Why can't I get search results to show up with Javascript enabled?

Episode 933 (1:07:30)

Mike from Maine

Mike is using Google in Firefox and cannot get search results if he has javascript enabled. If he disables javascript, it's all fine. It doesn't do this in Chrome or IE, and he's disabled all of his add-ons. He even tried using it in Firefox Safe Mode, but the same problem persists. He also has up to date antivirus on his computer, and is keeping Windows up to date.

Leo says it's possible that something, such as an exploit using javascript, is getting in the way. It could be malware using javascript to try intercepting the search queries. He could try resetting Firefox, and try creating a new profile. If that doesn't work, then uninstalling it and reinstalling it should work.