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Windows 7: Babylon mystery.....dangerous or harmless?


12 Oct 2012   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 
Babylon mystery.....dangerous or harmless?

I don't know what to think about this. A quick search for Babylon shows a lot of people being stuck with a search toolbar, or something of the sort.....I never saw anything like that. I happened to see this in my Hitman Pro daily scan the other day......
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Thing is, it does not register in Malwarebytes or MSE, even with full scans by both. So I don't know if it is really something to worry about, or a false positive by Hitman. Any ideas, folks? I tried searching the computer for Babylon and HKLM software and nothing came up.




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12 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I have seen it quite a lot as a Toolbar, i personally have never seen anything malicious come from it. I normally remove any toolbar stuff though anyway.
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12 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I got this on my bros xp machine before,it redirects searches and doesn't let you use google. It's a pain to remove from my past experiences with it.
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12 Oct 2012   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
I got this on my bros xp machine before,it redirects searches and doesn't let you use google. It's a pain to remove from my past experiences with it.
Thing is, I am still using Google...my searches are all still going properly. That's why I don't know if this is truly bad or not....lol.
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12 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
I don't know what to think about this. A quick search for Babylon shows a lot of people being stuck with a search toolbar, or something of the sort.....I never saw anything like that. I happened to see this in my Hitman Pro daily scan the other day......
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Thing is, it does not register in Malwarebytes or MSE, even with full scans by both. So I don't know if it is really something to worry about, or a false positive by Hitman. Any ideas, folks? I tried searching the computer for Babylon and HKLM software and nothing came up.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
I got this on my bros xp machine before,it redirects searches and doesn't let you use google. It's a pain to remove from my past experiences with it.
Hello ,

Try installing adware cleaner 2.004 to remove any hijacker,adware and PUPs , here's the link - Download AdwCleaner 2.004 Free - Adware and toolbar remover - Softpedia

Download and ran a search.
Try if this works.
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13 Oct 2012   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alikhan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
I don't know what to think about this. A quick search for Babylon shows a lot of people being stuck with a search toolbar, or something of the sort.....I never saw anything like that. I happened to see this in my Hitman Pro daily scan the other day......
Attachment 236252

Thing is, it does not register in Malwarebytes or MSE, even with full scans by both. So I don't know if it is really something to worry about, or a false positive by Hitman. Any ideas, folks? I tried searching the computer for Babylon and HKLM software and nothing came up.


Hello ,

Try installing adware cleaner 2.004 to remove any hijacker,adware and PUPs , here's the link - Download AdwCleaner 2.004 Free - Adware and toolbar remover - Softpedia

Download and ran a search.
Try if this works.
I actually did this, after seeing it recommended on the Malwarebytes forum, and it removed some of it but not all. What shows in my scan in the first post is what still comes up after running the adware cleaner several times.

Thanks for the suggestion though.
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13 Oct 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Babalon's 'tool bar' is a search hijacker.
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14 Oct 2012   #8

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Babalon's 'tool bar' is a search hijacker.
Then since it is not hijacking my searches and I see no tool bar, does that mean I don't need to worry about what shows up in my Hitman scan? (as seen in first post)
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14 Oct 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It sounds like you are not experiencing the issues most do, but rather have "leftovers". Have a look HERE , see if you find any remnants. If you have CCleaner (amongst other tools), look in the Tools> Startup and make sure no Babylon entries. I personally also would run the registry scan as well, even if you don't choose to clean. A Guy
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14 Oct 2012   #10

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
It sounds like you are not experiencing the issues most do, but rather have "leftovers". Have a look HERE , see if you find any remnants. If you have CCleaner (amongst other tools), look in the Tools> Startup and make sure no Babylon entries. I personally also would run the registry scan as well, even if you don't choose to clean. A Guy
Well, I can't find any of it in any of those places....the various browsers, the installed program list, everywhere in CCleaner. So I guess I will run full scans with Malwarebytes and MSE again, and if they continue to show no threat, I'll assume I am OK. I will keep an eye on the Hitman results to see if they change, though.
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