Following up on my other article on how to get rid of Yahoo. Now an article on removing the Bing search engine from Google Chrome. There are many ways Bing can be set as a search engine.
Some people have set Bing.com as a search engine in Chrome themselves. Others have downloaded software that has set Bing as a search engine for them, also known as a browser hijacker or adware. If the latter has happened, then you are probably wondering how?
There is a lot of free software to download on the internet. This software often comes with optional extra software to free the downloaded software. In this way, many Google Chrome users are unwittingly provided with Bing as their default search engine. In addition, the optional software installs Bing for advertising purposes.
Whatever the reason, you want to remove Bing.com from Google Chrome. See the instructions below on how to remove Bing from Chrome.
Remove Bing search engine from Google Chrome
To get started, open Google Chrome and click on the Chrome menu in the upper right corner and then click on Settings in the menu.
On the left click on Search and then on “Search engine used in the address bar”.
Change the search engine from Bing to Google. If the setting is controlled by an extension, click disable first and then change the search engine from Bing to Google.
Then click on Manage search engines in the same menu. In the default search engines menu, select another search engine, for example, Google. Click the three dots to the right of the search engine and click Make default.
If the problem is still not solved, do the following. First, go back to the Google Chrome menu and click on More Tools and Extensions.
In the list of installed Google Chrome extensions, check if an extension is installed that redirects to Bing.com.
Where appropriate, disable or remove this extension. However, suppose you have no idea why Chrome browser keeps redirecting to the Bing search engine. In that case, I recommend you check your computer for adware. Adware hides in your browser and modifies search engine settings. Malwarebytes detects adware and removes it from your computer. Malwarebytes is free to use to detect and remove adware.
You can also restore Google Chrome to default values if you are at a loss. Make sure you have saved all data from Google Chrome through your Google account when you do this. All Google Chrome settings will be lost by a reset.
Open Google Chrome. Click on Settings in the menu. On the left click on Advanced, then click on Reset and Cleanup. Once again click on “Reset settings to their original defaults” and confirm.
This action will:
Reset Chrome settings and Chrome shortcuts. Disable extensions and deletes cookies and other temporary site data.
Bookmarks, history, and saved passwords won’t be affected.
Sorry Bing 🙂
I hope this helped in removing Bing from Google Chrome. Thank you for reading!