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bing is impossible t get rid of, how can I remove it forever??

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bing is impossible t get rid of, how can I remove it forever??

I think it is something to do with Adobe undates that are done automaticly. I want bing gone forever, and each time I somehow get it off, it finds it's way back... Isn't that illegal?? Are there any class action lawsuits I can join against bing??

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Regular User

Re: bing is impossible t get rid of, how can I remove it forever??

What do you mean by getting rid of Bing? It's search engine? It's toolbar or what? Please give us more information so we can guide you, Thanks.

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Re: bing is impossible t get rid of, how can I remove it forever??

Use the Search Reset add-on.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.
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Re: bing is impossible t get rid of, how can I remove it forever??

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window or otherwise make changes.

If you do not keep changes after a restart then see:

New User

Re: bing is impossible t get rid of, how can I remove it forever??

I understand your pain, I've tried everything as well. Bing was even showing up when I did a search from the google bar. ?!? - removed from 'manage search engines' - removed from Internet Explorer (even though I don't use it) - removed everything remotely connected to "bing" in a search of my computer - checked all my addons - was very very very very sure I unchecked anything connected to bing while installing or downloading - changed or deleted all the "bing" strings in about:config - blocked bing . com from firefox completely

The only thing that worked was the add-on mentioned above. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

Just make sure you go into options and set your home page, search engines, url's, etc exactly as you want to keep them.

Thanks to the edmeister for that one!

New User

Re: bing is impossible t get rid of, how can I remove it forever??

I opened a foreign facebook page and wanted to translate it, so I used google translate...scrolling down the page within a post, there was a translate button which i pressed because the words were still foreign...Bing came up! I can't see bing in my Mozilla settings. Can I use any of the above fixes too or is my problem different. I can't stand bing.

New User

Re: bing is impossible t get rid of, how can I remove it forever??

I tried everything that has been suggested to get rid of the Bing Search Engine which popped up every time I entered a query into the Firefox search box. Since Firefox apparently has no idea how this happens,

I finally fixed it by switching to Google Chrome.  Goodbye, Firefox.
New User

Re: bing is impossible t get rid of, how can I remove it forever??

I tried everything... and I mean everything. I looked at about thirty, forty answers. (Most of them the same of course). I clicked on the second trouble shooting link above ------------ https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems?redirectlocale=e... ------------and scrolled down to Disable all extensions. There it tells you to something different, but close to what I did. I clicked on tools at the top of the page in the firefox menu. Then I clicked add-ons, then went to the extensions panel. I disabled each extension one at a time, restarting firefox after each one. Then going back and enabling it and trying the next one. After about the third one I had success. No more bing toolbar! I was going crazy. I wish I would have found this sooner. Hope this helps. p.s. I've never posted anything in a forum before. I got this account in hopes that maybe at least one person doesn't have to go through all the crap that I did.

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Re: bing is impossible t get rid of, how can I remove it forever??

Look below for absolute answer!

New User

Re: bing is impossible t get rid of, how can I remove it forever??

I tried everything... and I mean everything. I looked at about thirty, forty answers. (Most of them the same of course). I clicked on the second trouble shooting link above ------------ https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems?redirectlocale=e... ------------and scrolled down to Disable all extensions. There it tells you to something different, but close to what I did. I clicked on tools at the top of the page in the firefox menu. Then I clicked add-ons, then went to the extensions panel. I disabled each extension one at a time, restarting firefox after each one. Then going back and enabling it and trying the next one. After about the third one I had success. No more bing toolbar! I was going crazy. I wish I would have found this sooner. Hope this helps. p.s. I've never posted anything in a forum before. I got this account in hopes that maybe at least one person doesn't have to go through all the crap that I did.