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Windows 7: unwanted browser

21 Feb 2014   #1

windows 7
 
 
unwanted browser

HELP I am desperate, every time I click on Google I/e or Firefox I get the msn page up I think it as something to do with Bling. and I cant 'get rid of it. I have Revo and C Cleaner on and I have checked these there is know sign of msn or bling. I have also checked programmes & features in control panel nothing for msn or bling how do I get shut of it.

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21 Feb 2014   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I think that you are talking about Microsoft's BING - not BLING.

Reset IE: Internet Explorer - Reset

Reset Chrome: Chrome Browser - Reset to Default

Reset Firefox: Firefox - Reset to Default

Are you sensing a pattern here :-)
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22 Feb 2014   #3

windows 7
 
 
unwanted browser

Thanks for helping, but unfortunately nothing happened I did exactly as you suggested but I still get msn.
is it something to do with a toolbar.I/E 11 comes up from time to time but I don't remember installing it.
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22 Feb 2014   #4

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Hi,
You can post a screen shot please,
See the link above my signature picture for details,
msn.com is the default opening page for Internet explorer,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/change-home-page#ie=ie-10-win-7
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22 Feb 2014   #5

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by longshanks View Post
Thanks for helping, but unfortunately nothing happened I did exactly as you suggested but I still get msn.
is it something to do with a toolbar.I/E 11 comes up from time to time but I don't remember installing it.
You can use the normal method (Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features) to uninstall anything with toolbar in its name. The Bing toolbar might be offered via optional Windows Updates. Just avoid selecting/installing that update.
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22 Feb 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I think you are talking about the startup page( the startup page is the one which loads when you open the browser every time) which you get once you click on any of the listed browsers. If that is the case then you can edit it by going to the preferences of the respective browsers( preferences in firefox & tools in chrome ) and editing the startup page in it. You can enter the page of your choice so that the same page will load every time you launch the browser.

I hope this solves your problem.

PN: revo & ccleaner have nothing to do with the startup page of a browser if that is the case.
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23 Feb 2014   #7

windows 7
 
 
unwanted browser

Thanks Apple Byte I did what you said and it worked now when I click Google I get Google and when I click Firefox I get Firefox. but when I go on I/E I get msn still .but I read some where that msn is now part of I/E.so I will look that up .anyhow you solved my problem THANKS.
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23 Feb 2014   #8

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by longshanks View Post
Thanks Apple Byte I did what you said and it worked now when I click Google I get Google and when I click Firefox I get Firefox. but when I go on I/E I get msn still .but I read some where that msn is now part of I/E.so I will look that up .anyhow you solved my problem THANKS.
Post #4 in this thread of your tells you how to change that:
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23 Feb 2014   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You can change you 'home page' in IE ...


To add or change home pages. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar. Click the Tools button , and then click Internet options. On the General tab, under Home page, enter the URL of the site you want to set as a home page.
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23 Feb 2014   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Glad to know that it solved your problem
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