is also known as Babylon Search Toolbar, Isearch.babylon.com
Type: Browser Hijackers
Babylon Toolbar is a web browser add-on that allows you to get quick translations and definitions directly from the web browser. This toolbar is owned by Babylon Ltd - a company, which develops the translation software. Babylon Toolbar and search.babylon.com search engine are the additional features of this software. Though it looks useful, there are some sad news about this program: many computer users have reported Babylon Toolbar for unwanted changes made in their browser. Besides, this program is suspected for altering homepage settings and the default search engine on Windows systems. If you are one of these people, you shouldn't leave Babylon Toolbar on your computer.
HOW CAN I GET BABYLON TOOLBAR ON MY COMPUTER?
Babylon Toolbar can be downloaded from the official Babylon website. However, most of the time it enters Winsows systems without any permission asked. That's because it comes bundled with other software, freeware and shareware in most of the cases. Recently, it has been noticed to spread in a bundle with CNET's software wrapper. We must add that toolbar doesn't come bundled with malware or at least we haven't seen any yet.
Babylon Toolbar shouldn't be trusted because it alters users' search sessions for monetization purposes. That's why it is called 'redirect virus'. Additionally, it sometimes comes without user's permission asked and initiates serious problems when trying to uninstall it. So..
HOW TO REMOVE search.babylon.com AND UNINSTALL BABYLON TOOLBAR?
Babylon Search Toolbar works in all major web browsers. Before installing the toolbar, users have to agree to end user software agreement and accept all the changes that will be made during the installation. That's how it gets ability to change the default search engine provider on the PC. However, you may leave this setting unchanged. The core components of Babylon Toolbar can be uninstalled via 'Add/Remove Programs' or 'Programs and features'. For that, follow these steps:
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Babylon Toolbar manual removal
Delete registry values:
Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Here, look for Babylon Toolbar or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
Remove dangerous add-ons
- Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Babylon Toolbar and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Reset Internet Explorer
Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Remove dangerous extensions
Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
Here, select Reset.
When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Babylon Toolbar removal.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons → Extensions.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
Here, select Babylon Toolbar and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options → General.
Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
Click OK to save these changes.
Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Delete malicious plugins
Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Babylon Toolbar removal.
Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools → Extensions.
Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
Here, select Babylon Toolbar and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
- Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
Click on menu icon again and choose Settings → Manage Search engines under the Search section.
Reset Google Chrome
When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Babylon Toolbar removal.
What is browser hijacker?
Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.
Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Babylon Toolbar:
• Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
• Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
• Appearance of new tabs
• Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
Geolocation of Babylon Toolbar
This map reveals the prevalence
of Babylon Toolbar. Countries and regions that have been affected the most
are: Poland, Spain, France, Argentina and Italy.
QR code for Babylon Toolbar removal instructions
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The reason we add QR code to the
website is that parasites like Babylon Toolbar are really hard to remove on infected computer.
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Information added: 2014-10-23 11:43
Information updated: 2014-10-23 11:43
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