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Should I remove BabylonIM?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
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How common is it?
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What is BabylonIM?

BabylonIM is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named bandoo.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 19.05 MB (19,971,184 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BabylonIM
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BabylonIM\PreUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 19.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BabylonIM

Program executable:bandoo.exe
Bandoo Coordinator
Path:C:\Program Files\babylonim\bandoo.exe
Additional files:
  • BandooGo.exe - BabylonIM (Bandoo Go)
  • BandooRes.dll - Bandoo Resources
  • BandooUI.exe - Bandoo Coordinator UI
  • BndCore.exe - Bandoo Core
  • CrashRpt.dll - Bandoo Crash Report
  • ExtensionsManager.exe - Extensions Manager
  • PreUninstall.exe - BabylonIM Uninstall
  • BndHook.dll - Bandoo (BndHook)
  • GIFAnimator.dll - GifAnimator
  • libungif4.dll (by GnuWin32 ) - LibUnGif (Libungif4: library and tools for uncompressed GIF images)
  • FFSettings.exe
  • FlashAnimator.dll
  • InstallerHelper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
  • Bandoo.exe runs as a service named 'Bandoo Coordinator' (Bandoo Coordinator) "Coordinates Bandoo plugins work".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove BabylonIM?

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Or, you can uninstall BabylonIM 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 BabylonIM, 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 BabylonIM.
  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.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Germany 14.29%
  Israel 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Acer 50.00%


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