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The Bing web browser has ijacked my Firefox browser. How can i get rid of it.

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I downloaded some wallpaper images from Bing. Which i can no longer delete. Then out of the blue Bing took over as my browser

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

About 10 days ago.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET4.0C)

More Information

The Bing browser does not show up in my installed programs list,I can not find any info about it my computer.

John99
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I am just guessing here but possibly Bing has reset your homepage, or has installed some sort of application/toolbar.

To reset your homepage see: How to set the home page

To look for unwanted addons use Tools -> Add-ons and disable &/or uninstall anything that is unwanted.

Question owner

Thanks John99 for your reply. I tried what you said. But could not find any reference to Bing. I think that Bing is part of Microsoft. I tried to access their website but could not get through.

John99
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Yes Bing is the MicroSoft search engine. I was unsure what you meant by "Bing took over as my browser "

The MS browser is of course Internet Explorer which normally comes bundled along with a Windows Operating System.

Question owner

Thanks John99 for your interest in my problem. My grand daughters boyfriend managed to get rid of Bing for me. And put my old web browser back. Once again thank you for your interstt in my problem.

John99
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Glad you sorted out your problems.

I noted when reading another post that there is a 'MSN Toolbar' that I imagine could force Bing to be used in searches.