What is Babylon.exe?

The genuine Babylon.exe file is a software component of Babylon Desktop Translator by Babylon.
Babylon 10 is a translation tool. Babylon.exe launches the Babylon program. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Babylon Desktop Translator is a translation software for the Windows platform. The program features translation from text selections through a simple copy-paste method, and can even scan entire documents to translate them without modifying the content or changing the format. The program also offers a text-to-speech engine which can convert text into several types of synthesized voices. Babylon Software is an Israeli company that develops solutions in linguistic software for desktops. The company's online web portal provides translation and language learning solutions. Babylon Software was founded in 1997. It holds a Guinness World Records certificate for the most number of downloads of a single translation software. The company is based in Or Yehuda, Israel.

Babylon stands for Babylon Launcher

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Babylon.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Babylon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Babylon
Babylon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Babylon Information Tool belongs to software Babylon Client or Babylon LTD. Certified Product or Babylon Software Ltd. Certified Product by Babylon ( or Babylon Software.

Description: Babylon.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Babylon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—common is C:\Program Files\Babylon\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,154,496 bytes (7% of all occurrences), 2,433,086 bytes and 37 more variants. 
The Babylon.exe file is not a Windows core file. The Babylon.exe file is digitally signed. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Babylon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall Babylon LTD. Certified Product or Babylon Software Ltd. Certified Product software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7) or look for help on the [1][2] website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Babylon.exe. Therefore, you should check the Babylon.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Babylon is a traybar tool that instantly translate words you click on. Shows ads. Trys to connect to the internet.
  Jonas Kohen   (further information)
Part of the Babylon translation Tool
Is part of Babylon´s processes. As I know I have Babylon installed and active, I´m not afraid.
Babylon. Its an in tray dictionary. leave it be
Nice dictionary program that helps you save lots of time. It also checks online glossaries.
  Yorkie   (further information)
Babylon Dictionary. Great tool!
  SuperMau   (further information)
Babylon Pro
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Babylon Pro
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The free download in March 2009 caused much trouble for me on my older XP computer: suspicious toolbar, locked up my homepage to be set to Babylon, loaded it seems various spyware applications, and even turned off Microsoft security, which I had to rectify
It killed my wireless network card - Uninstalled Nod32 Anti Virus software, even cleaned up all files I hade in my "Download" folder - That sucks! The actual application might be good but the trojan is sick - I don't even wanna know about Babylon.exe any more
Babylon exe is causing serious problems to my computer and refuses to uninstall.
No uninstall, ads
Of course it tries to connect to the Internet... it does that to get updated translations or dictionaries you haven't installed on your computer.. It's harmless, never seen any ads on it, and if you DO have Babylon installed, this process is 100% safe and must be running for you to use the translator.
It spammed my computer as well with 109 files that took REVO Uninstaller to detect and remove. Though, I still got the "Babylon error" balloon upon startup. Spybot Search and Destroy showed Bablyon in the startup menu. I deleted it from there and it seems to be gone now.
It is malware! Can't uninstall.
Windows Defender detected it as adware
Almost crashed my computer. Changed all of my personal settings, turned off my fire wall, pop-up blocker, installed MANY other programs, and refused to be uninstalled. I had just defragged my computer and only had 1 file frag and after install had over 10,000! I had to run CCleaner, Smart Defrag, Defraggler, Spyware Blaster, Spy bot Search and Destroy, Avira to clean up my computer. Took about 3 days to get all the crap it put on my computer off, because it was running so slow.
I installed it and it screwed up my anti-virus, my homepage ,and embedded itself into every nook and cranny in my computer. Took me 2 days to unscrew all the damage it did.
It was very difficult to uninstall I don't like it. seemed suspicious
Hate it - overwrites home page and instals toolbar unwanted, demands email address, makes unwanted internet links even when uninstalling
  Rob Leach  
It has slowed down my computer to a crawl. I can't get rid of it. It doesn't show up on the program list. I guesss I'll have to pay some geek to get my computer back to normal.
