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Babylon is no malware though, but an additional toolbar you allowed to install while installing FoxTabPDF Converter. Most probably you haven't read the install screens when you installed FoxTabPDF Converter, so you forgot to uncheck the babylon toolbar there.

That's why it's always a good practice to read the install screens, so you don't end up with installing extra toolbars you don't need (because you should be able to uncheck them during install)

I've blogged about this recently: http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2012/01/unwanted-toolbars.html

Anyway, you can easily uninstall this via add & remove programs. So uninstall Babylon Toolbar there.

Make sure your browsers are closed when you do this.

Then reboot.

After reboot, navigate to and delete the following folders if still present:

c:\documents and settings\seanbmah.tmg\application data\BabylonToolbar

c:\program files\BabylonToolbar

c:\documents and settings\seanbmah.tmg\local settings\application data\Babylon

c:\documents and settings\seanbmah.tmg\application data\Babylon

c:\documents and settings\all users.windows\application data\Babylon

Let me know if that fixed your issue.

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Thanks for the reply and detail Mieke

With the persistence of the changing my homepages and default search; it sure felt like malware to me

Yes, you are exactly correct it was introduced through foxtabpdf

Yes, I successfully have uninstalled it as the benign toolbar it was

Appreciated your blog reference as well.

Thanks for taking the time

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