1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: How to remove inbox

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Penny Honey, Aug 24, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Penny Honey

    Penny Honey Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    101
    I somehow installed inbox.com toolbar. I uninstalled it with "add or remove programs" but I still have inbox as a search engine in my firefox browser. I went to "tools" in firefox, "options" and "Restore to Default" but I still have the inbox search engine. I hate it and want to get rid of it, can anyone give me instructions how. Thanks so much.... (Windows XP, SP 2)
     
  2. aka Brett

    aka Brett Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    16,918
    Did you reboot?
     
  3. Penny Honey

    Penny Honey Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    101
    ...no, will try that now...thanx
     
  4. aka Brett

    aka Brett Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    16,918
  5. Penny Honey

    Penny Honey Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    101
    I rebooted, but I still have inbox as a search engine on my firefox browser...any other ideas? Appreciate your help...
     
  6. aka Brett

    aka Brett Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    16,918
    No toolbar ...just the homepage is set wrong?
    If so lets do the following
    within firefox ,click tools
    options
    the main tab at the top

    now where it say home page paste in the following

    http://www.google.com/

    select ok at the bottom
    Open a new window and see if it is fixed
     
  7. Penny Honey

    Penny Honey Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    101
    I reset my home page already. When I type in the search bar, the search is done by inbox.com. I would like google back. Can you tell me how to get rid of inbox? Thank you.
     
  8. aka Brett

    aka Brett Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    16,918
    can u click the little arrow and get to manage search engines?
     
  9. Penny Honey

    Penny Honey Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    101
    Sorry for being this dumb, but I don't know what "little arrow" you want me to click.
     
  10. aka Brett

    aka Brett Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    16,918
    Is this the search function you need to set?
     

    Attached Files:

  11. Penny Honey

    Penny Honey Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    101
  12. aka Brett

    aka Brett Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    16,918
    Cool
    did you see the little arrow I made pointing to the arrow for you to click on?
    its very very small but it is there
     
  13. Penny Honey

    Penny Honey Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    101
    I see it I see it!!!
     
  14. aka Brett

    aka Brett Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    16,918
    Cool
    you can remove that inbox entry and put good ole google back as first choice
     
  15. Penny Honey

    Penny Honey Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    101
    Cool

    Thanx a million!
     
  16. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/855044