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    Techy Stuff Help!

    I've downloaded something and now Chrome doesn't seem to be my search engine.
    I now seem to have aquired something called 'Bing'.
    It has annoying adverts telling me I'm low on memory etc.
    I've looked in Control Panel & Add or Remove but can't see it.

    Can anyone tell me where I can find it or how best to get it off my laptop?

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    Probably wrote something to your registry.

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    You need to go to the Settings part of Chrome - to the right of your address bar should be 3 Grey lines, go there, click on settings - You will probably have to change 3 or 4 things such as your search engines, appearance, on start up etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Hunting View Post
    I've downloaded something and now Chrome doesn't seem to be my search engine.
    I now seem to have aquired something called 'Bing'.
    It has annoying adverts telling me I'm low on memory etc.
    I've looked in Control Panel & Add or Remove but can't see it.

    Can anyone tell me where I can find it or how best to get it off my laptop?

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    Top right hand side of your open browser you will see a cog. Click on it. Select internet options. You will then see a home page. That will ahve bing address in it. change it www.google.co.uk. From google clcik on install Chrome. When prompted confirm chrome as your default browser. When done follow these instructions and delete bing from your system http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWnb9S5TcSY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Hunting View Post
    I've downloaded something and now Chrome doesn't seem to be my search engine.
    I now seem to have aquired something called 'Bing'.
    It has annoying adverts telling me I'm low on memory etc.
    I've looked in Control Panel & Add or Remove but can't see it.

    Can anyone tell me where I can find it or how best to get it off my laptop?

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    What did you download Roy? If it was a piece of software it may have asked you if you wanted to install Bing and then use it as your default browser (you need to check boxes to make sure this does not happen). You should be able to adjust your internet browser setting in your network settings menu. If not then it's a system restore from the last point.
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    I downloaded a YouTube downloader. I think this must have come with it.
    It certainly came with a couple of other progs which I have got rid of, but having followed Kenny's advoce, I now have Google Chrome as my home page and default search engine, but just under the yellow bar at the top I have a kind of blue bar and it says, 'Results by BING'.then a big fucking advert is flashing some shit at me in the middle.

    So now it's onto Mr Cyber's post. except I don't have a cog, I have those 3 little bars top right that Kenny mentioned.
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    If you're on IE10 then click the arrow at the end of the address bar and then at the bottom of the list you'll see bing and google, select google.

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    Ah my search engine is now Conduit!

    I'll see if I can delete that in my Control Panel.
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    You sure you haven't got anything for Bing when you go to the remove program option within the Control Panel?

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    Off the top of my head:

    If you’ve always used Internet Explorer (IE) because it was the only web browser supplied on your PC or laptop, we’ve got news for you: there are better browsers around.


    Alternatives to Internet Explorer include Google Chrome

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    Two of the most popular are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Both are completely free and have some features that aren’t available in IE which can make your life easier.

    There are, in fact, loads of web browsers to choose between. Here are another six less well-known alternative browsers.

    One of the great things about Google Chrome is that your bookmarks, browsing history, passwords and even which tabs you have open can be synchronised between all your computers, including your smartphone and tablet.

    Both Chrome and Firefox also have big libraries of add-ons which give each browser new features, such as a pop-up that warns you if another website has the same product you’re viewing at a cheaper price (InsivibleHand). Another add-on (Ghostery) can prevent companies from tracking you and there’s a multitude of others, too.

    How to install Google Chrome

    Step 1. Fire up Internet Explorer and type chome.google.com into the address bar near the top, or use your preferred search engine to find “Google Chrome”.

    Install a new web browser step 1

    Step 2. A window will appear explaining the licence terms, but simply click the Accept and Install button. Windows User Account Control (UAC) might pop up and ask if you will allow Chrome to be installed, so click Yes if prompted.

    Install a new web browser step 2

    Step 3. Chrome will automatically download, install and launch itself. It might ask if you want to import bookmarks and other data from Internet Explorer – it’s up to you whether to do so or not, but we’d recommend you do, unless you already use Chrome on another computer.

    Install a new web browser step 3

    Step 4. If you have a Google account, you should sign into Chrome by clicking the three horizontal bars icon on the right-hand side and then Sign in to Chrome… This will import your bookmarks, browsing history, passwords and other data. If it’s the first time you’ve used Chrome, it’s still worth signing in so all this data is saved should you ever need to format your hard drive, or use Chrome on a different computer.

