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How do I remove bing from my computer?

by bob5326 / May 9, 2011 7:15 PM PDT

This is a HP pavilion d4790y with a new install of vista business 4 days ago. Three days ago, massive amount of up-dates installed including windows live, Internet explorer up-dates. I install Mozilla FireFox, with google as my search engine. I have no Bing toolbars, no bing add-ons, and no MSN toolbars. There was a bing search box in the internet explorer header. Yesterday, any search i did in firefox (google),came back with a bing header. The same with Internet explorer (google), comes back with a bing header. Please help my get rid of bing from my computer.

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Seen This Discussion About It??
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 10, 2011 10:06 AM PDT

First, make sure you uninstall the Bing bar from Control Panel-Programs and Features. Then follow the instructions in the link below. It might be a good idea to read the entire thread if it doesn't fix it.

Hope this helps.


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can't get rid of bing.....
by bob5326 / May 10, 2011 10:53 AM PDT

I thought I was real clear in my posting, I have no bing bars, no bing toolbars, no bing add-ons and no MSN toolbars. Everything says google until I send it out for a search, then it comes back with bing on it........ I really do need help.

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Odd thing about this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 10, 2011 11:30 AM PDT
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removing bing from computer
by blunks / February 2, 2014 6:24 AM PST
In reply to: Odd thing about this.

Maybe it`s my ineptitude in trying to explain things
All I want is an answer if it`s available on how to remove bing from my computer

I keep getting replies on how to remove the toolbar, which is non existent, I don`t have a toolbar
but bing garbage keeps hijacking my home page

I`ve spent considerable time in trying to resolve this and whilst I appreciate the efforts
that people have tried to help it`s all to no avail

Thanks in advance for any help in resolving this exasperating problem

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Have you ggogled this
by the_wolluf / February 4, 2014 1:20 AM PST
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(NT) PS. This thread is more than 1001 days old.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2014 1:44 AM PST
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by shumicps / June 23, 2014 7:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Odd thing about this.

Its helpful, it works for me. You can try this trick.

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(NT) Ever see the word CONDUIT on any web page or home URL?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2014 1:43 AM PST
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Remove bing from my computer
by seekfast / April 11, 2014 4:59 PM PDT

To Remove the Bing

Move the mouse cursor inside the search box at the top right of the Firefox window and click the down arrow next to the provider's logo.
From the dropdown list, select Manage Search Engines....
Choose the "BING" and click Remove
Click OK to save

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Did what you say but Bing still there!!!
by Davyjohn / May 18, 2014 4:41 AM PDT

Do I have to restart my laptop ....As your instructions have removed it from my
list in Firefox ..........

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If anyone is still looking for a way to remove Bing
by AngelaWalks / July 19, 2016 7:48 PM PDT

I also didn't have the Bing toolbar, just the annoyance of searching using Google and Bing hijacked my search.

Easy solution: left click on the left hand end of the small search box in the top toolbar. You get a list of search engines. Right click on your preferred SE and mark it as such. You'll be taken to a page that has a list of SE's. If you wish to eliminate Bing from that list (as I did) just uncheck and it's gone.

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