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Hijacked By Search.babylon.com? Virus Removal Guide

How to remove Search.babylon.com virus from Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox on Windows 7? Why your browser is redirect to babylon search redirect thing randomly? Follow the guides below to find out an effective manual way, completely removing this nasty redirect virus.

How to get rid of Search.babylon.com browser hijacker virus completely?

Search.babylon.com is classified as a malicious browser hijacker that can change web browser’s default home page to a particular web site and prevent users from changing it back. Once it sneaks into your PC, it totally degrades overall web browser stability and performance. From that time you will find every time you open a new tab, Babylon search will come up suddenly without your opt in, neither your express permission. When you do a search, it won’t take you to Google’s results pages but to Search.babylon.com which is designed as a bogus search engine that contains no real search ability. This virus is rather difficult to be uninstalled since even if you have deleted everything with the title “bablylon” on your hard drive, the virus was pretty well embedded. Besides, malware associated with Search.babylon.com will often include a rootkit component designed to conceal the presence of this malware as well as disabling any legitimate security programs on the infected computer so that your current antivirus must be ineffective to catch this virus. Remember babylon search redirect virus is nothing but a redirect virus that will not provide you any reliable search results related to your queries. Remove it as quickly as you can to secure your PC and get rid of such annoying issue.

Search.babylon.com is often linked to browser hijackers which are often quite dangerous to the victim’s computer system, such as the Google Redirect Virus and the numerous rootkits associated with this threat. Once your computer is infected with this threat, whenever you search for particular websites via Google, Bing or Yahoo, the results are still shown,. However, when you attempt to click on the link to the website you would like to visit, you will be redirected to this browser hijacker instead. At that time, if you hit browsers back button, the same website reappears. It is rather frustrating. Upon noticing this problem, you may find all antivirus programs you installed are disabled, leaving an annoying issue that Search.babylon.com keeps popping up every time you get on the internet. The fake web page is disguised to resemble common websites focused on video for entertainment. However, the main purpose of this redirect virus is to install malware on its visitors’ computers, even use the tracking cookie in a try to deliver ads and collect PC users’ personal information in order to transmit it to remote cyber criminals, as well as earn money from rerouted traffic. Hence, to avoid annoying redirects to Search.babylon.com, it is no doubt for you to delete this hijacker as soon as possible.

If you have no idea of how to do that, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Other symptoms that prove the presence of this redirect virus include:

Homepage is changed without any permission.
Desktop background is gone somehow.
Browser setting is modified.
Browsers like IE and Firefox works slowly.
Registry files are corrupted.

Search.babylon.com Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly.

2. Show hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.

Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.

b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
* %Program Files%\random
* %UserProfile%\Desktop\
* %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Search.babylon.com.lnk
* %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\ransom.lnk

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft \Windows\ CurrentVersion
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System ‘DisableTaskMgr’ = ’1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\13376694984709702142491016734454

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Summary:

Your computer is recently infected with a browser hijacker virus . You had been struggling to rid the virus from the machine.  Your efforts may have been successful but with no luck at last.  So your current plan is to try and recover all of my documents and music files than run a program such as killdisk.exe and start all over to eliminate all traces of the virus.  Computer was taken to the point where none of the icons on the desktop would operate in Safe Mode as well as under normal operation.  The Start button and task disappeared in Safe mode as well as Normal operation. This drives you mad, what to do? The best choice is to consult with computer experts to save your computer in time.

Special Tips: Manual removal of Search.babylon.com requires Expertise, Please take care before performing the steps. If you failed to remove this Malware, you are recommended to contact PC experts to fix the problem safely.

Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on November 13, 2013 8:20 am

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