Babylon toolbar - How to remove?


What is Babylon toolbar?

Babylon is a set of language translation tools developed by Babylon LTD. They allow translating web content into other languages. These tools include Babylon toolbar which changes default search provider to The installation might include other toolbars too. This software is quite annoying by default.

Why we have decided to list Babylon toolbar as Potentially Unwanted Application (PUP)

  1. Babylon toolbar hijacks user searches by default. The search provider is changed without any reason related to providing better results, just for monetary gain. That is one of the reasons people call this software Babylon redirect virus.
  2. This toolbar does not uninstall fully. By default, it DOES NOT store previous search provider settings and thus you will have to reset them manually. It is malicious on itself.
  3. Babylon software is distributed with unrelated software that provides coupon deals and similar. It might also be distributed by other questionable software in so called software bundles.
  4. We have seen cases when visitors claim having Babylon redirects without installing software themselves, thus we assume that it might be distributed by malware makers too in hopes to gain more money.
  5. Babylon is listed as PUP by several anti-malware vendors including Spyhunter and Spybot S&D.

While we do not list Babylon Toolbar as spyware, we still recommend uninstalling in the most cases. You should leave Babylon installed only if you have installed it by yourself. This is applied for almost all toolbars.

How to uninstall Babylon and stop the redirects

Babylon toolbar has uninstaller included in most of the cases. However, this might not be the case if it was installed by other toolbar or by some sort of fake Codec. Additionally, uninstaller does not restore default search provider, so you might be stuck with annoying search redirects.

Remove shortcut hijack (all browsers) (optional):

 If your browser opens Babylon toolbar page on startup only, try this:

  1. Right click on your browser icon. Choose Properties;
  2. Open Short cut tab;
  3. Delete Babylon toolbar part from target field.

How To remove Babylon toolbar from Google Chrome:

  1. Click 3 horizontal lines icon on browser toolbar
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Basics ->Manage Search engines
  4. Remove unnecessary search engines from list
  5. Go back to settings. On Startup choose open blank page ( you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).

How To remove Babylon toolbar from Firefox :

  1. Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page
  2. Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
  3. Type “” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
  4. Type “” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
  5. Search for ‘browser.newtab.url’. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.
  6. If the settings revert and scan with anti-malware programs are clean: Close firefox, open file explorer and enter %AppData% in the address bar. enter user.js in search box. If this file exists, rename it and start firefox again. You will have to repeat the steps above.

How To remove Babylon toolbar virus from Internet Explorer (older versions):

  1. Click arrow on the right of search box
  2. Do following: On IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, On ie7 click change search defaults
  3. Remove the Babylon toolbar from the list

How to remove Babylon toolbar from IE 11:

  1. Click on the Settings icon (top right)->Manage Addons;
  2. Select Search Providers;
  3. Change the default search engine to Bing or Google;
  4. If any of these search providers is not available, follow “Find more search providers” in the bottom of the screen and install Google.


Automatic Babylon toolbar removal tools

  Download Spyhunter for Babylon toolbar detectionNote: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Babylon toolbar and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.

Manual Babylon toolbar removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Babylon toolbar, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on


It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Babylon toolbar infected files and get help in Babylon toolbar removal by using Spyhunter scanner. 


Babylon toolbar screenshots


10 thoughts on “Babylon toolbar

  1. Cor

    Without doubt it will remove adware and trojans, yet there is no babylone trace found.
    So why recommend [this surely nice] spyhunter.
    Pitty that you especially recommend it against babylon items.

    Thanks anyway.

    1. Giedrius Majauskas (admin)
      Post author

      Cor : Double checked myself. It detects Babylon, though maybe not all versions of it.

  2. Sangay Thinley

    To remove it in firefox go to Tools – Addson – search for addon “TAB MIX”. Install the addon.
    Open the addon and then go to “Event”. There in the drop down select “New Tab”. Your babylon will be listed there… Change it to whatever Tab you want. I prefer

    Nothing so difficult

  3. julie

    Sangay Thinley :
    To remove it in firefox go to Tools – Addson – search for addon “TAB MIX”. Install the addon.
    Open the addon and then go to “Event”. There in the drop down select “New Tab”. Your babylon will be listed there… Change it to whatever Tab you want. I prefer
    Nothing so difficult

    You are brilliant. Followed your advice and it worked!! thanks

  4. maria

    well i was having the same i have tried every videos ..uninstall programe from my computer then finnaly i found a way but different ways to remove it

    go to- computer-control panel-program features (look for any babylon features and delete)
    2. start-my computer-local disc (C:) open it douple click on Program files (look for any babylon feature and then delete.
    3. last one i had tried and then it works well.
    open up the firefox icon- on the top left corner theres that firefox icon- click on it then you see the OPTION- cliick option then a box comes up- click on general button- then try and make mozilla firefox as an home page..that will make babylon search go away and remove permanently from your computer thanks

  5. Don

    @Sangay Thinley
    Sangay, I lost you. You said to got to install Tab Mix and I did. I went back to addons and found babylon and disabled. It’s still there!! You said to Open the addon..HOW? You said to go to event..WHERE?

    I am not very computer literate but instructions have to cover EVERY aspect of what to do and how to do it. I’m lost and your suggestion didn’t help me. Can you give MUCH MORE COMPLEX instructions so I can get rid of Babylon?

  6. Debbie

    I have tried everything I have found. Babylon still shows in two files after running Spybot S&D about ten times and going back thru to see if I can find and delete the blasted thing. It deleted everything except in my registry value and registry key. It is stuck in my IE Toolbar under
    HKEY_local_machinesoftwareMicrosoftwindowscurrentVersionexplorerBrowser Helper Objects{2EECD738-5844-4a99-B4B6-146BF802613B}.

    I am not real computer savvy but at my wits end – please help me. I did manage to get it out of google chrome (thank God).

    By the way, warning to others, I obtained this virus from REIMAGE which is a computer repair system. It repaired alright and gave me a virus. When I told them, they just helped me to get it out of the visual toolbar area but now get rid of the virus. They actually got nasty with me, so word of warning to all… REIMAGE is not a good site to use.

  7. Dan

    Within Firefox, babylon also hides itself in user.js and prefs.js

    You need to manually edit those 2 files and remove all traces of this parasite.

  8. SWHE

    %AppData%Babylon (when installed through software bundle)
    C:Program FilesBabylonBabylon Toolbar
    C:Program FilesBabylonBabylon Toolbar[xxx]BabylonToolbarApp.dll

    C:Program FilesBabylonBabylon Toolbar[xxx]BabylonToolbarEng.dll


  9. Richard Mathis

    I want babylon deleted now removed.


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