Bing.vc is a search engine, provided by MSYT and believed by some security experts to be a browser hijacker. Bing.vc claims to provide search results, combining other search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, Bing and Yandex. We have also identified that the search engine collects different type of information and may work with third parties to display shopping and games ads with redirects to their sites on their website.
Bing.vc – How Does It Work?
The search engine might be installed onto your computer as a result of missing out on a few installation steps when trying to set up freeware software, downloaded from third-party websites. Those sites usually may modify the installers of the free software and may include ‘extras’, such as hoax search engines, adware PUPs, Worms, Viruses and others.
When it comes to browser hijackers, the threat level varies. However, it is crucial, to watch out for changed homepage, new tab page or any other web browser settings changes. Also, some browser hijackers may situate registry values in the registries for Windows machines.
Most browser hijackers may be created with the purpose of information trading or displaying targeted adverts for profit. This is where the dangers lie because some of those ads may redirect the user to dangerous third-party websites. Such sites may con the user into entering various information, call expensive ‘Tech Support’ numbers to fix a non-existent problem or even download malicious .exe files on the user PC.
How to Remove Bing.vc?
If you have bing.vc or any similar software that you didn`t prompt to install on your computer and it makes you feel unsafe, you should guide yourself by the tutorial provided below. In case you are not an IT security expert, be advised that even after guiding yourself by this tutorial, some files from the software may remain on your system. This is why it is highly recommended to download and install a special anti-malware program that will not only detect threats but also provide you with active 24/7 protection against them.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove Bing.vc from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Bing.vc from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Bing.vc from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Bing.vc from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Bing.vc from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Bing.vc from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Bing.vc from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Bing.vc from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Bing.vc
Step 2: Uninstall Bing.vc and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Bing.vc on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Bing.vc there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Bing.vc from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Bing.vc and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Bing.vc via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Bing.vc from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Bing.vc from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Bing.vc from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Bing.vc from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Bing.vc will be removed.
Eliminate Bing.vc from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.