search engines

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Stewart, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Stewart

    Stewart Guest

    My son and I use internet explorer with Bing as our search engine.
    He is adamant that Bing links up with or uses Google as he tried to delete
    Google and Google chrome from his computer yet it reappears.
    To be precise, if we go into the Bing search engine and open a web site then
    when we check later there are small bits of data installed from both Firefox
    and Google yet we never go near them. We are tracking these by using
    "Advanced Uninstaller then its Quick Clean" facility.
    We clean everything, do a search and bingo back they come again.
    Does anyone know if there is a link?
    Also why does Mozilla Firefox link in with any of them when we do not use
    it?
    Thank you
     
    Stewart, Dec 5, 2013
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  2. Stewart

    VanguardLH Guest

    Tell your son to stop doing default installations. Do custom installs,
    if possible, so he gets the choice to NOT include the bundleware. If
    there is no choice to do a custom install then have him carefully watch
    the installer's dialogs. They may present pre-selected bundleware that
    he has to deselect. Don't just keep clicking the next default button in
    the installer's screens.

    Mozilla has its own search function. By default, it uses Google. I
    don't think you can remove the Google search from Firefox but only
    install a different provider and select that one as the default. You do
    know, right, that Google is Mozilla's primary source of revenue, right?
    This isn't just from click revenue at Google's search site. This is
    Google *funding* Mozilla. So expect the largest (and apparently the
    only) investor to Mozilla to have some impact on Firefox.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Corporation#Google
    "In 2011 Mozilla had a revenue of US$163.5 million, with 85% of this sum
    from Google."

    In 2012, Mozilla had $311M in revenues from royalties of which $274 came
    from Google. You don't think Mozilla who gets 88% of their revenue from
    Google won't be influenced by Google?


    As to Advanced Uninstaller ... get rid of it!

    I've used Advanced Uninstaller. I recommend you immediately get rid of
    that program. It will remove critical and dependent registry entries or
    add thousands of registry entries that a program's install and use never
    touched. The hardcoded algorigthms in that program are weak and way too
    overreaching. I installed one program that makes a few dozen changes to
    the registry; however, it tested my OS and aborted its install saying
    the program won't run under that OS. When I tried using Advanced
    Uninstaller to remove the program, it added several THOUSAND entries
    from the registry. Sure, a program's install deleted FIFTY THOUSAND
    entries to the registry that Advanced Uninstaller had to restore. I
    don't think so. See my review here:

    http://www.softpedia.com/progViewOpinions/Advanced-Uninstaller-PRO-5522,.html

    I doubt Advanced Uninstaller's *QUICK* clean is going to remove
    everything. It is, after all, a quick clean. It's not going to remove
    everything, just what is in its stale database of what someone recorded
    as changes made by the Google Chrome install. Plus uninstallers often
    never touch registry entries from *using* a program. They remove
    entries from the registry using their static database to find remnants
    left behind by the program's own uninstaller. Advanced Uninstaller has
    its clumsy monitoring tool to watch changes made by program installers
    but obviously that only logs what changes where made DURING the install
    of the program. Since the monitoring ends after the installation ends
    then all changes (files and/or registry entries) made by USING the
    program won't be in the uninstaller's logfile.

    With Advanced Uninstaller being so pollutive to the registry when using
    its uninstall monitor, could be their quick clean doesn't work right,
    either. By the way, are the apps listed in Quick Clean actually
    selected before you click the Clean button? It won't clean what isn't
    selected.
     
    VanguardLH, Dec 5, 2013
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  3. Stewart

    Mayayana Guest

    You didn't mention what the bits of data are. Bing is owned
    by Microsoft, so it's very unlikely they'd provide you with
    anything from Firefox or Google. :)
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    | My son and I use internet explorer with Bing as our search engine.
    | He is adamant that Bing links up with or uses Google as he tried to delete
    | Google and Google chrome from his computer yet it reappears.
    | To be precise, if we go into the Bing search engine and open a web site
    then
    | when we check later there are small bits of data installed from both
    Firefox
    | and Google yet we never go near them. We are tracking these by using
    | "Advanced Uninstaller then its Quick Clean" facility.
    | We clean everything, do a search and bingo back they come again.
    | Does anyone know if there is a link?
    | Also why does Mozilla Firefox link in with any of them when we do not use
    | it?
    | Thank you
    |
     
    Mayayana, Dec 6, 2013
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