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Help to turn off Bing

  1. #11


    Posts : 16
    Win 8.1


    One just needs to left click the image to see it bigger.
    You did it right.

    Thanks for the encouragement David. It's just too bad what I did right turned out to be wrong.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Bernadine View Post
    Hi Shawn,

    In Programs and Features, I looked for Bing and then just in case I did a search for it. Nothing either time.
    I checked again there is nothing about Bing in add-ons, extensions or plugins.

    Please don't give up on this,
    Thanks,
    Bernadine
    No worries. Check on your Apps screen to see if you have the Bing app installed. If so, uninstall it.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 16
    Win 8.1


    This would be so much easier on XP. Each time, to get where you want me to be, I have to find out how to get there. Your tutorials are amazing, but the words get all confused in my head.

    I did get to Apps, looked them all over and then did a search - no Bing.
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  4. #14


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Ok. Let's see some screenshots showing this in Firefox to see if it may help to ID what it is.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 16
    Win 8.1


    I'm sorry I'm confused what you want me to take screenshots of.
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  6. #16


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    64-bit Windows 10


    ...Bing would open FireFox and insert itself as a Tab or two on FF. I have been trying to get it to stop opening FF and inserting itself onto tabs in my browser. We have 5 pages of suggestions and things I have tried but all has failed. I just want to be free of Bing...
    Sorry, for what you are seeing from the quote above in your first post.

    Do you have Bing set as your homepage?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 16
    Win 8.1


    Oh, OK. Of all times it didn't happen this morning, it doesn't happen every time I start the computer, and when it does I delete it. Yesterday it did and it went to bing.com and a blank page, before that it had opened one and most recently 2 tabs of bing.com (maybe with more on the address) and I think it was the search page. I thought I had written down in the PC Help Forum what the Bing address was but I couldn't find it back. I will have to restart the computer and when it happens again, I will send you the screen shots.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 16
    Win 8.1


    I tried again and boy did I succeed in getting Bing to open, not just once or twice on one FF screens with 2 Bing tabs and it didn't open the tab I was saving to look at. But it opened two FF screens, the first had 2 Bing tabs. Then as I was checking email I had the original 2 Bing tabs and 2 more were added. So right now I have 6 Bing tabs open in 2 separate screens of FF. And it's taking an unusual amount of time to do anything.

    I forgot to answer one question, no I don't have Bing as my homepage, but that doesn't seem to bother Bing in the least. It just takes over as it pleases and does totally what it wants.

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    Hope this helps, it's about to take over my computer.

    Thanks,
    Bernadine
    Last edited by Bernadine; 03 Apr 2014 at 04:23. Reason: Mistake using Snipping Tool
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  9. #19


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    64-bit Windows 10


    A couple of things to check:

    1) Check to see if you have any Bing plugins installed in Firefox. If so, then uninstall them.
    2) Check to see if you may have Bing set as your homepage in Firefox. If it is, then set the homepage to be whatever site you want instead.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 16
    Win 8.1


    You must have missed my note before: I missed answering one question, no I don't have Bing as my FF homepage, I haven't checked recently but it wasn't IE homepage the last time I checked it, though if you remember it had re-inserted itself as IE's homepage and I changed it back to the one I want. OK out of curiosity I check IE again. And I don't know if I'm more frustrated or angry about Bing. It has again changed my selection of a home page to Bing, not one but 2. And on top of that insult, it now wants me to sign up for Bing Rewards. I can't believe the audacity of this program! I changed it back to my home page and deleted the 2 bing entries on the list of potential home pages.
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    And no, Bing is not listed on the FF plug-in list, or the Extension list. Default 28.0 in Appearances list. Nothing in Services. It's listed no where I can find except on the Windows Explorer list I sent you.

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    I really like the Snipping Tool!

    Thanks,
    Bernadine
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