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Windows 7: Babylon

06 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home premium - 32 bit


I installed some really crappy software called Babylon yesterday before I even realized I was doing it. Nightmare

I uninstalled it going through Control Panel and it showed as being uninstalled there and then but when I went back into FFox after a restart the Babylon Toolbar was still there.

Also whenever I do a search in the address bar I get a Babylon result which is not what I want. I want Google(despite their tracking).

Can anyone help me out on this?

There is nothing left to uninstall.

Cheers for your help, Ste.

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06 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Sounds similar to what i was reading on the the Register
Cnet slammed for wrapping Nmap downloads with cruddy toolbar ? The Register
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06 Dec 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

check both my posts on this thread and let me know if it helps. most search toolbars can be uninstalled this way.
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06 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home premium - 32 bit


Thanks to you both. Using your ideas I got rid of everything. The last thing being in "about:config" which was changing a babylon value to:


Something strange has happened here though as now when I type in a general string into the address bar, e.g. 'three' - it gives me different pages of results than I am used to. I live in the UK and this above entry seems to send me to international results, in this case for Three the telecom company.

Normally I get a list of results instead of being directed to major sites.

Do you know why this is? It's defo something to do with the:


I put in. I just wonder if you know of the standard that I would put in for the UK?

Thanks for your time, top advice, cheers, Ste.
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06 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Try about:config paste or type " " into the filter without the quotes.
right click on the word shown under value & choosing reset should set it back to the default.
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06 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home premium - 32 bit

Tried that stve and it didn't work for the address bar. The search engine at the top right of FF still works, just a shame I can't use the address bar like I normally do. Valiant effort though, appreciate it.
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06 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

My main browser is Opera I know how to fix Opera & it should work in Firefox.
First thing you need to do is synch Firefox & make sure all your bookmarks etc are backed up.
Second step uninstall Firefox & delete any Mozilla folders in C:\Users\......\AppData\Roaming &
Reinstall Firefox & Synch .
Not sure how good Synch is with Firefox if it does not back up everything you need try
Firefox: How To Backup Firefox Profiles, Bookmarks, Passwords and Other Data
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06 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home premium - 32 bit

Cheers again stve, I've got an add-on that does a good job of that called FEBE. If I can't take the address bar that's exactly what I'm gonna do. Thanks for your time, I really appreciate it. Cheers, Ste.
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07 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Glad to help hope it solves it for you.
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09 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Try this: Uninstall it.
then go to Regedit
babylontoolbar delete
then disable the add-ons of course.
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