A program on my computer has corrupted my default search provider
Internet Explorer - Search Provider Default...
Whenever I open Internet Explorer 9 on my new Windows 7, 64-bit Sony Vaio (running Windows Home Premium 64-bit), I get a message saying that a program on my computer has corrupted my default search provider setting for Internet Explorer.
The message then goes on to say that Internet Explorer has reset this setting to my default search provider, Bing (
The message finally ends by saying: "Internet Explorer will now open search provider settings, where you can change this setting or install more search providers", and then opens the 'Manage Add-Ons' section within Internet Explorer Tools.
THE PROBLEM IS I have never installed anything since buying my Sony Vaio very recently, so nothing could have corrupted my default search provider settings, and to be honest, I dont want a search provider, and whilst I can remove them all from my Laptop
( via Manage Add-Ons in Internet Explorer Tools ), I am completerly unable to remove Bing as a search provider ( the option is greyed out, so that I can do it ).
Please help... I dont want Bing, and I dont want to keep seeing the same 'Internet Explorer - Search Provider Default' message whenever I open Internet Explorer 9.
I have tried unintallling Internet Explorer 9, and just using Internet Explorer 8, but the very same thing happens !
It also happens when I re-install Internet Explorer 9 once again ( via Windows Update ) !
Resetting the Internet Explorer Settings via the 'Advanced' tab of Internet Options on the Internet Explorer menu does no good either !!!
A solution, and therefore, my rescue would be greatly appreciated.
Anwsers to the Problem A program on my computer has corrupted my default search provider
What is the exact and complete error message?
You may try the following steps and check if it helps.
Add another search provider (if needed), and set it as your default.
Then, remove whatever is your current default search provider and check.
You may also follow the steps suggested by ‘katcdt1’ on 3 June’09 in this link & check if the issue persists.
Note: The suggestion applies to IE 8 however it holds good for IE 9 as well.
Important: The above mentioned article contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry.
However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly.
Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully.
For added protection,
back up the registry before you modify it.
Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.
For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, follow the steps from the below link:
Using Windows troubleshooter:
- Click on Search on Charm bar and type Troubleshooting. Click on the very first option.
- A new window will open. Click View all from the left pane.
- Scroll down to the bottom and click on Windows update.
- Troubleshooter window for Windows update will pop up. Click on NEXT. It may ask you for administrative permission.
- The troubleshooter will automatically detect problems and fix it.
- Now, close this window and try download/install the app which was previously showing error.
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