Irritating programs that I can't remove - Bing and Magix popups


  1. Posts : 229
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    Irritating programs that I can't remove - Bing and Magix popups


    I recently had to reinstall everything following a system disk failure. All now working and behaving nicely, except for Bing and Magix apps.

    Firstly Bing. I have tried all the things you can find by Googling to stop Bing loading automatically when I start up. I don;t want it to do so. If I wanted a browser to start automatically I'd go for Google Chrome. Also, if I enter something in the Start box that needs to go to a search engine, you guessed it, it uses Bing. How can I park Bing somewhere where it will just keep itself to itself. This wasn't an issue before the installation pre-system crash. I am now using latest Windows 10 installation (though I thought that was what i was suing before).

    A slightly different problem, is Magix. I have Photostory ane Video Editor installed, and every time I load either one, a box pops up on the bottom right trying to sell me the update or something. Not a big problem - just click on X but I find it a bit annoying that a paid for program keeps advertising other products made by the same company.
    Last edited by Sigurd; 24 Mar 2021 at 07:20. Reason: Clearer heading
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  2. Posts : 34,915
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    Firstly Bing. I have tried all the things you can find by Googling to stop Bing loading automatically
    Note that if you click on certain places on the login screen, this can trigger a Bing search.

    What does Bing show you? Do you mean the Edge browser launches, with a Bing search result?

    See:
    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Windows 10

    Else try Autoruns, free from MS to see if there's a related startup.

    A slightly different problem, is Magix. I have Photostory ane Video Editor installed, and every time I load either one, a box pops up on the bottom right trying to sell me the update or something. Not a big problem - just click on X but I find it a bit annoying that a paid for program keeps advertising other products made by the same company.
    - there might be an option to disable this.
    - you could write a small script in Autohotkey (free) to close that window specifically.
    - if there's a specific exe responsible for it in the installation folder, rename it. To identify the exe easily use Winspy++ (free) and move its target over that window.

    I recently had to reinstall everything following a system disk failure.
    To avoid that pain, as is endlessly recommended here, routinely and regularly use disk imaging. E.g. Macrium Reflect (Free) + large enough external storage. Many advantages.
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  3. Posts : 1,604
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       #3

    See if any suggestions here, work to disable Bing: How to Remove Bing from Windows 10? 6 Simple Methods for You!
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  4. Posts : 34,915
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    Want to stop the search box launching a bing search in Edge?

    Edge Deflector may work for you. It used to, but now we have had changes to search and Chromium based Edge.

    Download EdgeDeflector 1.1.3.0
    Lessons learned maintaining EdgeDeflector for Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 229
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Thank you all for the suggestions.
    I tried JayCee's link first and just following the first few steps on that sorted the issue. Bing no longer loads on start-up. Time will show if I have disabled anything else!
    I then looked at Dalchina's suggestion - The Task Bar did not show any Edge entries so I assume the earlier change have stopped this.
    Just to round off on suggestions - I have made disk images in past but in practice I never used them to rebuild, usually because they were too old and most things would need updating anyway. But I agree they could make life easier if I rebuilt every few months. I do so every 18 - 24 months.
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  6. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 10 Home
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    "...I have made disk images... rebuilt every few months. I do so every 18 - 24 months."
    You mean full images of OS partitions and data partitions? That's a long time between data backups, unless you are also doing data folders/files backups - maybe bi-monthly?
    Last edited by RolandJS; 24 Mar 2021 at 16:06.
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  7. Posts : 229
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    I was referring to an image I would use to rebuild a system disk which just contains OS and apps and their settings. Data, on dedicated data disks, is backed up regularly.
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  8. Posts : 34,915
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    Regular disk imaging of both all partitions comprising your installed O/S and any others you like is entirely different.. and means e.g. you can recover relatively painlessly to a previous good state even if your system disk fails e.g. - other advantages.

    E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + external storage.
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