MSN Bing

has hijacked my computer. I have firefox set as browser and default home page. This morning bing has taken over and I cannot remove it. Help please

geek_captaingraham, Mar 24, 9:00 am

MSN windows live is old school and well known rubbish

geek_kevymtnz, Mar 24, 9:23 am

agreed. I cannot remove it

geek_captaingraham, Mar 24, 9:27 am

you'll get MSN/Bing (from Microsoft) if you installed skype (being microsoft), or other software, without unticking the boxes. In this case it is not hijacked, you have given permission for it by not opting out of the offer

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-set-the-home-page

geek_king1, Mar 24, 9:31 am



+1
Its all about reading the fine print!

geek_nzoomed, Mar 24, 9:48 am

i have NOT done a Skype update but one may have come through without my help, as many updates do. I asked for help to rectify the situation, Firefox keeps telling me it is still my home page. When I click on Ffox desktop icon, Bing opens up.Smart remarks about fine print do not help.

geek_captaingraham, Mar 24, 10:18 am

Try this:

Cut and paste this in to your browser:

chrome://browser/content/searc-
h/engineManager.xul

It will open a page that allows you to permanently remove these search engines.

geek_kew, Mar 24, 11:31 am

You need to remove the "hyphen" between the "c" and "h" of "Search"

geek_kew, Mar 24, 11:36 am



reinstall firefox

geek_newbie5, Mar 24, 3:21 pm

reset the home page to what you want as home page

geek_newbie5, Mar 24, 3:23 pm


Im NOT saying its skype either, that is just one known example of a software install that asks for Bing, there is countless other programs that bundle Bing search, usually microsoft stuff like live essentials, but plenty of other 3rd party programs do so too.

geek_nzoomed, Mar 24, 4:20 pm

Sorted thanks.

geek_captaingraham, Apr 24, 9:01 am

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