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can I get bing off my computer


same as everybody else who downloaded windows update

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This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

afte downloading windows update

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Helper7677 165 solutions 1653 answers

Following is a long thread about the topic. Instructions there on how to properly uninstall everything "Live Essentials", "Bing", etc. If you do not uninstall all of that Microsoft "crapware", you will continue to get the updates for it. First happened in January/February 2010 MS Updates, now it's happening again.

Also, when downloading or installing ANY software, read carefully and watch for option(s) to opt-out of installing extras (i.e., search toolbars, security scanners, etc.). Free software sites receive payment for each installation of such "crapware" when someone installs the "free" software.

I personally have NO extra toolbars installed. Most will eventually cause you problems.

It's simple, it is MS trying to get as many people converted to Bing so that they can compete with Google.


You need to update your plugins. It is important to keep them updated due to continuing security fixes and improvements in those plug-ins:

  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  1. Check your plugin versions: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/
    • Note: plugin check page does not have information on all plugin versions
  2. Update Shockwave Flash
  3. Update Java: