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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Remove Babylon Toolbar and "Search the web (Babylon)" (Uninstall Guide)

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Babylon is an advanced online/offline translation program that comes with a wide variety of language pairs and tremendous dictionary. It includes built-in dictionaries, community-created dictionaries and even a text-to-speech agent to let users hear the proper pronunciation of words. Babylon has very well written manuals and it's already documented elsewhere, so we won't go into details this time. It received Guinness World Records becoming the most downloaded Desktop translation software. That's amazing! It once was identified as Adware:Win32/Babylon by Microsoft because of intrusive behavior, however, Babylon is not categorized as malware anymore. Anyway, it seems that Babylon is still far from perfection because we receive dozens of emails each week asking for advice on how to remove Babylon Toolbar and "Search the web (Babylon)" address bar search provider (returns search results from search.babylon.com).



Well, it should be easy, right? But it isn't. You can remove Babylon software quite easily but Babylon Toolbar and "Search the web (Babylon)" address bar search provider remain in the system even after removing Babylon. It is worth mentioning that Babylon Toolbar comes bundled with other software as well. And the biggest problem that you can't actually remove Babylon Toolbar or Search the web (Babylon) using the Add/Remove Programs (Uninstall) tool. Besides, it affects users' browsing experience. The following instructions have been created to help you to remove Babylon Toolbar and "Search the web (Babylon)" address bar search provider in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or just email use. Good luck and be safe online!


Babylon removal instructions:

1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this browser hijacker. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



3. Search for Babylon in the list. Select the program and click Remove button.
If you are using Windows Vista/7, click Uninstall up near the top of that window.



4. Click Uninstall. Then restart your computer. Babylon should be gone.



Alternate removal: run C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Utils\uninstbb.exe


Remove Babylon Toolbar and "Search the web (Babylon)" in Internet Explorer:

1. Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



2. Search for Babylon toolbar on IE in the list. Select the program and click Remove button.
If you are using Windows Vista/7, click Uninstall up near the top of that window.



3. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons.



4. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Uninstall everything related to Babylon Ltd. from the list: Babylon toolbar, Babylon toolbar helper, Babylon IE plugin, babylonToolbar.com, etc.



5. Select Search Providers. First of all, choose Bing search engine and make it your default search provider (set as default). Then select Search the web (Babylon) and click Remove button to uninstall it (lower right corner of the window).



6. Go to ToolsInternet Options. Select General tab and click Use default button or enter your own website, e.g. gooog.com instead of search.babylon.com. Click OK to save the changes.

7. Open Registry Editor (regedit). Find the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs

Change the entry that points to Babylon search, to the one you desire.




Remove Babylon Toolbar and "Search the web (Babylon)" in Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Uninstall the following extensions: Babylon, Babylon OCR, Babylon Spelling and Proofreading.



3. Click the small magnifier icon at the right top corner as shown in the image below. Select Manage Search Engines... from the list.



4. Select Search the web (Babylon) and click Remove button. Click OK to save the changes.



5. In the URL address bar, type about:config and hit Enter.



Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue.



In the filter at the top, type: babylon



Now, you should see all the preferences that were changed by Babylon toolbar and search engine. Right-click on the preference and select Reset to restore default value. Reset all found preferences!

6. Go to ToolsOptions. Under the General tab reset the startup homepage. That's it.


Remove Babylon Toolbar and "Search the web (Babylon)" in Google Chrome:

1. Click on Customize and control Google Chrome icon. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Select Babylon Chrome OCR and click Uninstall.



3. Click on Customize and control Google Chrome icon and select Options.



4. Choose Basic Options. Change Google Chrome homepage to google.com or any other and click the Manage search engines... button.



5. Select Google from the list and make it your default search engine.



6. Select Search the web (Babylon) from the list remove it by clicking the "X" mark as shown in the image below. That's it.




