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babylon search

Dec 7, 2007 11:14AM PST

babylon search has 'glued' to my internet explorer browser. how could i get rid of it?...uninstalled explorer, then downloaded it again hoping not to see it anymore, but NO, babylon back there some solution to this problem. please advise.



Note: This post was edited by a forum moderator to remove exposed email to prevent abuse by spammers and others on 06/13/2012 at 8:53 AM PT

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Dec 7, 2007 11:25AM PST

During installation of Babylon 7, a Babylon Search Toolbar is added to Internet Explorer. This toolbar gives you access to the Babylon Search function, which displays Google syndicated results and definitions from Babylon dictionaries.
To hide the toolbar: Place your mouse cursor on any blank area on any browser toolbar. Right-click to open the toolbar menu and click Babylon. To restore the display of the toolbar, simply repeat this procedure.
To uninstall the toolbar: Use the Add or Remove Programs function in the Control Panel, and select Babylon Toolbar to remove.

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Removing Babylon
Feb 15, 2009 9:26AM PST

Babylon is ruining my worklife and my computer. When we discovered how robust it was and that it interfered with other functions I used the Add/Remove function ti remove it. I also went to the toolbars and checked not to display. Unfotunately, although a search doesn't find the program, it is attached to IE7.0 and displays whenever I use the toolbar to access the web. It is interfering with our going onto the web at other locations and building websites. Please tell me where to find step by step directions on getting rid of this pesty program. It definitely is not worth having on the computer because of it's inteference in other applications. I found this forum by accident and have no idea how to access it again if you have an answer.

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Tried This Yet?
Feb 15, 2009 11:46AM PST
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how to remove babylon toolbar
May 16, 2009 12:29AM PDT

Your suggestion was the best and solved my problem. THANK YOU!.

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Link doesn't work.
Feb 22, 2012 4:35AM PST

I clicked on the link, and it brings me right back here. What's up with that?

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Cause It's From Three Years Ago...
Feb 22, 2012 8:25AM PST

The forums have changed the URL naming slightly since then.. Still, a possible solution is in the thread at the link below:

or possibly...

Did you follow all the suggestions in the other posts from this thread yet?

Hope this helps.


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I did it and I am not a techy
May 23, 2009 11:30PM PDT

After you have done the Uninstall process, delete your Recycle Bin!!!

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baylon search
Sep 21, 2010 9:44AM PDT

hi i recently installed the babylon search program but wen i received a phone call from then with some middle eastern guy askin me all sorts of questions i got scared n deleted the program from my computer check ur control panel add/remove programs for MyBabylon also internet explorer 'Manage Add-ons' n maybe disable it My mistake was i put my mobile number into a phone no field and there was a report on the news about scams where ppl were using mobile numbers to hack ppls bank accounts i not sure how this can be done but this is just a warning good thin i didnt pay them any money to use the babylon program i cancelled the installation wen it got that far strange how the program still kept on workin

good luck

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oh yes,the dreaded microsoft call scam ..i got that 1 too
Sep 16, 2012 11:04PM PDT

ya, i got a call from them a year ago had to send my computer in to get fixed after that .. they called again not too long ago and i told the guy where to go (not in a nice way) .. and he kept calling back and hanging up after that. lol ..
Note: Be careful. the call comes through {with a scramble over-seas #) and the guy says he's calling from microsoft and they see that there is an error problem you need to fix and they are oh so kindly {my sarcastic voice} calling to help you go through each step to fix it! SCAMMMM !


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remove Babylon Search
Sep 4, 2012 11:44AM PDT

I did everything listed here to get rid of this tick of a search engine.. ( and THANK YOU very much!) but babylon search continued to pop up as my search engine. This is so simple and obvious that I'm embarrassed to mention it, but it took me 3 days to figure it out... so here it is. after doing all to uninstall this program go to firefox browser tools>options > general, and reset your default home page or for Explorer go to Tools> internet options> general and again, reset your default home page!

(also look for something that is simliar to : bunndle....something, don't remember now what the complete line was and don't remember if it was exe or somthing else)

Hope this helps

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it works
Jan 9, 2013 11:56AM PST

I tried it and it did remove babylon from IE. However, with my firefox I have a sick problem- when I open firefox everything works just fine but if I start a new tab, up comes babylon. Any suggestions here?

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babylon removal
Sep 12, 2012 8:41AM PDT

For all those who are struggling to remove the babylon maleware, may I suggest you download the microsoft "pc health check free scanner". I tried it as a last resort and it picked up two malware viruses within a program called "Stumbleupon". It automatically removes the harmful files and tells you to restart your pc.

Babylon had been removed. At the very least it is worth a try.

Best of luck.

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Babylon toolbar removal - Search for "MyBabylon".
Feb 3, 2009 6:53AM PST

Babylon toolbar is listed as "myBabylon" in Control Panel.
I easily deleted the Babylon program but couldn't find the toolbar till I notices it was elsewhere in the list.
Searching in the "B"s won't find it. Look under "My"

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Still can't remove Babylon from IE browser
Mar 19, 2009 8:24AM PDT

I'm really not a techie, but I have tried all of the suggestions & I can't see Babylon or my babylon listed anywhere anymore in the control panel add/remove hardware, or in the manage add ons section, yet it still appears in IE when I do a search.

Has anyone got any further suggestions (in really simple terms preferably) as it's really starting to annoy me now?


