I’ll show you how to change your browser’s default search provider from Bing to Google in this article. On the internet, search has become a very profitable business, and the various search providers are vying for a piece of the pie.
How can you tell if Bing is the default search engine? Bing search suggestions appear when you begin typing a website URL in Internet Explorer’s address bar.
Despite the fact that most people regard Bing as a poor substitute for Google, it has a sizable user base. However, it is unknown how many of those users are unwilling users.
Bing has a toolbar that is installed as an add-on while installing a variety of different but completely unrelated programs, Bing can sometimes force itself into becoming the default search engine for your internet browser, and Bing is heavily integrated into Cortana.
What caused Bing Search to become the default search engine?
As stated in the introduction, the Browser Hijacker is to blame if Chrome or other browsers’ search engine changes. A browser hijacker can enter your system through bundled software, malicious extensions, clicking on malicious pop-ups, email attachments, and other means.
Browser hijackers primarily promote bogus search engines to generate revenue. Because false search engines cannot generate their own search results, users are redirected to search engines such as Bing.
This is how Bing becomes the default search engine in Chrome or other browsers.
Remove Bing Search Or Change Your Default Search Provider
You may have noticed that your Chrome browser’s default search engine has been changed from google.com to Bing.com without your knowledge. It usually happens when a web extension or application gains access to the settings of your browser.
- Launch Google Chrome.
- Go to the Options menu (represented by three dots).
- Choose Settings.
- Choose the arrow that corresponds to the current default search engine.
- On the right, select your preferred Search Engine (Google, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo).
- Restart Google Chrome. We recommend that you reset or reinstall Chrome if it is still using Bing as your search engine.
- you reset or reinstall Chrome.
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Remove Bing from the Chrome Search Engine list
If the above solution has not worked for you, then try following the steps mentioned below to help ease your problem.
- Navigate to the Settings tab in Google Chrome by clicking the three dots.
- Now look for the Appearance setting, then Search Engines, and then Manage Search Engines.
- To open a new window, click the arrow next to it.
- Then, in the top-level list of default search engines, look for Bing and click on the three vertical dots next to it.
- You will be given a small list of options, one of which must be removed from the List.
- This will remove Bing from Chrome’s Search Engine List, and it will not be re-added until one of the options listed below is selected.
Reset Chrome if you’re still redirected to Bing
If you’ve completed the methods that we have mentioned above and are still seeing Bing when you use Chrome, resetting Chrome may help.
This will remove all of your cookies, pinned tabs, shortcuts, and saved preferences. You will not lose your saved passwords, browsing history, or bookmarks. Chrome must be reset.
- Launch Google Chrome.
- Select the Menu option.
- Then, select Advanced from the Settings menu.
- Scroll all the way down to Reset and clean up.
- Reset settings to their original defaults by clicking the button.