Bing.vc malware may penetrate into your browser and you will start facing its presence in it whenever you go online. This infection is classified as browser hijacker due to the amendments it performs with your default home page and search engine settings. You may notice that the homepage is now set to start with bing.vc, whereas all your search queries are from now on redirected through bing.com. Please note that Bing.vc is not related to the genuine Bing Search engine by Microsoft. The hijacker simply uses Bing Search for redirecting users’ search queries though it. However, the purpose of Bing.vc is not to help you find what you need to find online. Its goals are absolutely not user-orientated.
The purpose of Bing.vc is to collect a lot of information about your search preferences. Whenever you make certain query via Bing.vc, the hijacker collects this data and then may transfer it to various third parties. Later on you may start experiencing other troubles of struggling with strange adware samples annoying you greatly. These adware programs may and will show ads based on the information previously collected by Bing.vc.
Bing.vc also performs the role of adware. The home page of your browser hijacked by it also may show a lot of ads in it, plus your search queries redirected through Bing.vc may be accompanied by a lot of sponsored links leading you to all kinds of third-party websites. These sites may not be safe and could easily bring you to various illegal places online, or at least to the dangerous sites promoting other malicious applications.
In the light of the above-said, we do believe that Bing.vc is the malicious application worth immediate removal. First of all, let us talk about the ways to prevent its installation into your system. You need to be aware of the fact that all major adware programs today are by default bundled with all sorts of extra programs you don’t really need. So, please be extremely careful when you decide to install them. Please take time to read all the supporting documentation related to such freeware. It is important to pay attention to the information contained in the EULAs (End User License Agreements) related to all these cost-free programs. If you read about some additional programs you don’t want, make sure to always switch to the advanced or custom installation mode. This is the place where you may uncheck all third-party programs from becoming the integral part of your computer.
It is quite regretful to admit that some people today actually fail to be duly attentive. Very often they just blindly click on “Next” or “I agree” buttons, without actually understanding what exactly they agree with. As a result, they often install a lot of junk applications into their PCs, including this Bing.vc hijacker. Obviously, it needs to be immediately deleted from your computer. You may do it automatically by carefully following the uninstall guide set forth in the tutorial below.
Anti-malware tool necessary to eliminate Bing.vc automatically.
Step-by-step automatic uninstall tutorial:
- Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer through the download button (above).
- Install the application and scan your computer with it.
- At the end of scan click “Apply” to remove all infections related to this browser hijacker:
- Important! It is also very important that you reset your browsers using GridinSoft Trojan Killer after you delete this particular hijacker. Shut down all your available browsers right now.
- In GridinSoft Trojan Killer click on “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Select which particular browsers you would like to be reset and choose the reset options:
- Finally, Click on “Reset” button.
- You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully.
- Reboot your system now.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
Manual (free) instructions to get rid of Bing.vc.
Step 1. Uninstalling suspicious software from the Control Panel of your system.
- Make sure that all your browsers infected with Bing.vc are shut down (closed).
- In Windows XP, Vista and 7 click on “Start” and go to the “Control Panel“:
- To access the Control Panel in Windows 8 or 8.1, move the PC mouse next to the left-bottom hot corner of your Windows 8 or 8.1 screen, then right-click on it:
- In Windows XP click on “Add or remove programs“:
- In Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 click on “Uninstall a program“:
- Uninstall all suspicious programs from your PC. To do it, in Windows XP click “Remove” button related to it. In Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 right-click on the suspicious program with the computer mouse and click on “Uninstall / Change“.
Step 2. Removing all junk items from the list of add-ons and extensions of your browser.
In addition to removal of any suspicious programs from the Control Panel of your PC as explained above, you also need to remove all suspicious elements from the add-ons or extensions of your browser. Please follow this guide for managing browser add-ons and extensions for more detailed information. Remove any items related to this particular hijacker and other unwanted applications installed on your PC.