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Windows 7: How to remove Bing toolbar?

05 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
How to remove Bing toolbar?

I've already have enough toolbars and search engines. I certainly don't need to have Bing. Can anyone tell me how or if this can be removed? Thanks in advanced

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05 Sep 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

It should be in your Add/Remove programs but if it's not, we'll presume you're using IE8 and go from there so we can at least disable it.

1 - Enable IE8's toolbar. To do that, right click on IE8's toolbar and enable 'Menu Bar'.
2 - Go to the 'Tools' menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'.
3 - Select/Hightlight BING Tool bar and click on 'Disable', in the lower right.

Close, re-start IE8 and you should be all set.
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05 Sep 2009   #3
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium

if you don't want to go to the trouble of reactivating the menu bar, then just hit the 'alt' key.
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05 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Removed it with ccleaner under msn toolbar. But thank you for your support.
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05 Sep 2009   #5

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

or simply go to control panel>programs and features>uninstall bing toolbar.
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11 Sep 2009   #6

bing tab!

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.
Go to tools, manage add ons, and disable bing tool bar.
But as for removeing bing I am not sure yet.
I think it came from optimize IE8.
It is a great search engine if you just learn how it works.
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10 Nov 2009   #7

Windows XP

After upgrading to IE8, the Bing toolbar / search bar and some ubiquitous accelerator icons started to drive me insane.

Bing, Windows Live, or anything else that I’ve seen suggested for removal, didn’t appear in the Add/Remove Programs of my Control Panel, and going to the IE8 Tools Menu and going to Manage Add-Ons let me choose to disable Bing (but not remove it), but the Bing search bar remained, undaunted. I also tried to modify my hosts file as a desperate last-ditch effort suggested on another tech site, but I couldn’t save the revised file with Notepad for some reason so that didn’t work either.

It turns out that IE8 won’t let you Remove the Bing Search Engine in the IE8 Tools à Manage Add-Ons àSearch Providers screen, if it’s the only Search Provider you have. So I had to install the Google Toolbar, then make that the default in the Search Providers window, which activated the Remove option for Bing, which I did, gladly. Then I uninstalled the Google Toolbar, but the annoying Search Bar remained, now set to Google instead of Bing.

That’s when I found a post by Geek which instructs you how to turn off the IE8 search bar, which is currently a default setting, and I finally got rid of the annoying search bar: [link removed]

Weird distracting little icons still haunted IE8 though, so I went to IE8’s Tools à Manage Add-Ons à Accelerators and disabled everything there, and those annoying icons that kept popping up all over the place went away for good.

Finally I’ve got my browser the way I like it =)
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04 Feb 2010   #8

windows 7
Real solution for remove bing from your system

Bing is very sticky, it is an add on, not a program installed in your computer like others.

For remove bing from ie8, go to tools/ add ons and remove Bing.

If you are using firefox, 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.

Before install firefox again, make sure is removed from internet explorer, otherwise, bing will try to hack -crack in your firefox instalation again.

For make sure bing has been removed, open ie8 and search something, if the search is from the bing home page, then still you have bing in your system, do not install firefox until you remove it from ie8.

I did it and is the only solution!!!!!
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06 Mar 2010   #9

Server 2008 R2, x64... Heavily modded, plus all the 7 wizbang...
Also Remove From Program Files

I ran up against this, tried everything mentioned, but no go. Bing, MSN, any Toolbar for that mater, none were listed under installed programs. I had to manually kill all related files under C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar. One of the files was even active with no browsers open, or browser processes running. Killed the process, deleted the folder, and walla, no more Bing. FYI... Inside that folder was a Firefox folder, the cause of my Bing Toolbar Add-On.
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19 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7

Scourge is the only one who has the same situation I have and I thought I was going to get the solution. But it was removed! He wrote, "That’s when I found a post by Geek which instructs you how to turn off the IE8 search bar, which is currently a default setting, and I finally got rid of the annoying search bar: [link removed]." Why was the link removed? We can't include links in our posts? Whatever was removed was the information I need.

All the other suggestions here do not apply in my situation. When I did an internet search on how to turn off the IE8 search bar, nothing useful comes up.
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