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#1 Gabe Aufiero

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:31 PM

I appear to have gotten a toolbar virus in my web browser called 'babylon', wondering if a system restore will fully remove it or if it will crop up again later? Appreciate any input, thanks

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:02 PM

In my opinion .. System restore has really become something useless in the end .. depending on when the last restore point was created (before or after the infection) it won't really do any good (if the restore point was created after the infection) .. my suggestion is to have a tech look over your system (as there may be more than just a toolbar) that has been installed. they can go through and manually remove all traces of any infection (sometimes a Virus/Spyware scanner isn't able to remove some malware) .. you could also try resetting IE back to Defaults (Tools > Internet Options) and you will find the reset to default .. a lot of that time that will remove it from IE .. however you would want to go to the Control Panel and uninstall babylon .. then run your Virus/Spyware scanner along with something like CCleaner.

#3 Gabe Aufiero

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:17 AM

Thanks I appreciate it - for the time being system restore seems to have worked. I was actually using mozilla as a browser, and I don't see any more trace of the toolbar. Best-




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