[ad]Dear Computer Lady,
Can you please help me get Bing completely off my laptop?
It is very annoying and seems to take control of my computer.
Thank you for any help, Lynda
Bing is Microsoft’s search engine, similar to Google and Yahoo, but owned by Microsoft.
Most computers now come with Bing as the only installed search engine, but it is not usually invasive, so you might have some sort of Bing toolbar installed as well.
Your first step in getting Bing off your laptop, is to visit the Control Panel and uninstall any Bing toolbars or helpers that you find there.
Simply open the Control Panel, click on “Uninstall A Program” and look through the list of installed programs. When you find something you want to remove, click once on it, and then click, “Uninstall” in the menu bar at the top of the window.
Next, you will need to select your desired search engine. Open Internet Explorer and click on the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the window. In the drop-down menu, click on “Manage Ad-ons”.
Click on “Search Providers” in the left section of the window, and then right click on “Bing” and click “remove” in the context menu that appears.
Hope this helps you get your computer working the way you want it to.
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