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Bing hijacks my home page

  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    wow, thank you very much medab!!! I look forward to hearing what they have to say
    So do I.

    I hope they don't send a useless form letter reply.
    Try this link--

    https://support.discoverbing.com/efo...ing&ct=eformts

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  2. #12


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    I got a reply from bing. they gave me full instructions on how to remove bing desktop and IE toolbar *rolls eyes*
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  3. #13


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    I got a reply from bing. they gave me full instructions on how to remove bing desktop and IE toolbar *rolls eyes*
    Thought so, :L

    Try my suggestion, might work.
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  4. #14


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    i wrote in a previous reply that i have used revo...i have gotten rid of every visibe trace of bing from my computer. all apps, searches, toolbars, desktop, EVERYthing bing that i can find is gone. the kicker in all of this is that i'm not using IE....i sent another request for help from bing. i used small words and spoke slowly so maybe they will understand my problem and give me relevant advice this time
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  5. #15


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    i wrote in a previous reply that i have used revo...i have gotten rid of every visibe trace of bing from my computer. all apps, searches, toolbars, desktop, EVERYthing bing that i can find is gone. the kicker in all of this is that i'm not using IE....i sent another request for help from bing. i used small words and spoke slowly so maybe they will understand my problem and give me relevant advice this time
    No no, I meant this reply:

    Hm. I did have a similar problem with Chrome when I first installed Windows 8 on my laptop.

    Did your computer come preinstalled with Windows 8? You could try a refresh, but it's not worth the hassle for a minor but annoying problem like this one. Another thing, try launching the Internet Explorer app off the start screen, and see if Bing is the home page, or if there's a Bing addon in there. If so, change the home page or uninstall the addon.

    EDIT: Didn't see your the post prior to mine before I posted. You could also try checking any other browsers or anything that could be related to Bing. Or simply, try setting the homepage to Google, reboot and see if it does the same.
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  6. #16


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    I opened IE and that home page is set to yahoo. I removed the bing toolbar and search...closed, rebooted, and opened my dragon browser and bing was homepage...I've searched comodos forum for suggestions and haven't found any useful information...still waiting on the 2nd reply from bing
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  7. #17


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    I opened IE and that home page is set to yahoo. I removed the bing toolbar and search...closed, rebooted, and opened my dragon browser and bing was homepage...I've searched comodos forum for suggestions and haven't found any useful information...still waiting on the 2nd reply from bing

    I might have a solution.
    Set your Homepage FIRST.

    Open Group Policy Editor & in the left pane expand User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Internet Explorer then on the right pane look for "Disable Changing Home Page Settings".
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  8. #18


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    medab, thank you for all the time and effort you put in to that!!! from what i'm being told, i cant open the group policy editor because it's only available for win 8 pro? I am running standard windows 8 that came preloaded on this dell I 15 3520 laptop...
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  9. #19


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    medab, thank you for all the time and effort you put in to that!!! from what i'm being told, i cant open the group policy editor because it's only available for win 8 pro? I am running standard windows 8 that came preloaded on this dell I 15 3520 laptop...
    Hello,

    No problem. You could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to do that using Registry Editor instead.

    Internet Explorer Home Page - Specify and Prevent Changing - Windows 7 Forums
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  10. #20


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    medab, thank you for all the time and effort you put in to that!!! from what i'm being told, i cant open the group policy editor because it's only available for win 8 pro? I am running standard windows 8 that came preloaded on this dell I 15 3520 laptop...
    Have you tried RUN---- gpedit.msc to see if you have it ?

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