84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Babylon?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,140
United States Rank #5,369
Reach 0.3015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.21 days
419.07 days >
Average installed length: 220.19 days


Pro v9.0.3 0.03%
8.00.0603 0.02%
8.00.0502 0.02%
8.00.0114 0.02%
8.00.0111 0.03%
8.00.0036 0.08%
8.00.0027 0.03% 0.02%
7.05.0103 0.20%
7.00.0323 0.03%
7.00.0313 0.05%
7.00.0013 0.03%
6.00.0137 0.03%
6.00.0131 0.02% 0.08% 0.03%
5.00.0852 0.03%
5.00.0746 0.02%


What is Babylon?

Babylon is a computer dictionary and translation program, developed by Babylon Ltd. Babylon's translation software prompts to add the Babylon Toolbar, identified as a browser hijacker. The toolbar also comes bundled as an add-on with other software downloads. It changes browser preferences such as the user's home page and search engine, changes that can be very difficult to reverse. A single click on any text using the right mouse button or combination of the right mouse button and a keyboard modifier, and the Babylon window appears providing a translation and definition of the clicked term. Babylon is a tool used for translation and conversion of currencies, measurements and time, and for obtaining other contextual information. The program also uses a text-to-speech agent so users hear the proper pronunciation of words and text.

About  (from Babylon Ltd)

Our high performance desktop translator boasts a host of new features, encased in a sleek new design. With Babylon, you'll enjoy all of your favorite traditional features, as well as document translation, complimentary fun facts, and more dictionaries & languages than ever before!
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Babylon.
Babylon.exe (c1d4af12f9a859b7bc93a3b6ae60faf1) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1011 Trojan.GenericKD.1581413
Avira AntiVir TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen
AVG 2015.0.3489 Generic35
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Anomaly.gen
Bitdefender Trojan.GenericKD.1581413
Bkav FE HW32.CDB
CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.Anomaly
Commtouch SDK W32/Heuristic-210!Eldorado
Comodo Security 18059 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.GenericKD.1581413
F-Prot v6. W32/Heuristic-210
F-Secure 11.2014-30-04_4 Trojan.GenericKD.1581413
G Data 14.4.24 Trojan.GenericKD.1581413
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 Trojan.Win32.Anomaly
Jiangmin KV140430 Backdoor/Agent.czhx
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11663 Riskware
K7GW 13.176.11663 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
McAfee 5600.7145 Artemis!C1D4AF12F9A8
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7145 Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.Suspicious.R
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10401 Trojan:Win32/Anomaly.gen!C
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.GenericKD.1581413
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Regrun.cwoah
Norman 10.20140430 Suspicious_Gen4.FVKPU
nProtect Trojan.GenericKD.1581413
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98 Mal/Generic-S
Symantec 4/30/2014 rev. 4 WS.Reputation
Trend Micro 10.465.30 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DBP14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.120 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0DBP14
VIPRE Antivirus 28082 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
BabylonIEPI.dll (62c8ad8d049f4527cabeef3320d3541d) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Bbylon.H
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.E93D
ESET-NOD32 11697 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Babylon.P potentially unwanted
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.Toolbar.Babylon
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.Babylon.b
Norman 7.00.20 Babylon.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0504
GUninstaller.exe (b0f6507f8666e89dd9f192313d88eb98) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE HW32.Laneul.zosu
Comodo Security 17604 Application.Win32.Agent.~A
       View all 39 all detections
Babylon has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Babylon
URL: www.babylon.com/products/babylon
Help link: www.babylon.com/redirects/redir.cgi?type=help50
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\babylon\babylon-pro
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Utils\uninstbb.exe
Estimated size: 12.72 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
Additional files:
  • BSetupObj.dll - BSetupObj Module (Setup Assist Module)
  • Babylon Pro 9.0.2 r2 Protable By xXHelperXx - xStyle19.exe - Babylon Client (Babylon Information Tool)
  • BabylonORIG.exe
  • BabyServices.dll - Babylon Services
  • BContentServer.dll - Babylon Content
  • BContentServerExt.dll - Babylon Document Provider
  • BException.dll - Babylon EXception
  • captlib.dll
  • captlib64.dll
  • BabylonHelper64.exe - BabylonHelper (Support for 64-bit OS)
  • BabylonDocTranslation64PI.dll - Babylon Compressor 1.0 (Babylon Compressor Menu Extention)
  • BabylonDocTranslationPI.dll
  • BDesktopAgent.dll - Babylon Desktop Agent
  • BabylonOffice64PI.dll - Babylon Office Addin
  • BabylonOfficePI.dll
  • BabylonIEPI.dll - Babylon IE Addin (Babylon Internet Explorer Addin)
  • uninstbb.exe - Uninstall Module (Uninstall Application)
  • GUninstaller.exe - Uninstaller (Uninstaller Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • BabylonDocTranslationPI.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BCSShellMenuExt' with a class of {947217BD-E967-400A-B14A-BA851A8EDCBB}.
  • BabylonDocTranslation64PI.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 '{EF753A4D-D8F7-4604-9882-32BB7A3DC17B}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Babylon.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Babylon Client.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Babylon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Babylon\Babylon-Pro\Babylon.exe'.
Network connections
  • Babylon.exe connects to singhop0007.babylon.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.11%
Windows 10 18.24%
Windows XP 8.51%
Windows Vista 4.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.93%
Windows 7 Professional 9.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.46%
Windows 8.1 3.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.19% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 19.19%
  United States 15.89%
  Israel 14.69%
  Germany 8.37%
  Italy 3.00%
  Brazil 2.56%
  United Kingdom 1.97%
  France 1.92%
  Turkey 1.82%
  Netherlands 1.51%
  MA 1.49%
  Egypt 1.40%
  Spain 1.38%
  Canada 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.80%
Dell 22.69%
Acer 14.94%
ASUS 10.20%
Toshiba 5.18%
Lenovo 4.08%
Intel 3.78%
Samsung 3.53%
American Megatrends 1.19%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.94%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.79%
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.65%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.42%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.97%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.44%

About Babylon Ltd

Babylon is a computer dictionary and translation program, developed by Babylon Ltd., an Israeli public company.
Publisher URL: www.babylon.com

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lanerdover a year ago
I had Babylon on a desktop , it took 2 weeks with hours of registry searching to finally remove this from the machine ... I personally wouldn't recommend this to anyone because it's so intrusive and almost impossible to remove , add/remove will not uninstall all traces , neither did Revo , even with a dedicated uninstaller I still had remnants that my Anti Virus software complained about ......