Strange Issue with Google
Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:16 AM
I posted over on the forum for malware help, but I don't think this is a malware issue.
The only changes I have made to my computer recently were:
Obtained newest version of Flash issued a couple of days ago.
Ran the Microsoft Fixit to disable sidebar/gadgets
Installed July's Microsoft updates
All other browser plugins I use (Java and Shockwave) are up to date.
I noticed that Fanboy's filter list for AdBlock plus had updated yesterday, so I disabled the add on, emptied the browser cache and rebooted, no success.
Next step was to remove my HOSTS file. When accessing, I noticed it said it had been modified on August 13th. I had not accessed it, but again, I did install a batch of Windows updates at that time (missed July updates). Even so, nothing looked funny when viewing it with notepad, but again, I deleted it, ran TFC, rebooted, checked Google again...no chevrons. I have subsequently reinstalled the HOSTS file.
Does anyone have any ideas why this feature suddenly isn't working for me anymore? I have made no changes to Firefox's settings.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:01 PM
Could it be issue related to Google toolbar?
Well you can try go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search-tools/ grab some search tools.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:04 PM
I eventually resolved it via trial and error, or hope I have resolved it anyway. I toggled Google's instant Results feature on and off, rebooting after each reset and the last time it was enabled, it "took". The chevrons are back.
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