How To Uninstall The Babylon Toolbar Completely

Martin Brinkmann
Aug 17, 2011
Updated • Jan 1, 2012
Firefox, Firefox add-ons, Software

There are quite a few users out there who have installed the Babylon Toolbar after downloading software from Cnet's portal. This is not the only way of installing that toolbar though, as it is available for direct download at the website as well, and via other programs and services that use it to make money distributing the toolbar with their products.

One problem that Firefox users can run into after installing the toolbar is that it won't uninstall properly on thire system. Users who remove the Babylon Toolbar from Window's Uninstall a Program control panel applet may notice that the Firefox add-on is still installed after the removal.

Even worse, the add-on cannot be uninstalled from within the browser, as the uninstall button is grayed out which means that it cannot be uninstalled from within the web browser.

Situations like these, where the uninstall link is missing, are usually a sign of a third party software directly installing a Firefox add-on. This sometimes happens without specific permission to install the add-on whichs has been a problem in the web browser for quite some time. Mozilla recently announced that they would put an end to automatic third party add-on installations in Firefox.

For now though, users do not have much choice but to hunt down the location of the add-on manually on their system to remove the add-on manually. There are a few possible locations where third party add-ons can be placed during installation, and one of them is the Firefox directory under program files.

Please note that the directory depends on the location where you have installed the web browser. Firefox users can install it in the default location, or pick a custom location for the files. It also needs to be mentioned that Mozilla adds the user data directories to another folder on Windows.

On my 64-bit Windows 7 system, the folder where the Babylon Toolbar was installed in was C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\

I suggest you either look into your program files folder first (note that it is c:\program files\ on 32-bit operating systems) before you search for the folder if you cannot find the Babylon Toolbar folder there.

Close the Firefox browser and delete the complete folder afterwards. This should remove the toolbar from the web browser. Just start the Firefox browser afterwards to check if the toolbar add-on is no longer listed in the Firefox add-ons manager.

Update: Google Chrome users who want to remove the Babylon Toolbar from their browser need to do the following:

  • Click the wrench icon in the Google Chrome address bar and select Tools > Extensions. It is alternatively possible to load chrome://settings/extensions directly.
  • See if the Babylon Toolbar is listed in the browser. It usually displays as Babylon Chrome OCR. If the toolbar is there, click on uninstall to remove the toolbar from the browser.
  • Close the window afterwards. Click the wrench icon again and select Options from the context menu.
  • Check the Home Page setting under Basics to see if babylon is listed as the homepage in the browsre. If it is replace it with another homepage that you want to open or select the Use the New Tab page option.
  • Click Manage search engines afterwards and check if Babylong is listed on the page. Hover your mouse over the entry and click on the x icon to uninstall it there as well. Go back to the previous page and pick another available search engine as the default browser search engine.

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  1. jamiesheerin said on September 10, 2013 at 9:51 am

    i am also a victim of babylon. It takes over my IE homepage somehow, but i even did not even install anything last month. Luckily i get rid of this nasty browser hijacker with the help of a babylon removal tutorial:
    So l would like to share it here to see if it helps^^
    BUt i still can not figure it out that how did babylon virus appear on my laptop even i did not install anything before?

    1. Edwin said on September 10, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      I think the Babylon toolbar is installed via various webpages that you download. However I am a dummy when it comes to technology so I may be wrong.

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on September 10, 2013 at 11:06 pm

        Edwin, it is usually installed as part of software that you install on your system. Many developers and companies integrate third party offers like Babylon in the installer to earn additional revenue from that. For some, freeware authors, it is the only form of revenue.

  2. Eileen said on February 3, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I still need HELP!! I’ve been trying to uninstall this awful babylon from my pc. It installed with something else and I didn’t even know it! Now I can’t get rid of it!

