What is Babylon Toolbar?

Babylon is a very advanced online and off-line translation programs with over 30 language pairs and a vast dictionary. Though the program is actually created to assist people with translation, it is often categorized as malware (or adware). Thousands of users complain about its intrusive behavior.

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How is Babylon Toolbar installed on your PC?

The Babylon program and Babylon toolbar may install itself together with another software that may be totally unrelated to translation and it will not be easy to get rid of them. Learn how to uninstall Babylon toolbar proper way, to remove it completely from all browsers.

How to remove Babylon Toolbar from your PC?

If you want to divest your computer of it, you will need to follow these steps. Please follow them carefully, as if you miss something, the Babylon will not be completely removed. The program does not contain any uninstall program so the only way is to delete it manually.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Babylon Toolbar in their database. They also can help you reset browser settings. You can try to use them for removing Babylon Toolbar.

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You can try both of these products to remove Babylon Toolbar

Or uninstall Babylon Toolbar manually:

Uninstalling from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Babylon Toolbar.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Babylon Toolbar and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Babylon Toolbar, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove Babylon Toolbar from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Babylon Toolbar.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.
  5. Also look for other suspicious extensions.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Type about:addons.
  3. Go to Extensions.
  4. Choose Babylon Toolbar.
  5. Click Disable or Remove button.
  6. If remove button is not available – use one of the antispyware products above.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Babylon Toolbar.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – use one of the antispyware products above.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:

HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{9CFACCB6-2F3F-4177-94EA-0D2B72D384C1}
HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerExtensions{F72841F0-4EF1-4df5-BCE5-B3AC8ACF5478}
HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{2EECD738-5844-4a99-B4B6-146BF802613B}

Then remove following files:


And these folders

C:Program FilesBabylonToolbar

Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

google chrome logo Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

mozilla firefox logo Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

internet explorer logo Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Written by Aleksei Abalmasov


    • it is persistant. I even did a registry search and deleted every line that referred to “babylon” and still my maint program tries to apply a fix.

  1. My google chrome has nothing to click on the says customize. My internet explorer has a solid line through manage add-ons so I can’t . I did this once before and took my computer to the geek squad and that guy got rid of babylon with about 5 clicks and I didn’t see it again until I went to download a new version of aol and click on a crooked outfit to do it with and immediately I had it back. Now geek Squad says I have to buy a year’s service contract for 200.00 for them to look at my computer

  2. “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs” should be
    “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar”

  3. After following above instructions and it still persists, try the following:

    Make sure you have another working browser. There are several that work great.
    Uninstall Internet Explorer then delete all files that pertain to it.
    Do a registry search and delete them. Also also a registry search for “Babylon” and “Search Results” (toolbar and search engine) and delete.
    Restart computer.
    Use other browser to download and install a fresh copy of Internet Explorer (follow instructions).
    This finally seems to have removed all traces of Babylon (confusion).

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