Babylon Search


Babylon Search is the search engine of the Israeli company Babylon Ltd, which is particularly known for its translation software. The search is a search interface that uses Google. When the search engine was founded is unknown to me, first copies in the internet archives will be available in 2007. Babylon Search became badly known because it had its search toolbar installed with software packages without the user being asked.

Language Multilingual

Launched Unknown
Closed No

Developer Babylon Ltd.

Country of Origin Israel

[...] - [...] Babylon Ltd.

Topic Universal

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
Search Interface / Search API
Pay-per-click (PPC) search engine
Search Portal
Browser Hijack, Spyware, Adware (installed without the permission of the user)

Used SeEn Google Search Engine

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite


Critical points

»In 2012 the Babylon search toolbar was identified as a browser hijacker that, while very easy to install inadvertently, is unnecessarily difficult to remove afterwards. The toolbar is listed as an unwanted application by anti-spyware software such as Stopzilla or Spybot – Search & Destroy. Many users, trying to uninstall Babylon, have searched for help on different support forums. The toolbar tends to install itself onto computers as an add-on with other software, and it changes users' home page to the Babylon search engine, adds the search engine to the computer and sets itself as the default.« Source

Features & Functionality


»Babylon is a computer dictionary and translation program, developed by Babylon Ltd., an Israeli public company (TASE: BBYL). based in Or Yehuda. The company was established in 1997 by the Israeli entrepreneur Amnon Ovadia. Its IPO took place ten years later. It is considered a part of Israel's Download Valley, a cluster of software companies monetizing "free" software downloads through adware.

Babylon includes in-house proprietary dictionaries, as well as community-created dictio Source

References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN):
Wikipedia (Others):

Other Sources

Created: 2013-03-14