There are many annoying viruses and pieces of malware around. The Babylon Search toolbar is one of the most annoying and difficult to delete search redirect infections. In this article we are going to show you how to delete the Babylon Search toolbar.
What is Babylon Search?
Babylon Search is nothing more than a nasty piece of software that hijacks your browser and changes your default search engine to Babylon. Funnily enough, Babylon is not an actual virus, but a part of Babylon translation software. While the software itself is good, the behavior of its toolbar is really intrusive. This is really annoying because even if you try to change your search settings, Babylon over-rides them. It’s also possible for Babylon toolbar to make your browser slow and prevent it from responding correctly. And even if you uninstall the actual Babylon software, the toolbar gets left behind. And the worst bit is that Babylon Search toolbar is really difficult to uninstall. But it is possible.
Babylon Search toolbar removal instructions
The first thing you should do is check whether there is a Babylon entry in the Control Panel under Uninstall a Program. If there is an entry, click on Uninstall to get rid of it. Now open your browser and go to manage your add-ons. Locate Babylon toolbar there, disable it and then remove it. Restart your browser and then open the Settings again and go to your search settings. Make Google your default search engine, save the changes and restart your browser again to see if it worked or not. If you are lucky, Babylon will be gone.
However, in most cases Babylon leaves entries in the registry that prevent your changes from taking effect. This means that until these registry entries are found and removed, your search will be still redirected by Babylon and you won’t be able to change your default search engine. The best way to find and delete Babylon registry entries is to use a trusted registry cleanup program. A good registry cleaner will find Babylon toolbar leftovers in the Windows registry and delete them, so that your search is not monopolized by Babylon anymore.
Remove Babylon with software
In some cases, Babylon’s settings can’t be removed that easily. If that’s the case with your computer, then try using anti-spyware and anti-malware software. Programs like Hitman Pro, Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware can help you remove the Babylon search virus without you having to cleanup and lot of settings manually.