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Windows 7: How to remove Bing toolbar?


01 Jun 2010   #11

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

probably late but try this, worked for me

How to Disable, Remove or Hide IE8 Search Box » My Digital Life


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06 Jun 2010   #12

Windows XP
 
 
Try removing Fake Bing toolbar such as "Search Toolbar 1.1"

One day I suddenly got this stupid Bing toolbar. I went to my control panel and checked Add/Remove Programs. I tried searching for Bing toolbar and could not find any. Also there was no list of Bing or any other toolbar when I click on View>> Toolbar list. After some thought I checked each and every program names listed under my control panel >> Add/Remove Programs option.
I found something called "Search Toolbar 1.1" and immediately went ahead to remove it. That work for me.
The Bing Toolbar is gone!!!
Beware of such fake Bing Toolbars!
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13 Sep 2010   #13

Server 2008 R2, x64... Heavily modded, plus all the 7 wizbang...
 
 
Mystery Bing Bar...

I found that my bing bar was installed by "Windows7Codec". Both without my consent, or knownledge. Its part of a developer tools package, and with UAC off, you'll recieve no notice of its install.

The registry keys at the following link have kept bing away. I'd give it a go if your as sick of bing as I am. "So BingBar installs automatically now?"
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23 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
"Search Bing for ..."

I have a related question which I hope is appropriate to post in this thread.

Firefox v. 3.6.11 and IE8 (64bit).

When highlighting text on a web page and then right-clicking (in both Firefox and IE) my option use to say “Search Google for…” Now the option is “Search Bing for…” I don’t totally hate the Bing search results but I’d like to know how/why this happened.

I did two installs/upgrades yesterday. Microsoft’s “important” Live Essentials 2011 and AVG’s Free Edition 2011. I do not know which of these two installs (if either) changed my ‘search with’ option. During all installs I always, always uncheck any options to install Bing or Yahoo toolbars, etc. I have nothing Bing or Bing related in my list of installed programs. I did allow AVG to install its toolbar.

BTW, I subsequently uninstalled every part of Live Essentials 2011 I could find. I, and it seems many others, hate the new Windows Live Mail look. Now, of course, Windows Update continues to remind me there is one “important” update to install. Any way to turn that nag off as I do not find Live Essentials 2011 essential?!?
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23 Oct 2010   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Found: Bing fix

No sooner had I made my post than I found my fix -- or at least one of my fixes!

Posting the link in the event it may help others. Note: this applies to Firefox only.

How to Remove Bing as Your Default Search Engine and Get Firefox to Work the Way it Used to | eHow.com

Following the (first part of the) directions I changed the Value at browser.search.selectedEngine from Bing to Google. It worked (Firefox) but I still don't know how to make the same change in IE.
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15 Nov 2010   #16
SEA

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by higganator View Post
Look at your internet options, where you set your home page! You will see two url's. Remove the (bing!) and that should clear up your tabs.
What????

Nothing there
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15 Nov 2010   #17
SEA

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scourge View Post
I went to IE8’s Tools ŕ Manage Add-Ons ŕ Accelerators and disabled everything there, and those annoying icons that kept popping up all over the place went away for good.
Just did that. Bing is still there!

Now what?
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15 Nov 2010   #18
SEA

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dukestango View Post
After some thought I checked each and every program names listed under my control panel >> Add/Remove Programs option.
I found something called "Search Toolbar 1.1" and immediately went ahead to remove it. That work for me.
The Bing Toolbar is gone!!!
Couldn't find "Search Toolbar 1.1"

Can you be no specific?
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15 Nov 2010   #19
SEA

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by novatgirl View Post
Bing keeps or hack-crakcs your seetings from ie8, you must unistall the bing from Internet explorer first, then unistall it from firefox, once you remove the add-on, still will be sticky in your "searches", the solution is unistall firefox and then install it again.
And could you please give us step-by-step instructions on just how to do that?

Thanks!
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20 Mar 2011   #20

win7 home prem. 32-bit
 
 
Bing Bar Removal

I, too, had this problem, though I am using IE8 my answer is still good for those of you using Firefox.

I'm running Windows 7 Home Prem. and I had removed Bing as the Search Provider in IE, and then went to Programs & Features (old Add/Remove Programs) and saw Bing Bar listed there. I clicked on it and then clicked on Uninstall and it took me to another page where I was offered to uninstall it by clicking on Continue. When I clicked on Continue, I received a message that I should close all browsers. There were no browsers open; so, like some other reports on this dilemma, Bing seems to have an opened file making it seem as if there is an opened browser.

My solution was this - and please don't leave this step out. You may have to go back and Import the registry file in case you delete the wrong key. Go to the Start Button and type regedit in the Search window just above the Start Button and hit return. When the window opens the Registry, go to File and in the pulldown click on Export. This gives you a chance to save the existing Registry file before you progress to the next action. It defaults a location in My Documents and wants you to assign a file name. I gave it: Registry 3-20-2011 (don't use forward slashes to separate mm-dd-yyyy - use hyphens).

After the Registry has been saved, click on the top folder in the Registry which is Computer to highlight it, and click on Edit and then Find. Type in: Bing Bar in the search window there and click on Find Next.

Each time it finds a hit, use the Delete Key on your keyboard to delete the Registry Key in the left pane. Hit F3 to find the next occurence deleting the Keys each time.

After it has searched the entire Registry, you'll get a message to the effect that the search is complete. At that point, it is safe to close the Registry.

There is one remaining step. You have to manually delete the folder under C:/Program Files/Bing Bar Installer in Windows Explorer. When you click on this folder you'll notice several sub-folders, but don't have to delete them individually. Delete the main folder and your work is done.

Don't be timid if you've never worked in the Registry, but then don't get over confident and mess up, either.
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