There’s a particular reason why its unsafe to download programs from the web. There are vicious toolbars such as the Babylon Toolbar that impregnates your computer and controls the way you want to search. VisualBee, a PowerPoint add-in, is a fantastic product that lets you create awesome presentations in minutes. But try and install it and you end up with the dreaded toolbar, which invades all your web browsers. The toolbar is so devious, it does not install quite as easily as you would other toolbars. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to remove the Babylon Toolbar from your browsers.
How to Remove the Babylon Toolbar from Your Browsers
Remove the Babylon Toolbar from the Control Panel
1. Go to the Control Panel. In Windows 7, click Start-> Control Panel.
2. In the Adjust your computer’s settings, in the Programs section, click Uninstall a program.
3. Select the Babylon toolbar extensions and Video Saver toolbar extension and click Uninstall.
Remove the Babylon Toolbar from Firefox
1. In the Firefox address bar, type about:config
2. In the warranty message screen, click I’ll be careful, I promise!
3. In the next screen, in the Search box, type Babylon You will find a number of instances of the toolbar’s presence.
4. Right click each instance and select Reset.
6. OPTIONAL: If necessary, in the Firefox window, choose Tools->Add-Ons. If there are instances of the Babylon toolbar, remove them. Similarly, if the Search bar to the right of the Address bar displays the Search the web (Babylon) option, click Manage Search Engines and then select and remove it. Open Firefox Options and in the Home Page section, on the General tab remove the default Babylon option and instead add your choice of web page.
7. Close and open Firefox.
Remove the Babylon Toolbar from Internet Explorer 9
1. In the Internet Explorer window, click the Gear icon at the top right and choose Manage add-ons.
2. In the Manage Add-ons dialog box, in the Add-on types section, select Search Providers.
3. Select Search the web (Babylon) and click Remove.
4. Similarly, select Toolbars and Extensions and remove all instances of Babylon.
5. Click the Gear icon again and choose Internet Options.
6. On the General tab, in the Home Page section, remove the Babylon search option and replace it with a web page of your choice. Click OK.
7. Close and open Internet Explorer.
Remove the Babylon Toolbar from Google Chrome
1. In the Google Chrome window, click the wrench icon on the toolbar and choose Tools->Extensions.
2. In the Extensions panel remove all instances of Babylon.
3. Select the Settings option and in the Search section, click Manage search engines. Again remove Search the web (Babylon) from the list and select your default search engine.
4. Finally, in the Settings panel, in the On startup section, click Set Pages. Remove the instance of Babylon and add the default page that should open up when you start Google Chrome.
Although you have uninstalled the Babylon Toolbar from all your browsers, you need to check if any malware has been installed on your PC. Malwarebytes is a good free tool to help you there. Don’t forget to scan your system every time any suspicious item is downloaded on to your PC.