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Remove Babylon Toolbar (Virus Removal Instructions) - updated Jan 2021

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Browser hijacker

Babylon Toolbar is a potentially unwanted program that is better to avoid due to constant redirects

Babylon ToolbarBabylon Toolbar is the program that categorizes a browser hijacker for being annoying and intrusive. This is the application that manipulates the particular web browser settings, so it can control processes and online traffic. Even the homepage and search engine get set to the search.babylon.com page, so all the results are injected with the sponsored material, advertisements. You should ignore these pop-ups, banners, links, other contents added to the list of search results and try to remove this PUP as early as possible since you notice these symptoms. The browser hijacker is controlled from the system, so these issues can occur again and again for a while until the intruder is removed.

Name Babylon Toolbar
Type Browser hijacker/ redirect virus
Symptoms The program triggers pop-ups and redirects to third-party advertising pages
Distirbution Freeware distribution pages and misleading sites lead to installations of such programs.[1] Other intruders can lead to such infections too
Elimination Babylon Toolbar removal should give the best results when you use the proper anti-malware tools
Repair Remember to repair the damage that PUP causes with tools capable of fixing such issues like ReimageIntego

Babylon Toolbar or Babylon Search Toolbar is a web browser add-on that is promoted as a very useful tool that is capable of improving people's browsing experience. According to its description, this program allows you to get quick translations and definitions directly from the web browser without a need to search the Internet for them.

However, this program is not as peaceful as it may look from the first sight. Beware that it belongs to Babylon Ltd – a company, which presented such search engines as isearch.babylon.com. This company has also been using shady distribution techniques that caused the unexpected appearance of its products on people's computers.

So, there is no doubt that you can let the Babylon Toolbar virus to your computer without even knowing that. After installing this toolbar on your computer, you can find out that your start page and the default search engine are replaced by an unknown page that causes different commercials when used for searches.[2]

In addition, you can receive sponsored search results among the normal ones that can lead you to unknown or unsafe websites. Finally, slowdowns on your browser can also be expected because this Babylon Toolbar potentially unwanted program consumes a generous amount of computer resources.[3]

Babylon Toolbar PUPBabylon Toolbar is the hijacker that claims to offer valuable services.

If you need a quick opinion on Babylon Toolbar, you should know that we recommend staying away from it. We think that you should find another app for translating your text or searching the Internet for useful information. Keep in mind that this toolbar and a page that is related to it, search.babylon.com, are considered potentially unwanted programs and browser hijackers.

No matter how useful they look, they can easily trick you into visiting unknown websites or downloading malicious programs to your computer. This is done by altering search results and showing misleading pop-up ads in them. If you are one of these people who trusted the Babylon Toolbar virus or downloaded it without understanding that, you should scan your computer with ReimageIntego to fix the virus damage.

Of course, you can find this hijacker manually and uninstall it from your computer system, but there is no guarantee that components that are spread in a bundle with it won't reinstall this app again. That's why automatic Babylon Toolbar removal is considered the most trustworthy one.

If you have been bothered by the redirect problem, its continuous pop-up ads, and similar problems that are typically initiated by browser hijackers, you need to remove it without wasting your time. What do you need for the manual Babylon Toolbar removal option and the automatic removal method is explained below the article.

However, the best and the first options would be anti-malware tools like SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes that can run on the machine and remove Babylon Toolbar with all the associated programs or applications. Unfortunately, eliminating browser applications or extensions is not enough, so you need to clean the machine fully. 

Babylon Toolbar hijackBabylon Toolbar is the program that manipulates settings on the web browser to control users' online traffic.

PUP can be downloaded to your computer from a deceiving website or with some other software

Toolbars, other browser-based threats can be downloaded from official websites, promotional pages. However, it can also enter your PC system without any permission asked. That's because it has been actively promoted in a bundle with other software as an optional component. In most of the cases, its distribution relies on freeware and shareware that seeks to earn the money from such activities.

In most cases, a hijacker can be noticed after installing one of the download managers, PDF creators, and similar freeware. That's why you should start monitoring the installation of such software. Before installing the freeware, users have to check what does its End User's License Agreement and Privacy Policy claim. Please, do NOT install programs that inform you about the installation of additional components, tracking, and similar activities.

In addition, you must select a Custom or Advanced installation option to get an opportunity to prevent a need for malware removal from your computer. After selecting one of these options, make sure you uncheck check marks that allow changes on the system because that's how hijackers get into the system and change the default search engine or the start page.

Babylon Toolbar virus can be removed manually or with help of trustful antimalware

To sum up, Babylon Search is one of these programs that shouldn't be trusted because it can alter your search results and trick you into visiting suspicious websites. Besides, this questionable search engine can start tracking you and your search sessions for getting a better understanding of your interests and favorite websites.

No matter that such information does not include personally identifiable data, you should keep it private. The easiest way to do that is to remove Babylon Toolbar from the machine using proper antivirus tools.

Babylon Toolbar removal is not as easy as you may have thought because it works on all major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and others. That's why you should not only check your Task Manager and get rid of this and related applications. You should also fix each of your web browsers.

Please, keep in mind that this program may also drop its registry entries to prevent its complete removal from the system, so it may show up on your computer again right after rebooting your machine. In order to avoid this, you should scan your PC with one of these programs that are given in the automatic removal of the Babylon Toolbar option.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Babylon Toolbar, follow these steps:

Get rid of Babylon Toolbar from Windows systems

While trying to remove Babylon Toolbar manually, make sure that you find and uninstall each of the related components. In this case, you should get rid of Babylon Search Toolbar, isearch.babylon.com, and similar entries.

