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How do I fully remove Babylon

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How do I fully remove Babylon

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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Re: How do I fully remove Babylon

If it is a search engine in the search bar, see the Use the Search bar in Firefox article for details of how to remove a search engine.

If you have the Babylon Toolbar, follow the procedure in the Disable or remove Add-ons article, in particular the section on uninstalling extensions and themes

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Re: How do I fully remove Babylon

If it is a search engine in the search bar, see the Use the Search bar in Firefox article for details of how to remove a search engine.

If you have the Babylon Toolbar, follow the procedure in the Disable or remove Add-ons article, in particular the section on uninstalling extensions and themes

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Re: How do I fully remove Babylon

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?

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Re: How do I fully remove Babylon

I have uninstalled, cleaned registry (i dont have a google toolbar), and it worked out. i dont have a babylon anymore

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Re: How do I fully remove Babylon

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??

Regards

chris

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Re: How do I fully remove Babylon

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!!!

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Re: How do I fully remove Babylon

See also http://www.babylon.com/support/faq/usage.html#22

You can also use the Filter bar on the about:config page to see if anything related to babylon shows.

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/about%3Aconfig


http://kb.mozillazine.org/Search_Bar

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Re: How do I fully remove Babylon

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.

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Re: How do I fully remove Babylon

If you see it in options then it is either added by an extension or via setting preferences.

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved

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).

See Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems and Troubleshoot issues with plugins like Flash or Java to fix common Firefox problems

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Re: How do I fully remove Babylon

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.