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When I open a new tab, the URL defaults to an unwanted URL. Where do I go to change the unwanted to wanted URL?

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When I open a new tab I want it to be blank. Instead it opens to an unwanted ("Bing") URL. How do I change the Tab setting to eliminate opening to the Bing search engine and replace it with a blank Tab?

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I had already replaced Bing with Google as my default search engine but kept getting Bing on the new tabs, which I found incredibly frustrating.

Finally, I found that I could get back to a blank tab by going to my computer's control panel and uninstalling the Start Now Toolbar. Phew. No more Bing!

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lynnsaunders 0 solutions 1 answers

This problem showed up in early August 2011. If I open Firefox 3.6.4 I get my usual blank page because I have selected that option under Tools>Options>Startup. However when I open a new tab someone shoves a Bing search field on what should be a blank page. I suspect it is Microsoft and I hope Google continues to kick their ****.

Modified by lynnsaunders

cor-el
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Do a malware check with some malware scanning programs.
You need to scan with all programs because each program detects different malware.
Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

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Penneylain 1 solutions 1 answers

Chosen Solution

I had already replaced Bing with Google as my default search engine but kept getting Bing on the new tabs, which I found incredibly frustrating.

Finally, I found that I could get back to a blank tab by going to my computer's control panel and uninstalling the Start Now Toolbar. Phew. No more Bing!

Question owner

Thank you; thank you. You nailed it. No more Bing search tool when I open a new tab. The new tabs are now blank and clean.

Thank you, Alan

NancyMac 0 solutions 1 answers

Thank you. I did exactly what you said and "bingo" the problem was solved. No more unwanted "BING" search bar.

csroufe 0 solutions 2 answers

Pennylain's solution worked ! Thank you, Charley

csroufe 0 solutions 2 answers

Thank you - It worked!!!

dpaul99 0 solutions 1 answers

Uninstall Start Now Toolbar in control panel. I am using windows xp and don't see this option. What am I missing? Thanks