I found this today on Bing: Clicking leads you to bingsearch://app/search?q=ghhfgfgdgfdgh&FORM=HDRW8P, which is not any known or sensible protocol and consequently displays as a dead link. What is this?

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There is a chance that it's related to the bing app that is on a Windows 8 computer. I've noticed several times that when using bing on a Windows 8 device that is suggests using the app. Although I haven't seen that particular link.

  • I’m not using Windows 8.
    – kinokijuf
    Commented Feb 4, 2013 at 11:37
  • This might be the case. See this (translated) blog post.
    – Alex
    Commented Feb 4, 2013 at 11:47
  • @Alex sorry, but I don’t speak Google Translate.
    – kinokijuf
    Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 17:13
  • @kinokijuf It’s a link to the Windows 8 Bing App, so basically that link opens the Metro Bing App with the search query the user inserted. And probably it was a bug that made it appear even if you are/were not using Windows 8.
    – Alex
    Commented Feb 6, 2013 at 18:28

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