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How To Remove Babylon Toolbar And Babylon Search

Chances are if you’re on this website you have somehow acquired Babylon Search and Toolbar, and it has annoyingly overtaken your browser and search results.  This particular hijacker is stubborn, but we have some excellent tips to help you remove it for good.

What Is Babylon Toolbar And Search?

The Babylon Toolbar and Babylon Search can be described as web browser hijacker, which is usually promoted by way of free software.  Once installed it will most likely modify your current browser homepage to and default search engine to search.Babylon.com, and set up the Babylon Toolbar.

The Babylon Search spyware can easily gather the personal searches you are making along with control your search engine results to be able to show fake results or promotions. The Babylon Search infection is utilized in order to boost advertising and marketing profit for a third party company through this kind of hijacking.

The Babylon Toolbar isn’t technically a virus, but it does demonstrate lots of harmful factors, for example, rootkit abilities that will attach deep into your operating system, hijacking of search results or pages, as well as in general just disturbing the computer user’s activities. This is frequently called a PUP, or Potentially Unwanted Program

Babylon Search probably got on your computer after installing a new free application (movie recording/streaming, download manager programs or perhaps PDF file creators) which had bundled into the installation this particular browser hijacker. This type of hijacker is generally annoyingly included in application installers coming from quite a few major online resources such as CNET or Softonic, and thus it’s very likely that Babylon hitched a ride if you’ve acquired software from any of these online resources.

These options would be automatically checked, and someone rushing through installation might miss them.

How To Remove Babylon Search And Toolbar

Best Bet: Remove Babylon using Enigma Software’s Spyhunter 4 malware and adware removal tool.

This is the easiest and least time consuming way to remove Babylon Search and Toolbar.  For those who are not that computer savvy, it’s our top recommended way to remove this adware hijacker.

  1. Download Spyhunter 4 onto your computer.   You can download the software directly using this link, or you can go directly to Enigma’s main website to download it.  This will download the software directly to your computer.  Ensure that you remember where you saved the file.
  2. Run the SpyHunter-Installer.exe by double clicking or clicking on the download
  3. Install the software following the prompts.
  4. Allow Spyhunter 4 to run it’s scan.
  5. Ensure that it finds the Babylon toolbar and any other malware that might have been found.
  6. Click “Clean Now” and allow Spyhunter 4 to remove the software.

Note: Spyhunter 4 is not free, and requires a payment to perform the removal should it find the malware in question.  However, we highly recommend this software as you can read in our Spyhunter 4 review.

Hardest Option: Manual Uninstall

This is more difficult and time consuming, and may not allow you to remove all the pieces and registry entries that the software has installed.  If you don’t want to leave any parts of this software remaining, we highly recommend you use Spyhunter 4 as mentioned above.

Unfortunately you can’t just uninstall this software from Control Panel and go about your day.  You will have to do a few individual steps depending on what browsers you have installed.

  1. Uninstall The Software From The Control Panel:  Go to your Windows Search and type in Control Panel, or simply type “Add or Remove Software/Programs”.  Find anything with the name “Babylon” and click on Uninstall.
  2. Remove the toolbar from each browser individually
    Chrome: Click the tools tab in the upper right, which will be a selection of three lines or dots depending on your version  .  Click “More Tools” then click on “Extensions”.  Find anything that says Babylon and delete it by clicking the small trash icon to the right.
    Firefox: Go to the tools tab in the upper right, signified by small three lines .  Click on “Add Ons” which should have a puzzle piece icon.  Remove anything that says “Babylon” (ensure you do remove them, don’t just click “disable”)
    Edge: Click on the tools menu, which is in the upper right and signified by three small dots in a row .  Click on “Extensions”.  On anything that says Babylon, hover over with your mouse, click the gear icon, and then click “Uninstall” at the bottom.
  3. Remove The Home Page.  You will now have to manually go into your browser and adjust the home page and put it back to your original home page.
    Chrome: Go back and click the Tools icon, then select “Settings”.  Scroll to the bottom and see where you can alter the home page on startup settings.  Change this to whatever you would like and remove anything unknown.

    Restoring the home page in Chrome

    Firefox: Go back and click the Tools icon, then click Options.  Where it says “When Firefox Starts” decide if you want the home page, and change the home page back to your normal choice.
    Edge: Click the Tools icon, then click Settings.  Where it says “Open Microsoft Edge With” select your option of choice, and change the specific home page back to your normal setting.

  4. Restore Search Settings.  Now you will have to switch your default search engine back to whatever you had before Babylon infected your computer.
    Chrome:  Go to the Tools icon, click Settings.  Go to “Manage Search Settings” and remove anything that says Babylon.  Return to the previous menu and select whichever search engine you want to be the default search for the browser.

    Changing the search engine in Chrome

    Firefox:  Go to the Tools menu, click Options, then on the left click “Search”.  From here you can restore your search engine settings for the browser.  Below that you can click on anything that says Babylon and then click the “remove” button below to remove this search from your list.
    Edge: This is a bit more hidden because Microsoft wants you to use Bing.  Click the Tools icon, select Settings, and then click on View Advanced Settings which is partway down the tab.  Midway down you will see where you can change the search engine.

    Changing the search engine in Edge

    Note: if you can’t find Babylon and remove it, simply change your default search engine to your search engine of choice.

