To get started, open Registry Editor by opening the Start menu, typing “regedit”, and pressing Enter. In Registry Editor, use the left sidebar to navigate to the following key:
How to remove Bing from Chrome
At times, you may have noticed that Chrome’s default search engine has changed from google.com to Bing.com without your permission. This usually happens when some extension or application is hijacking your browser settings.
It is more irritating when, even after changing the settings, it does not change and repeats itself continuously.
In this guide, we’ll go over more about Bing and how to remove it from Chrome.
What is Bing.com?
Bing.com is a legitimate search engine from Microsoft and one of the most popular search engines in the world. It is on the fifth number in most searches. In addition, it ranks second in the search engine list after Google.com.
While not a threat on its own, it is widely promoted by malicious extensions or applications that get entry into the browser and change browser settings.
These web extensions or applications that unlawfully access and change your browser settings are known as browser hijackers.
The browser hijacker works exactly like its name. It hijacks your browser and changes its settings to promote fake search engines and related websites. Usually, the fake search engines it supports are unable to generate their own search results. Thus, the search queries you enter are redirected to legitimate search engines such as Bing.com or Google.com.
Upon entering the browser, a browser hijacker or browser virus changes the default browser homepage, search engine and redirect the new tab to the page it promotes. It will change web browser settings until it is completely removed from it.
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To get rid of the Bing toolbar
The installers of many, often completely unrelated programs, offer to install the Bing Toolbar on your computer as an add-on along with the program you are actually trying to install. These installers are set up by default to install the Bing Toolbar, and they do so unless the user specifically instructs them not to install the toolbar. If you’ve already found the Bing Toolbar on your computer, you can still get rid of it. All you need to do is:
- Open the Start menu.
- Search for “add or remove programs“.