Is MyBabylonTB (a "recommended" toolbar with java download) a virus?
I did two downloads today - VLC media player and java. VLC was definitely a problem despite a pre-scan with Norton and seemed to have malware embedded with the download (when I clicked on "next" stages, I had problems). They seem to have been solved now, but I'm worried about the java (http://www.java.com) download as it also included a toolbar MyBabylonTB.
Along with the java download (pre-scan first by Norton) there was a stage to tick or untick with "recommended Babylon toolbar" and setting homepage and default. I left the box ticked for the recommended toolbar and unticked the others.
A Norton scan showed that I'd agreed to allow this Babylon site to access my computer. I started to have second thoughts about it when I saw on the same scan results that there was another site that I'd also allowed to have access from the VLC download. In both cases no indication of warning was given by Norton, except that Norton, during the VLC download, had also blocked a "high" dangerous intrusion - from the same website I'd allowed access to.
I did a full scan with anti-Malware, which showed up two adware objects from the problem site and I deleted them. The scan did not show up anything about MyBabylonTB from the java download.
An internet search I did brought up a variety of messages about this MyBabylon software. Some recommended doing a search for Babylon and to remove it.
Does anyone know anything about this software? Is it safe or a virus (a roottkit?)? How can I find and remove it if so? The anti-Malwarebytes scan did not detect it if it's a problem and neither did Norton.
Thanks for any help!