  3. Greg said on January 7, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Man, if you still have this Babylon shit, after ALL recommendations done – try to remove software named ‘Browser Manager” including related Registry keys.
    Trying to rid of “Babylon Search” on my Firefox I have spent 3 days reading all kind of “final removal methods”, watching YouTube installing Mal-ware remover tools etc.
    Nothing helped until I removed “Browser Manager”

    Good luck

  4. Anonymous said on January 7, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Man, if you still have this Babylon shit, after ALL recommendations done – try to remove software named ‘Browser Manager” including related Registry keys.
    Trying to rid of “Babylon Search” on my Firefox I have spent 3 days reading all kind of “final removal methods”, watching YouTube installing Mal-ware remover tools etc.
    Nothing helped until I removed “Browser Manager”

    Good luck

  5. Lene said on December 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Thank you very very much for your help, this drove me nuts this tool bar!

  6. Babylon Support said on December 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Babylon Support offers a special website to demonstrate how to remove Babylon:

    For any further questions feel free to contact us via :


    Live Chat:

    you can also follow these steps :

    Go to Control Panel, click Programs (software).

    Uninstall “Browser Manager” + “Bprotector” + “Object Installer” + “Babylon Toolbar on IE”

    Then depending on which browser you use , follow the relevant steps:

    ———————-Firefox —————————

    > Open a new Firefox window (website)

    > Go to Tools> Options> and go to change your order, the Home. ( f.e and click OK.

    > Remove the search engine of Babylon by clicking the small arrow next to the icon of Babylon

    > Manage Search Engines

    > select Babylon and Remove

    > Close Firefox and open again

    > write in the address Bar “about:config ” and click Enter

    > Write in the search engine “Babylon.”

    > Click on any ‘Babylon’ preferences with the right mouse button and select “Reset”

    —————————– Chrome ————————————————-

    Open Google Chrome, click on the “Customize and control Google Chrome ” icon by the right side of the address bar;
    Click> Settings , choose the option “Open a particular page or set of pages.”

    Click “Set Pages” on page Babylon and delete from the list.

    To change the search engine in Google Chrome, please follow the instructions below:

    Open Google Chrome on the “wrench” icon on the right side of the address bar, click:

    Settings> Under “Search”, click “Manage Search Engines …”.

    If you see “Babylon Search” as a standard (default), select please another search engine as the default from (Google, Bing, etc.). Only then will you Babylon You can remove by clicking the little ‘X’.

    ——————————— Internet Explorer (IE) ———— ————————————-

    Open your Internet Explorer browser, click on “Tools”, then “Internet Options” and in the section “Tabs” click on “Settings”. It will open a new window, on the option “When a new tab is opened, open:” in the drop-down menu please choose “Your first homepage”. Then click OK, Apply and OK.

  7. Anonymous said on October 29, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    get the shit off my computer

  8. Ashish said on October 28, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Babylon is a f*****g virus / malware whatever you call it. These people should be behind bars.

  9. Ashish said on October 28, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I tried everything on earth but this f*****g leech stuck like crazy. Finally tried system restore and it worked!!!

    Phew :)

  10. Nirmalraj said on October 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm
  11. Randy said on October 14, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Click : Setting
    Click : Appearance
    Click : Change… but make sure all the crap inside the box is deleted and then replace it with and that is all I did.

    Worked for me

  12. Rob Reynolds said on September 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    These people are total parasites

    I think people should just emailing them for help
    and keep emailing them…..

    Contact Info
    Babylon Support

    Alex Caffrey, Support team:
    Support Center
    Emma Bailey, Babylon Investor and Media Relations:
    Shanit Pe’er Tsfoni, CFO

  13. Dave said on September 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks for helping me to remove the Babylon toolbar quality cheers!! Another problem I hav is how do I hack into my wife’s Facebook account(password) as I think she is cheating on me, plz help me, I luv ur work

  14. Save said on September 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Hello mate the Babylon removal tool worked perfectly!!! Cheers another problem is how do I hack into my wife’s Facebook account (password) as I think she is cheating with some one else!!! Plz help bud!!!

  15. Babylon support team said on September 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Hi, I’m from babylon support team.
    Please accept our apology for any inconvenience.
    It’s very easy to remove the babylon toolbar.
    For a video that will show you how to easily remove it, please enter:
    In the future, if you encounter an issue please contact us at and we’ll be glad to help you

    1. Ashish said on October 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      You are only apologizing???

      You crazy nuts, fooling innocent people, wasting their precious time. What’s your hidden agenda?

