-- Last Updated: Jul-27-13 12:55 AM EST --
A couple weeks ago I was doing a search, and decided to click on one of those FIRST items in the list, you know, the ones that are pretty generic in content but designed to catch your eye. Big mistake. My browser toolbar ended up getting pirated by Bing, and I can't make it go away. I already had a toolbar there and I didn't want two of them taking up unnecessary screen space, and in trying to figure out what to do I ended up doing-away with the original one. But that Bing toolbar seems to be tamper-proof, and it doesn't even work well. With the old one, I'd start typing something in my browser bar and the toolbar would start "filling in the blanks" with logical possibilities, mostly based on what I'd typed at other times. If I do the same thing now, Bing has no clue whatsoever, filling the screen with useless ideas that no one could possibly be intending to type.
Any ideas how to get rid of this piece of crap that was deliberately designed to invade my computer and resist my attempts at eviction?
I'm not very computer-savy, and don't care TOO much about the thing since I can bypass it by calling up Google, but if there's an easy way to banish it to the place it belongs (Yeah, I wish there was a computer Hell for stuff like this, or maybe for the people who design such things), I'm all ears.
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Posted by: dougd on Jul-27-13 7:24 AM (EST)
Perhaps try this|
Posted by: waterbearer on Jul-27-13 8:34 AM (EST)
Not sure of your OS, but in Windows 7, there is an option that lets you restart your PC, using a previously good configuration.
Posted by: magooch on Jul-27-13 8:58 AM (EST)
In your control panel there is an uninstall program that should do the trick.
Doug and Waterbearer|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jul-27-13 8:52 AM (EST)
Posted by: magooch on Jul-28-13 11:49 AM (EST)
You could go to Google Chrome and make that your default browser. So far I like it.
Chrome is a virus|
Posted by: TommyC1 on Aug-26-13 12:01 PM (EST)
Google uses it to spy on the NSA.
get a tinfoil beanie|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Aug-28-13 4:38 PM (EST)
Don't wear it yourself, put it on the computer, it blocks the google spyware.
Well, I got forced into an easy fix!|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Aug-21-13 9:58 AM (EST)
I've been meaning to address this problem for some time now, and always seemed to be in too much of a hurry with other things to feel like settling down and figuring it out. Well, yesterday, a glitch appeared in my Firefox program, and the program offered the option of going back to the configuration as originally installed. How thoughtful of them to present that option when things quit working! Lo an behold, all that Bing clutter was eliminated, and things are back to the way they are supposed to be. Once again it's a snap to go to any site I've recently visited, with no endless list of useless choices slowing me down. It's Firefox as it's supposed to be again.
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on Aug-21-13 10:12 AM (EST)
click on the first search results on google. Bing is not the only culprit, Google does the same thing.
Bing is typical ...|
Posted by: vic on Aug-21-13 12:40 PM (EST)
Bing is typical Microsoft. It tries to live your life for you according to their point of view. It worms its way into you system, and unless you have some computer savvy you can't get rid of it.
If you have AV/AS program you might|
Posted by: bigspencer on Sep-08-13 1:00 PM (EST)
want to run it, particularly to clean up your Registry...or if you're used to doing it manually, often a good tactic to find that sw(and cookie(s)in browser)and delete it from the Registry...fwiw. Not a "must do" but just might help in future....