How to Remove Untabs Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated


I wrote this article to help you remove Untabs Virus. This Untabs Virus removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Untabs belongs to the family of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). And it is unwanted indeed. This infection will bring you nothing but trouble and headache. It enters your machine in silence and then proceeds to wreak havoc. Luckily, it is not hard to tackle the pest IF you take fast measures. As soon as you realize it is on board, accept the fact your machine isn’t infection-free and start looking for a way out.

Procrastination of any kind is the worst possible option. Leaving this pest on board will only make thing worse. The problems it brings along will evolve both in number and severity. That’s why it is crucial to take immediate measures against it. The sooner you clean your machine of this plague, the better.

Immediately after Untabs enters, it goes after your browsers. It adds a pesky extension which is perfectly compatible with Mozilla, Chrome and Internet Explorer, thus taking complete control over them. To be clearer, it injects them with ads. Numerous, irritating commercials which help hackers gain pay-per-click revenue. Each of your clicks fills their pockets. And not clicking on anything is next to impossible.

The ads are so many and so persistent that as some point you do click. Even if it is accidental it doesn’t matter. You are sponsoring cybercriminals anyways. But not only that. You are risking your system`s well-being. The ads, generated by this PUP, cannot be trusted. Most of them are sponsored and very dangerous. A single click on the wrong one is all it takes for you to download more parasites on your already infected machine. Of course, there might be some perfectly safe advertisements among the ones you are buried with, but you cannot tell which is which. Not unless you click and we strongly advise not to.

Your predicament is bad enough as it is and the last thing you need is more malware. The PUP you are currently hosting is more than enough. It changes your browsers` settings and thus effectively ruins your previously normal and pleasant online experience. Now that you are bombarded with untrustworthy ads 24/7, you cannot find anything you are looking for. Surfing the Web is neither fun nor safe anymore. Not to mention that your PC may become difficult to use even offline.

All the above-mentioned interruptions don’t go unnoticed by your machine. Its speed slows down to a crawl. It crashes and reboots frequently. Your browsers freeze, etc. If you want everything to get back to normal, find and delete Untabs for good. To do so manually, use our removal guide down below.

How did you get infected with Untabs? We assume you didn’t download the PUP intentionally and yet, here it is. This only means that you were tricked. These applications need your approval to enter. That’s why they turn to the old but gold infiltration tactics. These include freeware/shareware bundles, spam email messages, corrupted pages, fake updates, third-party ads, etc. And the only thing that can save you is your vigilance.

Let`s take freeware bundles, for instance. Hackers attach their malware to another program as a bonus and then you do the rest by not paying attention during the installation process. If you want to keep your machine safe, you need to do your due diligence. What we mean by that is not to rush through the process and not to skip installation steps.

In fact, you should opt for the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard. Yes, they take more time but they also give you complete control. You can not only see all the additional programs in the bundle but you can also deselect them (which you should). More often than not, these apps are malicious. Do you see how a little extra attention can save you a ton of issues? Be vigilant and keep your PC virus-free.

Untabs Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Untabs Virus from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.


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