I don’t remember how I got this “Babylon search” thing installed on my Firefox.
Now everytime I open my Firefox, I am being greeted by a babylon search homepage instead of my default Google’s Homepage and also the google’s search bar (next to the address bar) got replaced with babylon search bar.
Now how did I remove it ?????
So, here is a small step by step guide on how to remove babylon search from firefox…..
Step 1 : Use Add/Remove Programs, using the search filter ‘babylon’ uninstall these two.
Step 2 : Goto Options and change the home page url from whatever it was to say “google.com” and click ok.
Step 3 : Restart your Firefox, now you will not see the babylon search page, instead it will show you the page which you have set as Homepage, which is google.com in my case.
But still the search the web option, see the circle on the image below, still shows babylon and on search redirects to babylon.com, read on and you will know how to remove that too…
Step 4 : To revert to Google as your preferred search engine, please do the following.
In the location bar, type about:config and hit Enter. In the filter at the top, type: keyword.URL
Double click it and remove whatever’s in there and replace it with http://www.google.com/search?q=
It’s possible that Babylon will add itself to more than one place in about:config. Therefore, after completing the above steps, type “babylon” in the filter at the top. For every instance where you see a setting with that name in it, right click it and choose Modify and then Reset. Then close Firefox and restart it.
Thats it … and you are done… see the screenshot below with the google search 🙂