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program corrupted default settings for search engine

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by PDJ, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. PDJ

    PDJ Flightless Bird

    I have a dell dimension 2400 running Windows XP. It's an an unknown program
    corrupting the settings in Internet Explorer 8 for "Bing". I need some help
    fixing this. I'm not an expert . Thank you for any help you can give
     
  2. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "PDJ" <PDJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1D99CDB2-B376-4CF0-B163-0B9886E1D47A@microsoft.com...
    > I have a dell dimension 2400 running Windows XP. It's an an unknown
    > program
    > corrupting the settings in Internet Explorer 8 for "Bing". I need some
    > help
    > fixing this. I'm not an expert . Thank you for any help you can give



    Do you have any Google utilities installed? I think that they may try to
    make Google web search a default. If so you could try uninstalling them or
    at least disabling them to see if your symptoms change as a result.

    If you just want to get rid of the message and see what happens otherwise,
    you could try using the Manage Search Providers command in the dropdown list
    in the Search bar (e.g. Ctrl-e,Tab,CursorDown, CursorUp, Enter as one simple
    way to access that dialog). Then uncheck the box Prevent programs from
    suggesting changes to my default search provider (e.g. press Alt-r in that
    dialog).


    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
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