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Windows 7: An annoyance - Bing search engine

23 Feb 2014   #1
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
An annoyance - Bing search engine

Bing has hijacked my opening page & tabs. I cannot seem to kill it. Can some one guide me to get my google search page back on top please.

I'm using chrome. which I know little about compared to FF.

thanks
AaLF


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23 Feb 2014   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Step 1
Select the "Chrome Menu" icon resembling three horizontal lines and select "Settings."
Step 2
Select "Google" in the "Search" section. If, for some reason, Google does not dislay, click "Manage Search Engines" and select "Google" from the list of available options.
Step 3
Close the "Settings" window and then restart the browser.


Also, make sure that Bing is not set in IE as your 'default' search provider.
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23 Feb 2014   #3
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Done 1 to 4. Still there when i open a 'NEW TAB'.


The infection is in Settings > Appearance > 'Show home button'. I change it to google.com. But as soon as i reopen settings its still there.
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24 Feb 2014   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Did you click on the Change next to New tab?

https://support.google.com/chromeboo...er/95314?hl=en

A Guy
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24 Feb 2014   #5
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Have you tried uninstalling Bing using Control Panel -> Programs and Features?
or
Uninstalling the Bing Windows Update (WU)?

I'm not certain how the WU might affect browsers because I hide Bing updates and never install them. This is just a guess on my part.
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24 Feb 2014   #6
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Here is the nasty thing - changing link add to google doesn't work. It still 'owns' new tabs.

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24 Feb 2014   #7
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Ah! Bing hasn't hijacked anything

Trovigo has...

Follow this guide: How to remove Trovigo.com redirect (Virus Removal Guide)

edit: Please post the logs from all of the scans here on SevenForums (SF) so that members on the Security team can determine if additional cleaning needs to be performed.

Thanks
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24 Feb 2014   #8
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Bingo. thanks all. I forgot to reinstall my Emsisoft. All is well....... now.
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24 Feb 2014   #9
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AaLF View Post
Bingo. thanks all. I forgot to reinstall my Emsisoft. All is well....... now.
Clever... Bing....Bongo....

Glad you got it sorted and thanks for marking your thread solved.

Bill
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