Downloading unfamiliar programs onto your computer may result in Babal.net modifying your default homepage. It is more than obvious that Babal.net is a browser hijacker, and it does not ask for your permission to land (figuratively speaking) when it enters your computer. Babal.net cannot infect you with malware, but this browser hijacker is highly intrusive, and it may expose you to potentially unreliable content. Hence, it would be in your greatest interest to remove Babal.net from the system as soon as possible. Make sure you terminate all the associated programs as well while you are at it.
The reason we mention associated programs is that Babal.net does not travel alone. It is true that this browser hijacker has a homepage, but there is no direct download link for the infection. It means that Babal.net always comes bundled with additional programs via third-party installers. According to our research, Babal.net mainly targets computer users in the Middle East, and it often travels with Amonetize installer. That being said; there are a lot of programs that Babal.net comes with. Some of them include YouShaHD Player, Plus-HD, Baidu Antivirus and others.
To put it simply, if your homepage changes to babal.net, you might as well want to check the list of installed programs via Control Panel for a number of unfamiliar “guests.” It is very likely that you installed Babal.net and all the other applications onto your computer yourself. Hence, you need to be really careful whenever you download freeware apps onto your computer. For all its worth, they could be bundled with the likes of Babal.net, and the next thing you know, you could be exposed to corrupted websites that distribute adware, and perhaps even malware.
The peculiar thing about Babal.net is that this browser hijacker modifies only your homepage, and it does not affect your default search engine. However, Babal.net also modifies Target line in your browser settings, and it means that even if you change your homepage via browser settings, it will be restored to Babal.net immediately.
Babal.net does not have an entry on the list of installed programs, so you cannot uninstall it via Control Panel. You need to change the Target line, deleting all the modifications left by the hijacker, and then you have to restore your browser settings to default, in order to get rid of Babal.net.
It is often impossible to remove all the browser hijacker files from your PC manually, especially if you are an inexperienced computer user. Therefore, it would be for the best to acquire a licensed antispyware application and run a full system scan. A full scan will help you detect any remaining security threats, and you will be able to get rid of them at once.
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