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Windows 7 Reimage installed Bing and MSN Toolbar, Now I can't use google


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#1 guit30

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:23 AM

I ran Windows 7 Reimage, because there were some programs missing parts. After I was finished, I discovered, it had installed Bing and MSN toolbar, which are optional updates that I never installed, this program. How can I remove them, can't find them, they will not let me use google as my homepage.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:05 AM

My first question is...exactly what did you run...I find nothing listed for "Windows 7 Reimage" so it seems that you tried to restore an image from a backup program.

 

As for MSN and Bing...both of those items should be reflected as browser add-ons and (possibly) Programs/Features.

 

http://askleo.com/how_do_i_get_rid_of_bing/

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_6750377_uninstall-msn-tool-bar.html

 

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 04:54 PM

Louis,

   Thanks for your time, I think the program I used is this

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/system-image-recovery-in-windows-7-8/

 

I have found out how to use Google, but can't find where the updates for msn tool bar and Bing are, maybe they were updates for them ,but I had left them uninstalled for a long time. I can't go into internet options and change the homepage to google, it always goes back to MSN, but I found a way to work around it.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 05:37 PM

Some time in the last six months or so, MS made MSN the home page for IE but it is very easy to change your home page.

 

First - navigate to whichever is your local flavour of Google, presumably google.com

Second - click on the cogged wheel symbol in the top right hand corner, then select 'Internet Options' and click on it, see here :

 

http://imageshack.com/a/img661/9562/NIFUeW.jpg

 

Then click on 'Use current' as here :

 

http://imageshack.com/a/img745/6806/gz4rPY.jpg

 

Job done. Note, my image shows 'about: blank' because I prefer my browsers to start with a blank page

 

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Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 06 August 2014 - 05:39 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:01 PM

Ok,

   Let me give it a shot.Thanks

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:22 AM

Chris,
This did not work for me, it kept reverting to MSN
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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:15 AM

Well, I fixed it, I downloaded Emsisoft and ran a scan,which found 13 things going from a Trojan horse to a cookie. When I quaurintined everything, and restarted computer, everything was fixed.


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