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home page and search engine changes to Bing every time I restart have done a reset etc. etc.

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None of the tips I have followed have done more than solve the problem for current session. This issue only arose with a recent Windows update and it is very annoying, especially the Bing search engine, not as good as Google and not so easy to change. Windows updated except for Feature update 20H2

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Still no apparent progress running full system scan

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Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; (<Control> [Mac=<Command>] <Shift> A)

In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select Extensions. Remove “ Bing “ Anything.

Also remove SafeSearch, SearchAssist Incognito, FileConverter Addon, SearchLock, DiscreteSearch, WebSearch, Findwide Search Engine, securedsearch

Now do the same in the computer’s Programs Folder.

Windows: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. Mac: Open the Applications folder. Linux: Check your user manual.

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You can do a malware scan just to be sure.

You can check the about:policies#active page to see whether policies are active.

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Still no apparent progress running full system scan

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Am not quite sure what solved the problem but it has gone away after I reset again and set default home page and search engine and ran two malware searches. Thanks for all the help.

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That was very good work. Well Done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem as this can help others with similar problems.

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