Hello, I'm new and not entirely sure if I should be posting this here but I just have a quick question that hopefully someone can help me with.
When you downloaded and installed whatever program you did, it probably included an offer to [optionally] install the Babylon toolbar --- which is an aid to translation between different languages --- and/or set your home/search pages to Babylon. It was probably "pre-checked" --- meaning that if you clicked NEXT to each screen in the installation program (without reading each one, to DE-select this pre-checked option), it was automatically installed. Unfortunately, this is a very standard practice, by MANY companies. In the future, you should always check each screen of any installation program to see what it's offering, and DE-select any options you don't want.
Having said this, aside from the undesired installation and home/search changes, I don't believe there is any actual "malware" danger from Babylon. As noted, it's a legitimate language translation program. SInce you have removed the program(s), and reset your home/seach pages, you should be fine now. Mention of it in your favorites/history should not be problematic... if you insist, you can delete any (or all) of your "history", or "favorites"... but I see no danger in it remaining there --- especially since "Everything appears to be fine", and "nothing was found" in your MSE scan.
Windows 7 Pro SP1 (64-bit), avast! v17 Free, MBAM3 Pro, Windows Firewall, OpenDNS Family Shield, SpywareBlaster, MVPS HOSTS file, MBAE Premium, MCShield, WinPatrol PLUS, SAS (on-demand scanner), Zemana AntiLogger Free, IE11 & Firefox (both using WOT [IE set to WARN, FF set to BLOCK]), uBlock Origin, CryptoPrevent.
[I believe computer-users who sandbox (Sandboxie) are acting prudently.]
Just to add to ky331's advice. Babylon search has plagued some users for several months. When installed, it has/had the capability to reinstall itself if all remnants of the software were not removed. In the past the removal procedure was rather involved.
Do not follow these instructions written for another person, but here is an example: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=107066
I believe Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware may have updated their definitions in order to target Babylon Search better than in the past. If I were you I would follow your MSE scan by running a complete scan with Malwarebytes (Free Version) with your browser closed.
Please download to your desktop Free Version Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from http://shop.malwarebytes.org/lpa/342/3/7268/index_b.html?gclid=CNm6q-_Vr68CFQqc7QodMyRznw
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer,
copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes'
Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
On the Scanner tab:
Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found
Back at the main Scanner screen:
-- MBAM may make changes to your registry as part of its disinfection routine.
If you're using other security programs that detect registry changes (like Spybot's Teatimer),
they may interfere with the fix or alert you after scanning with MBAM.
Please disable such programs until disinfection is complete or permit them to allow the changes.
Let us know if you encounter any additional problems.
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