When I click the plus to open a new tab this site http://search.babylon.com/?babsrc=NT_bb opens up, How do I stop this
How do I change this thing? I am using the newest version of firefox.
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babylon snuck in when you downloaded something new (probably the latest firefox) It's really tough to get rid of - it's actually hiding in your browser. Simply uninstall firefox and babylon will go with it - then install google chrome.
A simple yet effective way to diable the computer to connect to Babylon all together is to modify the "Hosts" file.
You'll find the file at "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts" (no filtype suffix).
Open it with i.e. Notepad, it should look somewhat like this:
- Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
- This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
- This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
- entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
- be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
- The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
- Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
- lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
- For example:
- 126.96.36.199 rhino.acme.com # source server
- 188.8.131.52 x.acme.com # x client host
- localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
- 127.0.0.1 localhost
Now you simply add one line like this: 127.0.0.1 search.babylon.com
Save the file and your coputer will never get in touch with babylon search again, not even if you type the address into your browser!