Instructions for using Crap Cleaner (AKA CCleaner)
--Download & install Crap Cleaner
--Open Cleaner, should be on Cleaner, if not click on it and "analyze", then "run cleaner" .
--Next click on "Registry" right under "Cleaner". Click on "Scan for issues" then "Fix Issues" when scan is finished.
--Next click on "Tools". Make sure "Uninstall" is selected. This will allow you to uninstall many of the programs on your computer. This is how I got rid of Bing. Highlight the program you want to uninstall then click on "Uninstall" on the right hand side of the page
Try THIS first:
Look at the top section in your web browser (in other words, look at the top of your computer screen now)
Do you see the address for this page (says skoolie.net/forum...etc) next should be a button that says "reload" then a button that says "Stop". Then there is the search bar where you enter search terms. That is what you are looking for. Now the rest applies to that little section....
This procedure works in Windows XP Professional:
--Left click on the ”down arrow” at the top right where you see the various search engines in the toolbar. In my case it's to the right of the Star logo for Ixquick search engine
--Left Click on “Manage search engines”
-- Highlight Bing and click on "Remove"
--Left click on "Get more search engines" if the search engine you wish to use is not there or "Restore Defaults". "Get More" will take me to FireFox to get add ons.
-- I use Ixquick so I have that at the top of the list. Whatever search engine you wish to default to should be moved up to the top of the list using the "Move Up" button
--Left click on "okay" to save and close.
You may want to put Crap Cleaner on as it will help keep the crap down on your computer. I use the free version. I also use the free version of MalwareBytes too. I try to run Crap Cleaner every other day, MalwareBytes once a week.[/quote]