How do i completely remove blekko search engine from my computer?

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on june 5th i downloaded a stupid alarm clock app for my computer off cnet.com. after downloading the app i launched google and this blekko thing shows up. i have tried removing it ...show more
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To revert to Google as your preferred search engine, please do the following.


In the location bar, type about:config and hit Enter.
In the filter at the top, type: keyword.URL
Double click it and remove http://blekko.com/ws/ and replace it with http://www.google.com/search?q=


The URL to add in "keyword.URL" becomes a link in this post, so right click it and choose "Copy Link Location" to copy it to the Windows clipboard. Then hit CTRL+V to paste it. Saves you having to type the whole thing.

To reset your home page, do the following.


Go to the site you want to set as your homepage.
Click the orange Firefox button and go to Options | Options | General
Make sure it says "Show My Homepage" in the first dropdown menu.
Click the button called "Use Current Pages" to set the homepage to the one you have on the screen.

After you complete the above steps, install this add-on to prevent another search engine from modifying your preferences: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox...

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from xircal of mozilla firefox support. ME? just sharing it...
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  • Keswiik answered 2 years ago
    Well, if it's taking you to a web-page(like going to google.com, yahoo.com, etc, but for that Blekko thing), then follow these steps:

    For Internet Explorer, click on the small gear icon in the top right, select "Internet options." Now a window should pop up and you'll see a white text box somewhere near the top of it, and above it will you'll see it say that this is the URL for your Home Page. (Which is what website your browser automatically loads whenever you start it.) Erase whatever is in the box and type "http://www.google.com/" but without the parenthesis.

    If I'm telling you about the wrong thing entirely...Then I'll go on to the next thing that I think it could be...Which is an add-on.
    So here we go:

    For Internet Explorer, click on that wrench icon again and select "Manage add-ons." Now that you're here, you'll have to navigate through the list of toolbars, extensions, and other things that you may have. Well, whatever you've downloaded should say "Blekko" on it, at least I think it should...I've never really done this before so that's my best guess. But when you find what you're looking for, select it, and then at the bottom of the window on the right-hand side, you should see a button that says "Disable." Click it. If anything else pops up, well, I'd say just press Yes...Or agree to whatever it's asking you to do.

    Hopefully this helps. And if you have anymore details to post after trying any of these just update your question, I'll be back to check up on this tomorrow to see if I can be of anymore help.

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