Threat Database Adware Babylon Toolbar

Babylon Toolbar

By Domesticus in Adware

The Babylon Toolbar is a legitimate browser toolbar. However, the Babylon Toolbar has received an incredibly bad reputation because dubious marketers commonly take the Babylon Toolbar and bundle the Babylon Toolbar with many kinds of threats. The Babylon Toolbar is associated with various browser hijackers and adware infections. The Babylon Toolbar may be a valuable tool that helps computer users translate and define terms directly from their Web browser. However, due to the actions of dubious marketers, the Babylon Toolbar may be part of a threat attack. PC security researchers advise computer users to not install toolbars on their Web browser, since these often come bundled with various threat attacks.

The Babylon Toolbar May Bring Unwanted Components

This Web browser plug-in is created by Babylon Ltd, a translation software company. The Babylon Toolbar and an online search website associated with Babylon are both extra features this company offers its users. However, dubious marketers may bundle adware and browser hijackers with rogue versions of the Babylon Toolbar. The Babylon Toolbar may also be bundled with other freeware software and may cause you to visit Babylon's website against your will. The Babylon Toolbar itself also has some components that may not be to the liking of many computer users. For example, the Babylon Toolbar may change your default search engine and favorite websites and direct to websites you do not want to visit.

Problems Associated with the Babylon Toolbar Itself

Even if the Babylon Toolbar is not bundled with other types of threats, there are certain features associated with the Babylon Toolbar that have caused many computer users to complain. For example, while the Babylon Toolbar can be removed using the Control Panel on most computers, the uninstall feature is poorly designed. Because of this, many of the Babylon Toolbar's files and components remain on the infected computer even if the computer user wishes to uninstall this program.

The Babylon Toolbar Removal is not Very Easy to Accomplish

Since complete removal of the Babylon Toolbar may be problematic, ESG team of malware analysts recommends using a reliable anti-malware program to scan your hard drives to make sure that all files associated with the Babylon Toolbar are gone. It is also crucial to only download the Babylon Toolbar directly from the manufacturer in order to avoid any possible bundled threat that criminals may want to sneak onto your computer. Finally, browser toolbars have commonly been associated with browser hijackers and other threats. While there are many legitimate browser toolbars, ESG security researchers advise caution when dealing with these kinds of programs.

File System Details

Babylon Toolbar may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. C:\Program Files\Babylon\ToolbarBabylonToolbar1.4.35.10BabylonToolbarApp.dll
2. C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Procaptlib.dll
3. C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-ProBContentServer.dll
4. C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-ProBabyServices.dll
5. C:\Program Files\Babylon\ToolbarBabylonToolbar1.4.35.10uninstall.exe
6. C:\Program Files\Babylon\ToolbarBabylonToolbar1.4.35.10BabylonToolbarEng.dll
7. C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-ProBContentServerExt.dll
8. C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-ProBabylon.exe
9. C:\Program Files\Babylon\ToolbarBabylonToolbar1.4.35.10BabylonToolbarTlbr.dll
10. C:\Program Files\Babylon\ToolbarBabylonToolbar1.4.35.10bhBabylonToolbar.dll
11. C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-ProBException.dll
12. C:\Program Files\Babylon\ToolbarBabylonToolbar1.4.35.10BabylonToolbarsrv.exe
13. C:\Program Files\Babylon\ToolbarBabylonToolbar1.4.35.10bh
14. C:\Program Files\Babylon\ToolbarBabylonToolbar1.4.35.10

Registry Details

Babylon Toolbar may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Translate this web page with Babylon
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Babylon\Babylon Client
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Babylon Client"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BabyDict\shell\open\command "C:Program FilesBabylonBabylon-ProBabylon.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Translate with Babylon

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