      Acting as if nothing has happened, blood sucking leeches.

  16. Yessica said on September 22, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Helpful replies


    Go to answer 5

    Sent email complaining to every Babylon address I could find and received the following reply with links to solutions. Yet to try, but looks comprehensive

    Thank you for taking the time to write us. Please accept my apology for any inconvenience. Watch how to remove Babylon and all of it’s features in the next video:

    In order to uninstall Babylon and all is features completely, follow the steps below : 1) Uninstall Babylon Software:

    2) Change Babylon Home Page (Internet Explorer \ Firefox \ Google Chrome):

    3) Remove Babylon search provider & Uninstall Babylon Toolbar Software

    Tab issue: In case you open a new tab, and Babylon Search still appears, please do the following:

    For FireFox: Write in the adress line “about:config” and enter. Confirm the message. Look for “Babylon”. Open the entries and empty them out. For Internet Explorer: Open your Internet Explorer browser, click on “Tools”, then “Internet Options” and in the section “Tabs” click on “Settings”. It will open a new window, on the option “When a new tab is opened, open:” in the drop-down menu please choose “Your first homepage”. Then click OK, Apply and OK.

    If I can be of further assistance, please turn to our live chat at:

    Babylon Support Team

  17. peter said on September 21, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    babylon infection. infected by something google chrome, only way seemed to be,uninstall google chrome,got rid of it

  18. Azam said on September 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    This really works. Thanks dude.

    1. frank said on September 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      don’t forget to go to your browser add-on site and click remove the babylon
      and or “funmoods” info search. that stupid dang thing.

  19. Ashley said on September 6, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Sigh. Due to a major oversight, I mistakingly installed this stupid virus while I was trying to install firefox for an online textbook I just purchased. I ended up installing this babylon garbage. I don’t usually post on these things, but maybe my post will help some poor unfortunate soul (like myself) who accidentally/unintentionally installed this b.s.

    Once the download was complete and I actually realized what I had done, I immediately went to CONTROL PANEL, clicked on “add/remove programs” and I unistalled all babylon software (that I could find anyway). However, the babylon toolbar on internet explorer (the browser used when I unintentionally installed this stupid thing) was still there and wouldn’t go away.

    So, I went back to control panel and looked for any programs that I didn’t recognize/seemed questionable. Low and behold, there was a “SHOP TO WIN” program recently installed. After uninstalling that, I opened my internet explorer browser and went to the “internet options” located under “tools”. I erased the website that had been set as my homepage (something to do with babylon) and restored it to my default settings. And just for added peace of mind — I also deleted my browser’s history, cookies, downloads, etc.

    Not sure if I completely removed it from my hard drive, but I’m optimistic. Although honestly, I’m really not that computer savvy. It is very possible that I may have missed something. I’m going to have my finace, the computer genius, check it out in the morning. I’ll post an update if there’s more to removing it than what I’ve done. Good luck to anyone who accidentally contracts this beast.

  20. femi said on September 6, 2012 at 5:05 am

    nice people, great site! babylon gone………..cheers guys

  21. frank said on September 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    download Revo Pro 30 day free trial and let them do it for you. works great!!!

  22. HARRYELLIMPIO said on September 2, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Yes, it was here ……………….Thanks to “BALTBOB21213” in july

    This link cleaned it out……….


    1. J said on September 20, 2012 at 5:27 am

      That program works great and it’s so easy to use, does it all for you! Babylon toolbar was installed when I installed YourFile Downloader. It changed my default screen in Firefox and shrunk the bar at the bottom of the window. And recently, the browser would run very slowly and would eventually crash. After running AdwCleaner, Firefox is back to normal again and Babylon has gone! Thanks to all who mentioned it!

  23. HARRYELLIMPIO said on September 2, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I think I got this link from this Blog , which uninstalls all traces of babylon.

    Don’t waste time uninstalling by hand , this finds all the files and cleans them free.

    PASTE THIS ………….

  24. greg said on September 1, 2012 at 2:33 am

    for me i had to do four steps…

    first run free superantivirus …

    then go to the download section of your computer and erase the virus downloaded ….

    then finally do what was said on this page

    finally click on firefox (top left of browswer) click the add ons … then remove babylon toobar … took about 15 for all this but no more issues.

