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


#1
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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    Windows 7 and 8
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    AMD FX-7500 Radeon R7 10 complete cores 4C= 6G
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    RAM 6.00 GB (4.97 GB useable
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    AMD Radeon TM R7 Graphics
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broe23

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#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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    Linux Mint 17.2
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    Laptop
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    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
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    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
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    12GB
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    None needed. It is Linux.
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#3
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 and 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    AMD FX-7500 Radeon R7 10 complete cores 4C= 6G
    Memory
    RAM 6.00 GB (4.97 GB useable
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon TM R7 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD HIGH Def Audio Device, CybeLlink WebCam Virtual Driver , Realtek High Def Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366X768 Landscape
    Hard Drives
    HGST HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk device
    Cooling
    ACPI Fan
    Keyboard
    Microoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Keyboard (Mouse and Keyboard Center)
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Mouse (Mouse and Keyboard Center)
    Internet Speed
    20 Milibite per second
    Browser
    Internet Explorer & Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
    Other Info
    64-Bit Operating system, 64 based processor
    Full Windows touch Support with 10 touch points
#4
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
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 and 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    AMD FX-7500 Radeon R7 10 complete cores 4C= 6G
    Memory
    RAM 6.00 GB (4.97 GB useable
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon TM R7 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD HIGH Def Audio Device, CybeLlink WebCam Virtual Driver , Realtek High Def Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366X768 Landscape
    Hard Drives
    HGST HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk device
    Cooling
    ACPI Fan
    Keyboard
    Microoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Keyboard (Mouse and Keyboard Center)
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Mouse (Mouse and Keyboard Center)
    Internet Speed
    20 Milibite per second
    Browser
    Internet Explorer & Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
    Other Info
    64-Bit Operating system, 64 based processor
    Full Windows touch Support with 10 touch points
#5
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!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 and 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    AMD FX-7500 Radeon R7 10 complete cores 4C= 6G
    Memory
    RAM 6.00 GB (4.97 GB useable
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon TM R7 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD HIGH Def Audio Device, CybeLlink WebCam Virtual Driver , Realtek High Def Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366X768 Landscape
    Hard Drives
    HGST HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk device
    Cooling
    ACPI Fan
    Keyboard
    Microoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Keyboard (Mouse and Keyboard Center)
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Mouse (Mouse and Keyboard Center)
    Internet Speed
    20 Milibite per second
    Browser
    Internet Explorer & Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
    Other Info
    64-Bit Operating system, 64 based processor
    Full Windows touch Support with 10 touch points
#6
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-

screenshot_298.jpg

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

screenshot_298.jpg

It hangs at 20% for a long time.

screenshot_298.jpg
Let it finish.

If it completes nicely-

screenshot_188.jpg

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

I got rid of Bing.
 
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    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
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    Opera 24.0
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    Avast Internet Security

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