If you are using the new Windows 10 features, and most especially the Cortana (A voice-activated artificially intelligent personal assistant with an only slightly off-putting robot voice), your searches are automatically sent through Microsot’s Bing search engine whether you’re searching for an online news article or a file on your PC.
It is not really cool, especially if you don’t want Microsoft potentially spying on your personal, PC-specific search terms.
If you want to make use of Cortana, you will need to leave this setting turned on. But if you only want to be able to search your computer for files, apps and settings, you can turn this feature off. Below is how you can get it done:
1. Open the Search menu by clicking the search icon or the search textbox on your taskbar.