  25. LGinn said on August 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Babylon is like a leach! I’ve tried everything suggested on numerous website including your information and it’s still there. I search for all files related to Babylon and there is none, so WHY does it keep appearing????

    L Ginn

  26. Alex said on August 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    In this video I found full process of removing it from Chrome and Firefox

  27. welch6980 said on August 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    This (below) worked for me, and it came from Verdi, scoobidiver, Swarnava, Matt_G, all folks at Firefox Help.

    “Reset Firefox” easily fixes most problems. Over time Firefox can develop problems like slowness, crashing, unwanted toolbars and more. Troubleshooting and fixing these issues can be difficult and time consuming. The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information.
    Table of Contents.

    What does the reset feature do? All of your Firefox settings and personal information is stored in your profile folder. The reset feature works by creating a new profile folder for you while saving your:

    – Bookmarks

    – Browsing history

    – Passwords

    – Cookies

    – Web form auto-fill information

    Warning: When using the reset feature, the following items are either NOT SAVED or set to their defaults:

    – Extensions and themes: Although they can be incredibly helpful, some extensions and themes can cause problems. If you need to reinstall important extensions, see Find and install add-ons to add features to Firefox for help.

    – Open tabs, windows and tab groups: The reset process will close all open websites. Since your bookmarks and browsing history are saved you should still be able to easily return to your favorite sites. See Where can I find my bookmarks? and Search your bookmarks, history and tabs with the Awesome Bar for more info. Also, since your cookies are saved, you shouldn’t be logged out of any websites you were logged into before the reset.

    – Site-specific preferences, search engines, personal dictionary, download history, DOM storage, security certificate settings, security device settings, download actions, plugin MIME types, toolbar customizations and user styles are also not saved.

    – See the Profiles – Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data article for more information about these.

    How do I reset Firefox to its default state?

    1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu (on Windows XP, click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window) and select Troubleshooting Information.

    2. Troubleshooting info – win

    3. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.

    4. Reset Firefox – Win – 1

    5. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
    Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will open. That’s it – you’re done!

    Because you don’t know me, if you wish to read the original, the link is

    Worked for me. Good luck!

  28. Oscar said on August 27, 2012 at 9:56 am

    You’re a boss.

  29. welch6980 said on August 26, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I solved the problem by resetting Firefox to its default state.

  30. h said on August 23, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Of course the most simple method is “left click on the babylon icon in the searchbar and follow the instructions”

  31. Richard said on August 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    F. those arrogant Kaspersky tech’s who ho hum and say ” oh, our software doesn’t recognize it?” F Kas., Norton, Chrome, Windows McG., etc. No one outside Baby seems to be able to get “rid of it.”
    If your really interested in tech, I say applaud it, this version is so far benign, and as it is laid out there and grand design which demonstrates how real stuff can work.!! How to survive …..see if you can figure out some of the ways it works! I’d like to some day boast I’ve sorta mastered understanding of its design. – but for now, it’s brilliant beyond me. Truly sorry to damper the pursuit – but every time someone fails to delete it, the details of the failure reveal a little something, U know?

  32. Camilla said on August 22, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Thank you so mutch, it’s deffently been a safier from Babylon…:)

  33. Anonymous said on August 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    help I cannot and do not understand how to uninstall babylon toolbar completely

  34. Ed said on August 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks so much for the help. I am glad it was easier than I thought it would be. Great post.

  35. MOW said on August 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    If you uninstalled everything and the damn thing still hijacks your homepage, see if you can find something like this in HijackThis:

    O23 – Service: Browser Manager – Unknown owner – C:\ProgramData\Browser Manager\2.2.565.25\{16cdff19-861d-48e3-a751-d99a27784753}\browsemngr.exe

    and a key “BrowserMngr something” at “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main” which contains the babylon search url.

  36. SKAF7 said on August 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    if none of this works like i didn’t for me seeing as this is the words hardest virus to uninstall you can just restore to the point before you even installed it

  37. ceisdsgil said on August 11, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Hey, thank you for posting this easy solution. It helped me get rid of that annoying toolbar, quickly. You are awesome sauce!


