How to uninstall (remove) DefaultTab

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What is DefaultTab

DefaultTab – is a browser extension, which is created by Search Results LLC. Such applications can be integrated into many internet browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer. It replaces homepage and default search engine by its own. To be honest, DefaultTab’s search engine is bad, search results are accompanied by various commercials, including sponsored links. Many of these advertisements redirect user to malicious websites. where PC may be additionally infected by malware. There is why we recommend you to remove DefaultTab from browser.

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How is DefaultTab installed on my PC?

DefaultTab can reach user’s PC by using “Bundling” method. It means, that malware binds itself to free software and get installed with this software. To prevent distribution of this adware, don’t download freeware from unknown or suspicious websites or download license software from official websites. Also you should pay attention to every step and instructions during installation process. Choose Custom/Advanced settings of installation to disable setup of bound adware.

How to remove DefaultTab?

Removal tools – is the good choice for adware removing. Also you can read Manual removal guide and delete DefaultTab manually.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to DefaultTab – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as DefaultTab.

 

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Manual DefaultTab Removal Guide

windows 7 logoWindows 7:

  1. Click the Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Click Uninstall a program (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Category);
    Click Programs and Features (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Icons);
  4. Find programs possibly related to DefaultTab;
  5. Click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

windows 8 logoWindows 8:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.);
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel;
  3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features;
  4. Find programs possibly related to DefaultTab;
  5. Tap or click the program, and then tap or click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

windows xp logoWindows XP:

  1. Click Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs;
  4. Find programs possibly related to DefaultTab and Click it;
  5. Click to Remove;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

google chrome logoGoogle Chrome:

You can skip steps 1-3 by typing “chrome://settings/” in address bar.

  1. Open Google Chrome;
  2. Click on Options Icon or press Alt+E, Alt+F;
  3. Click Settings;
  4. Click a link Show advanced settings;
  5. Turn down and click Reset settings;
  6. Click Reset.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

mozilla firefox logoMozilla Firefox:

You can skip steps 1-3 by typing “about:support” in address bar.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox;
  2. Press Alt+H;
  3. Click Troubleshooting Information;
  4. At the Right-Top Corner click Reset Firefox;
  5. Click Reset Firefox.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

internet explorer logoInternet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer;
  2. Press Alt, click Tools, or Click on Gear Icon;
  3. Click Internet Options;
  4. Click Advanced tab;
  5. Click Reset;
  6. Mark Delete Personal Settings, Click Reset.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Conclusion

DefaultTab – is a typical hijacker, that ruins you web searching. It is recommended to remove DefaultTab from computer.

Author: Olga Karpuk

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