Solved How to remove Bing permanently.

Gigabyte / Ga-78lmt-s2p
April 25, 2020 at 22:34:39
Specs: Windows 10, 8gig
I am heartily sick of the Bing redirect which re-routes all my Google searches to Bing. I have tried everything to get rid of it but it still intrudes. Does any one have a permanent solution?

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#1
April 25, 2020 at 22:53:56
I know. Isn't bing annoying? I was doing a search for something and was wondering why I wasn't finding the same links as before when I did the same search. Then I realized I was using bing instead of google.

If you open 'settings' on an edge page--the 3 dots in the upper right corner--then go down to 'settings' again, then 'advanced', then scroll down to 'address bar search', then click 'change search provider' you can then change the default to something else. That doesn't remove it from your computer but keeps it from automatically coming up. Even though I've done that I still go to google.com first and then enter search parameters.


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#2
April 26, 2020 at 02:34:13
Thank you Dave, I'll Give it a shot, I'll get back with the results.

Much Later:

I followed your advice but after clicking Options I
could not find Advanced options. I installed Edge (advice from another forum and uninstalled it), hopefully all the associated crap went with it,,, time will tell and I'll come back.

Thanks to all who responded and regards.

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#3
April 26, 2020 at 05:00:50
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Seems M$-land in its infinite wisdom - and continued arrogance too - has fully integrated the nuisance item into windows proper. Thus as far as M$ is concerned, wot M$ dictate as "the way and the only way..." is that; and you're stuck with Bing in this case. Although there are workarounds to a degree as commented above.

Perhaps it's time to force M$ to discontinue this item - and allow free choice as previous - re' what to install and use/set as a search engine. A legal challenge perhaps? It took an EU ruling to get M$ to allow other browsers to be used with recent windows OS, when M$ tried to force everyone to install (and thus use only) IE; and later of course that would have meant Edge as well. One of the few EU decisions which I support - and applaud them for that one (and I'm no phan of the EU...)

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...

https://www.minitool.com/news/remov...

cover most of the current and viable options in dealing with it...


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#4
April 26, 2020 at 13:12:26
The one place I keep seeing Bing is when I open a new tab
in Edge. When I open Edge, it opens my home page. I wish
it would open the same page when I open a new tab.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
April 26, 2020 at 13:45:11
As in my #3 above... checkout the info in the two links therein. One of them may resolve it...

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#6
April 26, 2020 at 13:46:53
When I first got this windows 10 computer a bunch of media junk would show up when I opened edge. I finally got it open up to just a blank page. It's been awhile and I can't remember exactly all I did but maybe that has something to do with bing still popping up on yours?

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#7
April 26, 2020 at 14:41:03
"The one place I keep seeing Bing is when I open a new tab in Edge"
"I wish it would open the same page when I open a new tab"

You realize you don't have to use Edge, right? You don't have to use Bing either. If you like Edge, you can customize the new tab page & the also change the default search engine.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-...
https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz...


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#8
April 27, 2020 at 06:18:59
You realize you don't have to use Edge, right? You don't have to use Bing either.

I thought that once the great M$ hath spoke... we were all bound/compelled to obey their infallible advice/commands... Failure to do so meaning we would be obliged to go back to cpm or even earlier...


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#9
April 27, 2020 at 07:35:29
I should have included this - You don't even have to use Windows.

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#10
April 27, 2020 at 11:34:58
I believe I'm still proficient at 6502 assembly language.

More proficient than at making adjustments to Windows.
I was using both Edge and Firefox for a while, but some
change I made to Windows made Firefox stop working.
Since I didn't see any significant difference between the
two browsers, rather than trying to figure out what I did
wrong, I just use Edge.

It may have been a change to Windows Firewall, but I
specifically left the marked Firefox port(s) unblocked.

Long ago I tried to delete all the search engines listed in
the Edge settings dialog, but Bing wouldn't delete. Pretty
much the only place it shows up is, as I said, in a new tab
in Edge. But I don't recall ever using it. I just open a new
page in the new tab.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#11
April 27, 2020 at 12:58:14
"I didn't see any significant difference between the two browsers"

One respects user privacy & the other does not.
https://betanews.com/2020/03/09/mic...
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/...


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#12
April 27, 2020 at 18:23:47
https://betanews.com/2020/03/09/mic...

Thank you riider... a most interesting and enlightening page, someone at M$ should have their backside painfully booted!

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#13
April 27, 2020 at 20:54:35
After installing Windows, before I ever go online, I turn
off things like autocomplete, autocorrection, geolocation,
error reporting, Do Not Track requests, and SmartScreen
filter. Whenever possible, I disable the services that make
those functions work. Indications are pretty good that I got
everything. Unlike my attempts to limit hard disk access.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#14
April 28, 2020 at 07:37:49
Seems like a lot of work to go through when all you'd have to do is switch browsers. Or better yet, switch operating systems. I could be wrong, but I suspect you don't always click links supplied in responses. The betanews article contains a link to a 15 page PDF that details the browser testing & findings. Here's the last paragraph:

"From a privacy perspective Microsoft Edge and Yandex are qualitatively different from the other browsers studied. Both send persistent identifiers than can be used to link requests (and associated IP address/location) to back end servers. Edge also sends the hardware UUID of the device to Microsoft and Yandex similarly transmits a hashed hardware identifier to back end servers. As far as we can tell this behaviour cannot be disabled by users. In addition to the search autocomplete functionality that shares details of web pages visited, both transmit web page information to servers that appear unrelated to search autocomplete."


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#15
April 28, 2020 at 10:12:22
Yes, I read that paragraph, and was thinking of saying that
the sentence you highlighted appears not to be entirely true.
Although I haven't done the sort of thourough testing my friend
has done in the past-- using a breakout box to capture and
examine every byte sent out from a computer-- the evidence
suggests that I have broken all back-channel communications,
with very minimal compromise in functionality.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#16
April 28, 2020 at 12:18:15
OK, you do things your way & I'll do things mine. I wouldn't have it any other way. ;-)

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#17
April 28, 2020 at 19:11:50
Even this page has a social media tracker:
https://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addth...

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