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Babylon Removal
Mar 20, 2009 2:25PM PDT

Five weeks after my original post I still can't get rid of Babylon Search. I've removed it using Add/Remove function and I've searched for it elsewhere. It displays with IE7 and interferes with a lot of functions but I can't find where it's hidden and it hasn't been totally removed. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Removing traces of irritation
Mar 20, 2009 7:23PM PDT

This is similar to Norton antivirus, it spreads into other folders and is difficult to remove all its components. If you do not have a suitable pre-Bablylon restore point then use Tuneup utilities (30 day fully functioning free trial) or Advanced System Care Free (Incomplete functions- PRO better) -both of these are found on CNET Downloads, both can analyse what processes are working and both remove software better than M/S uninstall functionality. Since you have already removed the obvious and left the stealth material when you identify the extra processes through TU or ASC, copy and paste the results onto notepad, look at the path the processes have travelled from eg C:/program files/babylon etc, go to "program files" in your main drive and spot the actual folder location and delete the folder. Please make sure the folder is not part of the operating system, If the folder is then open the folder and find and delete the offending file. Also check out the TEMP files, many irritating software apps are recreated through the temp files- again both TU and ASC can take care of that but all the same look yourself. Good Luck

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Babylon: add-on in Firefox
Sep 19, 2009 2:49AM PDT


I removed this annoying toolbar in Firefox through menu "extra", "Add-ons", where it was listed as "myBabylon". Never any problems since then.

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removing Babylon permanently from firefox and explorer
Aug 22, 2010 2:01AM PDT

Some of the babylon text appears in german, which I don't understand. I want to be rid of the complete system of babylon and be able to remove 'bing' and all the other nasties attached to it as well.

Cam anyone please tell me the necessry steps to absolve my computer of this virus for good? Please help me if poss. I would be extremely grateful.

Thank you so much, even if you reply to this note and have not exact answer.

Helen Waller

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(NT) Please Read ALL The Other Posts In This Thread
Aug 23, 2010 2:00AM PDT
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Me too!
Oct 18, 2011 9:06AM PDT

I've been searching and search to no avail on how to remove this "nuisance." Angry It is completely frustrating. If I find something, I will come back and post. Good luck!

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Removing Babylon Tab
May 9, 2012 10:39AM PDT

go to internet options than advanced tab, than reset internet settings. tab button reappears

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Babylon Removal
Sep 12, 2012 8:47AM PDT

For all those who are struggling to remove the babylon maleware, may I suggest you download the microsoft "pc health check free scanner". I tried it as a last resort and it picked up two malware viruses (Which AVG missed) within a program called "Stumbleupon". It automatically removes the harmful files and tells you to restart your pc.

Babylon had been removed. At the very least it is worth a try.

Best of luck.

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Babylon toolbar removal - Search for "MyBabylon".
Dec 17, 2010 4:27AM PST

I found it useful to search my computer using only the term "Babylon" My search resulted in locating the "MyBabylon" file in documents & settings/local settings. The search also showed Babylon in the Mozilla folder/program files/mozilla/plugins. This was after using the add remove programs, in addition to removing Babylon from my Add-ons in the Firefox menu. In spite of this effort, I believe this program still exists on my computer, interfering with me using Google chrome, so that I'm forced to use Mozilla which is obviously where the program/virus is strongest and my computer is most vulnerable.

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Feb 23, 2012 12:10AM PST

I uninstalled it from my control panel and it was not listed under "MY Babylon" just "Babylon" restarted my computer and it is still there.
I now can't find it anywhere to remove it but it is still there!!

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And did you
Feb 23, 2012 5:56AM PST

read 'all the posts' in this thread?


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I found it under the title 'Linksuys Toobar'
May 17, 2012 5:25AM PDT

I found it under the title 'Linksuys Toobar' - apparently it will change names to try and hide. Just be sure to go through your entire program list under install - and you will find it.

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Jun 12, 2012 2:30PM PDT

1) Click start button and go to "run" (for older versions of Windows) or just type in "regedit" (Windows 7 users).
2) Press CTRL+F to find "Babylon", and wait for the results
3) Read through the description, and If it's being described as "Homepage", "search", etc., delete it
4) Supposedly, "F3" works to find the next string, but I had to manually get to the "find next" button.
5) Repeat step 3, then step 4, then step 3, then step 4; again and again until all of the strings are deleted.
6) Close regedit
7) Open a new browser window (be sure to use the browser(s) you're having trouble with)
Cool Confirm everything works - If not, go back to step 1

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Removed Babylon Search _FIX_ Scarfidi454 6/12/12
Jun 20, 2012 5:20PM PDT

Reply to Fix
By scafidi454 6/12/12

I was having the same problem with friends above, and was so frustrated and helpless, until you came to my rescue. Thank you so very much Scafidi454.

I have successfully removed babylon browser search from IE following your method. My appreciation for your for your kind helping hand and your professional guidance.

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Thank you!!!!
Jun 28, 2012 2:14PM PDT

Babylon search was driving us crazy! The only thing you were missing was the tip about changing your search preference in Tools.

Again, thank you!!!!!!

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Sep 7, 2012 2:42AM PDT

I followed almost all of suggestions on the above threads. I've successfully removed Babylon from Mozilla Firefox. But for IE I was going through Scafidi454 instructions which was going great using "F3" even to get to the next string and then I opened the following string and got the message "unable to delete all specified values." Any ideas what to do next would be very helpful.

{D0F4A166-B8D4-48b8-9D63-80849FE137CB} REG_SZ Babylon Toolbar

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