On October 14, 2014, Microsoft has pushed Kb3004247 update for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users via Windows Update to ‘increase prominence of web suggestions in Internet Explorer 11’, this update also adds Bing Search box to IE11’s New Tab Page (may be Microsoft got this idea from Google Chrome?), it appears above the frequently visited web pages thumbnails, if you’re wondering on how to remove it, continue to read the article.

READ: How to Make Google As Default Search Engine in Internet Explorer 11?

IE11 New Tab Page

Removing Bing Search box from Internet Explorer 11 ‘s new Tab Page

1. While you’re in Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon and select ‘Manage Add-ons’,

3.  Select ‘Search Providers’ in the Manage Add-ons Window, uncheck the ‘Search in the address bar and the Search box on the new tab page’.

option to get rid of Bing search box on new tab page

Update for Internet Explorer 11 disables Its Enhanced Protected Mode by default in Windows 8.1


Has this annoyed you? Do you use Bing as default search engine in IE?