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IT'S BACK !BING! How to delete once & for all!

  1. #1


    Michigan USA
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 and 8

    IT'S BACK !BING! How to delete once & for all!


    I thought I had gotten rid of that PEST months ago. It has taken over my browser. I did not install it. Is there a free program to get rid of this unwelcome visitor? Saw something about Spy Hunter...what is the best Easiest way to do this? It's not in add/remove programs.
    Thanks in advance!

    Eileen

    What program do YOU use to remove pesky unwanted programs/software?

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Just replace it with a different search engine. You can also edit the registry at Use regedit to change the default value of the following registry key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl

    • to

    %s - Google Search
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  3. #3


    Michigan USA
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 and 8


    broe23

    Thanks for your instant answer .
    I have read and reread your post. I have no idea to do what you said. I tried searching the tutorials here to no avail. I tried searching it on my computer..nothing shows up.

    I had Google Chrome before Bing. I can go to my chrome icon and BING is there. I want all of the Bing Stuff gone forever. every speck of it.


    Use regedit to change the default value of the following registry key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl


    • to


    %s - Google Search

    is this a search for my computer????? A search for here?

    Could you please be more specific as I am not a Guru or even an A student.....
    Thanks so much.....

    Eileen
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  4. #4


    Michigan USA
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 and 8


    I did download a new copy of Chrome for my browser but BING took it over the minute I downloaded it.

    I can only get to Facebook thru AOL......pitiful !

    I just know someone can tell me what to do .....Dumb it down please. Not a computer Guru like most of you here.....;


    Eileen
    Last edited by Purplelover; 06 Aug 2015 at 11:16.
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  5. #5


    Michigan USA
    Posts : 52
    Windows 7 and 8


    Someone sent me this info to remove BING from my computer. . Can't find my original post on the General Forum. I asked for it to be put back there and it was last night. But now I can't find it.

    "Run SFC /SCANNOW to repair any errors. Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors not found by SFC.


    You may need to uninstall updates KB3022345 and the related update KB3068708 for SFC and DISM to run correctly - see DISM Command Fails

    Use Autoruns to disable any startup programs, services and driver not required (be careful). I've just upgraded a system and found some of the boot delay was due to an external USB HDD having a partition marked Active instead of Inactive (I used Mini Tool Partition Wizard to adjust this).


    I was sent this info to Delete Bing.
    I have no idea what SCF/scannow is. or
    Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors not found by SFC. "

    Hubby found this....
    Could someone PLEASE take a look and see if this is what you want me to try?????
    Run SFC /SCANNOW to repair any errors. Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors not found by SFC.

    You may need to uninstall updates KB3022345 and the related update KB3068708 for SFC and DISM to run correctly - see DISM Command Fails

    Use Autoruns to disable any startup programs, services and driver not required (be careful). I've just upgraded a system and found some of the boot delay was due to an external USB HDD having a partition marked Active instead of Inactive (I used Mini Tool Partition Wizard to adjust this).


    I was sent this infor to Delete Bing.
    I have no idea what SCF/scannow is. or
    Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors not found by SFC.

    Hubby found this....
    Could someone PLEASE take a look and see if this is what you want me to try?????

    Run SFC /SCANNOW to repair any errors. Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors not found by SFC.

    You may need to uninstall updates KB3022345 and the related update KB3068708 for SFC and DISM to run correctly - see DISM Command Fails

    Use Autoruns to disable any startup programs, services and driver not required (be careful). I've just upgraded a system and found some of the boot delay was due to an external USB HDD having a partition marked Active instead of Inactive (I used Mini Tool Partition Wizard to adjust this).


    I was sent this infor to Delete Bing.
    I have no idea what SCF/scannow is. or
    Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors not found by SFC.

    Hubby found this....
    Could someone PLEASE take a look and see if this is what you want me to try?????

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833

    Thanks!
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  6. #6


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Purplelover View Post
    Someone sent me this info to remove BING from my computer. . Can't find my original post on the General Forum. I asked for it to be put back there and it was last night. But now I can't find it.

    "Run SFC /SCANNOW to repair any errors. Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors not found by SFC.


    You may need to uninstall updates KB3022345 and the related update KB3068708 for SFC and DISM to run correctly - see DISM Command Fails

    Use Autoruns to disable any startup programs, services and driver not required (be careful). I've just upgraded a system and found some of the boot delay was due to an external USB HDD having a partition marked Active instead of Inactive (I used Mini Tool Partition Wizard to adjust this).


    I was sent this info to Delete Bing.
    I have no idea what SCF/scannow is. or
    Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors not found by SFC. "

    Hubby found this....
    Could someone PLEASE take a look and see if this is what you want me to try?????
    Run SFC /SCANNOW to repair any errors. Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors not found by SFC.

    You may need to uninstall updates KB3022345 and the related update KB3068708 for SFC and DISM to run correctly - see DISM Command Fails

    Use Autoruns to disable any startup programs, services and driver not required (be careful). I've just upgraded a system and found some of the boot delay was due to an external USB HDD having a partition marked Active instead of Inactive (I used Mini Tool Partition Wizard to adjust this).


    I was sent this infor to Delete Bing.
    I have no idea what SCF/scannow is. or
    Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors not found by SFC.

    Hubby found this....
    Could someone PLEASE take a look and see if this is what you want me to try?????

    Run SFC /SCANNOW to repair any errors. Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors not found by SFC.

    You may need to uninstall updates KB3022345 and the related update KB3068708 for SFC and DISM to run correctly - see DISM Command Fails

    Use Autoruns to disable any startup programs, services and driver not required (be careful). I've just upgraded a system and found some of the boot delay was due to an external USB HDD having a partition marked Active instead of Inactive (I used Mini Tool Partition Wizard to adjust this).


    I was sent this infor to Delete Bing.
    I have no idea what SCF/scannow is. or
    Run DISM /ONLINE /CLEANUP-IMAGE /RESTOREHEALTH to correct any errors not found by SFC.

    Hubby found this....
    Could someone PLEASE take a look and see if this is what you want me to try?????

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833

    Thanks!
    First copy the command-

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Then-
    Open an administrator command prompt-

    Press the Windows key + X to get the needed menu or-

    Click image for larger version

    When the cmd prompt appears, right click at the blinking cursor & the command will be pasted in-

    Click image for larger version

    It hangs at 20% for a long time.

    Click image for larger version
    Let it finish.

    If it completes nicely-

    Click image for larger version

    Run sfc /scannow the same way.
    Post back with results.

    I got rid of Bing.
    Last edited by David Bailey; 06 Aug 2015 at 20:45.
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