With the apps, add-ons and widgets becoming more popular than ever, many software developers are trying to cash in on this. While some are doing this the legitimate way by offering add-ons and apps for their services, others are trying to sneak applications in to the users’ systems by bundling the installation file with that of some other popular software application.
About the Babylon toolbar
The name Babylon refers to a website as well as an online service that provides translation software, dictionary toolbars, etc. In other words, for those who want to use it, this toolbar is harmless. But, most of us just wants to remove Babylon toolbar from our system from the very moment it shows up in our browser.
This generally happens because you were not paying enough attention during the installation of one of the popular applications on your system. The Babylon toolbar snuck through in to your system during this installation. Had you been paying attention, you would have noticed that the installation wizard did have the option to uncheck the toolbar installation.
How to remove Babylon toolbar from your system completely
A simple removal of the toolbar from the browser might not suffice. You need to be thorough.
First, close the browser application and go to the Add or Remove Programs section in the Control Panel. There, you would find the Babylon Toolbar among the applications installed in your system. Select it and press Remove.
Once that is done, open the internet browser application and go to the Add-ons section. The Babylon toolbar add-on would be shown there in the list of add-ons. You need to select the add-on and click on the option to either Uninstall or Remove the application.
However, this is not enough. You now need to change the Homepage settings for your browser, which would be stored as the Babylon website. In addition, you need to change the search engine tool in the browser from Babylon to among Google, Yahoo, etc.
Also, just to make sure these settings are completely removed from the browser, reset the browser back to its default settings.
As you can see, it is not that easy to get rid of this malware. You have to do this same cleanup process for all the other browsers that you have on your system. Now, you can stop worrying about the irritating Babylon toolbar.