To remove Babylon Toolbar from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Babylon Toolbar (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete Babylon Toolbar from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Babylon Toolbar from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Babylon Toolbar-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Babylon Toolbar, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Babylon Toolbar and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Babylon Toolbar-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove Babylon Toolbar from Internet Explorer (IE)

Babylon virus removal requires eliminating all components of this browser hijacker. Make sure you get rid of isearch.babylon.com and other components owned by Babylon ltd.

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Babylon Toolbar and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Babylon Toolbar removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Erase Babylon Toolbar from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Babylon Toolbar-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Uninstall Babylon Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Babylon Toolbar and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Babylon Toolbar did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Babylon Toolbar removal.Reset Firefox 2

Eliminate Babylon Toolbar from Google Chrome

To remove Babylon Toolbar virus, we highly recommend uninstalling everything that was created by Babylon ltd. Otherwise, you may find this search engine on your computer right after rebooting it.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Babylon Toolbar by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Babylon Toolbar-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Babylon Toolbar removal.Reset Chrome 2

Get rid of Babylon Toolbar from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Babylon Toolbar and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Babylon Toolbar registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

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  1. Alfred T. says:
    August 17th, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Very helpful indeed, thanks.

  2. Sandy says:
    August 31st, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    i am unable to rmuve Babilon toolbar what should i do

  3. Scott D says:
    September 4th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you, it worked like a charm.

  4. stupid sowtware says:
    September 10th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    this softwaRE AHSE BEN INSTALLED WITHOUT TO ASK ME, I HATE THIS TOLBAN I HATE HATE HATE STUPID AND SHITY SOFTWARE…….. STOP THIS HACKERS. KILL HIM

  5. daniel says:
    September 17th, 2012 at 6:18 am

    I read that Babylon has been programmed in Israel. So it is obviously a Mossad spyware, impossible to remove !

  6. Amit says:
    September 21st, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Please suggest way to delete registry file. When delete is pressed then no action is taken by window 7.

  7. Hamlett1974 says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I placed in to my routers firewall as deny from 65.60.5.225 and 83.231.195.23 IP adresses for all protocols and this perfect protect for my full LAN network.
    When you place to website filter in to router…. http://www.babylon.com …. this rule not work ( possible bypass for this spam website).Rule for protect must be set as exakttly : any protocol(UDP and TCP) and for all ports 1 – 65535.Only tihs is work correctly. Gud luck for safe surfing on the internet.

    Hello

  8. Matryem says:
    November 9th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    None of the registry values given are found in my registry. There is no sign of Babylon anywhere on my PC (search brings up nothing), and I set my browser default home page to google. Still this FUCKING searc.babylon is coming up. I wish somebody would pour petrol on these fuckerand burn the bastards! I have to format my drive thanks a bunch.

  9. mad says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 6:46 am

    my system doesnt meet your requirments for size for your product, and spyhunter sneakily gets you to DL their free version, which does nothing but identify the malware…no removal tool available. how rood.

  10. DavidW says:
    December 15th, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Babylon also places entries in your firefox profile that you may need to go in and manually remove. One of these is to send you to babylon.com when you open a new tab.

    To determine if you have some or any of these mods do the following:

    – Open Firefox
    – Type in about:config in the address bar
    – Click the “i know what Im doing” – “Ill be careful, I promise” button that pops up
    – Enter bab in the search filter box
    – For any entries with babylon, you can right click and reset the value or delete the entry

  11. fons says:
    August 9th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks a lot it works..

  12. Babylon Support Team says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Hello,
    Im from babylon support team.
    Babylon search page is not a virus and its actually very easy to remove, please follow this link: http://www.babylon.com/uninstall_search to get full and quick instructions.
    Need more?
    contact us at support@babylon.com

  13. CT says:
    January 31st, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Not a virus, eh? Then kindly explain to me how every single computer on my home network became infected with it? One of those computers was TURNED OFF and when it was turned o after 3 days up popped the installation window with NO way to prevent installation! Once I figure out how this crap got in I will report your company.

  14. Lanre Moses Aderonmu says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    This Babylon Soft Ware is the WORST of it`s kind to say the least. How can a Software require a lot of time to Unistall with a number of steps to take for goodness sake? Babylon is the most regretful adventure I have ever made on Internet Download.

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    January 15th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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  16. Jeff says:
    January 26th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Easiest fix ever. Go to Mozilla help and click on troubleshooting, then click on reset Mozilla to original settings

  17. shryke says:
    January 30th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    To Babylon Support Team, You obviously dont know who or what you are working for as the advice on your own site does not work for Chrome and Babylon is most definately an invasive and very irritating VIRUS. So get another job!

    and to date I have not yet found an effective way of eradicating this pest that I never invited into my life!

  18. SF says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Removed from Firefox thanks to this thread! THANK YOU!! 😀

  19. SERGIO says:
    February 5th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I ONLY NEED TO GET RID OF BABYLON PROGRAM, ASAP!

  20. Farrux says:
    September 9th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    insightful.. reminds me of a bunch of other stroeis in the word, like God is taking you to a land of to much, a land flowing with milk and honey. But dont forget they spent 40 years in the wilderness first. Sounds like a lesson in self sacrifice, a little of that, share in his (Christs) sufferings so that we may also share in his glory. I dont take that as we have to be literally crucified, but you do get the idea that we have some real hard work ahead, some sweat and blood some well sacrfice.

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