Microsoft's Bing Bar brings the search engine's power to your fingertips, even when you aren't on the Bing website. The Bing Bar installs itself as a toolbar in Internet Explorer 7 or higher and gives you quick-click access to Bing search and several other useful features, such as weather updates and movie times. Not everyone wants another toolbar splashed across their monitor, however, and Microsoft has used a Windows Update to install the software automatically on some computers in the past. You uninstall the Bing Bar the same way you would any other program in Windows XP.
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Close Internet Explorer. The Bing Bar will not uninstall if the browser is being used.
Click "Start," then "Control Panel," and then "Add or Remove Programs."
Click on the Bing Bar entry in the list of installed programs. The line highlights and a "Remove" button appears.
Click on the "Remove" button. Confirm that you want to uninstall the software. An uninstall wizard appears to remove the application and walk you through the process.
Tips and warnings
- You can just hide the toolbar if you think you may want to use it again in the future. Click on the "Tools" option of Internet Explorer's menu bar, then uncheck the "Bing Bar" option in the "Toolbars" list.
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