Associated Babylon, Babylon Toolbar and "Search the web (Babylon)" files and registry values:

Files:
  • C:\Program Files\Babylon
  • C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro
  • C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Data
  • C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Media
  • C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Plugins
  • C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\TC
  • C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Updates
  • C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Utils
  • C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Babylon.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\BabyServices.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\BContentServer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\BContentServerExt.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\BException.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\captlib.dll
  • C:\Program Files\BabylonToolbar\BabylonToolbar\1.4.35.10
  • C:\Program Files\BabylonToolbar\BabylonToolbar\1.4.35.10\bh
  • C:\Program Files\BabylonToolbar\BabylonToolbar\1.4.35.10\bh\BabylonToolbar.dll
  • C:\Program Files\BabylonToolbar\BabylonToolbar\1.4.35.10\BabylonToolbarApp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\BabylonToolbar\BabylonToolbar\1.4.35.10\BabylonToolbarEng.dll
  • C:\Program Files\BabylonToolbar\BabylonToolbar\1.4.35.10\BabylonToolbarsrv.exe
  • C:\Program Files\BabylonToolbar\BabylonToolbar\1.4.35.10\BabylonToolbarTlbr.dll
  • C:\Program Files\BabylonToolbar\BabylonToolbar\1.4.35.10\uninstall.exe
Registry values:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\BabylonIEPI.DLL
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\BabylonTC.EXE
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BabyDict
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BabyDict\shell\open\command "C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Babylon.exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Babylon\Babylon Client
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BabylonToolbar
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BabylonToolbar\BabylonToolbar
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Translate this web page with Babylon
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Translate with Babylon
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Babylon
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Babylon\Babylon Client
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BabylonToolbar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BabylonToolbar\BabylonToolbar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS]
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Babylon Client"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Babylon
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\BabylonToolbar
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81 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you, was wondering how come they dont put uninstall on their toolbar area?

snowsux said...

how do i get rid of the extension.babylon lines of code in the about:config and keyword are in firefox? there are about 15 line of this crap!!!

Anonymous said...

Basszátok szájba a rihes kurva anyátokat a ravatalon, a szaros csicska toolbárotokkal !!!
Takarítsátok le a világhálóról idióta elmebetegek !!!!
Az is hülye volt,aki ezt a szart kitalálta !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are awesome! This extension toolbar was bugging me!

Anonymous said...

thank u soo much...mwaaaa ur steps have worked....thanks alot..it was really bugging me so much...

Paul said...

If I remove Google Chrome and it is infected by Babylon will the suffice?

Kmekh said...

1st step
Tools > Internet Options > Home Page 'type the url of the search engine u like Eg: http://www.google.lk/

2nd Step
Tools > Internet Options > Tabs - Settings> Tabbed Browsing Settings > Select "Your Fist Home Page"from the drop-down as "When a new tab is Opened, open:" > press "OK"

Anonymous said...

brilliant
I have spent hours trying to remove babylon totally from my computer until I found this site and your solution.
A great thankyou

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

babylon is dishonest, it comes hidden in other programs and we are forced to have their search engine eventhough we don't want it. I will NEVER in sound mind buy or use their products again. I followed these instructions above and found nothing like what is described here, but I did find two registry entries without vowels that I am sure belong to Babylon, which were something like this:
bbylntlbr (would be babylontoolbar without the vowels)
and another I don't remember. To remove it you have to enter the REGEDIT area and look for them in the
•HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID
one is after the other. Still don't know if it will work, but those were the only files I could find so far in the registry area, after uninstalling and following every tip I found on the internet. Hope it works!

Anonymous said...

Thankyou
Following this guide has really worked!
After hours of hair-pulling the babylon bar is gone!
Paul

Anonymous said...

I also found two babylon registry files. One was called called bbylntlbr.bbylntlbrHlpr. and the other bbylntlbr.bbylntlbrHlpr.1. I done this using the REGEDIT.exe, though mine were not found in the \AppID section of the •HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT folder. I do have a feeling that theses files are not the only ones, it would be a great help if anyone could post on here the full titles of any babylon registry files they find. This problem is really getting to me and this is the best thing ive came across for help anywhere! I also didnt find any of the given registry's on the list given above. Plz help everyone and good luck!

rICHA said...

