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Bing keeps trying to become the permanent browser. I didnt install it SO HOW DO I GET RID OF IT? It installed a tool bar and i want rid of it. Its VERY annoying!


bing popped up trying to become my web browser. it installed a tool bar and i would like all of the bing stuff gone. its very annoying.

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Every time Firefox opened

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i was attempting to download a driver update from MICROSOFT.a

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729) SearchToolbar/1.2

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"Bing" is a search engine, not a "web browser".
SearchToolbar/1.2 - get rid of that Toolbar.

Question owner

your correct. I just want the darn thing off my screen. and the tool bar gone.

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Two places to look at to remove it. One is Add or Remove Programs in the Windows Control panel. The second is Tools > Addons > Extensions in Firefox.

Question owner

I thank all who answered my plea. i have the problem resolved and tell all IF YOU HAVE SETTINGS FOR AUTOMATIC UPDATES AND DON'T WANT BING THEN CHANGE IT OR YOU WILL GET IT.once it is in it is a pain to get rid of!