What is Search.chill-tab.com?
Search.chill-tab.com is a browser hijacker coming into PC as a browser extension Chill-Tab for Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. This hijacker infects Mac computers. It looks like a regular search page, such as Yahoo, Bing or Google, but, in reality, Search.chill-tab.com is so annoying. Search.chill-tab.com hijacks the browser and delivers a lot of inconveniences. Search.chill-tab.com comes without the consent of the user and starts to display a variety of advertisements, banners and coupons of popular sites, such as eBay, Walmart, Amazon and so on. It changes your homepage, search engine, and other browser settings. Most of the proposals that Search.chill-tab.com shows is the pacifier. Most of it isn’t valid. Search.chill-tab.com is a potentially unwanted program, so if you find it on your PC, then you should remove it immediately.
How Search.chill-tab.com gets on your Mac?
Adware and hijacker come bundled with free software. Typically, such programs penetrate Mac without user consent. Because of this, many users do not realize that a computer is infected with malware and the PC is at great risk. However, it is worth noting that the main reason for such penetrations – carelessness user. People do not read the terms and conditions during the installation of free software. It was there that might contain a consent to install PUP. Also, during the installation, ensure that the installer did not offer you a third-party software. To prevent such problems, you should always follow the installation process, read the terms and conditions, do not agree to install additional software, and select the Advanced type of installation. If Search.chill-tab.com has already penetrated your computer, you can use the instructions below.
How to remove Search.chill-tab.com from your Mac or PC?
To uninstall Search.chill-tab.com remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.
In our view, there are 2 products that potentially have Search.chill-tab.com in their database. You can try to use them for removing Search.chill-tab.com.
CleanMyMac- fully removes all instances of viruses, similar to Search.chill-tab.com from Mac and Safari.
Malwarebytes Antimalware for Mac – finds Search.chill-tab.com and can clean up leftover items after removal.
Or uninstall Search.chill-tab.com manually.
Step 1: Remove Search.chill-tab.com from Mac
Search.chill-tab.com may not have the app associated with it in Applications. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones.
- Open Finder
- In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
- If you see Uninstall Chill-Tab or Chill-Tab Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
- Drag unwanted application Chill-Tab from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)
To remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.
After that remove Search.chill-tab.com from your browser.
Step 2: Remove Search.chill-tab.com from browsers
- Open Safari
- Click Safari menu.
- Choose Extensions.
- Find Chill-Tab.
- Click Uninstall button to remove it.
- Open Google Chrome
- Push Alt + F.
- Click Tools.
- Choose Extensions.
- Find Chill-Tab.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Open Firefox.
- Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
- Choose Chill-Tab.
- Click Disable or Remove button.
Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings
Reset browser setting in Safari:
- Open Safari.
- Click on the Safari menu.
- Choose Reset Safari….
- Click Reset button.
- Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
- Choose Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Go to Reset browser settings section.
- Click Reset browser settings.
- In the dialog that appears, click Reset.
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Go to Help.
- Go to Troubleshooting information.
- Click Reset Firefox… button.
Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Search.chill-tab.com:
Remove following registry entries:
Remove following files:
Remove following folders