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redwolfe_98
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join:2001-06-11
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reply to ez2cy

Re: Keep getting sent to a "Babylon search"

ez2cy, you didn't say which browser you use, which you are having an issue with..

i heard someone say one time that they were trying to remove some crap from their google chrome browser but that it kept coming back.. apparently the problem was that the "settings" were stored "in the cloud" and so the crap was being restored, automatically, "from the cloud"..

"firefox" has a new "sync" feature which probably is similar to google's "cloud", for their "chrome" browser..

so, you might have to look into cleaning up the "cloud" stuff, in order to get rid of the babylon-search..


dave
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join:2000-05-04
not in ohio
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reply to Blackbird

"No functioning uninstaller" means they're either malicious or incompetent. It scarcely matters which; either way you don't want their crap.



TheJoker
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join:2001-04-26
Charlottesville, VA
kudos:5
reply to ChrisMartin

I took a look at their removal page, and it seems it's not an uninstaller, just a manual method for removal.

You may want to take a look at this topic:
»Re: SafeSearch hijack
Particularly for the use of AdwCleaner by Xplode to remove Babylon Toolbar. I would give it a try and see now much was left that their manual method left behind.

It's a nice tool mentioned here:
»download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-57···rograms/
And also in this topic here:
»Security Toolkit: Best 4 lesser known Malware programs

If you try the tool, please report back on what leftovers AdwCleaner found and removed.
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Proud ASAP member since 2005
Microsoft MVP/Consumer Security 2009-2010


ChrisMartin

join:2013-01-29
reply to TheJoker

Hey Joker

You might be right in most cases, but I am usually looking at the source where I got the program from,, I am not so familiar with Babylon but was a bit surprised to see they do have a special removal page, and I must admit it did work for me...



TheJoker
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Charlottesville, VA
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reply to ChrisMartin

When they already coded it to not show up in Add or Remove Programs, or Programs and Features (depending on your version of Windows) I would not trust a removal tool from the foistware provider. Remember, it installed without your knowledge in the first place. What will the uninstaller really do?
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ChrisMartin

join:2013-01-29
reply to Babylon Supp

Re: Keep getting sent to a "Babylon search"

i had the same problem with Google Chrome, and actually found this site from Babylon which i have found useful, at least for my case

Give it a try:
»www.babylon.com/uninstall_search/index

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Blackbird
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reply to Babylon Supp

Re: Keep getting sent to a "Babylon search"

said by Babylon Supp :

Hey

Try to use the follow method to remove Babylon: ...

Any outfit that uses covert methods of installing their foistware, buries that foistware so deeply that its full removal requires special assistance and tools, and whose trail of woe appears all over the Internet (as demonstrated by even the most basic search-engine results) is an outfit whose "support" trustworthiness isn't worth half the electrons mildly inconvenienced in the presentation of their so-called advice. Assuming, of course, that such "anonymous" support postings are even legitimately associated with 'Babylon'...
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TheJoker
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reply to Babylon Supp

"Babylon support" has also tried posting at SWI previously, and of course the programs they said that need to be uninstalled to remove it are not present in the list of installed programs. In this case they suggest manually editing the Registry to remove it, and if someone isn't familiar with the Registry that can cause issues all by itself. There's much more to remove than listed above by their so called "support" schill. AdwCleaner by Xplode can remove this foistware.

http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner

You can also post in »Security Cleanup to see what else may be on the system.

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Babylon Supp

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reply to ez2cy

Hey

Try to use the follow method to remove Babylon:

• Uninstall the Babylon in Programs and Features.
• Check if the babylon Toolbar is still there in Tools>Manage Add-ons>Toolbars and extentions, if it still there, disable that(select and hit disable button)
• Remove the Babylon homepage(Tools>Internet Options> general>Homepage(change it towww.google.com or use blank).
• Check if the babylon is raising up when we open a new tab in the same window( Click on add tab in the Internet explorer)
• if it is comming up still it might be that you need to remove Babylon from your registry
• follow the steps:
• Windows+R on desktop> Type Regedit and hit ok button> Select computers> hit Ctrl+F> Type Babylon in the search box and hit "Find Next" button.
• That brings up the Babylon regestry control just Delete it(Hit Del and Enter),Search again(Just hit F3) and delete all the babylon controls.
• Repeat the above step untill search says: "Finished Searching through the Regestry" when you hit F3.
• Click ok button.
• Restart the computer(Optional)


PrntRhd
Premium
join:2004-11-03
Fairfield, CA

2 recommendations

reply to ez2cy

»Security Cleanup



sbconslt

join:2009-07-28
Los Angeles, CA
reply to ez2cy

Go into Advanced mode, then do Settings > "System start" > "Run program once at next system startup"


ez2cy

join:2008-03-05
reply to sbconslt

Sorry, don't understand "boot scans". I have spybot and use it but it's not getting it.



sbconslt

join:2009-07-28
Los Angeles, CA

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reply to ez2cy

I had a customer that sustained this. It was a persistent one. To disinfect it required boot scans with Spybot S&D. Ordinary scans in session context would not remove it.
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SipSizzurp
Fo' Shizzle
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join:2005-12-28
Houston, TX
kudos:4
reply to ez2cy

Run a full system scan with each of these programs to remove it and it's friends from your computer.
»www.superantispyware.com/
»www.filehippo.com/download_malwa···malware/


ez2cy

join:2008-03-05

Don't have babylon search but I keep getting it. How do I get rid of it?