How to Get Rid of Bing

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What To Know

  • Edge: Three-dot icon > Settings > Advanced > Change Search Provider. Pick one and Set as Default.
  • Firefox: Menu > Options > Search. Use the drop-down to pick a new provider.
  • Chrome: Press the three vertical dot menu > Settings Search engine. Select Search engine used.

This article explains how to switch from the Bing search engine to another popular option, such as Google, Yahoo, or Duck Duck Go. These instructions apply to Edge and IE, as well as Firefox or Chrome on Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.

How to Remove Bing in Edge

To remove Bing from the Edge web browser, in Edge:

  1. Select the three horizontal dots in the upper right corner.

  2. Select Settings and choose Advanced in the left pane.

  3. Select Change Search Provider under Address Bar Search.

    Address Bar Search in Edge settings
  4. Select Set as Default.

How to Switch From Bing to Another Search Engine in Firefox

If you previously set Bing as the default search provider in Firefox, you can change it. To replace Bing as your search engine, in Firefox:

  1. Navigate to the search engine to use, as noted in the previous section.

  2. Select the three horizontal lines in the top right corner and select Options.

  3. Select Search.

  4. Select the arrow by the listed search engine and then choose the one you’d like to use.

    default search settings in Firefox
  5. You do not need to click Save or Close.

How to Replace Bing in Chrome

If you’ve previously set Bing to be the default search provider in Chrome, you can change it. To remove Bing from the Chrome web browser, in Chrome:

  1. Navigate to the search engine to use.

  2. Select the three vertical dots in the top right corner of the browser window.

  3. Select Settings.

  4. Select the arrow by the current default search engine.

    search engine settings in Chrome
  5. Select the search engine to use.

  • How do I get rid of the Bing pop-up in Edge on Windows 10?

    If Bing and Edge aren't the default search engine and browser on your Windows 10 computer, you might see a pop-up that says, "Microsoft recommends different browser settings. Want to change them?" To stop these pop-ups, type the following (or cut and paste) into the browser's search bar: edge://flags/#edge-show-feature-recommendations. Then, turn off Show feature and workflow recommendations.

  • What's better: Bing or Google?

    Bing and Google are two of the best search engines; both provide fast, relevant results. Google weighs recent content more heavily than Bing, which prioritizes older, more established sites. Google collects a great deal of information about users, but Bing often serves up search results with lots of ads.

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