This article teaches you how to change your default search engine from Bing to your preferred one of your web browsers on Windows.

Why is Bing my default search engine?

Here are some reasons why Bing became your default search engine:

  • After installing your web browser, Bing was set as the default search engine.
  • You may have installed a toolbar, a browser extension, or an app that sets Bing as its default search engine.
  • After upgrading your existing web browser, its default search engine reverted to Bing.
  • A suspicious application changed your default search engine to Bing without you knowing it.

Get Rid of Bing on Chrome

1. Reset the Default Search Engine

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the menu button ⋮ > Settings.
  3. In the left pane, click Search engine, then choose Google from the dropdown.

2. Remove Suspicious Browser Extensions

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the menu button ⋮ > More Tools > Extensions.
  3. Find the extensions you suspect as harmful.
  4. Click Remove.

3. Clear Browser Cache and Cookies

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click the menu button ⋮ > More Tools > Clear browsing data.

    Clear browsing data in Google Chrome

  3. On the Clear browsing data window, select which time range you want to clear.

    Choose how you want to clear browsing data in Google Chrome

  4. Put a check beside Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files, and then click Clear data.

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