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Looking for a way to fix “Google Search Redirecting to Bing” in the Chrome browser? In this blog post, learn how to do it.
Majority of the users who’re using Chrome as default web browser reporting about the annoying behavior. According to information shaed by users on Google Chrome help community:
Whenever they’re trying to search anything using Google or by the search bar, the Google result page opens up for a second and then automatically redirect the same page to Bing.com.
Majority of the users saying that it only happens when using Chrome. Also, as initial troubleshooting, follow methods didn’t worked:
- Google is the default search engine in Chrome
- Looked out for malicious Extensions and Apps. Didn’t find anything fishy
- Perform scan using Chrome Cleanup tool. It finds nothing
- Reset Chrome browser
- Reinstalled Chrome browser
- No Chrome Policy is modified, check it here: Chrome://policy
Of course, there are other users experiencing the same annoying behavior, if you made up to this blog post, then chances are you also facing the same issue.
Fix – Google Search Redirecting to Bing in Chrome
You might be wondering, what caused the issue, right? The answer is that Chrome browser is under attack of hijacker.
The question is how to get rid of it? Fret not! In upcoming lines, you will read about all the possible solution to fix the issue:
Change Search Engine
Launch Chrome browser and then go to Settings > Search Engine > Search engine used in the address bar – and change it from Bing to Google.
In case, you’re unable to change it because the option is greyed out, then head over to next method.
Check and Remove Suspicious Extension
Sometimes while installing a free program on computer users unwillingly installed an extension that as a result hijack browser and force browser to behave abnormally. In this situation, it’s great to check for suspicious extension.
For that, you need to visit:
Chrome://extensions, here you will get list of all the extensions installed on your computer. Look for one which you haven’t installed by yourself and remove it from the Chrome.
Launch Registry Editor. Search Regedit in start menu search and when it appears in the search results, click to open it.
Next, you need to visit following key:
With default settings, there’s nothing inside Chrome key folder, unless you have modified it yourself. It should like this:
In case, you find anything inside Chrome key folder; for example, file with name
forcedinstall or something similar, then you need to delete it because that file could be added by Chrome hijacker.
Close everything and reboot your computer. After doing this, follow method one and make sure default search is set to Google.
Use Anti-Malware program
Download free version of Malwarebytes using this link and complete the installation process.
Next, disconnect your computer or laptop from internet connection and perform a quick scan.
The process will take a few minutes depending on how much data your computer has.
Once scanning process completes, the program will automatically quarantine malicious files from the computer.
At last, reboot your computer. Now if you try to search using Google, it should not redirect to Bing.
Tip – In case, Malwarebytes fails to fix the issue, then chances are that malicious programs are installed on your computer. You can look for them in Settings > Apps.
Looks for the program with names
Why don’t you give a try to solution suggested in this blog post? It should fix Google search redirecting to Bing in Chrome issue. If you know any other method, then feel free to share with us via comments.
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So pleased I happened upon your page. Google returning results in Bing was driving me insane!
Thanks for the fix!
THank you SO much!
Now my Chrome Is Chrome Again! Thank You!!!
Thanks! Registry method worked for me!
Yeah nothing else worked until I found your Registry method.
That’s what it was. A key for forced install.
Thanks you! 🙂
You can make chrome as default by making browser setting. Setting-> Search engine -> Click on “Search engine used in the address bar” select the browser you want from drop down menu. Hope it helps!
I used the Registry methods to get this working again. However, I had 2 files added to the Google Drive rather than the Chrome folder. Bit weird but deleting the files worked!
Registry policies didnt have any google even though I do have chrome, it only had microsoft
Same here. No Google
what do you d when there is no google??