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How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?

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How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?

Hi, Somehow, Babylon toolbar and search provider got installed. And now I want to get rid of it. So, 1) I uninstalled it from "add or remove programs" in the control panel 2) cleared out the "add-ons" from all the browsers and even 3) searched the registry for "Babylon" and deleted all the traces of it 4) searched C: drive for the keyword "Babylon" and deleted all the folders

But still to my surprise, the search results of about:home in Firefox 11.0 came out of "Babylon"

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Re: How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?

For those of you who are infected By Babylon, these steps should help you remove it fully:

  1. Click Start, then Control Panel, then Uninstall a Program. Remove anything related to Babylon.
  2. Open Firefox. Type about:addons into your address bar, press Enter. Click on Extensions, then Remove any Babylon or other unwanted toolbars and extensions. Restart Firefox.
  3. Install https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/
  4. Download and Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, run a full Scan. http://www.malwarebytes.org/. This helps check that there are no viruses on your computer causing issues. You can uninstall this program after you clean off any infections.

This should help fully remove Babylon. Another technique that you can do is to do a Full Firefox Reset. Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings

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Re: How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?

does this thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/746530 help you out any?

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Re: How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?

I had the exact same problem and had tried the exact same steps. I followed dr_watson's steps on the following page to change the about:home search url. This fixed the issue.

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/779082#answer-187996

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Re: How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?

I just done a "System Restore"...and poofffff!!

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Re: How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?

Hi - I had this problem and nearly tore my hair out trying one suggested solution after another. Even my super anti-virus service couldn't get rid of it. In desperation I wrote a strong letter to tech support at babylon.com and received a reply. I'm pasting this in below. BUT FOLKS, IT WORKS! I am finally free of this pesky search engine that kept bobbing up on my two browsers despite my efforts to free myself from its embrace. I hope it works for you.


Hello

Thank you for taking the time to write us.

Please accept my apology for any inconvenience.

Watch how to remove Babylon and all of it's [sic] features in the next video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1y9Lbsv1_0&feature=plcp

In order to uninstall Babylon and all is [sic] features completely ,follow the steps below :

1) Uninstall Babylon Software: http://support.babylon.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/177/0/uninstall-babylon-software


2) Change Babylon Home Page (Internet Explorer \ Firefox \ Google Chrome): http://support.babylon.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/175/0/change-babylon-home-page


3) Remove Babylon search provider & Uninstall Babylon Toolbar Software http://support.babylon.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/213/0/uninstall-babylon-toolbar-sof...


  • Tab issue:

In case you open a new tab, and Babylon Search still appears, please do the following:

For FireFox: Write in the adress line "about:config" and enter. Confirm the message. Look for "Babylon". Open the entries and empty them out.

For Internet Explorer: Open your Internet Explorer browser, click on "Tools", then "Internet Options" and in the section "Tabs" click on "Settings". It will open a new window, on the option "When a new tab is opened, open:" in the drop-down menu please choose "Your first homepage". Then click OK, Apply and OK.

If I can be of further assistance, please turn to our live chat at: http://support.babylon.com/visitor/index.php?/LiveChat/Chat/Request/_sessionID=n42gabc9b3cfqef5bhd79...

Babylon Support Team


Ticket Details Ticket ID: MPN-897-10898 Department: Private Consumer Tech. Support Type: Issue Status: On Hold Priority: Low

Support Center: https://support.babylon.com/index.php?/default_import

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Re: How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?

Bablony is evil it slows down your computer. How to destroy Babylon: 1 Go to Spybot .com down load spybot and install it. 2 Run spybot. It will detect Babylon and a bunch of other spyware and remove it. 3 Spybot will tell you that it didn't get all of Babylon and that there is some it left in your ram. 4 Spybot will ask if it can run when you restart your computer, restart your computer and the rest of Babylon will be removed. Enyoy speed of your computer.

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Re: How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?

I had same issue , below procedure works for me:

1. Help --> trobuleshooting information --> reset firefox ( right to corner)

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Re: How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?

It seemed I was able to get rid of it with standard Windows Add/Remove Programs. However the "Tab issue" remained. That's where the instructions provided by kischmir came in handy. I found all of the babylon items and right clicked each and chose "reset". It seems the problem has been solved.

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Re: How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?

Here is what you need to do next once the above steps are done and you have restarted your system:

1) Open firefox and type “about:config” in the URL. Click on “I will be careful…” button.

2) Now on the next page in the search bar type “babylon” and press enter.

3) Right click on each of the entry and just select “reset” from the option. Thats it.


Restart your browser and thats it. Enjoy.......

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Re: How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?

  • Write in the address bar "about:config" and enter -> confirm the message -> search for "Babylon" in the Filter bar -> open the entries and empty them out.
  • You just double click and erase the link. leave it blank.
  • After you deleted everything, restart your browser and it will not be on your new tab page.