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How to remove Babylon from the search engine menu?

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How to remove Babylon from the search engine menu?

My OS is Windows 7 Pro 64 bit; using Firefox ver 15.0. I downloaded Babylon tool bar and related apps because they were associated with a tool manual that I wanted to review. I then discovered how invasive these apps are. Successfully removed Babylon downloader and Tool bar via Start | Control Panel | program menu. However I notice that "Search the web (Babylon)" is still listed in the drop down menu of search engine options. I have defaulted my search engine to Google, and I can delete the Babylon option, but it returns every time when I close my browser and then return to my FF Mozilla home page. How can I permanently remove Babylon as a search engine option?

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Re: How to remove Babylon from the search engine menu?

Babylon Solved: I've spent large parts of the last 4 days with the Babylon problem, stifled because I had no Address Bar and no View menu. The solution to those problems removed the Babylon bar as well.

Go to Help - Click Troubleshooting Information in the sub menu - and when that pops up Click on the Reset Firefox button, just to the right. Presto!

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Re: How to remove Babylon from the search engine menu?

It's possible that you still have a Babylon carrier in your extensions. You can review them and disable (or remove) ALL nonessential extensions here:

orange Firefox button or classic Tools menu > Add-ons > Extensions category

Then complete your manual fixes as you usually do and restart Firefox. Fingers crossed that they didn't get reverted back.

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Re: How to remove Babylon from the search engine menu?

Wow!!! Thanks for the fast reply. Well, you are partially correct. Apparently Babylon code was buried in my registry. But nothing related to Babylon was found in the FireFox add-ons | extension categories. Therefore I suspected that there was a connection with several other add-on's, including Shopathome.com and coupon printer. I deleted these and then went into the FF search engine menu and deleted Babylon. This left me with Google, eBay, Yahoo, Bing and a handful of others. Backed out of FF and restarted my PC and ... voila ... Goodbye Babylon!!! I am very concerned about the slippery and deceptive practices of Babylon. Thanks for your help.

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Re: How to remove Babylon from the search engine menu?

Babylon Solved: I've spent large parts of the last 4 days with the Babylon problem, stifled because I had no Address Bar and no View menu. The solution to those problems removed the Babylon bar as well.

Go to Help - Click Troubleshooting Information in the sub menu - and when that pops up Click on the Reset Firefox button, just to the right. Presto!

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Re: How to remove Babylon from the search engine menu?

Phrein ~ Yes, your "reset Firefox button" approach also worked for me. Thanks for the good advice. Hope other users of FF see this topic and have the same successful results.

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Re: How to remove Babylon from the search engine menu?

Dear WebShepherd: In order to change your search engine, please view this link: http://support.babylon.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/213/0/remove-toolbar-and-search-the...

(scroll down for Mozilla firefox)


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Phone-18668086361 (US) Email: Support@babylon.com Website for Chat and Q& A : http://support.babylon.com/

Cheers Babylon,Ltd

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Re: How to remove Babylon from the search engine menu?

I removed Babylon and more spyware by going to spybot.com and downloaded the spybot spyware removal tool it was free and it worked

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Re: How to remove Babylon from the search engine menu?

I would like to know what program brought babylon into my computer. I did not download it, it just showed up. The only thing I can think of is I had a WildBlue tech working on my system and it showed up right about that time. It is a pain in the rump.

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Re: How to remove Babylon from the search engine menu?

Babylon is affiliated with a number of downloads and can appear when you say yes to everything in a download program. I spent about a month trying to get rid of Babylon, until I went to the Kimcommando.com website and found the spybot spyware removal shareware program and used that to completely remove Babylon. It appears that Babylon hides in your computers ram and reloads itself after try to remove it . spybot fixes that.

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Re: How to remove Babylon from the search engine menu?

This worked for me..Click start..Click RUN..type in regedit..double click on HEX LOCAL..MACHINE..Click SOFTWARE..Click MICROSOFT..ClickWINDOWS...Click CURRENT VERSION..Click EXPLORER..after EXPLORER opens. look for BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS ..right click on it and delete the entire file..Babylon resides in 2 files there...