How to remove Bing Search override from my web browser after installing DivX Browser Bar on Windows?

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Updated now Bing appears when opening new tab in IE. How do I undo this change?
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***Updated Nov. 1st, 2013 to include more detail***

***Updated Oct. 17th, 2013 to include .pdf***

The latest update has an option to install the DivX Browser by Conduit and powered by Bing search. If this offered was accepted (the boxes to accept are checked by default so you'd have to un-check them to opt out) then this will change the default search to Bing.

The instructions for disabling or removing the Bing search override varies by Browser as well as depending on the setting(s) you want to change, so please take a look at the instructions below that apply to you. You can also download a .pdf with these step by steps accompanied by screenshots that Conduit provided here.These instructions are for Windows users. For Mac users please see here.

Firefox:

To uninstall the “DivX Browser Bar” and revert ALL Conduit Search assets in Firefox on Windows:


  1. Select the orange “Firefox” or the “Tools” menu. Select “Add-ons” from the drop-down menu.

  2. Find the “DivX Browser Bar”. Click the “Enable” button if the “DivX Browser Bar” is disabled.

  3. Restart Firefox.

  4. When the “DivX Browser Bar” is enabled, click the “Remove” button. Click “Revert”.
    IMPORTANT: After clicking the “Remove” button, if the dialog does not include a “Revert” button this means the toolbar is still disabled. DO NOT click “OK” and instead return to Step #2. Clicking “OK” will uninstall the “DivX Browser Bar”, but will not revert the Conduit Search assets.

  5. Restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.



To revert the Home Page settings in Firefox on Windows:


  1. Click on the orange "Firefox" or the "Tools" button and select “Options”

  2. Under the General section, find the Home Page area.

  3. Remove the current Home Page option and write in a new one, for example "http://www.google.com" Click Ok.

  4. Close and Reopen the browser to see the changes take effect



To revert the New Tab Page in Firefox on Windows:


  1. Open a new tab

  2. Click the "Restore" button in the bottom left corner of the page.

  3. Close and Reopen the browser to see the changes take effect. Click OK.



To revert the search engine for the Search Bar in Firefox on Windows:


  1. Click on the menu drop down next to the magnifying glass icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window.

  2. Select "Manage Search Engines"

  3. Select “DivX Browser Bar Customized Web...” and click the “Remove” button.

  4. Select your desired search provider and click “Move up” until it appears at the top of the list. Click “OK”.


  5. NOTE: Pre Firefox 23 versions can revert address bar from the toolbar

  6. Select the “Gear or Cog Wheel” icon next to the toolbar’s search box.

  7. Select “Toolbar Options” from the drop-down menu.

  8. Select the “Advanced Settings” tab and uncheck “Enable search from address bar” and “Enable search suggestions in address bar”.

  9. To disable 404 Error Pages uncheck “Show an alternate search page when web pages are not found.”



To revert the 404 Error Page in Firefox on Windows:


  1. Select the orange “Firefox” or the “Tools” menu. Select “Add-ons” from the drop-down menu.

  2. Click the “Remove” button. Click “Revert” or check “Remove the toolbar” and click “OK”.

  3. Restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.



Chrome:

To revert the settings in Chrome on Windows:


  1. Click the 'hot dog' button (formerly the wrench icon) and go to "Settings"

  2. In Settings, go to the "On Startup" section; select "Open a specific page
    or set of pages". Click on "Set Pages", hover over the Conduit Search url, and click the “X” that appears. Select an alternate or add a new page that you prefer to use instead of the Conduit option. Click OK.

  3. In Settings, go to the "Appearance" section; check the box for "Show Home
    Button". Click the "Change" link, select "Open This
    Page" and write in the page you want to use as your home page.

  4. In Settings, go to the "Search" section. Click "Manage Search
    engines..." Add or select a new default search engine. To select a new search engine hover over the desired search provider and click “Make Default”. To remove the Conduit Search option hover over the Conduit Search url and click the “X” icon. Click “Done”.

  5. Navigate to chrome://extensions from the address bar (omnibox). Find the “DivX Browser Bar”, click the trash icon, and click the “Remove” button. Uninstalling the “DivX Browser Bar” will revert New Tab and 404 in Chrome.

  6. Close and reopen the browser to see the changes take effect.



Internet Explorer (IE)

To uninstall the “DivX Browser Bar” and revert the 404 Error Page in IE on Windows:


  1. In Windows click the “Start“ button and then click on “Control Panel” and then “Programs and Features”

  2. Locate the “DivX Browser Bar” and click on “Uninstall/Change”. Select the “Remove the toolbar” checkbox. Click “OK”.

  3. Locate the “Search Protect by Conduit” and click on “Uninstall/Change”.

  4. Close and reopen the browser to see the changes take effect.



To revert the Home Page and New Tab Page settings in IE on Windows:


  1. Click on the “Cog Wheel” icon or “Tools” menu and select “Internet Options”.

  2. Under the “General” tab change the Home Page to your desired homepage URL. Click “Apply” and then “OK”. Please note the New Tab page and Home page will both be changed once you do this.

  3. Close and reopen the browser to see the changes take effect.



Internet Explorer (IE) 9 & 10:

To revert the search provider for the URL Search Bar in IE on Windows:


  1. Click on the “Cog Wheel” icon and select “Manage Add-Ons”.

  2. Select “Search Providers” under the “Add-On Types” ”, select your desired search provider, and then click the “Set As Default” button.

    NOTE: If “DivX Browser Bar Customized Search” is the only search option add a new search provider by selecting the Find more search providers... link at the bottom-left corner of the window.

  3. Now select “DivX Browser Bar Customized Web Search” and click “Remove” and then "Close".

  4. Close and reopen the browser to see the changes take effect.



Internet Explorer (IE) 7 & 8:

To revert the search provider for the Search Bar in IE on Windows:


  1. Click on magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner of the browser and select “Manage Search Providers” from the drop-down menu.

  2. Select “Search Providers” under the “Add-On Types”. Choose your desired search provider from the list and then click on “Set As Default”.

    NOTE: If “DivX Browser Bar Customized Search” is the only search option add a new search provider by selecting the Find more search providers... link at the bottom-left corner of the window.

  3. Now select “DivX Browser Bar Customized Web Search” and click “Remove”.

  4. Close and reopen the browser to see the changes take effect.

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In you've installed Search Protect by Conduit since February 2014, the uninstall steps are different than those provided by Jeremy in the other official response. For uninstall steps from the latest version, please go here.
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Update for you all: DivX is no longer distributing search
takeovers in our products. Read more about this here.

If you have any issues with the uninstall steps listed here, just let us know. Our Support team is here to help.