EXCELLENT... dONE IN A MINUTE... tHANKS

richa said...

Hi,,, I was succesful in deleting babylon search .. but then when i open the tabs.. babylon search is not displayed on the right corner,, but the new tabs open on babylon search page only... help ??

Anonymous said...

same here, deleting all babylons, but still get search.babylon coming, pls help

rICHA said...

I was finally able to do it... here it is..

In order to stop this new tab issue, please do as follows: Open your Internet Explorer browser, click on "Tools", then "Internet Options" and in the section "Tabs" click on "Settings". It will open a new window, on the option "When a new tab is opened, open:" in the drop-down menu please choose "Your first homepage". Then click OK, Apply and OK.

Anonymous said...

THIS Will DO IT THANKS

"In order to stop this new tab issue, please do as follows: Open your Internet Explorer browser, click on "Tools", then "Internet Options" and in the section "Tabs" click on "Settings". It will open a new window, on the option "When a new tab is opened, open:" in the drop-down menu please choose "Your first homepage". Then click OK, Apply and OK."

Anonymous said...

thank you so much, seems like a lot of work now, couldn't uninstall a bunch of stuff using control panel. this is perfect, thank you.

Anonymous said...

thank you this really works!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you it really worked, but now wondering if it is lurking in my system somewhere.

Krystal is so thankful said...

god bless you

Anonymous said...

Plain and simple this is what worked for me , 1st open IE explorer click tools /manage ad-ons click /more information/ copy all reg keys then you need to go in to safe mode then type regedit in run command then use reg editor got to edit tan click find search each key and delete until it does not find key and repeat then do the same with the word babylon and repeat same process this gets rid of the toolbar and the home page that sets itself that takes care of all browsers..

Anonymous said...

In my registry editor I found a folder named Babylon (My Computer\HKEY_local_machine\software\Babylon). Can I just delete that folder or would that mess up something else in the computer.

Also under the part about ( Internet Explorer\aboutURLS)how do I go about changing the tabs to http//:www.google.com

cesar.qüeb said...

Babylon creates hidden folders like this: C:\Program Files\dfdfsdds\dfmjfdfshj\

Really I was thinking that Babylon is a serious company.. but not.. sypaware or trojan is installed.

Anonymous said...

Thank You So Much!

alina said...

thank you a lot, now it is gone!!

Rabindra Nayak said...

ThanQ! The iritating Babylon-IE-PlugIn is gone now.

Anonymous said...

thanks man...perfect..

josh said...

thanks man this really helped me alot..that thing was so annoying.

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

For this step...

5. Select Search Providers. First of all, choose Bing search engine and make it your default search provider (set as default). Then select Search the web (Babylon) and click Remove button to uninstall it (lower right corner of the window).

I am not able to click on the Remove button or Set as Default as they are greyed out. I have other Search providers in the list and can click on the Remove/Default buttons for them. Any suggestions??

Thanks!
Alanna

Anonymous said...

Thank You So Much!, Master

Anonymous said...

Screw you Babylon! Legitimate companies work legitimately. You guys are crooks!

Get out of my registry! Get out of my browser settings!

Fuck you!!!

Fernando Tiani said...

For IE 8 Follow the instructions on the pictures above (Registry Editor),

7. Open Registry Editor (regedit). Find the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs

than double click on Tabs type - res://ieframe.dll/tabswelcome.htm -
this should reset to welcome tab on new tabs....
than, open your browser, under tools, internet option, tabs settings,
drop menu selcet - The new tab page...
it should definetly eliminated freacking Babylon shit...

Anonymous said...

A masterpiece! Thanks a lot for helping me!

Anonymous said...

