Babylon Toolbar Removal Guide
Babylon Toolbar is a browser add-on that is supposed to provide you with translation and language learning solutions. It is promoted at its official site, babylon.com, where you can download the program. It is also often offered together with other freeware and shareware. It has been especially linked to cnet.com software bundles.
Babylon translator provides translations in over 77 languages and works both online and offline. Based on the information that is posted on its official page, it really seems like a helpful tool. However, you should also know that it is sometimes classified as a browser hijacker. It can modify your browser settings and is rather difficult to uninstall. If you want to undo the changes made by the application, you should terminate Babylon Toolbar.
How does Babylon Toolbar work?
As soon as Babylon Toolbar gets installed, it adds certain components to your system that make it more difficult for you to get rid of the application. The hijacker can alter your browser settings such as home page and default search engine. It may also provide you with third party data. You could be presented with ads, banners, pop-ups and links. The commercial content may also appear in the results of your web searches. It is also very likely that the toolbar will track your cookies and collect information about which pages you open, what you search for, which browser you use, etc. This information can be sold to third parties or used for marketing purposes.
The main issue with the added commercial content is that it may not be safe. There is no way to tell if the ads that you see are trustworthy. You could infect your PC by following their instructions or simply clicking on them. So, if you see an increased amount of advertisements in your browsers or some other unwanted symptoms like browser settings modification or a slowed down Internet connection, we suggest you eliminate Babylon Toolbar from your system.
How to remove Babylon Toolbar?
As it has already been mentioned, you may have some difficulties with manual Babylon Toolbar removal. That is why we recommend that you download a malware prevention and removal utility and use it to detect the infection and delete Babylon Toolbar as well as other threats that may be on your computer. Automatic removal is the only way to make sure that you erase Babylon Toolbar completely. Still, if you wish to try to uninstall the application manually, you can use the instructions below.
Uninstall Babylon Toolbar manually
1) Delete Babylon Toolbar from Windows
- Click on Start or press Win+C and click Settings
- Go to Control Panel and open Uninstall a program
- Select Babylon Toolbar and click Uninstall
N.B. Please note that in Windows XP you will have to open Add or remove programs instead of Uninstall a program.
2) Restore your browser settings
- Click on the Gear icon and choose Internet Options
- Move to the Advanced tab and click Reset
- Tick Delete personal settings and click Reset
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting Information
- Click on Refresh Firefox and confirm your action
- Click on the menu and go to Settings
- Click Show advanced settings and select Reset settings
- Click on Reset to confirm your decision