What is Home.specialtab.com?

Today we look at the adware that comes to the Mac and PC without the consent of the user. Home.specialtab.com is a fake search engine, which looks like popular counterparts, such as Yahoo, Google or Bing. Moreover, the developers promise an incredible increase in browser performance, improving the quality of browsing and the quality of search results. However, in reality, this is a false program, or rather, a browser extension that makes irreversible changes, including the home page. Moreover, it begins to redirect the user to third-party sites that are teeming with advertising content. It can also collect and analyze personal data about the user. We strongly recommend that you remove it using our recommendations and guides listed below.


How Home.specialtab.com gets on your PC?

In most cases, Home.specialtab.com comes bundled with free software from the Internet. Users often download a program, but in reality, they receive not only the program but the Whole installation package, which contains a huge amount of malicious components and elements. Also, users can sometimes like a kid’s advertising tricks of intruders and download any potentially unwanted software directly from the official site. However, we strongly recommend that you follow the installation process, download programs and utilities only from the official Apple website or from trusted sources. Also, use antivirus software and other programs that are able to secure your system. If Home.specialtab.com has already penetrated your computer, then use our recommendations, which are listed below.

Recommended Anti-malware tools:

The easiest and most modern way of removing pop-ups, trojans, ransomware or other viruses is to use automatic removal tools. See our Anti-malware tools below for further instructions.

Try SpyHunter

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Try CleanMyMac

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Also, you can try to remove Home.specialtab.com manually. For uninstalling Home.specialtab.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and registry keys.

Step 1: Remove Home.specialtab.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Home.specialtab.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Home.specialtab.com and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Home.specialtab.com, select it and click Uninstall.

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

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Home.specialtab.com and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

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

After that remove Home.specialtab.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Home.specialtab.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Home.specialtab.com.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Home.specialtab.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Press Settings and more button
  2. Choose and Click on Extensions
  3. Find Home.specialtab.com extension and click settings
  4. Press Uninstall button
  5. Start Edge again

Learn more about removing extensions from Edge.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Home.specialtab.com.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove Home.specialtab.com from Android:

Alternative solution for Android phone/tablet:

Google Chrome:

  1. open the Chrome app.
  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More.
  3. Choose and open Settings
  4. Tap Site settings and then find Home.specialtab.com Pop-ups.
  5. Turn of Home.specialtab.com Pop-ups from Allowed to Block.

Written by Rami Douafi

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