Remove “Your version of Bing search is out of date” pop-up

A pop-up notification for a phony “Automatic update” is displayed on the Microsoft Windows OS and says “Your version of Bing search is out of date.” The pop-up message states that by clicking the OK button you agree to install various software and set Bing as your default search. The message also fraudulently claims to click the message to cancel the automatic update; Clicking the message will not cancel the threat from installing software on your computer.

Your version of Bing search is out of date

The “Your version of Bing search is out of date” pop-up message is a result of malware. To be particular malware that is recognized as a Trojan Download or Adware Bundle.

The threat is typically downloaded and installed alongside other malicious programs and potentially unwanted programs. A third-party program is capable of infecting your computer with this threat. The threat can also be introduced as a standalone program. A website might advertise the threat or a malicious email message might download the threat onto your machine.

If you click the OK button or the message the threat will install third-party malware, adware, spyware, and browser attachments (such as uTab) onto your computer. In order to detect and remove the threats it is recommended to install a reputable Anti-Malware program such as Malwarebytes to locate and remove all malicious files.


Your version of Bing search is out of date removal steps

Follow the “Your version of Bing search is out of date” removal steps on this page to remove the unwanted pop-up other malicious threats such as malware, viruses, adware, and spyware from your computer.

STEP 1: Scan your computer for malware with Malwarebytes
STEP 2: Clean up and repair settings with CCleaner


STEP 1: Scan your computer for malware with Malwarebytes

1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free.

2. Double click the executable file (mb3-setup.exe or other) to begin installing Malwarebytes.

3. In some versions of the installation file you can simply select your language and click Next to install the program; Otherwise, select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.

4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your computer.

5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.

6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.


STEP 2: Clean up and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Open your browser window and download CCleaner Professional or CCleaner Free.

2. Double click the executable file (ccsetup.exe or other) to begin installing CCleaner.

3. Click the Install button to begin stalling the program.

4. Click Run CCleaner to open the program when installation is complete.

5. Select the Cleaner tab and click the Analyze button.

6. When the Analyze process is complete click the Run Cleaner button to clean all files.

7. Next, select the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button to scan for issues in your registry.

8. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected Issues button and Fix All Selected Issues button to fix the issues.

9. Next, select the Tools tab and click Startup. Examine each area, search for suspicious entries, and delete any suspicious startup entries by selecting the entry and clicking the Delete button.

10. Next, click Browser Plugins and search each internet browser for unwanted browser add-ons and extensions. Click the extension you want to delete and click the Delete button to remove it.

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. Sean's content has been featured in numerous publications.

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