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Unable to remove "Search with Bing" from Internet Explorer 11 right click search


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#1 Thu Win

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:47 AM

I have a phantom item that says "search with bing" on my right click menu in IE11, which I can't remove.  It doesn't appear in the list of search providers in IE options, only the right click menu.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:58 AM

I think the Bing bar comes as part of win 7 install on a lot of computers so you should find it in add remove programs

and be able to uninstall it from their.



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:13 AM

just uninstall it

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 11:00 AM

Nope.  No program installed.  It's just a ghost search provider is listed on the right click option along with the other search providers.  It's located right above to the "Google" search provider (I use).


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 12:18 PM

Bing Search is installed in Windows as a search engine.  You can remove it, but this will involve a registry edit.  If there is an error made while editing the registry it can leave your computer inoperable.

 

There is another way to get around this though, that would be to make another search engine your default choice.

 

What browser are you using?


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 01:19 PM

IE11. I'm fairly confident with a registry edit but I can't remove it. I noticed in the entry for "Searchscopes," the is a blank key with "Deleted" subkey in it. If I delete the deleted entry, the phantom search engine shows in the list of search engine but once I delete it, the "deleted" key gets added and though the search disappears in the list, it remains in the right click menu.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 01:54 PM

Go to Microsoft Community and scroll down to Debleena's post and follow their instruction to edit the registry.

 

This article will show you how to change the search engine in IE 11.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 01:56 PM

I know how to change the providers and you haven't linked to Deb post.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:06 PM

I know how to change the providers and you haven't linked to Deb post.

 

Yes I did. :whistle:

 

This is what happens when one is trying to get out the door while taking care of a few last minute items.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:36 PM

Get google chrome. 



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:39 PM

Didn't work.  Reverting to default setting.  See attachment.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 03:02 PM

Oh and I would like to add that I've tried resetting IE. Nada. Uninstalling is worse as it completely butchers IE and didn't re install the older version. Had to do restore before fix.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 03:45 PM

On post #11 your in accelerators, however the next screen is search providers?

You might be able to edit  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ ContextMenuHandlers" in the registry editor.



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 03:50 PM

Nothing there that I recognize. No mention of Bing.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 03:58 PM

The first screen shot is showing the search accelerator as displayed in the right click menu of IE. You can see the other search provider match up except the ghost Bing one.

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