Tried to download FLP-Player. Where asked wether I want to download babylon too and Checked tickboxes"no". Despite of that babylon was loaded! My virus scanner detected the viruses "dropper-Gen" and "tiny-alt". System recovery was switched off.
REALLY DANGEROUS SITE!
I thought it was okay, because it's logo, link were on Wikipedia's annual conference page in the footer. But I was suspicious of Babylon's free translation widgets. It said using their translation widget on my page would allow them to stream all my website content to their affiliates. I'd get more exposure. But I don't WANT my content passed in an unknown way, with no assurance of attribution, for unknown purposes!
Either Google or Microsoft's widget offer free translation of my site content to visitors. They don't demand my RSS feeds either! Babylon's widget required my first name, last name, city, country, email address and web page (unlike Google, Microsoft, others). Far too much information! Babylon also recommended a free download, which is not disclosed as being a toolbar per se. Just "something for webmasters". All of it is suspicious! I would not use this site. It may have been good some years back, but things changed.
The "Babylon Toolbar" got installed on my son's computer (while installing a software called "Cave Story"). By the time I noticed it, and tried to uninstallit, the virus checker was DISABLED, and said the checker's license was corrupted. Yikes!
Really great/scary stuff. Entertaining if you like to live on the edge. Otherwise AVOID IT.
Avoid, keep-distant, run away, etc.
Muy buen programa, pero con una malintencionada actitud en su marketing. De modo innoble y fraudulento instala barras inútiles, desconfigura otros programas y no contesta en el soporte para ayuda. Aparte de esto surgen constantemente anuncios indeseados. Por favor eviten comprar este programa que, además, no tiene licencias extendidas y es carísimo. No sean ingenuos y no ciagan en la trampa.
Very, very intrusive! You're tricked with a free program which is actually a trial and this is the cost: you'll start seeing a glove on the top of the screen to bump their sales; they'll change search engine, add huge toolbars and change the behavior of all your browsers. I have Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome, all were infected. Even after uninstalling Babylon and all other trash that it also installs without asking, I'm still struggling to fix the search from the address bar behavior in Firefox and I had to manually change my search engines back to the previous configuration. And god know what else it's installed and I haven't noticed yed. @ralphdog Agree, used to be a good company. Now it has become something else.
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