  38. Tom Kariath said on August 10, 2012 at 4:06 am

    thanks a lot :)

  39. ClaudeA said on August 6, 2012 at 7:48 am

    It’s time to mount a world-wide class action lawsuit on these clandestine maggots. Enough is ENOUGH ALREADY!

    1. J said on September 20, 2012 at 2:59 am

      Their translate function doesn’t even work for me. They’re an Israeli firm, wouldn’t surprise me if this is spyware created by the Mossad!

  40. Anonymous said on July 31, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    The missing link instructions to perform after completing all the above suggestions are:
    Type about:config in the URL bar and press enter twice (there is no warranty that comes with FF) Disregard the warning message.
    In the filter area type Babylon and press enter. This will bring up entries associated with this search engine.
    FF entries that contain values to babylon and it’s url, simply change to your preferred search engine. (these entries will not have babylon in the name.)
    Entries that have babylon in the name (any location), right click on the entry and select reset.
    Close FF and reopen. Magic, it’s gone.

    1. Bill Bos said on August 31, 2012 at 12:23 am

      But it still comes right back

      Bill Bos

  41. Montell said on July 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I cant Find The contex menu What is the contex menu

  42. Eoin said on July 8, 2012 at 12:15 am

    This didn’t work for me… BUT… I did find this

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins

    That helped. It also allowed me to remove a few others that had nicely implanted themselves.

    I hate these things! FF needs to put a stop to it, I’ll have Google and the rest can jog on.

  43. Anonymous said on July 5, 2012 at 5:16 am

    i dont like babylonserver

  44. ricky said on July 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    what do i do now someone help me

  45. ricky said on July 4, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    i did everything to deleted babylon but its still there its stuck on my manager add ons and it want let me delete it

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on July 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      Have you tried the manual removal?

  46. bigfoot16m said on June 22, 2012 at 5:36 am

    Thank you!! I was able to delete the toolbar from Chrome immediately.

  47. DORICE said on June 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I couldn’t find this folder where you said it wold be. Where should I look next?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on June 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      If you are using Windows, check out C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\
      instead. If that does not work, search for babylon instead and find it that way.

  48. Nadeen said on June 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Hi, sorry if this is already on the comments as I didn’t have time to read through them all. I unistalled Babylon as it took over my Chrome browser! I went in and deleted the files from C:\program files, since the pesky thing was stil alive! I restarted laptop – still there, arrrghh. Went into the wrench and selected Tools etc as suggested. Babylon was STILL there! So I went into the wrench again and under parameters there is an option to set your search engine, which I changed back to Google.

    These Babylon people should be shut down. Not only annoying but unethical internet behaviour!!

  49. Anonymous said on June 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Thank you soooo much i dispise pirates!

  50. TheRube said on May 14, 2012 at 2:53 am

    I simply used Spybot: Search and Destroy software to REMOVE this Vermin!

    It worked SO well in getting rid of this Miscreant that I made a Donation to the guys and/or gals at SpyBot!

    1. Baltbob21213 said on July 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      I’ve spent most of the day to rid Babylon to no avail (Win7). A friend sent me this link which I used so easy, GONE!!!!!!! Have rebooted a few times just to see, no problems and its GONE!! Its in French just use Google and translate, Download the tool on right side of page, run it, a printout will appear telling you what it sees, then hit delete and GONE!!! Save the link as the program doesn’t stay in your computer. Hope this helps!

      1. pawik said on November 23, 2012 at 7:09 pm

        I agree with Xed.
        I had problem with Babylon for several users and with Chrome and Firefox. I used adwcleaner, it took about one minute, hit delete and the malware seems to be gone. Before that I had tried Hirens bootcd 15.2 without succes.

      2. Xed said on September 22, 2012 at 5:54 am

        Nothing … NOTHING worked for me until I ran adwcleaner, (suggested by BaltBob). I had run about:config, used Spybot, removed the Babylon toolbar in Firefox’s extensions, deleted Registry items, and on and on and on. I even ran a “tutorial” on Babylon’s site that told me how to completely remove the program–except it didn’t work for me. Babylon just kept reappearing.

