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How to restore default search engine for the Location Bar?

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I have Babylon Pro 9 installed in my computer. A couple of days ago I found that Babylon hijacked the default search engine for the Location Bar. All searches from the Location Bar bring up a Babylon search page, which really sucks. How can I restore it to Google?

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

3 or 4 days ago

Installed Plug-ins

  • Foxit PhantomPDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • V0.2.3.4_duomi
  • Picasa plugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • NPWLPG
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
  • Ylmf Upload Plugin For Firefox and Netscape
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • np-mswmp

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1 QQDownload/1.7

More Information

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Firefox
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5.0
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Open Containing Folder
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about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
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Graphics
Adapter Description
AMD Radeon HD 6400M Series
Vendor ID
1002
Device ID
6760
Adapter RAM
1024
Adapter Drivers
aticfx32 aticfx32 aticfx32 atiumdag atidxx32 atiumdva
Driver Version
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Driver Date
4-19-2011
Direct2D Enabled
true
DirectWrite Enabled
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John99
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622 solutions 8037 answers

You may well have add-ons related to Babylon search, if so uninstall them from the Add-on manager.

  • Firefox Button -> Add-ons |Extensions |

If you continue to have problems Babylon may have changed Firefox preferences if so see

Question owner

Thank you for such a prompt reply.

I'm happy to report that the problem has been fixed. I went to about:config and I found a whole bunch of preference names infected by Babylon. I reset all of their values. Now Babylon can't bother me no more.

Thank you again.