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PCSTATS TechTip - Get rid of 'Babylon Search'  - PCSTATS TechTip - Get rid of 'Babylon Search'
Wed, Feb 05 2014 | 10:56PM | Filed under: Tips| PermaLink Posted by: STAFF

It has been a very long time since a web browser was overtaken by malware, but a few weeks ago we suddenly found Google rebranded as something called 'Babylon Search". It was a persistent kind of redirect, done with a clever registry hack (malware is nothing if it isn't clever), but not impossible to clean and remove without damaging the rest of the computer system Here's what we did:

For Internet Explorer, open up the Registry editor and navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\About URLs\

Right click on 'Tabs' > select 'modify data' and delete the 'value data' > press OK to accept. Restart Internet Explorer to complete the task.

For Firefox infections, go to Tools > manage add-ons > check Extensions/Plugins > disable/delete 'Babylon' where ever you see it. Next, Go Help > 'troubleshooting information' > in the top right corner press the "reset firefox" button (ver. 14 or higher). That's all there is to it!

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