Babylon Toolbar Affection Example
There are many situations to get infected by Babylon toolbar virus, and the recent scenario to get infected by the toolbar is the one found by VilmaTech Research Lab:
When installing AutoCad Viewer, Babylon toolbar is attempting to install as well. Due to its notorious reputation, it is believed that people would reject its installation. However, the rejection is not sufficient to enough to stop its installation and Incredibar toolbar installation. When all the installation is done, six separate programs are found to be installed at the same time and to affect all browsers (e.g. IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari). Besides, when searching for BabylonToolbar, 23 results will be finally given. Remove Babylon toolbar as well as other incident vicious programs will only make indications disappeared but not resolve search redirect issues.
Dangers Babylon Toolbar Virus Imposes
As a Browser Helper Object (BHO), Babylon toolbar is not technically a virus. However, immediate removal is in desperate need due to potential dangers it imposes.
All these result in a tragedy – vulnerability forms thereafter. Vulnerable web is always the first target by infections because it helps with easy infiltration. Once the vulnerability being exploited, chaos occurs:
- Other web apps are installed without permission.
- Default homepage may be replaced by search.conduit.com, Babylon.com or other search redirect infections.
- Cookies as well as unknown files are piling up on the target machine to consume computer source.
Manual Way to Remove Babylon Toolbar from PCs and Macs
Reset browser settings to remove the indication of Babylon toolbar.
Open Internet Explorer Tools menu -> select Internet Options -> Advanced tab -> Restore Defaults button -> OK button.
Firefox button -> Help -> Troubleshooting information -> ‘Reset Firefox’ button.
‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ menu -> Options -> ‘Under the Hood’ tab -> ‘Reset to Defaults’ button.
Show hidden files and folders -> tick "Show hidden files, folders and drives" under "hidden files and folders" option -> browse to "C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\" -> remove Operapref.ini file.
Safari menu -> ‘Reset Safari’ -> tick all given options -> press ‘Reset’.
End the service of Babylon toolbar in the computer.
Windows Explorer -> Administrative tools -> Services icon -> remove/disable the service named Babylon toolbar.
Win key and R key -> type “services.msc” -> hit Enter key -> remove/disable the service named Babylon toolbar.
Enter into Registry Editor to remove items related to Babylon toolbar.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[random].exe”
Access Control Panel to remove Babylon toolbar and other incidental program.
“Unpin” button -> choose ‘Control Panel’ -> "Programs and Features" -> uninstall Babylon toolbar.
Start menu -> Control Panel -> “Add/Remove Programs” -> uninstall Babylon toolbar.
Apple menu -> “System Preferences” -> uninstall Babylon toolbar from Dock and Display respectively.
Any vicious items related to Babylon toolbar being omitted will definitely lead to failure. If it is the case, start over and check the place that needs to be rectified to see if there’s any suspicious item. In the case where you are not able to identify which are related items due to the shortage of computer skills, ask computer experts with rich experience and sophisticated techniques to help you get out of the trouble with solution that is exclusively applicable to your concrete situation.