For weeks, possibly months – perchance a millennium – I tried to purge the search engine scourge, Babylon, from my Firefox browser.
The scourge appeared one day whilst I opened a tab. Instead of seeing my beloved Google home page, I saw that blight Babylon, not the ancient city, which would have been awesome.
I stared at the strange search urchin on my screen and said, “Bloody hell, what are you? I command you in the name of the Lord to depart the toolbar.”
It didn’t. It continued bullying Firefox into submission and took over Tab Town.
I searched for answers. The They-Sayers said:
- Clear the cache
- Clear history
- Check your addons
I did everything they said, but they were wrong.
And the unwelcome search squatter continued its incursion while I continued to seek counsel from other web tech scholars.
- Block Babylon under Firefox Options
Nary, this was naught the right answer. Alas, Babylon remained and stalked me like a malware hooligan in the night.
One day after an exhaustive search around the globe, I found the One with answers – Dedicated 2-viruses, a site that cleared my computer and my head of infected Babylon residue. And poof, as suddenly as Babylon appeared, it was gone.
Has your toolbar been hijacked by Babylon?