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#1 piotrkal


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

Hello everyone,

Am newcomer to Bleeping Computer so please forgive omissions/mistakes.

Despite having the latest Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, the malware 'Babylon' still managed to sneak in this week during a download. It has hijacked my Chrome browser (and probably IE Explorer, though I do not use it).

How do I safely and completely remove it (including all orphan files, etc)?

Elsewhere Junkware Removal Tool and Hitmanpro are suggested...

Many thanks.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

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Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop.

* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.


Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.
  • Make sure the following options are checked:
    • Internet Services
    • Windows Firewall
    • System Restore
    • Security Center/Action Center
    • Windows Update
    • Windows Defender
  • Press "Scan".
  • It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
  • Please copy and paste the log to your reply.


Please download MiniToolBox and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Devices (do NOT change any settings here)
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Click Go and post the result.


Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/ to your desktop.

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad.
* Post the log back here.

Be sure to restart the computer.

The log can also be found here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
Or at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt


Download aswMBR to your desktop.
Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it.
If you see this question: Would you like to download latest Avast! virus definitions?" say "Yes".
Click the "Scan" button to start scan.
On completion of the scan click "Save log", save it to your desktop and post in your next reply.

NOTE. aswMBR will create MBR.dat file on your desktop. This is a copy of your MBR. Do NOT delete it.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:22 AM

Hey i found these instructions which helped me, try them out:

Change Homepage

1. Open Google Chrome, click on the "Customize and control Google Chrome " icon by the right side of the address bar; click on Settings:

2. Inside Settings under "On startup", choose the option "Open a specific page or set of pages."

3. Click on "Set pages" and delete Babylon's page from the list by clicking the small "x" icon beside it.

Remove Search Provider

In order to change the Search Engine in Google Chrome, please follow the instructions below:

1. Open Google Chrome, click on the "Customize and control Google Chrome " icon by the right side of the address bar

2. Click on Settings > Under "Search" click on "Manage search engines...":

3. If you see Babylon Search as default, please click on a different option (Google, Bing etc.).
Make it default, then remove Babylon by clicking the small 'x'.

Remove Search from New Tab

1. Open Google Chrome, click on the "Customize and control Google Chrome " icon on the right side of the address bar:

2. Go to Tools > Extensions.

3. Remove any Babylon extension (Translator, Toolbar Etc...) from the list by clicking on the small trash bin icon that will appear when you point the cursor over it.

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