Who Else Is Pee'd Off With Bing

unsolicited intrusions

By on September 7, 2009 3:12:52 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

starkers

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As the title would suggest, I am pissed off with Bing... the MS/Yahoo search engine.  The reason: I click on *say* the WC link on my FF bookmarks toolbar and I get a Bing search page instead... I click on the devART link and I get a Bing search page... I click on the Majorgeeks bookmark and I get the Bing search page. It even comes up after clicking the back button and trying the link again... several times on occasion.

I have Yahoo set as my default search provider in Firefox, have done for years, but this has only been happening since the MS/Yahoo search merger... and bloody annoying, to say the least.  If I wanted Bing I'd click on a Bing link.

Anyone else experiencing this... clicking on a dedicated link but getting Bing instead?

 

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September 7, 2009 3:36:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

no problems here

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September 7, 2009 5:14:55 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

no problems here

Hmmm, it's looking more and more like I may be the victim of yet another conspiracy.

Obviously, the Bing people know that I'm anti-Google and want me to sample their product.  Yup, that's it, they want me try it out and preach the virtues of Bing, as opposed to Google search, to the World.

Well bad luck... severely pissing me off is not gonna garner my support.  Nope, being pissed AND broke ain't gonna be conducive to my co-operation...

... money's gonna have to change hands now.

Seriously, though, I can even be within a site... WC for example, click on an internal link to *say* a particular forum thread but get Bing instead of the desired page.

It mighn't be as bad as getting on a downtown bus and ending up in the boondocks... but it's still aggravating.

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September 7, 2009 5:38:33 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

click on an internal link to *say* a particular forum thread but get Bing instead of the desired page.

Hi Starkers. maybe its just for us people that never use other internet browswers other than Internet Explorer 6/7/8, what the heck does *say* mean in english?  Does this feature actually read out the clicked link through your speakers, or some other desired effect?  (of course, this would occur, before the setup of Bing search engine)

cheers

just make it easier for us to understand what this all means.

GigaByte69

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September 7, 2009 6:30:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

what the heck does *say* mean in english?

*say* is the shortened way of saying: "for example, a particular forum thread"

Does this feature actually read out the clicked link through your speakers,

Haven't noticed really... though I could swear that sometimes I can hear: " We hate Google too... we hate Google too!" 

Guess that might be the subliminal sounds to make me switch over.

just make it easier for us to understand what this all means.

Sorry!  Didn't mean to make it as clear as mud.

The crux of the issue is that no matter which link/bookmark I click on using Firefox, Bing will rear its ugly mug when I neither want or summon it.

Better?

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September 7, 2009 6:56:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

it shouldn't

I'm using Firefox

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September 7, 2009 6:59:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

but i lost 8 karma in the last couple of hrs

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September 7, 2009 7:09:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

does it happens when you type in an address.

bing might be linked to your address bar.

 

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September 7, 2009 7:09:31 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think Bing should get a healthy dose of starkers killer starkerbarks. Then they, whoever they are...can 'BING' till their hearts content on the other side of reality.

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September 7, 2009 7:26:54 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

And I thought this thread was about Bing Crosby. I use Google.

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September 7, 2009 7:44:38 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

And I thought this thread was about Bing Crosby

Me too. Must be an age thing

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September 7, 2009 8:11:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm using bing with out any problems, must be a yahoo thing.

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September 7, 2009 8:43:18 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

it shouldn't

but i lost 8 karma in the last couple of hrs

Told yer there wos a conspiracy... Bing is trying to usurp Google... and is stealing karma points to purport popularity.

does it happens when you type in an address.

bing might be linked to your address bar.

Not that I've noticed... not that I type too many URL's.  Most addys I visit are bookmarked, or I copy/paste provided links.

And I thought this thread was about Bing Crosby.

Closer to Xmas it could have been... with White Christmas playing just about everywhere, I get POQ hearing it.

Me too. Must be an age thing

If it was an age + music thing... it'd be Medieval minstrels, wouldn't it.

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September 7, 2009 9:23:59 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think Bing should get a healthy dose of starkers killer starkerbarks.
Remind me to stay upwind when the Bing vs. barks war starts. The fallout won't be pretty.

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September 7, 2009 5:37:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I did a windows update the other day, and the next thing I know Bling (Bing) is on my top bar and in my search engine. I immediately sought ought the way to excorsize it. Go to manage addons (Vista) and delete it!! done no more conspiracy. It wouldn;t be so bad except that I wasn;t even asked if I wanted it on my system. It just appeared after a simple update!

