How to Uninstall the Bing Toolbar From Your Browser

The Bing Bar, sometimes referred to as the Bing Toolbar, is a free Internet Explorer browser add-on that replaced Microsoft’s MSN Toolbar. Some programs install the Bing Bar by default unless you opt out, and it also may come installed with Windows on certain computers. The Bing Bar is not malicious or considered malware, and it can be uninstalled through the Windows 8.1 Programs and Features setting.

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The Bing Bar browser add-on
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Open the Control Panel’s Programs and Features setting, using either the Home screen’s Search function or by selecting the “Start” button and entering “Programs and Features.”

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Open the Control Panel’s “Programs and Features” setting.
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Select "Uninstall" on the "Bing Bar" entry.
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Right-click the “Bing Bar” entry and select “Uninstall.”

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Click "Yes" to confirm the uninstallation.
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Click “Yes” at the prompt to confirm you want to uninstall Bing Bar. Windows launches a window detailing the uninstallation progress and then opens an Internet Explorer window with an uninstall survey.

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Complete the survey only if you wish.
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Complete the survey. You are not required to do so; the toolbar is uninstalled already.