Maybe this is all part of a new Nascar default theme.
If you use Google or Bing in your browser you get ads. All MS did was include Bing in the 8.1 search feature and you can turn off the Bing search with a simple option. Its not a big deal, just turn it off.
Yeah, how relevant is it, heh?!Originally Posted by Sygnus21
Why do they think that if I search for a file in my computer, I may want to find it on the internet?
By chance I may have uploaded it to my website and delete it from my computer by mistake...? Seriousely.
Literally the very first thing I did was to disable this rubbish.
I'll decide where I want to search and when, not MS or anyone else.
The funny thing is that, prior to MS pulling this stunt, I'd been considering switching to
Bing because of privacy and push-advertising concerns re Google.
Not any more...
Obviously if you know you're looking for it on the PC you can just ignore the internet results. I see nothing wrong with the feature myself. To each his own though.
You could try this:
https://startpage.com/We don't collect any personal information on our visitors. Nada. Zilch. Zero.
It's "compensation" for the default IE setting that MS introduced that upset all of the parasitic advertising scum (like Mike Zaneis).
Microsoft sticks to default Do Not Track settings in IE 10 | ZDNet
There was a "big stink" when Ubuntu introduced a similar system (last year or early this year).
I think it has been modified in the latest release.
Anyway tracking can be both a curse and a blessing - curse because of all the advertisements thrown your way, blessing because your settings are always saved whenever you log into something.
It comes down to balance I suppose. As I said, I simply ignore the advertisements by not clicking them. BTW I have my DNT setting turned off; they're find a way around it anyway; its too much money at stake.
Here's the settings for those wanting to check or enable (Tools, Tracking)....
Double click Disabled, or click Settings below to get this...
Check the Automatically Block box. Good luck
As you can see, you can also add "content", whatever that means.
And you were about what you felt...