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.
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..
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:
You can remove Babylon Toolbar automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Babylon Toolbar and related programs
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.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Babylon Toolbar or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Babylon Toolbar from Windows shortcuts
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.
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Information added: 10/23/14 11:43;
information updated: 10/23/14 11:43