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How to completely delete/remove/uninstall Babylon Search/Toolbar from firefox/crome/internet explorer?

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Please tell me the process/steps to completely delete/remove/uninstall Babylon Search and Toolbar (Babylon Virus/malware) from internet browsers such as firefox, crome and internet explorer?

asked Nov 2, 2012 in Computer & Internet by Bangladeshi Friend (9,660 points)  
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First, Uninstall the Babylon Search bar from the Add/Remove programs in Control Panel.

Second, Make sure you go to all browsers you use (Crome, Firefox, IE, etc) and reset your homepage to whatever you'd like (for example, http://www.google.com), because Babylon automatically set your default homepage as "http://search.babylon.com" in ALL your installed browsers.

Delete/Remove/Uninstall Babylon Search and Toolbar from Firefox:

If you have Babylon Search in the search bar, here is the link of how to remove a search engine: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-bar-easily-choose-your-search-engine

If you have the Babylon Toolbar, follow the procedure in the Disable or remove Add-ons, in particular the section on uninstalling extensions and themes: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-or-remove-add-ons

And for Completely remove from Firefox follow these steps:

  1. Type "about:config" into the address bar in Firefox.
  2. You will get a warning about warranty.....click on "i'll be careful, I promise" button.
  3. In the next screen, type..."Babylon" in the search box
  4. You will find about 5 or six places where Babylon shows up.
  5. Highlight each of these entries one at a time, right click and pick "reset".
  6. When all have been reset.....close the file.

Delete/Remove/Uninstall Babylon Search and Toolbar from Crome:

  1. If Babylon pages are opening up each time you start up Chrome, check in Chrome menu (previously Wrench icon) > Settings > On Startup > next to the radio button for Open a specific page or set of pages, click on Set pages > remove any unwanted URLs by hovering over the URL until you see an "X" appear to the right side of the URL.

  2. If all searches that you perform in the omnibox is returning with results from Babylon instead of your preferred search engine, check in Chrome menu (previously Wrench icon) > Settings > Search > Manage search engines > check the list of Default search engines, Other search engines, and Search engines added by extensions, and remove suspicious entries that you are not familiar with. Depending on your extensions, you may not see the last section for Search engines added by extensions.

  3. If Babylon is opening up when you click on the Home button, check in Chrome menu (previously Wrench icon) > Settings > Appearance > select the Show Home button checkbox > check if the URL that appears below it references Babylon.

  4. Also check that there are no extensions installed that may be causing these changes. Go to Chrome menu (previously Wrench icon) > Settings > Extensions > if you see any unfamiliar extension that you do not remember installing, try disabling/removing the extension to see it was causing these changes. To disable, uncheck the "Enabled" checkbox next to the extension. To remove, hover over the extension until you see a trash can icon appear, and click on the icon.

Delete/Remove/Uninstall Babylon Search and Toolbar from Internet Explorer:

  1. To disable the “Toolbar” on Internet Explorer follow the steps mentioned below-
    a) Open Internet Explorer and click on “Tools”.
    b) Now select “Manage Add Ons” and search for the “Babylon Toolbar “from the list of available add ons.
    c) Right Click on the Babylon Toolbar and select “disable”.
    d) Click on “Ok” and restart the Internet Explorer.

  2. If you are using Windows 7 then click on Start Menu and then type "RegEdit" in search menu and then press enter. If you are using Windows XP then Click on the Start Menu then click on Run menu and type "RegEdit" and then press enter.
    Find the key: HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\About URLs\Tabs
    and change the entry that points to babylon search, to the one you desire (be it google.com, or whatever).

answered Nov 2, 2012 by Admin (20,835 points)  

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