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new tab uses babylon website as default ,how can I remove it?


Whenever I want to open a new tab, babylon search is by default my homepage just for the tab. It is a unknown website to me and I can seem to find a way to remove it . I uninstalled the tool bar that came with it but the website remains even after I restart the computer.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

2 days ago

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r159
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • DivX Web Player version
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • 4.0.60310.0
  • 2,5,3,1
  • BlackBerry WebSL Browser Plug-In
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

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xtrem726 0 solutions 2 answers

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Go to Add-ons - move to extension and then remove babylon. I hate them too.

larryliza 0 solutions 1 answers

The Babylon default was more than nagging. I am grateful for this post - in brackets - which solved it in a flesh. (((xtrem726: Go to Add-ons - move to extension and then remove babylon. I hate them too.))). Bless you loads.

Modified by larryliza

dyiyuzrr 0 solutions 1 answers

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I too had this problem and despite the various suggestions could not completely delete this wretched 'virus' ! However I found by removing babylon and then the add-ons and then removing firefox completely (I did save my bookmarks first). Then ran a clean-up of all deleted files. I then reloaded firefox from scratch and imported my bookmarks. Not only have I completely removed babylon, my firefox is running faster or at least it loads faster, probably because all the old add-ons and toolbars have been removed. Well worth the effort for me at least.