How to uninstall Bing Search from Mac

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What is Bing?

If your browser suddenly started opening bing.com webpage instead of your preferred search engine, then your Mac is infected with a browser hijacker. Browser hijacker is a type of malware that often penetrates victims’ devices together with free programs and then integrates into the browser. Once installed, it forcibly modifies browser and system configurations to make users visit certain websites. Besides that, it is responsible for the appearance of numerous pop-up ads and unwanted redirects. If you want to remove Bing Search from Mac, then you can easily do that by following this guide. By the way, it is worth noting that manual removal may cause difficulties for inexperienced users since it intends to leave some files behind so that it can be re-launched anytime. That’s why it would be better to use an automated removal tool that will do it much faster.

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How to remove Bing Search?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Bing Search redirect completely. For this, you need to remove the application then check the drives for such leftovers as Bing files and registry entries.


Combo Cleaner Antivirus is a powerful tool that is able to keep your Mac clean. It would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Bing. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Bing but also the safest and most assuring one.

Download Combo Cleaner (Mac)

Steps of Bing Search redirect manual removal

Uninstall Bing Search from the system

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Bing you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

Remove Bing Search from Applications

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Select the application related to Bing right-click it and choose Move to Trash

Remove Bing Search from Profiles

  1. Launch System Preferences
  2. Select Profiles at the bottom of window.
  3. Choose AdminPrefs profile, click “-“ icon and enter password.

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Remove Bing Search using Terminal

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
  3. Press Return
  4. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch
  5. Navigate to: /Users/yourmacname/Library/Application Support/
  6. Delete Folder: Agent
  7. Go back to Terminal and copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
  8. Press Return
  9. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch

Remove Bing Search from browsers

Since most of the hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Bing from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Bing or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Bing from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Bing or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Bing from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Bing or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

You may use our video guide on how to remove Bing redirect from your Mac:

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Bing.
Download Combo Cleaner (Mac)
We also recommend to download and use Combo Cleaner Antivirus to scan the system after Bing removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover Bing.

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