Die Babylon Bitch! Search Your Soul, Not My Computer

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.

They said:

  • 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.


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15 Comments Die Babylon Bitch! Search Your Soul, Not My Computer

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    1. Lauren

      It’s insidious. That’s when I say, “Stick your head out the window and yell, ‘I can’t take it anymore.'” I did that in writing this post.

      Btw, I just got on the computer. I had a migraine for most of the day – head malware.

      1. babs (beetle)

        I know I have lots of tracking codes in my browser. They load it as you visit sites, for advertising purposes. It gathers info on what links you click online. It doesn’t work very well because I’m not interested in any of the spam they send me.

  3. Nicky

    “Bloody hell, what are you? I command you in the name of the Lord to depart the toolbar.”

    I don’t understand why that line didn’t work on Babylon. It made ME leave the toolbar immediately.

  4. ReformingGeek

    Bablyon sounds just like a cat. It was probably invented by a cat in one of their futile (so far) attempts to take over the world.


  5. Comedy Plus

    No and I’ve not even heard of this search engine. I don’t want to get acquainted either. Just saying.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  6. Babylon Support

    Hey Lauren

    Go to Control Panel, click Programs (software).

    Uninstall “Browser Manager” +
    “Bprotector” + “Object Installer” + “Babylon Toolbar
    on IE”
    Then 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 http://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 :


    If you delete the browser manger
    ,and you still get Babylon search·
    Navigate to the
    key HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlsetservices, locate the Browser
    Manager subkey here and hit the delete key

    Go to HKLMSoftware and
    delete Browser Manager from here

    Remove the dll
    from HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows


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