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September 7, 2009 6:11:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

did that update include a messenger update?

 

Windows update (xp) had no effect on me with Bing

but when I updated messeger I saw the options to make bing my home page and search engine

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September 7, 2009 6:53:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Perhaps Google isn't as bad as you thought Startkers?

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September 7, 2009 7:34:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Google isn't too bad as long as you avoid all the adds it puts in your face. I use it only for quick searches. Yahoo basically I use for my e-mails but this Bing thing......it seems as though MS is looking to emulate google.

countdown to Bing vs Bark.......................................................?

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September 7, 2009 10:08:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Bing works fine for me.

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September 7, 2009 11:21:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Have a look at your addons and plugins, see if any are bing or yahoo. Disable them one at a time to see if they are the problem.

Bichur might be right, it could another M$ program or even Yahoo messenger update.

 

 

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September 7, 2009 11:26:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I am using Bing for my home page and search at the moment.

I have IE8 and Firefox installed and do not have any problems with favorites.

Macca

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September 7, 2009 11:27:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I am using Bing for my home page and search at the moment.

I have IE8 and Firefox installed and do not have any problems with favorites.

Macca

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September 8, 2009 12:56:00 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I did a windows update the other day, and the next thing I know Bling (Bing) is on my top bar and in my search engine.

Nope, not the case here!  I had the option in IE (not my default browser) and Messenger to make Bing my default search provider and home page, but I declined... wanted to keep things as they were.  Yahoo (standard) is still set as my default search provider... so this Bing thing is something I've not asked for.

Go to manage addons (Vista) and delete it!! done no more conspiracy.

There is nothing Bing related to delete/disable in addons.

Besides, without a conspiracy, life would be incomplete.

I will, however, investigate more thoroughly today and eliminate the annoyance.

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Ah, kona, so you've taken time out from your 'nuptials' to comment......

Perhaps Google isn't as bad as you thought Startkers?

Now how did I know you were gonnna say that?

Funny thing, that! I went to bed last night with this thread on my mind, and eventually got to dreaming: "kona's gonna come in and somehow suggest how Google is somehow better."  And You did!  

WOW, I have the gift of prophesy!  I can see into the future!

Seriously, though, when advertising giants like Google and Yahoo want to annoy the crap out of you, they will find a way... and maybe this Bing thing is a MS/Yahoo attempt at one-upmanship on Google.  Whatever, I don't appreciate having things I don't want thrust in my face.  For example, it took 8 attempts to bring up the WC home page when I clicked on the WC bookmark this morning... the 7 previous attempts brought up the Bing homepage, and that, is simply not good enough.  It's not that I had to be anywhere else real fast, but rather that it's a blatant and unwelcome intrusion into MY space.

countdown to Bing vs Bark

Yup, and if I get any more pissed, which won't take much... the bark is gonna have a bite as well.  If MS/Yahoo has somehow put this Bing crap on my rig, it would be without consent and may well fall within the ant-trust/denial of options thing.  If so, I shall create a big 'stink' (starkerbarks included) to try get the practice stopped... because I resent the assumption that I want Bing and don't want a choice.

Bing works fine for me.

Bing might work very well as a search engine on command, but that's not my complaint. My beef is that the Bing homepage pops up in the absence of a command and replaces someting I did ask for... which, to me, equates to intrusion by brute force.

I WILL get RID of it... cos I'm a persistent and stubborn bastard when my dander's up.

 

 

 

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September 8, 2009 5:18:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Funny how I see no ads when I use Google.

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September 8, 2009 8:13:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Funny how I see no ads when I use Google.

kona, this isn't just ads on a webpage, this is a whole webpage that I'm being redirected to... the Bing home page. What's worse, I didn't agree to try Bing, and I don't have Bing as a search provider (default or otherwise) in IE or FF... anywhere on my PC.

No, this is something I have not asked for, much less want... so it's a matter of hunting down the culprit file(s) and getting rid of them.  So far, I've looked in IE and FF (the apps/program files/application data folders) without luck.  However, the Better Privacy addon for FF found a LSO cookie which looked suspicious... since deleting it I've not had the Bing page reappear, so hopefully that was it.

 

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September 8, 2009 8:37:23 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

There's another search engine??? Why do they bother when there's Google? What a pointless exercise..........

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