    Install a new web browser step 4

    Step 5. You can choose how Chrome behaves when you start it by clicking on Settings (below the Sign in option in step 4). We prefer the ‘Continue where I left off’ option, which re-opens the web-pages you were looking at when you last shut Chrome. You can also choose which search engine is used.

    Install a new web browser step 5

    Step 6. A couple of useful shortcuts you’ll want to know are: Ctrl-H brings up the browsing history and Ctrl-Shift-B hides (or shows) the bookmarks bar. A really useful shortcut is Ctrl-Shift-T which re-opens tabs you’ve just closed – ideal when you accidentally dismiss the wrong tab.

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    He doesn't want a new browser, Frank.

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    Oh..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    You sure you haven't got anything for Bing when you go to the remove program option within the Control Panel?
    Nope, and further I don't have anything for 'Conduit' either!
    So if that's running my home page / search engine where the fuck is it?
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    Sounds like Bing Toolbar. Should be in Add/Remove programs. Or if not go into Chrome's settings and disable it from the extensions menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Hunting View Post
    Nope, and further I don't have anything for 'Conduit' either!
    So if that's running my home page / search engine where the fuck is it?
    If I was you I would Google for your answer (or Bing or Conduit for the answer)

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    When I open up Internet Explorer, in the top bar I have this.

    http://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT33...AB335E36&SSPV=

    and in the smaller bar to the right it says 'Conduit Search'

    But if I open up Chrome and go Kenny's route It says Google Chrome is now your default setting. then under the yellow bar is this blue bar with ' Results by BING' with now an Air FRance advert in the middle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Hunting View Post
    Nope, and further I don't have anything for 'Conduit' either!
    So if that's running my home page / search engine where the $#@! is it?
    It's a nasty little program that's installed itself on your machine without your permission. I think they used to be called Trojans but I have no idea what they're called these days. Try this below as it is a manual guide to removal. I advise you not to install any programs which may be somewhat dodgy, I've done it before and it took me a while to get it off.

    http://pcsmarties.wordpress.com/meth...emove-conduit/
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    Three horizontal bars at the top of Google Chrome. Click that, Tools->Extensions.



    Is there anything out of the ordinary showing in there? If so, uncheck it.
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    Failing that bin the computer and buy a new one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny75 View Post
    It's a nasty little program that's installed itself on your machine without your permission. I think they used to be called Trojans but I have no idea what they're called these days. Try this below as it is a manual guide to removal. I advise you not to install any programs which may be somewhat dodgy, I've done it before and it took me a while to get it off.

    http://pcsmarties.wordpress.com/meth...emove-conduit/
    That is what has happened. He's changed his default back to Google, but when he reopens it, it goes back to Conduit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    Failing that bin the computer and buy a new one
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    Three horizontal bars at the top of Google Chrome. Click that, Tools->Extensions.



    Is there anything out of the ordinary showing in there? If so, uncheck it.
    No Dan, but thanks for that. Now I know where to find these extensions.
    But now I've found it there's nothing I don't want or didn't expect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny75 View Post
    It's a nasty little program that's installed itself on your machine without your permission. I think they used to be called Trojans but I have no idea what they're called these days. Try this below as it is a manual guide to removal. I advise you not to install any programs which may be somewhat dodgy, I've done it before and it took me a while to get it off.

    http://pcsmarties.wordpress.com/meth...emove-conduit/
    Thanks Johnny, I'll try that.
    I got the YouTube downloader from The Drummer and it's fine on his pc, although I got a slightly older update.
    I selected from the list and I think that's where it got into me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Hunting View Post
    Thanks Johnny, I'll try that.
    I got some porn website from The Drummer and it's fine on his pc, although I got a slightly seedier site.
    I selected whips and chains from the list and I think that's where it got into me.
    Makes sense.

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    Had the same happen to me recently with Conduit. Annoying that it isn't picked up by any virus checkers.

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    .....System Restore?
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    Try antimalwarebtyes....
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    It's just Malware Bytes.

    I would recommend getting this any way whether you've fixed it or not.
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    Just do a restore to a point before the download, Roy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b3h View Post
    It's just Malware Bytes.

    I would recommend getting this any way whether you've fixed it or not.
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