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Replaceing OpenDNS Search With Google In Firefox Address Bar

Found a helpful article over on guidingtech.com that details how to send searches to Google instead of open DNS search page.

Anyone else note that if you enter a single word search it’s still redirected to open DNS? So “airway” returns open DNS search result but “jet airway” returns Google results. One workaround is to append single word searches with a “+”.  So, “airway+” or “+airway” returns Google results.  I know it’s not a perfect workaround having to remember to add a plus sign to your search query, but hey it’s a small price to pay for the speed of open DNS and the power of Google in the Firefox awesome bar.

How do I Remove/Uninstall AVG 8.0′s LinkScanner from FireFox!

The Link Scanner is called AVG Safe Search in the Firefox/Tools/Add-Ons menu. You will undoubtedly find the the AVG safe Search add-on offers the ability for you to disable it but not uninstall it. This is not good behavior IMHO. So how do we toss AVG Safe Search from FireFox?
One of two ways
#1 save the AVG Free installation file directly to disk C:\
* open menu Start -> Run
* type:
c:\avg_free_stf_*.exe /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSurf /REMOVE_FEATURE fea_AVG_SafeSearch
*The installation will be started, and AVG will be installed without the LinkScanner component.

#2
* open menu Start -> Run
* type:
regedit
* navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions
* find key labled:
{3f963a5b-e555-4543-90e2-c3908898db71}
* delete it.

-OR-

Just download and run this avg-firefox-safesearch-removal.reg file.

DONE! AVG Safe Search is now gone from FireFox, and I am now happy. Hope it was useful for you.