Default Tab Search virus or DefaultTab Search redirect is an annoying and harmful browser hijacker that affects Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet explorer. Once the Default Tab Search has been installed, it will replace your homepage and current search engine settings with its own websites. After this, every time you try Google search, it will redirect to Default Tab Search engine.
The DefaultTab Search.exe will make your computer to crash and run slow. It puts much burden on system resources and causes frequent Default Tab Search.exe application errors like “Default Tab Search.exe has stopped working” etc. Moreover, all your data and privacy will be on risk of your computer has been hijacked by this malware becuase Default Tab Search virus will spy on your computer to steal personal information. We highly recommend you to uninstall DefaultTabSearch malware and its associated files.
Common Symptoms of Default Tab Search infection:
→ This kind of malwares usually change your Homepage, Search provider, Desktop Background.
→ They can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements.
→ Computer performs slower then usual, browser may crash over and over.
→ Strange websites are automatically opened on the computer after a frequent interval.
→ Disabled Folder options, Task manager, Registry editing tools.
→ Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
→ Unexpected browser behaviors such as URL/link redirects.
→ Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons attached with browser.
→ Useless shortcuts on desktop or creepy websites added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.
How to uninstall Default Tab Search
Remove toolbars, plugins, extensions, add-ons
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users:
Go to TOOLS and then click MANAGE ADD-ON, From there, select Extensions, Toolbars and remove the Default Tab Search if found. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.
Google Chrome Users:
Click SETTINGS icon and select SETTINGS, then open Extensions, toolbar, search provider options, remove the Default Tab Search if listed there. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.
Uninstall from Control Panel
Open CONTROL PANEL, then ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or “Programs and Features”, now lookup for Default Tab Search and uninstall if it is listed.
How to delete Default Tab Search manually:
If the malware did not go away after uninstall procedure, try these steps. Please note, the manual removal method is a bit complex and it can go wrong if you perform its tasks incorrectly. It is advised to run an automatic virus removal software for safe and easy solutions. However, if you are good with Manual removal, do the steps below.
Possibly corrupt registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
Open then following folders or search for Default Tab Search in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.
DefaultTab Search virus removal tool
It is always good and safe to use an automatic software to detect and eliminate viruses and malwares. The programs below are best for removing malwares.