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Toolbars, Babylon toolbar will not uninstall. What sould i do?

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I tried to install daemon tools on my computer and in the installation process i also got Babylon toolbar and engine search as a default, witch i don´t want. I uninstalled it via the control panel but it won´t disappear from Firefox. How can i uninstall the toolbar so that it disappears from Firefox? Is there a way to delete the toolbar via Firefox?

Chosen solution

-> Tap ALT key or press F10 to show the Menu Bar

-> go to Help Menu -> select "Restart with Add-ons Disabled"

Firefox will close then it will open up with just basic Firefox. Now do this:

-> go to View Menu -> Toolbars -> select Menu Bar and Navigation ToolBar -> unselect All Unwanted toolbars

-> go Tools Menu -> Clear Recent History -> Time range to clear: select EVERYTHING -> click Details (small arrow) button -> place Checkmarks on Cookies, Cache, Site Preferences -> click "Clear Now"

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> General -> When Firefox starts : select "Show My Home Page" -> Type the address of the website which you want to be your HomePage e.g. http://www.google.com

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> Content -> place Checkmarks on:

1) Block Pop-up windows 2) Load images automatically 3) Enable JavaScript

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> Security -> place Checkmarks on:

1) Warn me when sites try to install add-ons 2) Block reported attack sites 3) Block reported web forgeries 4) Remember Passwords for sites

-> Click OK on Options window

-> click the Favicon (small drop down menu icon) on Firefox SearchBar (its position is on the Right side of the Address Bar) -> click "Manage Search Engines" -> select all Unwanted Search Engines and click Remove -> click OK

-> go to Tools Menu -> Add-ons -> Extensions section -> REMOVE All Unwanted/Suspicious Extensions (Add-ons) -> Restart Firefox

You can enable your Known & Trustworthy Add-ons later. Check and tell if its working.

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Hasan 477 solutions 5600 answers

Chosen Solution

-> Tap ALT key or press F10 to show the Menu Bar

-> go to Help Menu -> select "Restart with Add-ons Disabled"

Firefox will close then it will open up with just basic Firefox. Now do this:

-> go to View Menu -> Toolbars -> select Menu Bar and Navigation ToolBar -> unselect All Unwanted toolbars

-> go Tools Menu -> Clear Recent History -> Time range to clear: select EVERYTHING -> click Details (small arrow) button -> place Checkmarks on Cookies, Cache, Site Preferences -> click "Clear Now"

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> General -> When Firefox starts : select "Show My Home Page" -> Type the address of the website which you want to be your HomePage e.g. http://www.google.com

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> Content -> place Checkmarks on:

1) Block Pop-up windows 2) Load images automatically 3) Enable JavaScript

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> Security -> place Checkmarks on:

1) Warn me when sites try to install add-ons 2) Block reported attack sites 3) Block reported web forgeries 4) Remember Passwords for sites

-> Click OK on Options window

-> click the Favicon (small drop down menu icon) on Firefox SearchBar (its position is on the Right side of the Address Bar) -> click "Manage Search Engines" -> select all Unwanted Search Engines and click Remove -> click OK

-> go to Tools Menu -> Add-ons -> Extensions section -> REMOVE All Unwanted/Suspicious Extensions (Add-ons) -> Restart Firefox

You can enable your Known & Trustworthy Add-ons later. Check and tell if its working.

cooltx 0 solutions 1 answers

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First, I disabled and removed BABYLON toolbar from toolbar menu and control panel. ==> it removed the toolbar search. but it still remained in search dialog box and in address bar search

Second, I removed BABYLON search engine and related search.conduit.com entries from Firefox ==> it removed BABYLON from showing up on search dialog box. but it still remained in the address bar search.

Third, in About:config, I tried to remove or change entries with "babylon" filter string. ==> But this did not work.

Lastly, I uninstalled Mozilla Firefox from Control Panel. And removed all customization settings.

I just had to reinstall the latest version of Mozilla Firefox. ==> This worked very well.

I hope Mozilla Firefox provides users to better manage the search engine choices in future.

cooltx

CutiePie0094 0 solutions 1 answers

I don't trust Babylon, DON'T INSTALL IT!

vgsystem 0 solutions 1 answers

mha007

Thank you for your answer. It took me sometime to follow your instruction but now Babylon is out of sight.

moondance263 0 solutions 1 answers

UNINSTALL FIREFOX - THIS WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM. THEN REINSTALL. They have a new "Browser Protect" thing - download it upon reinstallation. It will pop up a window which will show Babylon. "BLOCK" it. DONE. NO MORE FREAKIN' BABYLON! YAY!!! MAN, I'M GLAD THAT'S OVER!

sundar.seshan 0 solutions 1 answers

thanks friend. i have successfully uninstall babylon tool bar and search engine which automatically opnes in fire box

vatsal 0 solutions 1 answers

from the manage addon option, remove the babylon search ! Its done voila !!!