I have chrome and when I come to the extensions to delete babylon it's not there, but it is in the search engine select. I've already uninstalled the program. I am wondering where do I uninstall it from google chrome if its not in the extension section? Please reply

Anonymous said...

got to your drive c and follow the steps below....

c:\programfiles/mozilla/SEARCHPLUGINS/.... LOOK for babylon entry and DELETE!

violetcrumble said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

ClueOfNorway said...

You are a genius, Fernando Tiani. This Babylon bug has bothered me for more than a year. I have searched the Net, Googled countless Fora and Bloggs containing "a lot of crap". Nothing helped until I found your comment and easy recipe!
I am eternally grateful...

mura35 said...

Thank you so much for your help! I didn't realize Google Chrome has 2 or more home pages.

This link should be posted on Wikipedia, where Babylon is claimed to be a legitimate company.

I have a question, though, is it OK to just go into Registry and manually delete Babylon files from wow3264 directory? I never worked with registry entries before and don't know if I need an additional software or is it safe to do it by myself.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this precise piece of information, I could successfully remove "babylon search" after many useless attempts and reading a lot of unhelpfull blogs before I hit upon your page. Great work ;)
BodoW

Anonymous said...

Wow I finally found you! and finally got rid totally of that Babylon crap from both my IE and Firefox. And glad to say my computer doesn't want to change its appearance anymore either. That software controls more than people thinK!

Anonymous said...

After following instructions, I still had Babylon opening as a separate tab when I opened Google Chrome.

I went to Customise and Control Google Chrome (the wrench in the top right corner) and opened Settings.

Under “On Start Up” the option Open a specific page or set of pages is selected. Click the “Set pages” link next to this. Then delete the option for Babylon.

Anonymous said...

This was sooooo helpful. I really appreciate the step by step instruction to remove babylon from my computer. I don't even know how it downloaded.

Shegy said...

NICE WORK!

Anonymous said...

This was great and easy to follow. THANKS! Wish there were more clear instructions like this for other problem programs!

Anonymous said...

I have followed it, it has worked perfect-Kudos!

Anonymous said...

Dam you Babylon... you're so useless

Anonymous said...

A BIG THANK YOU!!!!
finaly i cancel this SHIT!

Anonymous said...

Oh! Great,
Thank you very much.
All of I want!

Anonymous said...

THANKYOU!!! I tried everything from different binary keys to uninstalling EVERYTHING and finally found an answer to my stupid babylon issues through your suggestion of resetting all the babylon related things through about:config. LIFESAVER <3

Anonymous said...

Thank you !!!

I followed your instructions and I removed the babylon malware.
Many many thanks.

Anonymous said...

GREAT help!

Anonymous said...

thanks i looked for hours to get rid of that program.i was fearing my wife was going to yell at me again.or worse!!!!

Carina Harumi Kobashigava said...

Thank you very much for this post, it was quick, easy and simple to get rid of that pest! I am definetely sharing and recommending this article.

minra ahn said...

Thank You Author-niem
This Babylon Thing is now gone for my computer,, this thing is really bugging me all this day

silmed said...

I followed your instructions to remove babylon from Firefox, but...it didn't work at all. When I restart the browser (Firefox 14.0.1) all is back like before. Perhaps I'll have to reset the computer with the last backup. Sigh...

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for making my FF browser get rid of this babylon thing. Your article rocks!

Anonymous said...

Getting back to the comment that Babylon is no longer regarded as 'Malware' I beg to differ. I had the misfortune to come across it when downloading a technical document and despite opting not to install it, it just installed itself anyway. Hardly surprising then that it got the most downloaded browser award! As has also been mentioned, the Babylon uninstall doesn't remove itself completely, leaving you plagued by unwanted elements of it. I'm sorry to disagree but that sort of behaviour to me definitely makes it MALWARE ! Shame on the company that produce it. I got rid of it in the end but it took me some time. The guide given here is excellent.

Anonymous said...

Thank you SO MUCH. I have tried so many other pieces of advice on the net and yours is by far the best. I have removed every last trace of Babylon thanks to you. Hooray! GC

Anonymous said...

thank you thank you thank you!!! Trying to delete this mess was going to be the death of me!!!

