Linux and Firefox for safe browsing...

Anonymous said...

I had the same speedbit problem, then reset it to google fine and it works fine now but... Sometimes before I would type in for example, "youtube" only in the search bar (not the entire url) and firefox would take me directly to the website without going to google search results. How do I configure firefox to do so again?

Anonymous said...

^^ the above comment was mine and my problem has been resolved so you may disregard it.

Anonymous said...

worked great. thanks

jimofnewark said...

thank you for your advice am now free of speedbit search it was a real painintheass for me will never use DAP again if this is what the the price of freeware is. am now using FDM as recommended in webuser magazine no unforseen addons and works every bit as good.. aw the best...jimofnewark

Anonymous said...

i get lost after the "about:config" part. i press ctrl F n a searchbox appears highlighted..i type in keyword.url but nothin happens for me to right click n reset it tho...help?

Anonymous said...

nvm. turns out u jus type keyword.url into the filter box. it would be helpful to add that detail in. do u know how to get rid of it for ie 8 too?