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Bing hijacks my home page

  1. #1


    New Hampshire
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    windows 8 enterprise x64

    Bing hijacks my home page


    I use comodo dragon (chromium based browser), I have home page set to yahoo, tabs set to open yahoo, and have removed bing from search engine list. I have also uninstalled the bing app, but every day on start up, bing is there as my home page. It isnt stopping me from doing my work, but it is a HUGE annoyance

    There is loads of info on how to remove bing desktop, bing search etc...but not on how to stop bing from hijacking my home page...please help!!!

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  2. #2


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    It might not JUST be Bing. There may be a rouge app on your system, so try download Revo Uninstaller and look for any app/program like BidSmart or something like that, then get rid of it.

    If that's not the problem, then maybe it's a browser problem, not sure :s
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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  4. #4


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    ceejay, thank you for the tip. I have revo and I have removed every "visible" trace of bing. It only hijacks me once a day, on morning start up...My computer is 13 days old, fresh out of the box. I have used comodo dragon browser for about 1 year with no issue. I dont use any toolbars and the only addon I have is adblock plus....like I said, this isnt a critical problem, but I am stumped, frustrated and irritated...
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  5. #5


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    medab, those articles are IE related...I have removed bing from IE but I NEVER use IE...thank you for your tip
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  6. #6


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    ceejay, thank you for the tip. I have revo and I have removed every "visible" trace of bing. It only hijacks me once a day, on morning start up...My computer is 13 days old, fresh out of the box. I have used comodo dragon browser for about 1 year with no issue. I dont use any toolbars and the only addon I have is adblock plus....like I said, this isnt a critical problem, but I am stumped, frustrated and irritated...
    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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  7. #7


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


    Quote Originally Posted by doit686868 View Post
    medab, those articles are IE related...I have removed bing from IE but I NEVER use IE...thank you for your tip
    Bing is nasty.
    I believe it is connected to something else so even if you uninstall it, The thing or things it is connected to still annoy you with it.

    I just contacted Bing about your problem & am waiting for a reply.
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  8. #8


    New Hampshire
    Posts : 77
    windows 8 enterprise x64


    wow, thank you very much medab!!! I look forward to hearing what they have to say
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  9. #9


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


    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.
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  10. #10


    Strathpine, Queensland
    Posts : 179
    Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit


    I'm gonna stick in to this thread in hopes that Bing's crap gets fixed!

    Good luck ;D
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