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How do I get rid of the Bing Bar?

by zeebell / March 23, 2011 6:50 AM PDT

Dell Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E7500 Computer
Inspirion 545s 00
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
6GB Memory
750GB Hard Drive

I have been so careful not to download the bing bar, but somehow I guess I missed it and it is presently on my computer. I do not want it. I've tried moving it with Revo Pro Installer; going through Control Panel>Uninstall a Program; and also CCleaner Uninstall. All attemps render the same result -- "Bing Bar cannot be uninstalled at this time. Try Again Laer."

How do I get the thing off of my computer?

Thanks for any help.

Julea

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Julea, Have You Tried This?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 23, 2011 7:40 AM PDT

Open Internet Explorer, then click on "Tools" in the upper left, choose "Manage add-ons". When that opens, click on the "Search Providers" link on the left side. Next, click once on the "Bing" toolbar listing in the main window. It should show "enabled".. Next, in the lower left side of that same window, click on the "Disable Suggestions" blue link.. Bing should now be disabled. You can also UNCHECK the box next to "Search in the address bar" to disable it further.

Close Internet Explorer and see if you can uninstall the Bing toolbar from the Control Panel.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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It's not there.
by zeebell / March 23, 2011 12:29 PM PDT

Oh, I thought that sounded so easy, but guess what, the only thing showing is Google.

Julea

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OK, Then Another Question...Which Browser?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 24, 2011 1:00 AM PDT
In reply to: It's not there.

Is the problem Bing Bar in Internet Explorer or Firefox? If you're referring to Firefox, then you need to remove/disable the "MSN Toolbar" by opening Firefox, then "Tools-Add-ons-Plugins". Disabling the "MSN Toolbar" listing should make the Bing Bar disappear.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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IE
by zeebell / March 24, 2011 2:26 AM PDT

I opt for IE -- in spite of some "situations" (LOL). However, I have used FF very few times. I called it up and found the adds on and all it shows is JAVA Console.

I really appreciate your help on this Grif.

Thanks,

Julea

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"MSN Toolbar" Listed In Control Panel-Programs & Features?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 24, 2011 4:03 AM PDT
In reply to: IE

If so, uninstall it.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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MSN Toolbar
by zeebell / March 24, 2011 4:42 AM PDT

Don't use it.

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These Seems To Work Well
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 24, 2011 4:36 AM PDT
In reply to: IE
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Think I'll leave well enouch alone
by zeebell / March 25, 2011 2:49 AM PDT

Hi Grif. I've been trying to diest what you shared above re: RUN. I don't know how to RUN with Windows7 (LOL). I've searched for GPEdit.msc and allI get is a list of items and Local Computer Policy isn't even there.

Tell you what - think this might be above and beyond me. Think I'll forgo ridding the bing bar. What I've found on it does show it disabled, so it's no biggie. I do use Windows Live mail, but that's all. Anyway, thanks for your help. HAve a great Friday.

Julea

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To Get A "Run" Line In Windows 7
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 25, 2011 11:29 AM PDT

Click on Start, then type "Run" in the Search window in the lower left, then press the "Enter" key.. The "Run" line, much like in Windows XP, will load.

Proceed if you choose.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Removing the Bing toolbar
by Ruben9015 / January 13, 2013 7:09 PM PST

That doesn't work with Windows 7 anymore. I have tried every trick and wont work unless you totally remove Windows Explorer from the system.

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Hummmm - I'll have to digest this one
by zeebell / March 24, 2011 4:43 AM PDT

I'd be lost without the Search bar -- however, I use Google's search box I guess and perhaps not IE's. I'll study this and see. Thanks again for your help Grif. Will let you know end result.

Julea

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