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Solved: How to remove Microsoft Live Search

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by DCM1519, Sep 16, 2006.

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  1. DCM1519

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    I should have know better but I installed Microsoft Live Search earlier this AM.

    Did not like it so tried removing it.

    Cannot get rid of it and it starts up every time I run Internet Explorer.

    It is typical Microsoft garbage. They cannot let us decide whether we like a product or not and just jam it down our throats.

    I did a google search and there is an uninstall program for it. Ran it twice and this annoying piece of garbage still continues to run.

    Anyone found a successful way to get rid of this dog?

    Thanks
     
  2. DCM1519

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    Found the solution.

    This program installed itself as my home page without even asking. This is really unacceptable behavior by Microsoft.

    If a product was good, I would set is as my home page myself.

    Even though they did this, they continue to ask if you want to install it as your home page.
     
  3. slb421

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    I'm having the same issue with Live Search. How did you remove it? Your assistance is greatly appreciated!
     
  4. agorham

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    Well thanks for the info but how do you remove it completely from your computer?
     
  5. denpa

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    I'm computer illiterate, age 71. How do I delete microsoft live search? Appreciate any help; it's so frustrating.
     
  6. jboardman

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    Please let me know how you removed this pest! It's insidious!
     
  7. Harold1066

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    What did you do to remove Live Search from computer?
     
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  9. cabnetmaker

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    I am totally confused; I ended up with " Live Search " as my home page also. Saw " found the solution " notation on the above quote but don't know where to find the process to remove it.
    Thanking you in advance for any help.
    cabnetmaker
     
  10. weipert

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    Don't know if you have a preferred search engine or not but G--gle offers a registry edit program that will allow you to insert them as the default instead of live search. Type "use g--gle as search default" and you'll be directed to the cure.
     
  11. TheOutcaste

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    If you don't want Live Search as you home page change it - Tools | Internet Options - on the general tab
    To change the search provider, click on search, in the search sidebar click on customize (you may have to widen the sidebar to see it)and choose something other than Live Search.

    HTH
     
  12. weipert

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    Wasn't a home page question. It was dealing with the default search engine and while the procedure you describe is correct, I challenge you to make it work. I tried a half dozen times, was directed to the "Find more providers" at the bottom of the window and then... Well, actually nothing happened. I'm guessing the 'Live' whatever (messenger, search, yada, yada...) were intended to be for Vista, the OS that assumes you're an idiot and makes it very difficult to be in control of your own machine.
     
  13. awa13

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    This thread is pathetic! Correct me if I am BLIND, but where in this entire thread is the friggen answer to the initial question?? (How does one remove Windows Live Search from their computer?)
     
  14. caraewilton

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    In fear of not answering the original question I shall try explain how to make google the default search engine.

    Open up internet explorer 7.

    On the top right hand corner, there is a search bar with a drop down arrow. Click on this arrow and then select Find more providers

    This will open a little window where you can select google. A notification will come up informing you that google has been added.

    Now click on the drop down arrow again and select Change search defaults
    This will open a little window. Select google and then click Set default

    If you still have the live search homepage, look below the search bar and you should see a drop down arrow next to tools. Click on this arrow and select Internet Options which will open a new window.

    The first tab is called General The first section of this tab is where you set the home page. You can type in a preferred page like http//www.google.com, select to use the current page showing or have a blank page.

    While you are here it is probably a good idea to clear you cookies and history to get rid of any left over traces of live search.

    Click on browsing history delete. A new window will open. You can choose what you want to delete or you can just click on delete all.

    Once you are done, click on close and then ok.

    And that should be that.

    FWIW, perhaps consider using Mozilla Firefox to surf the web.
     
  15. awa13

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    Why did you waste your time typing all of that nonsense?

    Why were you afraid to tackle the original question?
     
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