How to Stop Bing Pop-Ups

Bing is an online search engine from Microsoft, previously named MSN and Windows Live Search. If you've been browsing around the Web, you may have noticed a number of in-browser pop-ups advertising the Bing search engine. These pop-ups lay dormant on a Web page, hidden within particular keywords indicated via a green underline. When your mouse rolls over the keywords, the pop-up appears. This can be highly distracting if you are trying to read an article or get some work done. Luckily, you can easily opt-out of the advertisements which are provided by Vibrant Media, not Microsoft.

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Open your default Web browser. Navigate to the Vibrant Media In-text Advertising Opt-Out page. See Resources for a direct link.

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Select the “Disable” tab.

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Click “Click here to disable,” beneath “Disable Vibrant Ads.” After disabling, you should no longer see the Vibrant pop-up advertisements, Bing-related or otherwise. These pop-ups are disabled via placing a cookie on your computer. If you ever clear out your browser’s cookies, you may have to opt-out again to remove the ads once more.