How to Get Rid of Babylon Search

Five Parts:Uninstalling Babylon Search in WindowsUninstalling Babylon Search on Mac OS XRemoving Babylon Search from Mozilla FirefoxRemoving Babylon Search from Google ChromeRemoving Babylon Search from Internet Explorer

Babylon Search is a toolbar program known to hijack browser settings and interfere with the rootkit of your computer’s operating system. In many cases, Babylon Search is bundled with other third-party programs and unknowingly installed on your computer at the same time. To get rid of Babylon Search, you must uninstall the program from your computer and remove the Babylon toolbar from all Internet browsers.

Part 1
Uninstalling Babylon Search in Windows

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    Right-click on the Babylon icon located in the Windows system tray and select “Exit. This will stop any background processes associated with the Babylon app.
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    Click on “Start” and select “Control Panel. The Control Panel window will open and display on-screen.
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    Click on “Add / Remove Programs” or “Uninstall a program.
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    Review the entire list of programs to identify any programs associated with Babylon Search or Babylon Software. Examples of programs associated with Babylon Search are “Babylon 9,” “White Label Apps,” “Babylon Enterprise,” “Babylon Electronic Dictionary,” and “Babylon Mobile.”
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    Select the option to uninstall all Babylon programs from your computer. When complete, skip to Parts Three, Four, and Five in this article to remove Babylon Search from all Internet browsers.[1]

Part 2
Uninstalling Babylon Search on Mac OS X

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    Open the Applications folder and locate the Babylon application.
    • If Babylon is not installed as a program, skip to Parts Three and Four in this article to proceed with removing Babylon from Firefox and Chrome.
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    Drag and drop Babylon to the Trash icon located in the Dock or on your desktop.
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    Right-click on the Trash icon and select “Empty Trash. The Babylon app will now uninstalled from your Mac computer.[2]
    • Proceed with the steps outlined in Parts Three or Four in this article to remove Babylon Search from your Internet browsers.

Part 3
Removing Babylon Search from Mozilla Firefox

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    Click on “Help” at the top of Firefox and select “Troubleshooting Information.
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    Click on “Refresh Firefox” at the top-right corner of your session, then click on “Refresh Firefox” again to confirm you want to restore the default browser settings. Refreshing Firefox will not delete your personal data, such as favorites or bookmarks.
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    Wait for Firefox to close and reopen, then click on “Finish. Firefox will close and reopen once again, and the default settings will now be restored. Babylon Search will no longer be installed to your browser.

Part 4
Removing Babylon Search from Google Chrome

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    Click on the Chrome menu button and select “Settings. The Chrome settings menu will open and display in a new browser tab.
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    Scroll to the bottom of the settings page and click on “Show advanced settings.
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    Click on “Reset browser settings,” then click on “Reset” to confirm you want to restore the default browser settings. Resetting Chrome will not affect your personal data. After Chrome is reset, Babylon Search will no longer be installed to Chrome.[3]

Part 5
Removing Babylon Search from Internet Explorer

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    Click on the gear icon located at the top-right corner of Internet Explorer and select “Internet options. This will open the Internet Options dialog box.
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    Click on the “Advanced” tab, then click on the “Reset” button.
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    Place a checkmark next to “Delete personal settings,” then click on “Reset. This will restore the default settings to Internet Explorer without erasing your bookmarks and favorites.
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    Wait for Internet Explorer to reset, then click on “Close.
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    Close your current session of Internet Explorer, then open a new session. Babylon Search will no longer be installed to Internet Explorer.

Tips

  • Thoroughly read through all menus, instructions, and terms and conditions when installing third-party applications to your computer, and opt out of additional services such as Babylon Search. In most cases, Babylon Search is bundled with other programs and installed to your computer at the same time you install third-party software.
  • Install and run up-to-date antivirus and anti-malware software on your computer at all times to help prevent the installation of malware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Babylon Search is not considered malware, but has the ability to change your computer’s personal settings and interfere with the user experience.

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