It came up on superanti spyware as a trojan. I uninstalled it and deleted everything I could find. But just a second ago it popped up on my browser. I do not think I have it completely detleted, and I can't find anything else to delete!
it came in uninvited and won't go away
Any .exe that installs itself and hijacks your browser is malware... Probably malicious
it is a virus
  susan ballarini  
Babylon: Malaware with password
its malware
Evil programme that hijacks your search engine and is really difficult to remove. Just put "how to remove babylon" into search engine and be careful which advice you follow.
  once bitten..  
it messed up my laptop..still pops up as Babylon Feedback agent..but I cannot find it on the start up menu..I had to pay to have it's damage cleaned up but like I said it still pops up..I do not recommend
There is malware named Babylon, and a translation program named Babylon. If you don't recall installing language translation software, odds are it's malicious.
comes in as an intruder with other installations. Actually it installes itself as a super powered program in any system and auto configures everything on its way without making as know about such suspicious actions. I am not speaking about trojen, I mean the original program. The software is not worthy to any use as there are so many good items to substitute this baby. It has a nature of all kind of suspicious .exe's. " A real Hell Baby".
For those of you looking to delete the file, get Malwarebytes, go to MBytes tools, run FileASSASSIN and delete it, but it seems to be just a normal program. I would leave it alone until it starts to make your pc act up, like with a bunch of pop-ups, or if a file/program needs permission from it.
  Dr. Haxx  
It installed itself despite me refusing it on "SUPER" video tool installation
  Mike BRIGHT  
Changed home page on all browsers, but seemed to run uninstalls from its program folders. Still had to remove extension from firefox tho.
It's a pain, cause me to get my files infected like never before
It hi-jacked all my research on Internet. I hate It. I Can't unistall It. My Internet Explorer is become strange - ever recover internet page (Windows Update too) for problems with this page. It hasn't unistall. I clean PC with Ccleaner, Avg, Antispyware, search deleting files - launch IE, Babylon Search appears! I believe it overwrittes default settings. It's Evilware!
  Bobi from Italy  
A technician trying to help with a crashed QuickBooks program installed it and refused to admit he did so. A different technician has tried multiple times to uninstall it with no luck yet. Stay away from Babylon.exe!!! It is a nasty little bugger and very difficult to detect.
I want to get rid of it but there is no uninstall.
total scam, malicious malware
makes a mess of your web & cant be deleted
  keith snowman  
When I deleted Babylon. exe out of every spot I could find it on, and attempted to reinstall it, the next time I rebooted my computer I couldn't log into it and It wouldnt let me do system restore. Will screw up your computer.
It is an unwelcome program tha I think I got from a CNET download. It's causing me tons of problems and is very difficult to rmove. Everytime I get rid of one file another one pops up. There are over 100 babylon zip files on my PC.
took over my computer, would unistall even when I tried system restore. System restore failed because one file in the registry was locked and guess who that was!!! Used spybot and then uninstalled internet explorer and reinstalled seems to be gone on ie now. Firefox has an unistall Babylon in its apps. Use it.
Indispensible academic tool, been using it since inception.
  Herb Eling  
The worst malware that exists, completely hijacks the computer. The tech staff at my major university could do nothing about it except give me a new computer, explaining that it was so difficult to get rid of, the only thing to do was to erase the whole computer. It also really makes normal computer operation impossible. The originators in Israel should be prosecuted.
  Jim Davis  
Windows xp media crashed windows update blank white screen.
  cool jay  
I experimented plenty of troubles, difficult to remove from Registry... Why did it became mandatory part of all CNET downloads ???
  Albert H  
no matter what i do its still there , as a tab i cant remove its the worst most evil program tell everyone you know to beware of computer is slow cnet should be hung drawn and quartered.
Babylon exe downloads borderline malware
  ozzie bozo exploision  
It's a virus. It directs Google to Babylon Search, shows ad, and it is EXTREMELY difficult to remove!!! This software should be banned and Anti-rivus software should classify this as a virus because that is what this is all about.
