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Should I remove Babylon?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,385
United States Rank #38,269
Reach 0.0307%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.05 days
266.89 days >
Average installed length: 140.23 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.00.0214 8.74%
10.00.0210 11.75%
10.00.0207 0.55%
10.00.0204 0.55%
10.00.0200 0.82%
10.00.0118 0.82%
10.00.0111 67.49%
9.00.0522 6.83%
9.00.0207 0.55%
9.00.0103 0.27%
8.00.0908 0.27%
1.00.0000 1.37%

Babylon

What is Babylon?

Babylon is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is ad-supported and will display various popup and banner ads as well as modify the user's web browser search and home page settings. This plugin will update Internet Explorer (as a BHO), Chrome (as an extension) and Firefox (as an add-in). In some cases, the program will monitor a user's behavior (which the user agreed to if they did not read the full EULA) and will inject rival advertisements over existing one or just inject new ones all together. This toolbar is typically bundled by third party download managers/installers or through questionable online ads.

Overview

The most used version is 10.00.0111, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The main program executable is babylon.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 10.35 MB (10,855,936 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Babylon.
babyloniepi.dll (62c8ad8d049f4527cabeef3320d3541d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15817 Adware.Win32.Bbylon.H
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware
ESET-NOD32 9.11697 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Babylon.P potentially unwanted
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.9.2.0 PUA.Toolbar.Babylon
Kaspersky 14.0.0.1569 not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Babylon
Norman 10.20130629 Babylon.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.229 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0504
babylon.exe (f9e2d35ae5e5ade422d4f7d5d07601b3) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RC1H1DM

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Babylon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\babylon\babylon-pro\data\ldts
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{19D9F11A-F5B9-4F5D-BE2D-A3EC80A8BF8E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.35 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Babylon

Program executable:babylon.exe
Name:Babylon Client
Babylon Information Tool
Path:C:\Program Files\babylon\babylon-pro\babylon.exe
MD5:b365a92996e8ae31a18cb2c7ec563af7
Babylon Client allows you to get quick translations and definitions directly from your web browser. Babylon Toolbar and web search are the core features of this program. Babylon Toolbar toolbar comes bundled with other software, usually...
Additional files:
  • babyloniepi.dll - Babylon IE Addin (Babylon Internet Explorer Addin)
  • babylonofficepi.dll - Babylon Office Addin
  • bcontentserverext.dll - Babylon Client (Babylon Document Provider)
  • bexception.dll - Babylon EXception
  • captlib.dll - Babylon Information Tool
  • babyservices.dll - Babylon Services
  • bcontentserver.dll - Babylon Content
  • babylonhelper64.exe - BabylonHelper (Support for 64-bit OS)
  • captlib64.dll
  • babylondoctranslationpi.dll - Babylon Compressor 1.0 (Babylon Compressor Menu Extention)
  • babylonchrome.crx
  • install.rdf
  • babylondoctranslation64pi.dll
  • babylonoffice64pi.dll
  • overlay.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • babylondoctranslation64pi.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BCSShellMenuExt' with a class of {947217BD-E967-400A-B14A-BA851A8EDCBB}.
  • babylondoctranslationpi.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BCSShellMenuExt' with a class of {947217BD-E967-400A-B14A-BA851A8EDCBB}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • babyloniepi.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Babylon IE plugin' with the class of {9CFACCB6-2F3F-4177-94EA-0D2B72D384C1}.
Scheduled Task
  • babylon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5E69D9B3-1F4B-4643-AD6B-BADAF8529EC2}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • babylon.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Babylon.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Babylon.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • babylon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Babylon Client' which loads as C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Babylon.exe -AutoStart.
Network connections
  • babylon.exe connects to singhop0007.babylon.com (184.154.40.59 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

babylon.exe
Memory:26.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0287421483%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01024451%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01849764%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,593,566
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:5
70 average
I/O reads/min:284.6 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:46.18 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Babylon?

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Or, you can uninstall Babylon from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Babylon, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Babylon.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Babylon you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.38%
Windows 8 36.89%
Windows XP 4.92%
Windows Vista 0.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 41.10%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 9.04%
Windows 7 Professional 7.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.84% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 56.84%
  Israel 7.90%
  United States 7.60%
  Egypt 2.74%
  DZ 2.43%
  Netherlands 1.82%
  Germany 1.52%
  France 1.52%
  Italy 1.52%
  Turkey 1.52%
  Saudi Arabia 1.22%
  Brazil 0.91%
  United Kingdom 0.91%
  Spain 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.76%
ASUS 17.05%
Hewlett-Packard 16.29%
Lenovo 10.61%
GIGABYTE 10.23%
Acer 10.23%
MSI 2.65%
Toshiba 1.89%
Samsung 1.89%
Sony 1.89%
Intel 0.76%
NEC 0.76%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 6.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.24%
LENOVO 20287 3.64%
LENOVO 20150 3.03%
Dell Vostro 1520 2.42%
HP ProBook 4520s 2.42%

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