        Thank you adwcleaner..I just ran your program and Babylon’s gone. It’s finally gone. And I can get some sleep and peace tonight.

      3. Kim said on August 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm

        Thanks for everyone’s comments/tips. I’d had no luck with searching the harddrive for ‘babylon’ files, removing it with Firefox’s “Add-Ons Manager” in the Tools menu, or even resetting my Homepage. Baltbob21213’s URL for adwcleaner did work for me, hooray! That download found Babylon lurking all over the place (including Documents and Settings) and deleted it. It’s easy to use. If selecting ‘English’ in the pulldown menu doesn’t translate your screen from French (it didn’t for me), then just change /fr/ to /en/ in the middle of the URL and you’re all set.

      4. Baltbob21213 said on July 22, 2012 at 10:08 am

        5 days and I’m still happy

  51. Anonymous said on April 24, 2012 at 6:36 am

    This sucks!!!!!

  52. Anonymous said on April 13, 2012 at 7:25 am

    remove this browser

  53. ffffuuu said on April 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I searched C: drive where is it most likely installed.
    But no search results

    So is it gone from my Firefox or not? It doesnt appear anywhere else expect about:config and search Babylon?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on April 6, 2012 at 9:45 am

      If you cannot find it it is gone. The about:config entry is a leftover.

      1. Tax Man said on July 26, 2012 at 10:13 am

        To clean up the about:config leftovers close Firefox, navigate to your profile and look for a file called user.js. Delete that file. Next open Firefox and type about:config in the address bar. Type babylon in the search field. Next, right click on each entry (all will be in bold as user set) and select “reset.” That will turn each entry to normal text. When done, restart Firefox. The leftover babylon entries should be gone.

        BTW I think the adwcleaner mentioned by Baltbob21213 does the most thorough job of getting rid of it.

  54. TechFan said on April 2, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Salame Walekum Shakeel bhai,
    Your tip to remove Babylon permanently was the best and the easiest method I found. Thank you so much!!!

  55. muskan said on March 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Thank you.

  56. Mark Henderson said on March 8, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks! That did the trick – this was really annoying!

  57. HELPP said on March 4, 2012 at 3:52 am

    So, this freaking Babylon thing downloaded unto my computer. I was able to delete it from mozilla firefox, google chrome and internet explorer, but it STILL appears in my computers files. Everytime i click delete files they dont get deleted, they just stay there. Please help me!! I am going crazy over these freaking folders that i cant delete!!!

  58. ZenithLtd said on February 18, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    After looking up at many different sites and You Tube, when I clicked a new tab, Babylon was still there. I tried the registry edit method. That solved my issue.

    I deleted the Babylon directly under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE software also.

  59. jouni riski said on February 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    like to return mozilla firefox startpage

  60. jouni riski said on February 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    wan`t to remove from my cumputer. now

  61. mew said on February 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Oh thank you! I followed the logic you gave, rather than the specific directions, and eventually located the Babylon file tucked away in one of the Firefox folders. I am completely computer illiterate, but your explanation made sense and allowed me to find the dastardly file. Thank you!

  62. Carol said on January 26, 2012 at 3:03 am



  63. Carol said on January 26, 2012 at 2:22 am

    When go to tools > extensjons >

    “Boo… No extensions installed :-(”

    Ghastly this

  64. Carol said on January 26, 2012 at 1:07 am



    1. babylone uninstalled

    2. tools removed as an add on


    3. yellow circle with red cross still shows in Chrome browser panel (top right hand corner) in broser. When mouse hovers it, get this “This pages was prevented from setting cookies.”

    So, how to remove that scum image and babylon in toto?


    1. Martin Brinkmann said on January 26, 2012 at 1:12 am

      Have you checked it if has installed a Chrome extension?

  65. Ron said on January 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    That was great I was trying for ages Thanks

  66. Rebecca said on January 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    This was fantastic your the bomb

  67. Kees said on October 10, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Just type : in the adres bar select it (it turns to blue) , and drag it to the “home icon” on the top right of the screen (at the right of the search bar ) that’s it……
    restart firefox and you’ll see……babylon is gone !!!!

