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#1 skate84

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 10:10 PM

Has anyone tried to remove Bing from their computer? I uninstalled bing from my computer but I still end up with bing files hiding in my computer under c:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-ie-internetexplorer_31bf3856ad364e35_11.2.9600.16518_none_11ad42e12f15b509. I'm using windows 7 and I have admin status but it keeps telling me that I need a "trusted installer" to delete these files. I have Avast, Ccleaner, Revo, Rogue Killer, and Glary Utilitues for file removal. None of them will remove these files. What am I doing wrong?


Edited by hamluis, 27 May 2014 - 05:05 AM.
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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 10:51 PM

Try This....

 

Open Internet Explorer/ click Tools in the menu at the top left of the page/mouse down and click manage add-ons/ click Search providers in the add-ons pop-up

( It will not allow you to to uninstall bing until you have other options)/ go to the bottom left of the box and click Find more search providers/ select one or more and make one of them your default search engine/ NOW YOU CAN GET RID OF BING!/ in the add-ons pop-up box, click search providers, select bing and right click it, then click remove.


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#3 skate84

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 11:02 PM

I tried that also. Still no luck. I did figure out that if you change your update settings to only install with your permission then that will prevent bing from reinstalling the next day. Thats as close as I can get to fixing the problem.



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Posted 27 May 2014 - 05:03 AM

Condobloke described the correct procedure...to remove Bing, after asserting something as the default search engine..

 

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Edited by hamluis, 27 May 2014 - 05:06 AM.





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