How to remove Bing from Chrome

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  • Microsoft has always tried to compete with Google Search. Its own search engine is called Bing and has a market share of around 20-30% of desktop searches in the US.
  • In case Bing keeps showing up when you start Chrome, there are a couple of things that you can do. Follow the instructions from the article. 
  • Hopefully, this will solve your problem. For any other related to the browser, check out our Chrome Errors page
  • For various tools and troubleshooting guides, make sure you visit the Google Chrome section of our website. 
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When it comes to Internet browsing, there are two things no users can live without:

As far as Internet browsers go, there are plenty to choose from, with some focusing on some aspects more than others. Some can be very resource-efficient, while others may be incredibly secure.

Whichever the case it is up to you to choose. However, one general consensus is that Google Chrome is the most popular browser out there.

As for search engines, the choice is almost unanimous, as Google holds the number one spot. However, some users still prefer using Bing.

Unfortunately, Bing has a nasty habit of popping up uninvited as the default search engine, usually as part of a program installation that you weren’t paying attention to.

If that is the case, then you are most probably looking for a way to remove Bing from your Google Chrome browser. That is precisely why we’ve created this in-depth guide, to show you exactly how it is done.

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How do I remove Bing from Chrome?

1. Change Chrome’s settings

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Press the Menu button
    • It looks like 3 horizontal lines
  3. Go to Settings
  4. Go to the Search engine tab on the left
  5. Scroll down until you reach On startup
  6. Select Open a specific set of pages
  • If Bing is listed there, right-click it and select Removeopen specific pages chrome

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2. Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Press the Menu button
  3. Go to Settings
  4. Select Advanced
  5. Scroll down until you see Reset and clean up
  6. Click Reset settings to their original defaultschrome reset

By following these steps, you should be able to remove Bing from your Google Chrome browser.

Additionally, the first set of steps can also be used to change the default search engine that Google Chrome uses. All in all, these changes should be permanent, and you don’t need to restart the PC afterward.

Note: In order to avoid any similar issue, pay more attention to what you click on when installing software.

Are you aware of any other way to solve this problem? If so, share it in the comments section below so that other users can try it, as well.

The steps described in the article should help with the following problems as well:

  • How to get rid of Bing on Chrome – This is easily done with the first solution described in the article.

  • How to block Bing on Chrome – This usually means that users want to stop Bing from starting up or being used as a search engine in which case any solution will help.

  • Remove Bing redirect from Chrome – Some users refer to having Bing set up as a starting page in Chrome as a redirect. Changing the settings will solve this issue.

  • How to remove Bing from my Computer – By following this article you are removing Bing from the browser. Next, in Windows search for Cortana & Search Settings and disable Search online and include web results.

  • Remove Bing search engine – The article and the video embedded will show you how to remove Bing as a search engine from your browser.

FAQ: Learn more about removing Bing from Chrome

  • Why does my Chrome browser keep going to Bing?

If you’ve made different settings that have been overwritten, it’s highly likely that a Chrome extension is making these unwanted changes. It’s also possible a computer virus is at fault, in which case we recommend performing a scan with one of the recommended antivirus solutions.

  • How do I stop Bing from hijacking my browser?

There’s a setting called Manage Search Engines. There you should be able to remove Bing from the list. If it doesn’t work out, read the article to see what else you can do.

  • Is Bing any good?

While some might say it comes down to personal preference, comparing the search results from Bing and Google should determine which one is best. In most cases, Google wins as it provides more relevant results.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2020 and has been since revamped and updated in June 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.