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How to remove babylon search

Updated on May 29, 2012
Nasty malware thanks to Babylon
Nasty malware thanks to Babylon

Has Babylon just installed itself on your PC?

If you are on this page, I can only assume that like me you have found this nasty Babylon search on your PC. I will be giving you lots of options on how to remove this Babylon malware from Firefox as that is the browser I use. There are a lot of people that found that simply following these instructions have helped them remove Babylon, for myself however so far these have not worked for me.
So if they haven't worked for me why have I made this article? Because I want to help others that have the same issue and put all options in the one article in an easy to read format. I can only hope that these suggestions work for you.

First thing you should do

If you haven't done this already, start by removing the Babylon program from your PC. Here is a step by step instruction on how to do this.

1. Click on your Start button located on the bottom left
2. Click on Control Panel
3. Click on Programs and Settings and wait for all programs to load
4. Find Babylon in the list and click uninstall

Once it is removed from there make sure it is not still coming up in your program files. To check on this:

1. Click on your Start button located on the bottom left
2. Click on Computer and then double click on your C drive
3. Double click on Program Files and then see if a Babylon folder is there
4. If you have a Babylon folder right click and hit delete

I personally found that I didn't still have it in my program files but some people seemed to have found it still there. Once this is all done give it a try to see if the babylon search is still coming up.

If that didn't work

Well if the Babylon search is still appearing here is another suggestion that has been given to remove the Babylon search. With this suggestion you need to be careful and now what you are doing. You will actually get warned before it will let you enter. So follow these instructions carefully.

1. In the location bar at the top type in about:config and hit Enter
2. In the filter at the top of the page type keyword.URL
3. Double click on keyword.URL and change whatever search is in there to
http://www.google.com/search?q=

Once you have done this search for Babyon in the filter again and for every entry that is there right click, hit Modify and then click Reset. Once that is done clise Firefox and reopen so the settings can change.

To reset the home page just in case follow these steps.

1. Click the orange Firefox button located on the top left
2. Go to Options and then there will be another Options
button so click there
3. Click on the General tab and there you can click on Restore to default

Clicking on Restore to default will put the Firefox home page back. Once this is all done close and reopen Firefox and see if the Babylon search is gone.

Still didn't work?

Well if that still didn't work out for you here is another way to remove Babylon. This however you will need to go to your registry so here is how you can do this.

1. Hit the Windows button and the letter 'R' as this will bring up your Run program
2. Type in regedit and hit enter
3. Once open, click on Edit and then click Find
4. Type Babylon and hit find next
5. Once you find those Babylon folders right click and hit Delete

Once that is done again close and reopen Firefox and see if the Babylon search is gone.

Babylon is still there!

One last thing you can try is to uninstall and then reinstall Firefox to see that finally fixes your issues with Babylon. If you are still having issues I'm not too sure what else can be done besides wiping your PC clean and starting again.
Another thing that I have also done which is one of the most obvious was to run anti virus and spyware/malware programs to remove Babylon but to no avail.

I hope that regardless some of these methods have worked for you. If you have any more advice or suggestions for removing the Babylon search please leave a comment :)

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      BabyCheetah 5 years ago from Melbourne

      Thank you for looking :)

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      kaikai 5 years ago from TX

      Thank you for sharing.

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      BabyCheetah 5 years ago from Melbourne

      Welcome, I hope it's helped you! :)

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      d.dupre' 5 years ago

      Brilliant! Thank you so very much!

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