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I run Windows XP and Firefox. All applications are middle of the road. I downloaded PDF creator and pdf architect etc from PDF forge and it came with baggage. I accepted Google Chrome, Real Player upgrade and Babylon for translations.

It gave me a toolbar which I didn't want - so I went into Firefox Tools to get rid of it. I also deleted Babylon program file.

But I can't get rid of Babylon search. Also some web sites on firefox no longer work eg travel route planners - maybe it's related or unrelated. It says something to do with Adblocks.

I've looked around for what to do and seen "use about:config" or "go into c/documents and settings to delete all things babylon". But I cant find c/documents and settings on my system.

so whilst i know Babylon is not malware, just incorrigible and pernicious, I'm coming to the experts

please help me get rid of all things Babylon, and bring Firefox back to normal.

Malwarebytes runs regularly and detects no problems - the rest of the system is clean

Thank you

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Hello ordinaryguy, and welcome to the forums here at Malwarebytes.org biggrin.gif

Please read the following:

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Thank you smile.gif

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Hi ordinaryguy - Just a quick extra -

Please follow the directions above from mountaintree16 if this will not work - (Babylon is a "Pest" rather than an actual infection) -

Download Spybot Search and Destroy here > http://www.safer-net...rors/index.html > Install > Check for Updates > Scan

This program has a detector / disabler for Babylon that will generally remove it most times -

If it still exists, please post in Malware Removal area as per the above method -

Thank You -

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