I'm stuck with a "Babylon" version of the "search the web" facility on the toolbar to the right of the address bar. I've searched for access to it but had no success. Can anyone help?
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I have uninstalled, cleaned registry, blocked with malware blocker, manually searched computer for all refs to babylon and deleted them all ....but it keeps coming back!!!!!!! very annoying. any other ideas?
I am adding myself to the ever growing list of people who HAVE experienced this. i too have followed every article I can find and have removed every last reference I can find for BABYLON! This is worse than ANY virus I have ever had and believe you me I have had some!! What is it with this piece of crudishness? SOMEONE must have an answer as to HOW to remove this unworthy piece of not wanted/needed software?? I have even gone to IE to be sure it was not there (It was!) and got rid of it and yet it is still infecting my PC!! And what is worse is as I am in France (I am from the UK so speak English) this crud is even showing FRENCH language searches!! It took me several months to stop Google doing this, but I did! And now this!! ANYONE got ANY ideas please??
I THINK I have solved it via Win7!! Did a search and found a ref: to BABYLON @ c:\programfiles/mozilla/SEARCHPLUGINS/.... LOOK for baylon entry and DELETE!!!
How to do it with out downloading random stuff. If you Firefox( obvious) go to tools and holy crap it there that bastard. Change the homepage and everything.
If you see it in options then it is either added by an extension or via setting preferences.
Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of your add-ons is causing your problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes).
My problem was Babylon coming up when the url was invalid. On my system, some web site or application apparently set keyword.url in about:config to the babylon site. I changed it to Google and now all is well with the world.