Babylon Search

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Babylon Search is the search engine of the Israeli company Babylon Ltd, which is best known for its translation software. The search is a search interface that initially used the content from Google, currently the content comes from Yahoo (2019). The search engine was launched 2007. Babylon Search was criticized by Internet users because its search toolbar was installed with software packages without the user being asked.

Language Multilingual

Launched 2007
Closed No

Developer Babylon Ltd.

Country of Origin Israel

2007 - [...] 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


Example results page for "sand": Source

References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN):
Wikipedia (Others):

Other Sources

Oren Freund (2012): Babylon Speaks the Tongue of the Markets URL: - Corporate Presentation (PDF) URL:

Created: 2013-03-14