OpenDNS from Firefox Address Bar Search?

Sean Dempsey

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Aug 7, 2006
Suddenly today, when I do a search from the FireFox address bar, the results are now from OpenDNS instead of Google. This is pissing me off.

I did not set my computer or my router to use these DNS settings. I have verified that neither are set to OpenDNS. Why would this suddenly be happening? Is it possible that my ISP is hijacking our options and making us use OpenDNS for this?

I did a traceroute and I didn't see the OpenDNS IP's in it, but still it's there. What is up with this? I had thought I had spyware or something on my Macbook...

I don't have any toolbars or Firefox extensions installed that would do this either. Driving me crazy. What can I do?


macrumors regular
Feb 22, 2007
if a new profile for firefox has no effect, then its not a firefox's problem, vice versa.


macrumors newbie
Aug 3, 2007
OpenDNS is a choice

OpenDNS is available to anyone, from individuals on up to network providers like ISPs. You and I have traded emails now, so I think we understand each other.

John Roberts