    1. rayan said on April 29, 2012 at 10:42 am

      thanxxx aaa llllloooooooooooooott…:)

    2. whytofor said on October 28, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      Shakeel & Kees

      I love you – thank you for taking the time to share the fix.
      it’s all gone, for now any way
      until the next war, thanks again

  68. Kees said on October 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Just type : in the adres bar, and drag it to the “home icon” on the top right of the screen (at the right of the search bar ) that’s it……
    restart firefox and you’ll see……

    1. Manuel said on June 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Muito obrigado depois de tentar por todos os meios que estão em foruns foi a unica maneira e a mais simples já estava a perder a paciencia

      1. Anonymous said on October 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm


  69. Shakeel said on October 5, 2011 at 11:27 am

    The most easiest way to remove BABYLON permanently is to go to your internet explorer “Tools” menu, after drop down you will get “Internet Options” hit it, you will get new window with Internet Option, go to the “Advance” button, hit it, and then you will get “RESET” button at the bottom of it….hit it, a new window will open “Rest Internet Explorer Settings” to the bottom check the box “Delete Personal Setting” and then hit the rest …….all your BABYLON F***** things will vanish permanently (-: enjoy


    1. robert fraley said on December 14, 2011 at 9:10 am

      I have just found that very helpful when I tried to uninstall Babylon toolbar on Firefox. It was easy actually. I just went to the toolbar as you said on Internet Exp and it was the same to remove it on Firefox. Just open the tools and extensions then choose remove. Thanks. Robert
      Windows 7 64bit system.

  70. Tor said on September 30, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    FOR IE8:

    In regedit change registry entry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs

    Set it to:

    Remove entries with “babylon” in folders:

    1. don said on July 22, 2012 at 3:56 am

      please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! damn babylon is giving me hell have,tried everything

      1. Raymond Menezes said on August 21, 2012 at 2:46 pm

        Many users have complained that they aren’t able to remove babylon

        If you are not able to remove it, perform the following actions:

        1. Go to the WRENCH ICON.

        2. Go to SETTINGS there you will find ON START UP there. Select the third item in the list.

        3. Now click on the SET PAGES link. A small pop-up box will come out. You need to enter (or whatever you want) there. Click OK. and delete babylon toolbar

        4. This will definitely remove Babylon as I and few others tried with success got rid of Babylon for good

    2. Abhi said on December 4, 2011 at 11:55 pm

      Thanks for the perfect solution. I was really bugged with the babylon.

      Thanks Again!!!

    3. Vukasin said on November 17, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      thx tor your solution works great !

  71. Robert Bowen said on September 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Actually you can delete all references to Babylon right from “Everything” with a right click>delete. Applies to anything. So no manual searching is required. Do a reboot, and you are Babylon free…

    1. steve said on September 29, 2011 at 1:17 am

      I’ve tried, found it hidden in program files and deleted it , found it in the Everthing program and deleted all the files. Rebooted my computer and it still is on Firefox.
      Pls help

  72. Toby said on September 23, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I still have the problem of when typing in to the url bar anything as a quick way to get on to google on both Firefox and google chrome it immediately goes to babylon even after removing it all from my system, how do I set it back to google??

    1. Gaban said on December 7, 2011 at 7:14 am

      it still appears when i type something on tab browser “mozilla” and redirect to babylon search engine

  73. Bob Bowen said on September 2, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Otherwise, try installing the fantastic search tool “Everything” (free) which indexes everythihng in your PC almost instantly. Then search for “Babylon” and you will get every instance on your PC where “Babylon” appears. Double-click the search result which will take you to the folder. Manually delete all things “Babylon.” Then install RegSeeker from MajorGeeks and click on “Find in Reg…”

    Type in “Babylon” and wait about one-two minutes for the search to run to 100%. All instances of “Babylon” should appear. Press “select all”, then “Delete all”, Do the required backup. Press “Backup” in the RegSeeker index, highlight the appeared backup with a left-click, and delete with a right click context menu. Works for me with anything, even with the ubiquitious “AskToolbar” (one word)

    1. Basher A Khan said on September 21, 2012 at 10:39 am

      Basher A Khan says:
      September 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Very easy!
      Click on the Firefox drop down arrow > Click on “Add-ons”> Click “Extensions” and then you can choose the button you want ( Options, Disable or Remove).

