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I want to block Bing from appearing,

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  • Hello,

    I am currently using IE 6 and I use Google as my search engine.  But very often (too often), if type an address in the address bar of my browser, I am taken to the Bing search page.  I have tried to block http://www.bing.com (Under Internet Options, Privacy, Sites), but it doesn't seem to be working.  I don't want this website to appear.  Please stop imposing it on me.  If I want to use it, I know how to find it.

    Thanks

    Bingless
    • Changed type JimR1Moderator Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:05 PM
    • Moved by JimR1Moderator Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:08 PM Off topic. (From:Microsoft Security Essentials: Getting Started and Upgrading)
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:52 PM

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  • The forum you posted to is for the discussion of Microsoft Security Essentials beta.You can get help with Internet Explorer here - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/threads
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:21 PM
  • Hello,

    I am currently using IE 6 and I use Google as my search engine.  But very often (too often), if type an address in the address bar of my browser, I am taken to the Bing search page.  I have tried to block http://www.bing.com (Under Internet Options, Privacy, Sites), but it doesn't seem to be working.  I don't want this website to appear.  Please stop imposing it on me.  If I want to use it, I know how to find it.

    Thanks

    Bingless
    Just add the lines:
    127.0.0.1     bing.com
    127.0.0.1     www.bing.com

    to your c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file
    Saturday, November 14, 2009 2:41 PM
  • Hello OrLoft,
    as I have problems with bing.com, too, always appearing on my screen thouh I don't want it, I tried your advice.
    After clicking on 'hosts' I am asked with which program I want to open this host file. Can you, please, tell me which program I have to choose to open it?
    Thank you in advance!!
    Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:08 AM
  • You use notepad to open it.
    Thursday, April 15, 2010 6:12 PM