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Remove Babylon toolbar

Postby Deathlok » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:34 pm

This is taken from another web site which reports to give full removal instructions for the Babylon toolbar. The instructions seem good but I have not ran through the procedure as a real world process. So as always, caution is advised before following any procedures which are posted here.

I have distilled down the process, removing all the images which they have used for illustrative purposes.

Here is the original article images and all!

"Babylon Toolbar is an adware program that has changed your browser home page, default search engine and is causing browsing redirects. Apart from this changes, Babylon has added a useless toolbar on your browser and whenever your are doing a search, it will display on top their own ads. The Babylon Toolbar got on your computer after you have installed another program that had bundled in their installer the Babylon Toolbar.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this Babylon Toolbar. Be very careful what you agree to install. Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust."

Removal Instructions for Babylon Toolbar

STEP 1: Uninstall Babylon and Babylon toolbar for IE from your computer.
  • To uninstall Babylon Toolbar program from your computer, click the Start button, click on Control Panel, then select Uninstall a program. (Add or Remove Programs for Windows XP users)
  • In the Add or remove programs list search for Babylon program,then double click on it to uninstall it. The Babylon uninstaller will start and you’ll see a prompt, from which you will need to select ‘Uninstall’.
  • Ater the Babylon uninstall process has been complete , in the Add or remove programs list search for Babylon toolbar on IE and, then double click on it to uninstall it.

STEP 2: Remove the Babylon Toolbar residual damage from your browser
  • Open Internet Explorer,then click on the gear icon (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right) and click again on Internet Options. Now in the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, click Reset.
  • In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section. Click Reset again in the information dialog box.
  • When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK.
  • Close and open Internet Explorer again.

Remove Babylon Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox
  • At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu (on Windows XP, click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window) and select Troubleshooting Information.
  • Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
  • To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
  • Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will open. That’s it – you’re done!

Remove Babylon Toolbar from Google Chrome
  • Remove the Babylon Toolbar extension from Google Chrome.Open Google Chrome and Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.Click Tools and then select Extensions.
  • In the Extensions tab,remove (by clicking on the Recycle Bin) the Babylon Translatorplugin and everything related to Babylon.
  • Replace the Babylon search with Google as default search engine.Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.Select Setttings and click on Manage search engines in the Search section. Select Babylon Toolbar Search from the list and click the X that appears at the end of the row then select Google (Default) from the list and make it your default search engine.
  • Change the Babylon homepage to the default one.Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar and select Settings.
    Pick the page you’d like to be your home page in the “Home page” section. You can select to use the New Tab page as your home page. To use another page, click Change once you’ve selected “Show Home button” checkbox.

STEP 3: Remove Babylon registry keys with AdwCleaner.
  • You can download AdwCleaner from the below link.
    ADWCleaner download (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  • Before starting this utility,close all open programs and internet browsers. Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Delete,then confirm each time with Ok.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Next, double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Uninstall,then confirm with yes to remove this utility from your computer.

STEP 4: Remove Babylon Toolbar files with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE
  • Download the latest official version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  • Start the Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware installation process by double clicking on mbam-setupfile.
  • When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button. If Malwarebytes’ prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start and you’ll be prompted to start a trial period , please select ‘Decline‘ as we just want to use the on-demand scanner.
  • On the Scanner tab,select Perform full scan and then click on the Scanbutton to start scanning your computer.
  • Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for Babylon Toolbar malicious files as shown below.
  • When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click OK to continue.
  • You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.

STEP 5: Double check your system for any left over infections with HitmanPro
  • Download HitmanPro from the below link,then double click on it to start this program.
    HitmanPro download (This link will open a new web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
    IF you are experiencing problems while trying to start HitmanPro, you can use the Force Breach mode.To start HitmanPro in Force Breach mode, hold down the left CTRL-key when you start HitmanPro and all non-essential processes are terminated, including the malware process. (How to start HitmanPro in Force Breach mode – Video)
  • HitmanPro will start and you’ll need to follow the prompts (by clicking on the Next button) to start a system scan with this program.
  • HitmanPro will start scanning your computer for Babylon malicious files as seen in the image below.
  • Once the scan is complete,you’ll see a screen which will display all the infected files that this utility has detected, and you’ll need to click on Next to remove this malicious files.
  • Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
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