babylon search engine on Windows 7, where does it come from and how do I get rid of it?? It's a new laptop and I think it's gone then it's back!!!

(9 Posts)
Byebyebucket Mon 05-Aug-13 14:10:31

Thanks for this ! I am going to see if I can get rid of it from my laptop !!!! Driving me mad ....

BabylonSupport Sun 30-Sep-12 12:43:06

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-ZJ5fQc&feature=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.

1sassylassy Sat 29-Sep-12 16:26:45

Download and install the free version of Malwarebytes,then scan with that,if it finds any nasties it will deal with them,I scan weekly with it.

CuriousMama Sat 29-Sep-12 12:02:10

Excellent idea why didn't I think of that IDDI? I always used system restore on the other laptop. Thanks.

I think it's malaware SD so you may want to get rid? All the ways they tell you to remove it on the net are either too confusing or don't work.

SoupDragon Sat 29-Sep-12 11:52:44

It seems to be on our family computer too but I don't use that one so I've not made any effort to remove it yet.

IDontDoIroning Sat 29-Sep-12 11:42:47

My ds lap top had it. In the end I had to go back to a previous system restore point to remove it.

CuriousMama Sat 29-Sep-12 11:40:05

thanks I did something similar but didn't put search.

SoupDragon Sat 29-Sep-12 11:39:05

Is it set as your internet homepage?

Google babylon search removal and see what it throws up.

CuriousMama Sat 29-Sep-12 11:35:07

I don't trust it at all. I removed it from add/remove programs but it's still there?
Does anyone know how to totally get rid of it? This laptop is brand new and dp's talking about taking it to a computer shop but we don't have much spare cash.
TIA

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