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Your computer's browser relies upon a search engine provider to enable Web searches from your address bar. By default, Internet Explorer is configured to use Bing, but the Microsoft search engine can also be set up with Mozilla, Safari or Chrome browsers as well. Though the process is slightly different depending on which Web browser you use, you can reconfigure your browser so that it uses Google -- or any other service -- as the default search provider instead.
Launch Internet Explorer and select "Tools," also visible as a gear icon if your menu is collapsed. Choose "Manage Add-Ons" from the available options.
Select "All Add-Ons" from the "Show" drop-down menu. Choose "Search Providers" from the navigational menu on the left.
Right-click on "Google" and select "Set as Default." If Google is not available in the list of search providers, select "Find More Search Providers" at the bottom left, choose "Google" and then click "Add to Internet Explorer."
Remove the Bing Toolbar if it is installed. Select "Toolbars and Extensions," right-click on "Bing Toolbar" and select "Disable."
Click "Close" to save your changes and restart the browser to ensure the new settings go into effect.
Launch your Mozilla browser and click the "Down" arrow next to the Bing search engine icon.
Select "Google" from the list of available options. If it is not available for selection, click "Manage Search Engines."
Select "Get More Search Engines. " at the bottom left and then click "Add to Firefox" next to Google. Confirm the addition by clicking "Add."
Restart the browser to ensure the new settings go into effect.