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Suspicious Babylon web browser add-on


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#1 Miroku16

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:43 AM

Okay, so I was browsing and doing some downloading online, and I somehow managed to download a suspicious Babylon search engine on my system. It has been added on to both my IE and Firefox browsers. I went to control panel to remove it. When I did, it said for me to close my browser to continue. I said okay to it, and it automatically opened my browser to the Babylon search engine again. In other words, everyime I open my browser, instead of going to my original homepage, it goes to a google-like search engine except it being the Babylon engine instead. It has also established a toolbar on my broswers as well. It is no longer on the control panel, but still on my system. It is more than likely in my registry. On top of that, I googled Babylon thing, and one of the common things it said was that it was a malicious web browser hijacker. On the wikipedia page, it is considered a normal program. But whatever this is, it is not normal and I am afraid something bad will happen to my computer if this Babylon search engine thing is not removed. Please let me know how this can be separated from my computer.

Operating system: Windows 7 (Home-64 bit)

note: Babylon has a green B logo

Edited by Miroku16, 18 February 2012 - 10:39 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

Have you looked in the Programs for the search bar and remove it... How to add remove programs in Windows 7


Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
Download Link 1 <<<== Use this one first.

Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Troubleshoot Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware



Please download and scan with the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool from one of the links provided below and save it to your desktop.
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3Be sure to print out and read the instructions provided in:How to Install Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
How to use the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool to automatically remove viruses
  • Double-click the setup file (i.e. setup_9.0.0.722_22.01.2010_10-04.exe), select your language and install the utility.
    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • If you receive a UAC prompt asking if you would like to continue running the program, you should press the Continue button.
  • At the 'Setup page', click Next, check the box to accept the license agreement and click Next twice more to extract the required files.
  • Setup may recommend to scan the computer in Safe Mode. Click Ok.
  • A window will open with a tab that says Autoscan. Click the green Start scan button on the Autoscan tab in the main window.
  • If malware is detected, you will see the Scan Alert screen.
  • Place a checkmark in the Apply to all box, and click Disinfect if the button is active.
  • After the scan finishes, if any threats are left unneutralized in the Scan window (Red exclamation point), click the Neutralize all button.
  • Place a checkmark in the Apply to all box, and click Disinfect if the button is active.
  • If advised that a special disinfection procedure is required which demands system reboot, click the Ok button to close the window.
  • In the Scan window click the Reports button, choose Critical events and select Save to save the results to a file (name it avptool.txt).
  • Copy and paste the report results of any threats detected. Do not include the longer list marked Events.
  • When finished, follow these instructions on How to uninstall Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool 2011.
-- If you cannot run this tool in normal mode, then try using it in "safe mode".
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:35 AM

I ran the two programs and they did not detect or fix anything. Babylon is still on my browsers, especially as homepages. I posted MBAM, but I cant post Kaspersky because it is too long and I cant add it as an attachment and could not navigate around Kaspersky and find "critical events." The directions were somewhat different, probably because it was 2012 version of the program. At any rate, computer still has babylon and its annoying. I need help.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.02.23.01

Windows 7 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385
Boot :: BOOT-PC [administrator]

2/22/2012 11:18:29 PM
mbam-log-2012-02-22 (23-18-29).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 205531
Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 34 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:44 AM

Just asking, can't you manually change your home page? Or does it reset?
I downloaded the Babylon thing as well, and I removed it, but still the home page stands. Just manually change it, I think that would do the trick.

Maybe, but have a shot!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:31 AM

I mean, I'm not doubting that will work for the homepage. But it won't keep babylon from appearing as I open up new tabs. That is where the problem exists. I just want to get rid of it for sure, with know hidden traces or anything.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

Ok, we need to find and delete it from the registry and anywhere else.
Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6-9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If GMER won't run skip it and move on.

Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:14 PM

It is posted. GMER ran a scan on my 64 bit operating system, except I was unable to check the boxes for anything except the Services, Registry, and files. I was unable check mark the others. It did not find any rootkits or any modifications. So, whats the next move?

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 11:24 PM

Thank you.
Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRL Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

The current wait time is 1 - 3 days and ALL logs are answered.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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