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By opnening a new tab, how can I stop Babylon search opening

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By opnening a new tab, how can I stop Babylon search opening

I am a fervent Firefox user and using the new Firefox 4.0 with great pleasure. However in this new version every time I open a new tab, it opens with Babylon search. How can I stop this. I want to open it standard with Google search.

Best regards. Wim van den Hil

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Re: By opnening a new tab, how can I stop Babylon search opening

Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Add-ons". It will open a popup. Click in the "Extensions" tab. Look for the "Babylon Search" extension. Click the "Uninstall" button. Then close and reload Firefox.

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Re: By opnening a new tab, how can I stop Babylon search opening

Yes! it is useful for me.

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Re: By opnening a new tab, how can I stop Babylon search opening

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:


  1. Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
  2. This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
  3. This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
  4. entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
  5. be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
  6. The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
  7. space.
  8. Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
  9. lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
  10. For example:
  11. 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
  12. 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host
  1. localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
  2. 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!

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Re: By opnening a new tab, how can I stop Babylon search opening

Thanks gibaab! It worked ^^