  74. jack said on September 2, 2011 at 5:52 am

    How To Uninstall The Babylon Toolbar Completely

    1. k said on November 1, 2012 at 8:08 am

      where is the wrench icon? i need to get this off my computer!!!

    2. Raymond Menezes said on June 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      Many users have complained that they aren’t able to remove babylon

      If you are not able to remove it, perform the following actions:

      1. Go to the WRENCH ICON.

      2. Go to SETTINGS there you will find ON START UP there. Select the third item in the list.

      3. Now click on the SET PAGES link. A small pop-up box will come out. You need to enter (or whatever you want) there. Click OK. and delete babylon toolbar

      4. This will definitely remove Babylon. Cheers.

      1. Edwin said on September 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm

        I do not know how the Babylontoolbar got into my computer. Even more serious is the fact that one of the files contains a trojan. I tried to delete the file but was not permitted to do so. I want to get rid of Babylontoolbar completely. Where do I go to find Wrench icon to remove Babylontoolbar? Thank you for helping.

      2. Alice said on July 20, 2012 at 1:13 am

        I spent 2 days deleting Babylon everywhere on my computer. I was ready to drag it to a computer tech place and I gave this site a try. God bless you Raymond Menezes. Your comments finally worked. I can’t tell you how happy this made me. Thanks again.

      3. Giles said on July 14, 2012 at 11:51 pm

        dude – thanks! this above did it :-)

  75. Anonymous said on August 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I check the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\ but its not their ..and still the toolbar..i already uninstalled the babylon..i can’t find where that folder is..pls help..ty

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm

      Have you installed Firefox in a different folder?

  76. Robert Bowen said on August 18, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks GHacks for the excellent newsletters.

    What I really hate is the growing trend toward including unsolicited and unwanted programs with downloads of programs you really want, and need: among the absolute pests are Toolbars like Babylon and Ask – even Norton AV to mention a few, and the other day there was Incredimail being pushed toward me as well. I think it is intrusive and disgusting and cheap, not to mention deceitful.

    I too refuse to go near CNet anymore. CNet, when it was operating as, I often visited. No more CNet for me

    Thank you for the excellent newsletters GHacks. Bob

  77. Mike J said on August 18, 2011 at 12:45 am

    I could have used this info about a month ago!! I tried everything to to get rid of this barnacle;finally, I reinstalled Firefox.

    Amazingly, Wikipedia says this: “On 23 August 2010 however, Microsoft updated its virus encyclopedia entry, announcing that the application vendor has modified Babylon and have fixed its intrusive behavior; thus this application is no longer malware.[13]”

    1. TomTerrific said on September 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Its malware forever as far as I’m concerned.
      It wasted two precious weekends trying to clense my laptop.

  78. fokka said on August 17, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    its little things like these why i love ghacks! thanks!

  79. sulasno said on August 17, 2011 at 3:08 pm


    this was fast

    1. petersaltdean said on October 28, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      I found if I did a full scan with avg 2012, it was recognised as a problem and


    2. Harkirat Singh said on October 11, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      Thanks a lottt for the great help !!!! :)

    3. Anonymous said on September 8, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      thanks your the best

    4. Anonymous said on August 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      this babylon shit is making me nuts i tried everything and it doesnt work

      1. TomTerrific said on September 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

        I tried everything here but I kept getting it back until I reinstalled Chrome and went into advanced and unchecked sync for extensions.

        It seems that the Babylon disguises itself as an extension. I kept getting it back thru the “sync everything”. It was hidden in a coupon extension which was from the Chrome Store.

        Hope this helps.

      2. Basher A Khan said on September 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

        Very easy!
        Click on the Firefox drop down arrow > Click on “Add-ons”> Click “Extensions” and then you can choose the button you want ( Options, Diable or Remove).

    5. NIck said on March 25, 2012 at 5:27 am

      Dude you are the Homie! There should be a law to incriminate folks who write software like that… Seriously you are the man.

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