This is part of the Babylon web browser toolbar and extension that will modify the browser's default search provider, DNS, and home page functions. The application babylon.exe, “Babylon Information Tool” has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. It is set to automatically execute when any user logs into Windows (through the local user run registry setting) with the name ‘Babylon Client’. This will display context specific advertisements in the browser as well as attempt to modify the browser's search provider.
Babylon Information Tool
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Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.
1/21/2017 7:55:19 AM UTC (today)
2.3 MB (2,433,086 bytes)
Copyright © Babylon Ltd. 1997-2005
Original file name:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
English (United States)
6/27/2005 7:06:24 PM
Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C++ v6.0
1.5 MB (1,527,808 bytes)
Startup File (All Users Run)
C:\Program Files\babylon\babylon.exe -autostart