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Completely removing the Babylon Toolbar extension

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Post Posted July 25th, 2012, 10:24 pm

To remove the babylon search in address bar, reset the keyword.url in about:config.

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Post Posted July 25th, 2012, 10:46 pm

Sure, until you restart the browser and then whatever horrible piece of junk that put it there to begin with will put it back.
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Post Posted July 25th, 2012, 11:14 pm

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Post Posted July 31st, 2012, 7:21 pm

Finally, I cannot be more thankful. Followed the about:config step and then deleted user:js and Pref:js entries and it is finally gone. =D>

Thank you

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Post Posted August 1st, 2012, 9:08 pm

preferences cleaner makes this much easier

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Post Posted August 2nd, 2012, 5:11 am

^ Thanks for this. Great tool!

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Post Posted August 19th, 2012, 9:43 am

I also have to extend thanks for the existence of this thread. Yesterday, Babylon downloaded onto my machine (and I'm not entirely sure how, but that's beside the point). After ploughing through everything to uninstall it properly, and reset my home pages, get rid of it from my search preferences, and do a manual search of my computer to delete any stray folders and files it had left behind, I had to plough through the help forums to get rid of it from new tabs that opened and I also noticed that whenever I restarted Firefox, the extensions.babylontoolbar information would come back even though I'd reset it the session before.

This thread has helped me solve that problem as I didn't know anything about pref.js and user.js files until now. I have just one question: now that I've emptied the babylon references from these two files, my user.js file is completely empty (the babylon toolbar was the sole information in it). Can I delete the user.js file from my computer completely?

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Post Posted August 19th, 2012, 10:37 am

Yes, it can be recreated if and when it is needed. It is merely a plain text file with a .js extension
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Post Posted August 20th, 2012, 1:53 am

Dear Users:



Babylon Offers a full service for all its products and features valid from the Babylon Store and on the world wide web,
You can gain a full support and assistance on how to remove Babylon from your computer by the following ways :


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

Babylon holds more than 150 Million Clients worldwide, with reputation for 15 Years, Babylon has no intention to destroy that reputation and therefor offers help and assistance for anyone who seeks for ,
In order to make sure the Software will work or be removed if the client requires it ,feel free to contact us
Thank you in Advanced

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Post Posted August 20th, 2012, 12:57 pm

Babylon.LTD wrote:You can gain a full support and assistance on how to remove Babylon from your computer by the following ways :

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


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https://support.babylon.com/index.php?/ ... eb-babylon

Btw your https link above is broken, which figures, I suppose. :-k
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Post Posted September 16th, 2012, 9:16 pm

patrickjdempsey wrote:About:config entries for extensions persist until you remove them. Right-click each one and select reset.

i followed all the suggestions here and Babylon has changed. It now runs something called browser manager that resets everything continually. You cannot get rid of it. You cannot shut it down even using task manager. You cannot shut down the threads either. These people should be in jail.
I ended up booting into an old version of windows I had installed on a different drive. I could then delete browser manager.exe. Rebooted back into my good version of windows and then could follow the other suggestions here to remove it and all traces. I regedited to get rid of all traces there of babylon and browsermanager and then did the about:home about:config suggestions and finally hours later it is gone. I am sure there must be an easier way to get rid of it but this worked for me. Maybe boot into safe mode?

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Post Posted September 17th, 2012, 12:00 am

Usually it's installed via some program in Windows Control Panel Add-Remove programs, and it's not always obvious.
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Post Posted September 19th, 2012, 12:13 am

You can also follow those instructions :


Go to Control Panel, click Programs (software).

Uninstall "Browser Manager" + "Bprotector" + "Object Installer" + "Babylon Toolbar on IE"

Then depending on which browser you use , follow the relevant steps:

----------------------Firefox ---------------------------

> Open a new Firefox window (website)

> Go to Tools> Options> and go to change your order, the Home. ( f.e www.google.de) and click OK.

> Remove the search engine of Babylon by clicking the small arrow next to the icon of Babylon

> Manage Search Engines

> select Babylon and Remove

> Close Firefox and open again

> write in the address Bar "about:config " and click Enter

> Write in the search engine "Babylon."

> Click on any 'Babylon' preferences with the right mouse button and select "Reset"

In the following video you can see how to change TAB URL :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yPX-ZJ5 ... re=related

----------------------------- Chrome -------------------------------------------------

Open Google Chrome and click on the "wrench" icon:

Click> Settings , choose the option "Open a particular page or set of pages."

Click "Set Pages" on page Babylon and delete from the list.

To change the search engine in Google Chrome, please follow the instructions below:

Open Google Chrome on the "wrench" icon on the right side of the address bar, click:

Settings> Under "Search", click "Manage Search Engines ...".

If you see "Babylon Search" as a standard (default), select please another search engine as the default from (Google, Bing, etc.). Only then will you Babylon You can remove by clicking the little 'X'.

--------------------------------- Internet Explorer (IE) ------------ -------------------------------------

Open your Internet Explorer browser, click on "Tools", then "Internet Options" and in the section "Tabs" click on "Settings". It will open a new window, on the option "When a new tab is opened, open:" in the drop-down menu please choose "Your first homepage". Then click OK, Apply and OK.

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Post Posted September 19th, 2012, 12:26 am

Or it would be much simpler if you guys just stopped putting your junk in people's browsers without their permission.
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Post Posted September 19th, 2012, 12:42 am

Be much simpler if they were put in jail for putting their junk in people's browsers without permission
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