TO ALL READERS! Since we assume that dealing with viruses like MyBabylonTB.exe is not your specialty and you are likely unaware of their strengths and weaknesses, we decided to open this article with a list of the most important things you should know before proceeding with the removal. Browser hijackers – the type MyBabylonTB.exe belongs to – are famous for not only rigging your PC with endless ads, but also for trying to deceive you into allowing it to install more of their kind. And that’s in the best-case scenario. The worst that could happen is you get infected by a Ransomware – a class of viruses that will manually encrypt (basically lock up) your files and demand some form of payment to give the key for their release.
BUT! there is always something that you can use to protect yourself, and that is the knowledge exactly how these things will try to make a move on you. They will always, without exception, ask you to give them an accept on whatever it is they’re trying to do. So we want you to, naturally, ignore everything you see and just focus on the removal. The most relevant tricks that MyBabylonTB.exe will try to play on you are :
An elaborate scheme that sees the virus impersonate updates for some of the most popular programs on the net. It aims itself only at the ones that have the highest percentage chance to on your system. The prevalent faces are: Windows Updates, Java, Flash Player, Acrobat Reader.
The second one is less a trick and more a product of the advertisements. If you mistakenly click on them, they may open other websites in new tabs, not just the target for the advertisement. These other websites are filled with malware and are usually set to start downloading a .exe file after a few seconds. We implore you to cancel the download when you see it, or if you fail to do so, open the Task Manager’s Processes tab at once and stop the process you believe is connected to the setup that will start. But do NOT click on “Exit” in the installer. These things are set to install anyway, so it doesn’t matter what you click, they will do it anyway.
Alternatively MyBabylonTB.exe likes to take the face of an anti-virus program that pops up and asks you politely to let you scan. Or to update its database. Or something else most people wouldn’t think of. But because the majority of users always trust an anti-virus program, they get deceived. Popular programs it can pose as are, just like in the first example, very famous anti-virus programs in the vein of Kaspersky or Norton.
How to Remove MyBabylonTB.exe
Our first step here is a reboot in Windows Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the window of time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Users:
Press the Windows Key and R at the same time. Select the Boot tab in the new window that appears.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For OS X Users:
When you Mac is turned off, press the Power Button. After you hear the Startup Sound, immediately press and hold the Shift key until the Apple logo appears.
Proceed to Step 2.
MyBabylonTB.exe has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each one.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find MyBabylonTB.exe . Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
MyBabylonTB.exe should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, find the virus and select .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for MyBabylonTB.exe and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can. If the virus returns later on after you supposedly removed it, the reason is that you missed something here.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
You should do the following for ALL browsers you have installed. Browser hijackers infect everything while in your system. You need to manually get rid of it from each shortcut. You should do the following:
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
Alternatively, if you have your browser pinned down to the taskbar, you Right click it, then Right Click again on the Small Browser Icon —–> Properties
NOTE: Below, we are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, you should REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe”
FOR CHROME USERS:
Now click on the Menu icon on top, and go to Settings. In Settings, find the Search section (the fourth one from top), then click Manage Search Engines. In there you should remove any search sites you do not use.
STEP 6 – Optimization
And that’s it. Well done for removing MyBabylonTB.exe. We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested, you can check it out here.