  Angry consumer  
i hate it is abig problem for me i cant get rid of it does anyone know how
  james c.smith  
Dumb thing,Its evil! before i downloaded it,my computer was insanely fast,now that i downloaded it,i can barely get on anything! i wish i could destroy this thing and whoever made it! -_-
It comes hidden within other programs that I wanted to install, so Babylon is a complete unwanted surprise. It's ridiculous how messed up my system is now because of it; web homepage kept showing Babylon no matter how often I reset it to my own, search page uses Babylon instead of my normal default search. Also, it has no clear uninstalling feature, so I had to look it up. Even now I'm not sure if it's still in the background, doing god knows what. When a program doesn't have an uninstall feature, that's a major red flag right there.
  Never Again.  
It should be illegal and Company should accountable!
  Mark from Missouiri  
I started by trying to download Mozilla & related Video programs. Then, trouble.
  Steve C.  
Terrible - didnt install it and don't know how it got on computer
It hijacks my browser continually
  Ron Palmer  
was nfected
Malware designed for WinME/XP/Vista/7: Keylogger, Phisher, Identity Theft Tool, System Hostile Takeover and Information Background Uploader; Virus suite designed ruin lives while looking harmless.
  C.C. the NetAdmin  
It has spoiled my google search. without me downloading it entered into my computer when I downloaded You tube movie converter
Worked perfectly but noticably slowed browsing of internet
  rec lebed  
it's malware
Extremely persistent, malicious software! Beware that it is also difficult to uninstall. I recommend an uninstall using Spybot.
  Bernard   (further information)
hacker put this on my laptop, tried to unstall
Had to reinstall xp
  Dave Garner  
it's a noxious weed in the garden that is the internet
  Alan Sturdy  
Killed my drivers, is a fraud. Do not install anything with babylon on it..
I gave it no permission to be installed on my computer and am thereby very annoyed to find that it not only installed itself without my permission I also had to change my tab settings to make it so that whenever I opened a new tab it wouldn't default and open up babylon. It even ignored me when I told it not to install its toolbar on my computer
  Alex Fairhurst  
When i first encountered babylon.exe was when i was doing my weekly spybot scan. When i tried to remove it, spybot could not perform this action and told me i needed to administrator to do so.? I think the virus takes control of the spyware and is definitley dangerous. The only way i could get rid of it was to delete my partition and reload windows.
Babylon pops up with claro trojan here . the evil twins cant get rid of claro hijacker will try to uninstall babylon after this . If only these people were prosecuted and closed down.
  sean mc cullagh  
All I now about this monster called Babylon is that it is still costing me time and money to get rid of.But it stays on.What a glum of a program!! I sincerely hate it without qualms.
  Fuming Person   (further information)
Disruptive, damaging, and very difficult to remove - Avoid at all cost
Babylon links to the trojan programme delata-search which has taken over my search engines (even overriding Google Chrome)
  Paul P  
When downloading software DECLINE ALL OFFERS FOR TOOLBARS and EXTENSIONS. You need to pay attention to the download when you're downloading it. What's it asking you? Decline all offers to toolbars, extensions, additional software, etc and DO NOT click on the 'Quick Download' option which usually says 'recommended'. If you already have it on your computer go into internet settings or manage-add-ons or the control panel and DISABLE the program. Remove Babylon as the default homepage and manually type in the homepage of your choice and then click on Apply or Save. You have to switch this manually. Uninstalling the program isn't enough. DISABLE IT!!
It causes insanity on your computer, releasing viruses and all kinds of nasty stuff. NEVER USE BABYLON
One of the best dictionaries... Useful program.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Babylon.exe: based on 109 votes with 76 user comments. 17 users think Babylon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 18 users suspect danger. 70 users think Babylon.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 9 users don't grade Babylon.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving Babylon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Babylon. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Babylon.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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