What is Bing.vc

Bing.vc by Beijing MSYT Technology Co is fraudulent search engine or search hijacker. It installs without user permission and replaces default search, homepage, newtab settings in major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer). In most cases there is no simple solution to revert the settings as Bing.vc installs active module that constantly hijacks browser settings. Bing.vc page contains quick access links to popular sites and when you search something it will redirect you to Yahoo.com or Baidu.com. It may also display pop-up advertising and insert ads in browsers. Internet security specialist recommend to remove Bing.vc and we prepared easy removal guide.

Bing.vc hijacker

How Bing.vc infected your PC

Bing.vc infiltrates users computers using tricky method. It is called “bundling”. What does it mean? This method based on using free programs to promote adware, hijackers and other types of potentially unwanted programs. Developers of free programs always search for ways to monetize their traffic and hijackers like Bing.vc pay them to get installed on as many computers as possible. If you want to stay safe: control the whole process of installation of free programs. Uncheck checkboxes offering to install any additional software, or press decline buttons on offers to install apps. You can also use SpyHunter 5 to remove Bing.vc from Windows completely, and protect from possible future attacks.

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Bing.vc completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Bing.vc and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Bing.vc manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Bing.vc removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Bing.vc installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Bing.vc from Control Panel

To start removing Bing.vc you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Hao123-Client” or just “Bing.vc”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Latest versions of Bing.vc hijacker are protected by program called Bing.vc. You can use SpyHunter 5 antimalware to remove it completely.

Remove Bing.vc from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Bing.vc.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Bing.vc from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Bing.vc and click Uninstall.

Remove Bing.vc from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Bing.vc, click Uninstall.

Remove Bing.vc from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Bing.vc from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Bing.vc in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Bing.vc in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Bing.vc

In some cases Bing.vc won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Bing.vc. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Bing.vc folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Bing.vc in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Bing.vc.

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Bing.vc from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Bing.vc related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find suspicious extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose suspicious extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Bing.vc from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Bing.vc, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Bing.vc.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Bing.vc does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Bing.vc extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Bing.vc installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to Bing.vc. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

Download Shortcut Cleaner

Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Bing.vc may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Bing.vc.

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