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    Default Can't get rid of bing

    I have a problem in that when left unattended for some time the desktop keeps opening a window for bing. Seems like a new one every 30 minutes or so. It also opens a new window and goes to a a Spark page about how to use broadband. These all appear when I wake things up. I then have to cancel all these windows.

    Thinking that it might be somewhere I went to change the Theme and to kill something. BUT in Control Panel checking "Change a theme" absolutely nothing happens !! Checking "Change desktop background" brings up 'xplorer2_lite.exe" message 'Unspecified error' Twice. Running Windows 8.1. Can't see anything in the Start file or cookies which I can relate to whats happening. Should I be looking elsewhere ???

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    Default Re: Can't get rid of bing

    Sounds like Xplorer2 is borked. Uninstall it. See if it's in startup. If its exe is there delete it. If Bing is installed uninstall it

    Its not Windows 8 with Bing is it?

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    Default Re: Can't get rid of bing

    I can see "xplorer2 - explorer replacement by ZabKat" in the Start-up in task manager. Do I need it ?? What are the consequenses of deleting it.?
    Have checkes all the program files and can't see anything related to bing.

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    Default Re: Can't get rid of bing

    Well Xplorer 2 isnt part of Windows 8. Well its not on this

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    Default Re: Can't get rid of bing

    Bing? The MS search engine? May have the toolbar installed.

    Cheers,

    KK

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