Anonymous said...

I followed all the instructions besides the one for registry because there I saw so many codes with bb from years ago I wasn't sure...and 'it's gone' but the speed on my computer...is labored. What can I do next? Take it to Best Buy and ask them to clean it?

David Wisdom said...

Great this was just what I needed. I have been trying for ages to get babylon off of all my browsers. Success.

Jonh Ingham said...

I'm another happy person saying thank you for such extensive information.

It took awhile and a lot of digging, since it was still going to their home page even after being uninstalled, but by digging deeper and deeper with your instructions we got the bastards.

Anonymous said...

Thank You for the help. It's was very usefull command "about:config" with reseting all changes babylon made.

Anonymous said...

Isn't work in Mozila Firefox. After all steps and after restarting Mozilla this damned home page babylon still exists...

Anonymous said...

It's very important! If you see in add/remove programs window also "browser manager" or "B-protector" please uninstall it!!! And make then all the steps mentioned in this topic. I finded today on my computer Browser Manager, removed it and then hited command about:config, reseted all lines realated with Babylon and finally after Mozilla reloading babylon home page dissapeared. This reciept took for me Babylon support.

Anonymous said...

So happy I found this site, Thank you so very much for your help, restores some of my faith in people willing to help other people. It's much appreciated!!!

Sara mrntz said...

Thank you very much!! Great explication. Greeting from México.

Dave said...

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! The instructions for Firefox about:config were the fix I needed. Did I say thank you?

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

Thanxs very much, I have struggled t remove the tool bar for weeks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much it has gone at last.

Anonymous said...

This Whole thing reminds me of Spy-Sheriff years ago. Except now you get the people who invented this Babylon Hijacker thing instructing you to DL this and that "SpyWare-Removal" program instead of just trying to mug you outright by telling you you can purchase the removal key.Then again I see the offer to "Purchase" Babylon for $5.99? and I'm guessing this gives one the ability to Actually and Properly uninstall it?
Anyone ever notice that the majority of these less heard of but "Most Effective" removal programs all look like they had their sites, graphics and logos designed my the same guy? This stuff sickens me. It's like a big rope a dope thing were 3 "different" companies with basically the same program/removal tool with just Sightly different graphic interfaces make tons of money off the latest "Mysterious" hijacker. Unbelievable !!!!

JD >:(

Anonymous said...

Guys, your work is outstanding, this website of yours has been of exceptional value in helping the community in removing these parasites.
Kudos to your great work!!
Max

Bria Mathews said...

I have uninstalled it and restated my computer, removed it from both chrome and Internet Explorer but it still pops up on my chome? Can you tell me why and how to rid of it once and for all.

Anonymous said...

For Firefox I managed to get rid of it by typing about:config into the search bar (clicking OK after that) and then finding for feedhelper. You may see that next to keyword.url the value filed next to it will have feedhelper somewhere in the text. Right click on keyword.url and click Modify. Then delete whatever text comes up. Then press OK.

Anonymous said...

I tried at least 10 other web sites to fix this before coming to yours... you SO TOTALLY ROCK!! Got rid of that Babylon crap. Me so happy. Thank you.

Ronit said...

I did it! Thanks, no more Babylon search in my tabs!!!

Natalie Bray said...

Thank you so much! I have been so annoyed by Babylon search, and started thinking I would never get it removed. Followed your instructions and now it's gone!

Anonymous said...

I am writing on behalf of the support team at Babylon. Babylon Search and Toolbar are meant to be a part of an integrated set of tools that help people understand and explore their world. Sometimes though, other manufacturers package our tools with their free programs and people end up unexpectedly receiving our software. We are sorry if this is the case with you and we would be happy to help you remove any part you may not want. Click here for easy removal instructions: http://www.babylon.com/uninstall_search/index , or contact me at help@babylon.com for more information.

Anonymous said...

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