What is BabMaint.exe and What Does it Do?
BabMaint.exe (also known as asbabmaint.x and redirect.js) is a malicious executable related to a variety of browser hijackers. You do not want to have this messing with your browser as it will redirect you to malicious websites and expose your system to virtual threats.
This executable can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. It is mostly spread via the delta-homes.com browser hijacker. This program will start bothering you will you are browsing the web. It will not only display various advertisements constantly, but it is also able to redirect you out of the blue to random websites that you had no intention of visiting.
Apart from delta-homes.com, it is known that BabMaint.exe is also related to other browser hijackers such as mixidj.delta-search.com, Babylon Toolbar, and 22find Virus. You do not want any of these on your PC either. If you are getting spontaneously redirected to unknown websites, then you know that a browser hijacker is definitely present on your computer. Take immediate measures to remove it.
Why Is It Dangerous?
Browser hijackers are able to change the browser’s settings, thus forcing users to use certain search engines. They also gather information on the user’s browsing. They can collect search queries, bookmarks, browsing history, IP address, etc. It is very likely that once acquired this information will be disclosed to unknown third parties. If they are malicious ones, they can mask their harmful websites behind advertisements that will be modeled by your interests, so that you will click on them. If you do click on the ads, it is highly likely for your PC to become a target for malware attacks.
How to Remove BabMaint.exe?
Browser hijackers can typically be uninstalled manually like any other program that you have on your computer. Then, all you need is to reset your browser’s settings, and everything should be fine. However, with manual removal, there is no way to be sure that you have gotten rid of all of the files related to the browser hijacker. BabMaint.exe may as well be lurking in some other folder and it may continue to redirect you while you are browsing. There is also the possibility that other intruders are present on your PC. Some of them may simply generate ads and redirect you to unknown websites, while others may be outright malicious and try to steal all of the sensitive data you have on your computer. The recommended course of action is to install reputable security software that is able to remove all intruders and guarantee the system’s integrity and the safety of all information on it. This way, you will not have to deal with any pesky intruders any more.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove BabMaint.exe from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of BabMaint.exe from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove BabMaint.exe from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase BabMaint.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall BabMaint.exe from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove BabMaint.exe from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate BabMaint.exe from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove BabMaint.exe from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove BabMaint.exe
Step 2: Uninstall BabMaint.exe and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by BabMaint.exe on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by BabMaint.exe there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of BabMaint.exe from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall BabMaint.exe and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove BabMaint.exe via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove BabMaint.exe files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as BabMaint.exe, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove BabMaint.exe from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase BabMaint.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall BabMaint.exe from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove BabMaint.exe from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the BabMaint.exe will be removed.
Eliminate BabMaint.exe from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.