IE address box search

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by starwars, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. starwars

    starwars Guest

    Internet Explorer allows you to configure the address box (whatever it is
    called where you type the URL) so that you can type keywords to do a search
    through your favorite search engine (Yahoo, Google, etc).

    What I've noticed, though, is that no matter what search engine you setup
    IE *always* connects to Microsoft first before passing the info on to the
    search engine.

    Why? Is MS tracking search engine queries? Is there a way to turn this
    off?
     
    starwars, Jun 23, 2003
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  2. starwars

    The Saint Guest

    starwars wrote:

    >Internet Explorer allows you to configure the address box (whatever it is
    >called where you type the URL) so that you can type keywords to do a search
    >through your favorite search engine (Yahoo, Google, etc).
    >
    >What I've noticed, though, is that no matter what search engine you setup
    >IE *always* connects to Microsoft first before passing the info on to the
    >search engine.
    >
    >Why? Is MS tracking search engine queries? Is there a way to turn this
    >off?


    Use Mozilla instead, or block the M$ IP Address it connects to, or
    better yet, do both.
     
    The Saint, Jun 23, 2003
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  3. starwars

    Ardeacinco Guest

    Tools>Internet Options>Advanced tab> Search From Address Bar has all the
    configurable options. I just turned it off and set my homepage to Google.
    Google knows all!

    KC



    "starwars" <Use-Author-Supplied-Address-Header@[127.1]> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Internet Explorer allows you to configure the address box (whatever it is
    > called where you type the URL) so that you can type keywords to do a

    search
    > through your favorite search engine (Yahoo, Google, etc).
    >
    > What I've noticed, though, is that no matter what search engine you setup
    > IE *always* connects to Microsoft first before passing the info on to the
    > search engine.
    >
    > Why? Is MS tracking search engine queries? Is there a way to turn this
    > off?
    >
     
    Ardeacinco, Jun 25, 2003
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