Remove Bling on home page

Bling has hijacked my home page. It was previously set to Google, but after download a movie conversion program, my home page was gone. It was now showing the Bling search that is a complete mimic of Microsoft’s Bing.

Browsers currently affected are Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Internet Explorer shows the Bling home page, while Firefox displays Bling as new tab. Also, IE shows greater sing of infection because it now bears the Bling Toolbar that I conceive as unnecessary.

I have no idea how to get rid of this adware from my computer. Searching the web gives me zero result for the removal of Bling. Perhaps, I am the first person to acquire this adware.
I already uninstalled both browser but nothing has change. The adware still exists on my computer. Are there any steps that I overlook in removing Bling redirect from the PC? Scanning with antivirus plus malwarebytes also didn’t resolve the problem. The scans have removed a couple of suspicious files and registry values but Bling was not covered on that procedure.

Please help me.

3 Responses

  1. mikejack says:

    There is not much topics about Bling, so we can never confirm it this is part of an adware or simply a hijacker. Anyway, here is a typical guide to remove unwanted entries on the home page.

    Uninstall Bling
    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find Bling or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    Remove Bling in Internet Explorer:
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. Go to Tools > Options.
    3. On General tab, proceed to ”Change search defaults” and click the “Settings” button.
    4. You will see a list of search providers. Select your desired search provider and click the button “Set as default” to replace Bling.
    5. You may now remove Bling from the list.

    Remove Bling in Mozilla Firefox:
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser.
    2. On Google’s Search box, click the “arrow down” beside the logo.
    3. Select “Manage Search Engine” from the drop-down list.
    4. Choose your desired search default (like Google) and click the button “Move up.” It should be on the top of the list to set it as default.
    5. You can now remove other installed search engine.

    Remove Bling in Google Chrome:
    1. Open Google Chrome.
    2. Click on Customised Icon on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Choose “Settings” from the drop down list.
    4. Select “Basics.”
    5. Click on “Manage search engines” under SEARCH settings area.
    6. Hover your mouse to a preferred search engine and click “Make default.”
    7. You can now remove Bling by clicking on the X mark.

  2. Susan Johnson says:

    By LUCK I entered the following: “MAKE GOOGLE MY DEFAULT SEARCH PROVIDER”…and that was that… a question came up: “WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE GOOGLE YOUR HOMEPAGE?”….I clicked the underlined part of the sentence “MAKE GOOGLE YOUR HOMEPAGE”……….Then a new window came up with a blue box that says “MAKE GOOGLE MY HOMEPAGE”…… I clicked … and VOILA BING was eradicated!!!!!…. but just to make sure I went and did all the “lame” things that all of us already do before the EXPERTS tell us to do what we already did anyway!!! I have not seen bling in weeks… I tried to submit my comment to Microsoft community a dozen times.. and my comment would not go through… I am really confused… but I hope this works for you … I did it on my XP, my VISTA, and my WIN7 computers…

  3. Paula Meyer says:

    Thank you! I don’t know how I got this, but these instructions worked.