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How do I fully remove Babylon

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I'm stuck with a "Babylon" version of the "search the web" facility on the toolbar to the right of the address bar. I've searched for access to it but had no success. Can anyone help?

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If it is a search engine in the search bar, see the Search bar - Easily choose your favorite search engine article for details of how to remove a search engine.

If you have the Babylon Toolbar, follow the procedure in the Disable or remove Add-ons article, in particular the section on uninstalling extensions and themes

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DragonfisT 0 solutions 1 answers

hi, I just solved the problem with the about:config that was suggested here, thanks.. I am wondering though, what does this babylon all do? Is there any risk with it while having it?

Modified by DragonfisT

jojay2204 0 solutions 2 answers

I found I had to modify, delete or toggle some of the babylon entries (being a non-geek I'm not sure if that was the right thing to do!) however your solution WORKED!!! Thank you! I no longer have that horrible babylon stuff on my laptop - but I HAVE lost all my bookmarks thanks to babylon which has really really annoyed me :-( Can nothing be done to prevent this kind of sneaky, unprofessional behaviour?

Swapnilrustagi 19 solutions 286 answers

Hello, everybody

Removing the Babylon toolbar (simpler but effective)

http://www.ghacks.net/2011/08/17/how-to-uninstall-the-babylon-toolbar-completely/

Thanks Martin Brinkmann for that article.

KarenLiew11 0 solutions 1 answers

Thank you very much for your help...I finally removed the stupid babylon search bar...greatly appreciated!!! :D

taintedlemons 0 solutions 1 answers

Hey everybody! This is a super easy fix. I figured it out in less than to minutes. Get in to Mozilla Preferences, or in my case The Add-Ons. Then choose extensions. You'll see Babylon Search Bar right away. Simply disable, then remove. It will prompt you to restart mozilla. After that is complete the toolbar is gone for good! Hope this helps. =]

strongwind 8 solutions 58 answers

If you want to remove a search engine from the search bar then:

1. Click on the icon on the left of the bar

2. When the drop-down menu appears click on 'Manage Search Engines' (at the bottom)

3. Select the search engine you want to remove

4. Click the 'Remove' button

5. Click 'OK'

Please mark "Solved" one answer that will best help others with a similar problem -- hope this was it

Modified by strongwind

NoMoreBabylon 0 solutions 2 answers

Uninstall Babylon Toolbar - Mozilla Firefox:

1. Click the "Tools" menu in the Firefox browser.

2. Click the "Add-ons" menu item.

3. In the “Extensions Manager” window scroll until you find the “Babylon Toolbar” extension.

4. Click the “Babylon Toolbar” extension.

5. Click "Uninstall".

6. Click “Uninstall" in the "Babylon Toolbar" window.

7. Exit Extensions Manager and restart your browser.

Jose Nunes 0 solutions 1 answers

I Add this problem to and here is how I fixed it Video 1 How to remove babylon search toolbar http://youtu.be/tFv4gPHiwW4 Remove babylon search toolbar Updated Video 2 Remove babylon search toolbar Updated

Thanks Jose

Mamalani 0 solutions 1 answers

This second time Babylon showed up none of the old ways (from about a year ago of removing it) worked. It simply wasn't listed anywhere that allowed for Uninstall - at least not that I could find. I'm only a semi-computer literate 70 year old grandmother.

Finally I went to Computer

and did a Search for Babylon and Search found four (4) file folders with Babylon in their name/location.

No option to uninstall but I found I could simply drag each file folder - some or all?? containing an exe - to the Recycle Bin - ignoring warnings about doing this - and once I had all four of them in the Recycle Bin (and after I ran the computer for a few hours doing things I normally do and everything seemed to work normally) after several hours ... I held my breath and right clicked on the Recycle Bin and chose Empty Recycle Bin. I then did another Search of the Computer looking for Babylon and found nothing.

Once the four file folders were all in the Recycle Bin the Babylon bar did vanish from my monitor.

So far so good. It hasn't reemerged - yet. It seems too simple but it did seem to work.