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Completely removing the Babylon Toolbar extension

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patrickjdempsey

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Post Posted October 22nd, 2012, 2:26 pm

It may now appear as "Browser Manager".
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Post Posted October 22nd, 2012, 3:55 pm

Hi Patrick - Yes - dealt with that one along route - and "Snap.Do" and goodness knows how many others were being spawned. Babylon is the only one that came back.

None of the "BrowserMgr" variants are on the machine.

Life is too short for this sort of stuff to take it over.

Partner is going to reformat hard drive and start over again with Linux.

Not because Linux is immune from attack, just:

a) Less likely to be attacked than Windows

b) He was using Ubuntu in the past and liked it but reverted to Windows XP because there were no Linux drivers for something or other he wanted to do with music, but apparently there are drivers for it now.

I am about to go back to chalk and a slate! My Mac has been refusing to "find" my scanner and then, while I was trying to fix this, it did a kernel panic and crashed and now it doesn't recognise my account as having sufficient permissions to save any files.

](*,) That's just the little emoticon I need right now!
Best wishes,

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Post Posted October 22nd, 2012, 3:59 pm

Sorry to hear that. Good luck! Scanner and printer drivers drive me insane. IMO there's absolutely no reason you *need* a brand spanking new printer or scanner every few years, but the manufacturers have it setup like that.
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Post Posted October 24th, 2012, 6:21 pm

patrickjdempsey wrote:Menu > Help > Troubleshooting Info > click Open Containing Folder.

Close Firefox.

Open the pref.js file using a text editor and get rid of those entries.

Also make sure you don't have a user.js file, if you do open that up and look for those entries.

There have been reports of the Skype toolbar installing nasties with it so you might try disabling that and repeating.


Thank you very much. This is the best help online on how to remove that. The supposed help from "Babylon" themselves can be dismissed.

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Post Posted October 27th, 2012, 12:37 pm

Just picked up this babylon thing myself today. Can you tell me how I open the prefs or user file? It's giving me an error.

thanks!

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Post Posted October 27th, 2012, 1:13 pm

You have to close Firefox before trying to edit that file.

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Post Posted February 11th, 2013, 7:25 am

Thank you so much for your help. I have been trying to find the solution for hours and this did the trick. Then entries in about:config are gone! :D

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Post Posted August 17th, 2013, 4:22 am

Locking this oldie.
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