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20-08-2012, 12:59 PM
I downloaded a PDF reader to trial and Babylon came as an unwanted extra. I deleted the PDF reader as Foxit was better but now I cannot get rid of Babylon, it comes up in a new tab every time I open Firefox have you any suggestions?
Cheers Rodders

20-08-2012, 01:08 PM
Hi, sounds like babylon may have put an entry in your browsers homepage options.

Check this link which will talk you through locating where your homepage options are and from there you can hopefully remove the entry.


You may possibly also have some reference to babylon in your "add and remove programs" or "programs and features" (depending on your OS) found in your control panel, remove that also if there is.

20-08-2012, 01:14 PM
Here is my suggestion . I had similar problem twice.

Firstly get a reliable antivirus which removes threats , I used http://www.malwarebytes.org/. Run a full scan . When it finds Objects known as threats , click delete or remove . And I think after that you should run something like http://download.cnet.com/Spyware-Terminator-2012/3000-8022_4-10468541.html - Spyware terminator , just to ensure threats are removed . Remember scan all your drivers (C, D,) and etc if you have .

The tools i just gave you are reliable i think .

Also you might have to reinstall firefox because bablyon hijacks it . Now lets not forget if you have any other browsers , Chrome , Internet Explorer , check for babylon there , if it is not there , then thats fine but if it is there reinstall that browser too .

So basically scan with the two software i gave you malwarebytes and spyware terminator . and check the browsers installed on pc for babylon , if it is there , reinstall them . And thats all for now . If having problems or questions , leave in comment section .

20-08-2012, 01:24 PM
Ians way is the best way to remove it through add and remove programs. Have had it creep onto my PC numerous times and that is how I remove it. Just had it on a couple of days ago.

Nick G
20-08-2012, 01:34 PM
you can also type in about:config into the address bar in firefox, search for babylon, right click on any entries the search returns, and click reset.
NOTE - babylon will also have got into internet explorer, it does that as well.