Babylon Toolbar Is Malware And Your Uninstaller! Is DisappointingBabylon Toolbar is malware. It has hijacked home page and default search engine on some of my browsers. I am pretty unhappy about this : I was having a problem with Firefox. I brought it up and it gave the message you sometimes see that it's having problems bringing up your tabs and asking if you want to start all over instead. This time the box you click on to Restore the tabs was dead, not able to be clicked on, which I haven't encountered before. I had seen a notice of a Firefox update hover on the lower right hand corner of my screen for a second or two. So I decided to go To CNET Tech Tracker and update Firefox. When I did the Firefox update, it didn't restore or offer to restore my tabs like it is set to do. All I see is http://search.babylon.com/. I blame the Babylon toolbar for losing my tabs. However, maybe clicking out Firefox before I updated is to blame.
I got Babylon Toolbar this time from Your Uninstaller! which I downloaded the other day. I am not pleased with Your Uninstaller for giving me this malware. Also I was very disappointed to see that the list of my programs on Your Uninstaller! was hardly any more complete than the list on Windows Add and Remove Programs. It did NOT list Babylon Toolbar. That's lousy--foist Babylon Toolbar on me and don't give me the opportunity to get rid of it. It also didn't list the Search Settings malware from Spigot that comes on every time I turn on my computer, and which I've long wanted to be rid of. Nor did it list the obsolete version of Smart Defrag that I haven't been able to get off my computer. On top of that, I found out it's only a 21-day trial. Don't worry, guys, I won't be paying for it.
Any suggestions on how to get my Firefox tabs back are welcome. The Firefox history is not going to be much help. Google Chrome and its kin have great history features, but Firefox's history is not very good.
UPDATE. See the comment thread for good pages to go to for dealing with Babylon Toolbar infestation.
conceptualclarity 51-55, M 28 Responses 1 Feb 12, 2012