  5. Clear Cookies And Browser Data.  This is to remove traces of Babylon that might have been left in your history or any cookies it might have inserted.
    Chrome:   Go to Tools, click on Settings, and the scroll down to “Clear Browsing Data”.  Or, simply hit Ctrl + Shift + Delete.  Click ALL the boxes and ensure that “the beginning of time” is selected in the top drop down menu.  This might delete some of your cookies and history, but this will ensure that all traces of this malware will be removed.
    Firefox:  Simply hit Ctrl + Shift + Delete and this will bring up the clear history and cookies window.  Ensure the time range is set to “Everything” and click on all the boxes.  Then hit Clear Now.
    Edge:  Hit Ctrl + Shift + Delete and check all the boxes.  Click “Clear”.
  6. Clear The Registry.  Babylon creates registry entries that can stick around long after you’ve changed the above settings.  Using software such as RegCure or CCleaner can be very effective at removing these stragglers, and is our recommended solution.  We cannot recommend to our users that they clean the registry themselves, however if you would like to clean the registry you must look for these entries:ENSURE YOU BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY BEFORE MAKING ANY EDITS.
    Click below toggle box to see associated registry entries.  If you cannot find these entries then it is likely the software uninstall removed them for you.

    Registry Entries To Be Removed

    Registry Entries To Be Removed

    A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named “Babylon.dskBnd.*”, plus associated values.
    A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named “Babylon.dskBnd”, plus associated values.
    A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named “bbylnApp.appCore.*”, plus associated values.
    A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named “bbylnApp.appCore”, plus associated values.
    A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named “bbylntlbr.bbylntlbrHlpr.*”, plus associated values.
    A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named “bbylntlbr.bbylntlbrHlpr”, plus associated values.
    A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named “bbylntlbr.xtrnl.*”, plus associated values.
    A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named “bbylntlbr.xtrnl”, plus associated values.
    A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named “escort.escortIEPane.*”, plus associated values.
    A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named “escort.escortIEPane”, plus associated values.
    A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named “escort.escrtBtn.*”, plus associated values.
    A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named “esrv.BabylonESrvc.*”, plus associated values.
    A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named “esrv.BabylonESrvc”, plus associated values.
    Delete the registry key “{09C554C3-109B-483C-A06B-F14172F1A947}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\”.
    Delete the registry key “{2EECD738-5844-4a99-B4B6-146BF802613B}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\”.
    Delete the registry key “{2EECD738-5844-4a99-B4B6-146BF802613B}” at “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\”.
    Delete the registry key “{3718D0AF-A3B8-4F5E-86F3-FAD8D02043BE}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{4E1E9D45-8BF9-4139-915C-9F83CC3D5921}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\”.
    Delete the registry key “{6E8BF012-2C85-4834-B10A-1B31AF173D70}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\”.
    Delete the registry key “{706D4A4B-184A-4434-B331-296B07493D2D}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{78868069-5D96-4B47-BE52-3D625EE3D7CB}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{78888F8B-D5E4-43CE-89F5-C8C18223AF64}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{8B8558F6-DC26-4F39-8417-34B8934AA459}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{94C0B25D-3359-4B10-B227-F96A77DB773F}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{98889811-442D-49dd-99D7-DC866BE87DBC}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\”.
    Delete the registry key “{9E393F82-2644-4AB6-B994-1AD39D6C59EE}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{A3A2A5C0-1306-4D1A-A093-9CECA4230002}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{AD25754E-D76C-42B3-A335-2F81478B722F}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\”.
    Delete the registry key “{AD25754E-D76C-42B3-A335-2F81478B722F}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\”.
    Delete the registry key “{B0B75FBA-7288-4FD3-A9EB-7EE27FA65599}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{B12E99ED-69BD-437C-86BE-C862B9E5444D}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\”.
    Delete the registry key “{B173667F-8395-4317-8DD6-45AD1FE00047}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{B8276A94-891D-453C-9FF3-715C042A2575}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\”.
    Delete the registry key “{BDB69379-802F-4eaf-B541-F8DE92DD98DB}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\”.
    Delete the registry key “{BFE569F7-646C-4512-969B-9BE3E580D393}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{C2434722-5C85-4CA0-BA69-1B67E7AB3D68}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{C2996524-2187-441F-A398-CD6CB6B3D020}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{C8D424EF-CB21-49A0-8659-476FBAB0F8E8}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{D7EE8177-D51E-4F89-92B6-83EA2EC40800}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\”.
    Delete the registry key “{E047E227-5342-4D94-80F7-CFB154BF55BD}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{E3F79BE9-24D4-4F4D-8C13-DF2C9899F82E}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{E46C8196-B634-44a1-AF6E-957C64278AB1}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\”.
    Delete the registry key “{E77EEF95-3E83-4BB8-9C0D-4A5163774997}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\”.
    Delete the registry key “{FFB9ADCB-8C79-4C29-81D3-74D46A93D370}” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\”.
    Delete the registry key “BabylonToolbar” at “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\”.
    Delete the registry key “BabylonToolbar” at “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\”.
    Delete the registry key “dhkplhfnhceodhffomolpfigojocbpcb” at “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\chrome\Extensions\”.
    Delete the registry key “escort.DLL” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\”.
    Delete the registry key “esrv.EXE” at “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\”.
    Delete the registry value “{98889811-442D-49dd-99D7-DC866BE87DBC}” at “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\”.

Removing Babylon Successfully

Have you been able to remove Babylon on your own or using software?  Comment below!  Again, our top recommendation is to use software to ensure that this malware is completely removed from your computer in order to safeguard your personal data and privacy.  Removing a program completely by hand is difficult even for seasoned computer pros.  Many uninstall sequences (if even provided) from the “Add / Remove Software” dialog are purposely incomplete.

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About Bill Gordon

Bill Gordon has been writing on tech and malware subjects for 6 years and has been working in the internet and tech industry for over 15 years. He currently lives in Southern California.

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