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The fùcking thing keeps installing itself as my default search engine and it is driving me mad.

I coouldn't give a damn if it is the best engine in the world. I've set up some VMs and it shortly bangs itself up as my default engine and after a while insinuates itself as my homepage. It actually replaces google as my home page.

Those cùnts in Microsoft think that this behaviour is out of their control when I contact them; it is other sites which do this and is out of their control. No. It's not. they let it happen.

I find it outrageous that other agencies can modify the behaviour of equipment owned by me and configured by me to behave in the way that I prefer.

I find it absolutely intrusive and a highjack of my preferences on the machines I use.

Am I mad? Am I way out of touch? I get somewhat confused as to the current standards, but in my view this is an incredibly intrusive act of which MS are passive if not willing participants.
 


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Edge.

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truthisfree

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The fùcking thing keeps installing itself as my default search engine and it is driving me mad.

I coouldn't give a damn if it is the best engine in the world. I've set up some VMs and it shortly bangs itself up as my default engine and after a while insinuates itself as my homepage. It actually replaces google as my home page.

Those cùnts in Microsoft think that this behaviour is out of their control when I contact them; it is other sites which do this and is out of their control. No. It's not. they let it happen.

I find it outrageous that other agencies can modify the behaviour of equipment owned by me and configured by me to behave in the way that I prefer.

I find it absolutely intrusive and a highjack of my preferences on the machines I use.

Am I mad? Am I way out of touch? I get somewhat confused as to the current standards, but in my view this is an incredibly intrusive act of which MS are passive if not willing participants.
Malware I would think, even Mac and Linux suffer from it albeit way less.
 
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Bing is apparently the most popular search engine for afficionados of porn.
 
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mac tíre

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Des, I take it you are using IE or Edge?

How quaint. :D
 
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Even when you remove Bing from Search Engines in Settings?

Strange, alright.
Yup. Even when I follow all the standard methods. I have worked in IT for 30 years. Companies should not be allowed to behave in this way. The are not allowed to change the system I own. That i why I wonder whether it is I who is out of step. I do not want these fµckers to change a single registry entry without my express permission. Not a single one. I control my PC. Nobody else. Yet it seems acceptable to others?
 

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Yup. Even when I follow all the standard methods. I have worked in IT for 30 years. Companies should not be allowed to behave in this way. The are not allowed to change the system I own. That i why I wonder whether it is I who is out of step. I do not want these fµckers to change a single registry entry without my express permission. Not a single one. I control my PC. Nobody else. Yet it seems acceptable to others?
Windows 10 was initially released free for a reason.

Nothing is free.
 

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Yup. Even when I follow all the standard methods. I have worked in IT for 30 years. Companies should not be allowed to behave in this way. The are not allowed to change the system I own. That i why I wonder whether it is I who is out of step. I do not want these fµckers to change a single registry entry without my express permission. Not a single one. I control my PC. Nobody else. Yet it seems acceptable to others?
Calm down Des and tell us... Wtf are you talking about? Bing doesn't install itself anywhere but it can be a default on certain browsers or installing or editing some 3rd P software could do this of course. Irrelevant whether it's a vm or actual machine and I can't say anything about your in house sw but Chrome should be perfectly securable. More info would help but there are better forums for this type of problem.
 

amist4

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Yup. Even when I follow all the standard methods. I have worked in IT for 30 years. Companies should not be allowed to behave in this way. The are not allowed to change the system I own. That i why I wonder whether it is I who is out of step. I do not want these fµckers to change a single registry entry without my express permission. Not a single one. I control my PC. Nobody else. Yet it seems acceptable to others?
I have never experienced a bookmark or homepage that was incapable of removal. The choice of browsers actually makes this seem like you have overlooked something. Few people put up with browser hijacks, especially if alternatives are free and many. Firefox ftw.
 
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Chrome is google's browser. Not microsoft's.
So why would they choose Bing as default search instead of Google's own offering?
Makes no sense, unless maybe you have some malware changing it without your approval perhaps?

I wouldn't trust google not to spy on you and so I'd use firefox with a few select add ons instead if I was you.

And maybe try running Malwarebytes Des.
 
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Calm down Des and tell us... Wtf are you talking about? Bing doesn't install itself anywhere but it can be a default on certain browsers or installing or editing some 3rd P software could do this of course. Irrelevant whether it's a vm or actual machine and I can't say anything about your in house sw but Chrome should be perfectly securable. More info would help but there are better forums for this type of problem.
Err, it does. It installs executable code on your machine. It replaces your search engine and your home page.
 
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Chrome is google's browser. Not microsoft's.
So why would they choose Bing as default search instead of Google's own offering?
Makes no sense, unless maybe you have some malware changing it without your approval perhaps?

I wouldn't trust google not to spy on you and so I'd use firefox with a few select add ons instead if I was you.

And maybe try running Malwarebytes Des.
I've done all that. I've been in the business for decades. I'm not going to be bullied by any company into changing my browser or any of my settings by anyone else. Why am I the only one to ee this is a problem?

Nobody changes my system without my permission.
Nobody chnages any settings on my system without my permission.
 


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