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Should I remove Hola Chrome Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,656
Reach 0.0040%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.15 days
476.37 days >
Average installed length: 250.30 days

Hola Chrome Toolbar

What is Hola Chrome Toolbar?

Hola Chrome Toolbar is part of the babylon toolbar system and the Hola Toolbar Platform, a known adware program. It has alos been detected as malware by a few antivirus programs. TrendMicro-HouseCall detects it as TROJ_GEN.RCBH1C6 and Norman detects it as Babylon.A.

This version of the Hola Toolbar is compatible with Google Chrome which will comprise the browser's homepage redirect, default settings modification, extensions and plugins addition.

Additional names of this software are Hola Search and Hola Toolbar Search depending on the variant as well as the web browser to which the toolbar or plugin is targeted towards.

About  (from Babylon Ltd)

Hola Toolbar provides a desktop applications platform which allows publishers to develop, maintain and publish their own applications or software (“Third Party Software”). Third Party Software is a software application including any content, links or materials that are made available to you by the publisher via the Sof...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Hola Chrome Toolbar.
BabMaint.exe (cad0b7b4960bdca0afe0e6d6b4a5ac3b) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 17438 Application.Win32.Agent.~A
ESET-NOD32 7.9172 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Babylon.I
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.XPACK/RDM!5.1
BUSolution.dll (857125f003b7cec720f2103ba1bae6bb) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 16321 ApplicUnsaf.Win32.AdWare.cinmus.194
Dr.Web Adware.BGuard.19
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0411
Hola Chrome Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Visual Tools
URL: info.holasearch.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\babsolution\shared
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\BabSolution\Shared\GUninstaller.exe" -key "Hola Chrome Toolbar" -rmkey -ask
Estimated size: 1.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hola Chrome Toolbar

Program executable:BabMaint.exe (Malware detected)
Signed by:Babylon Ltd.
Additional files:
  • GUninstaller.exe - Uninstaller (Uninstaller Application)
  • BUSolution.dll - BU Dynamic Link Library
  • (Malware detected) BabMaint.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BabMaint.exe is scheduled as a task named 'YTAUpdate' (runs daily at 8:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • BabMaint.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SBWUpdateTask_Logon_f61fb1a7-001E101FC20F.

How do I remove Hola Chrome Toolbar?

You can uninstall Hola Chrome Toolbar 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 Hola Chrome Toolbar, 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 Hola Chrome Toolbar.
  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 Hola Chrome Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 7 3%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.36%
Windows 10 15.38%
Windows XP 7.69%
Windows Vista 2.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.44%
Windows 7 Professional 14.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Windows 8 6.41%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.71% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 24.71%
  United Kingdom 18.82%
  United States 15.29%
  France 9.41%
  Japan 5.88%
  South Africa 5.88%
  Spain 4.71%
  Norway 3.53%
  Austria 2.35%
  Belgium 2.35%
  Italy 2.35%
  Switzerland 1.18%
  Netherlands 1.18%
  Poland 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 39.34%
Hewlett-Packard 26.23%
Dell 9.84%
ASUS 8.20%
Medion 6.56%
NEC 3.28%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.35%
MEDION P6624 2.90%
Packard Bell imedia S3210 2.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro S50... 1.45%
TOSHIBA dynabook T451/46E... 1.45%

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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