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Remove Babylon search from IE8!


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#16 Bob-o-rama

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:56 AM

Even if you remove the software from the computer, in IE it will still let babylon search as the default site for new tabs in the browser.

I donīt know if it is possible to find it in any menu in IE (at least I didnīt), but you can change it in the windows registry.

Open a dos shell, or execute "RegEdit" through the launch menu.

Find the key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\About URLs\Tabs

and change the entry that points to babylon search, to the one you desire (be it google, bing, or whatever) or by the default ( res://ieframe.dll/tabswelcome.htm ).

I am confident this will do what u wanted to do...


Thanks a lot. It worked for me..... :)

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#17 Bob-o-rama

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

Even if you remove the software from the computer, in IE it will still let babylon search as the default site for new tabs in the browser.

I donīt know if it is possible to find it in any menu in IE (at least I didnīt), but you can change it in the windows registry.

Open a dos shell, or execute "RegEdit" through the launch menu.

Find the key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\About URLs\Tabs

and change the entry that points to babylon search, to the one you desire (be it google, bing, or whatever) or by the default ( res://ieframe.dll/tabswelcome.htm ).

I am confident this will do what u wanted to do...


Thanks a lot. It worked for me..... :)
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Noob mistake resulting in my answer to my answer....

I don't know if I was dealing with Babylon, but I had a search toolbar that wouldn't clear with the menu. I wound up uninstalling Firefox and re-installing. I wish I had found this registry key solution first!
I had the same search site in IE8 as well, but was able to clear that restoring IE to defaults.
I don't know if I got it on the old xp machine my kids use as I was updating firefox or whether one of the kids' games sites infected it.
I will remember the registry though going forward. Thanks!

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:11 AM

Dont forget that before editing the Registry its important to back it up first....(even a small mistake operating from within regedit can render your machine unbootable...) Always set a System Restore Point and also use a good Registry back up tool... Erunt is good (see post 5 of this thread) for a link Regards paws
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#19 Babylon Support

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:43 AM

In order to Remove Babylon easily please visit our special "How to remove Babylon" website:

http://www.babylon.c...search/explorer

you can also use these instructions:

• 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:
• Take a Regestry Backup and 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)


Cheers
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support@babylon.com

#20 Bob-o-rama

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

Dont forget that before editing the Registry its important to back it up first....(even a small mistake operating from within regedit can render your machine unbootable...)

Always set a System Restore Point and also use a good Registry back up tool... Erunt is good (see post 5 of this thread) for a link

Regards
paws


Thanks! I will have to check out Erunt. Hadn't heard of it before finding this site.

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