As the subject says...

I've successfully removed Bing from Chrome and replaced it with Google.

I've removed Bing from Edge and replaced it with DuckDuckGo..

I think I've removed it from Windows 10. I've disabled Cortana (I think).

But after numerous attempts I've failed to rid Foxfire (normaly my preferred browser) of the pestilential Bing. It should be searching with Google. No other Search Provider is listed in it now. But every search shows as a Bing search. 

ADWCleaner has just removed Ask --- but apparently it doesn't recognise Bing in Firefox.

Obviously I can and will use other browsers, but ADWCleaner was suggested as a way of removing Bing, so maybe you'll fnd the information of use.


Note: I copy-and-pasted the above from my post at Toolslib. Sorry if that's wrong; I'm new here.

Re: Cannot remove Bing from Firefox, even with ADWCleaner (this reposted from Toolslib)


I invite you to follow instructions given on this link in order to change your default search settings in Firefox:

Also, can you please share me the clean logfile from AdwCleaner?

To do so:

  • Launch AdwCleaner and then click on "Logfile" > "Clean" tab;
  • Double-click on the most recent logfile and copy/past its content on your next answer.



Re: Cannot remove Bing from Firefox, even with ADWCleaner (this reposted from Toolslib)

Bonjour cocochepeau,

Thanks for your response.

First I should explain that in the last hour, I downloaded Malwarebytes (free) from Softpedia (

...and something was found and removed from Firefox. It wasn't named 'Bing' but Bing has now been removed.

I had previously tried changing the default search as shown in your link. But the only search provider listed was Google.

For your inspection, I've pasted the clean log file from ADWCleaner at the end of this post.

But first I'll paste in the log of the successful scan run by Malwarebytes. It will tell you more.  I'll separate the two log files with rows of asterisks. Firewall was disabled for the Malwarebytes scan of course---but not for ADWCleaner.




Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 21/10/2016

Scan Time: 08:33


Administrator: Yes


Malware Database: v2016.10.21.06

Rootkit Database: v2016.09.26.02

License: Free

Malware Protection: Disabled

Malicious Website Protection: Disabled

Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 10

CPU: x64

File System: NTFS

User: Calenture

Scan Type: Threat Scan

Result: Completed

Objects Scanned: 311297

Time Elapsed: 16 min, 18 sec

Memory: Enabled

Startup: Enabled

Filesystem: Enabled

Archives: Enabled

Rootkits: Disabled

Heuristics: Enabled

PUP: Enabled

PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 2

PUP.Optional.SaferBrowser, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\Safer Technologies, Quarantined, [f6e4306b0e8c7bbbb6e04f8128dbb947],

PUP.Optional.SaferBrowser, HKU\S-1-5-21-310798871-3116644796-1084478653-1001\SOFTWARE\Safer Technologies, Quarantined, [4a903e5d4c4e75c1c3cd765a9a69de22],

Registry Values: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0

(No malicious items detected)

Files: 2

PUP.Optional.InstuOffers, C:\Users\Calenture\Downloads\Picasa.exe.part, Quarantined, [4f8bc9d20991d56154d8914acf356799],

PUP.Optional.SafeSearch, C:\Users\Calenture\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\z9mydda4.default\extensions\@safesearchincognito.xpi, Quarantined, [c4165249cad01b1b1df2b833de26847c],

Physical Sectors: 0

(No malicious items detected)



# AdwCleaner v6.030 - Logfile created 20/10/2016 at 20:55:21 # Updated on 19/10/2016 by Malwarebytes # Database : 2016-10-18.1 [Server] # Operating System : Windows 10 Home  (X64) # Username : Calenture - LAPTOP-G4EC6I59 # Running from : C:\Users\Calenture\Downloads\adwcleaner_6.030.exe # Mode: Clean # Support : hxxps://

***** [ Services ] *****

***** [ Folders ] *****

***** [ Files ] *****

***** [ DLL ] *****

***** [ WMI ] *****

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****

***** [ Registry ] *****

***** [ Web browsers ] *****

[-] [C:\Users\Calenture\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted:


:: "Tracing" keys deleted :: Winsock settings cleared


C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C0].txt - [4108 Bytes] - [28/09/2016 18:35:58] C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C2].txt - [2648 Bytes] - [30/09/2016 09:54:20] C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C3].txt - [1032 Bytes] - [20/10/2016 20:55:21] C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [3784 Bytes] - [28/09/2016 18:33:33] C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [2598 Bytes] - [30/09/2016 09:53:45] C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [1440 Bytes] - [30/09/2016 20:12:23] C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S3].txt - [1510 Bytes] - [09/10/2016 19:16:49] C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S4].txt - [1657 Bytes] - [20/10/2016 20:54:29]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C3].txt - [1470 Bytes] ##########


Re: Cannot remove Bing from Firefox, even with ADWCleaner (this reposted from Toolslib)


Thanks for the details, detections has been added to database.

Everything is ok now?

Re: Cannot remove Bing from Firefox, even with ADWCleaner (this reposted from Toolslib)

Hello cocochepeau,

Yes thanks, things appear to be good now. And I intend to browse this site often to keep up with things. When I buy a premium malware scanner it will definitely be Malwarebytes.

Best wishes,


Re: Cannot remove Bing from Firefox, even with ADWCleaner (this reposted from Toolslib)


I'll mark this issue as resolved then. :)

Have a nice day!