Firefox is not a search engine, but a browser.
Google is a search engine.
You mention that Google comes up when you click on the Firefox icon, which indicates that you have set Google as your home page.
What search engine does Firefox use?
Firefox is a web browser as google.com or bing.com for example are search engine websites. In en-US Firefox the default search engine changed from Google to Yahoo however you can change it.
Does Firefox use Google Chrome?
Note that Firefox uses the “chrome://” protocol to access its own internal files and also access files from extensions (no connection with Google Chrome) in case you see a message about a script that mentions chrome.
Does Firefox have a search engine?
Firefox comes with a number of available search engines by default. Many websites offer search engines that you can add to Firefox. This allows you to search with that website’s search engine, directly from your Firefox address bar or Search bar.
Which search engine is safest?
DuckDuckGo is one of the most well-known secure search engine. It is a useful metasearch tool which gathers results from over 400 sources, including Yahoo, Bing, and Wikipedia.
Who is the owner of Firefox?
Blake Aaron Ross