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Everytime I Mistype The Link, It Will Do Msn Search


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#1 meis

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 07:33 AM

everytime i mistype the link, it will do msn search

anyhow to solve it? i don't want the msn search

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 07:47 AM

I am assuming you are using MS Internet Explorer. Try this: Go to:

Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab

Scroll down untill you see 'Search'. What radio button is selected there? Try selecting When Searching, Just Go To The Most Likely Site.

See if that helps you.

You may also have some MSN software installed on this computer, if you want to remove it go to:

Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and then remove the unwanted programs from there.

Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 30 December 2005 - 07:49 AM.

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 08:27 AM

That is kinda what it is supposed to do with default settings.
You typed in a addy that didn't exist, your browser tried to resolve to the typed addy. When it was unsuccessfull it then tried to search for that addy useing whatever search engine is your default search engine.
As stated you can change this default behavior.

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:01 AM

Hello meis and welcome to BC.

In Internet Explorer click the Search button at the top and then click Customize. This will allow you to pick the default search engine like Google or Yahoo. It won't help if you mistype the link but you won't go to MSN you will go to the search engine that you haved picked.

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#5 meis

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:39 AM

guys thx for the help :thumbsup:

this how i done it,

Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > Check, do not search from the address bar

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:09 AM

That'll work. Good job!

You might consider using Firefox or Opera for your "everyday" browser.
Just keep IE updated, patched and mostly unused.

The add-on browsers make life easier by offering easier to use interfaces,
additional properties and less attention by malware authors for new improved malware that is typically targetting IE
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...




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