I wrote this article to help you remove Search.musicktab.com. This Search.musicktab.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Search.musicktab.com page means trouble. If you see it all the time when you are online, we have bad news for you. The page appears because there is hijacker pest in your system, forcing it on you. The hijacker has already slithered on board and the constant display of Search.musicktab.com is its grand announcement. Accept the page as the warning it actually is, and heed it. As soon as it pops up, start looking for the hijacker`s hiding place and when you find it, do not hesitate to remove it.
This infection will never be beneficial to you or your online activities in any way. All it does is cause troubles which grow in both numbers and severity as time passes. Don’t give the parasite enough time to get out of control because once it does, its removal will become much harder. If you act immediately, though, you should have to trouble getting rid of it in no time. Trust us, do not hesitate. The hijacker is a horrible companion which brings you nothing but grievances and unpleasantries. Find where it is lurking and remove it before it has the chance to cause you some serious damage.
The Search.musicktab.com site becomes your constant online companion. Every time you go online, it is there to greet you. It even replaces both your homepage and search engine without your permission and no matter what you do, you cannot undo these changes. You are stuck with Search.musicktab.com. Whenever you want to type in a search, you are forced to use it. Whenever you want to visit another page, you get redirected to it. It is always there. And it is not alone. Together with it come the ads. You entire screen gets bombarded with adverts in all shapes and form on daily basis. You see banners, deals, offers, in texts, coupons, video ads, etc. and etc. Name it, you see it.
The hijacker turns your browsing experience into a nightmare. But that is not the worst part. The pest also jeopardizes your privacy by spying on you and monitoring every single online move you make. What is more, it records sensitive information about you and then sends it to the crooks who published it. Hackers getting a hold of your personal data is the last thing that you need. Imagine what they can use it for. They may steal your money. They may blackmail you. They may infest your machine with more malware.
One thing is for sure, no matter what the outcome is, it won`t be good for you. So don’t let this scenario unfold. Take matters into your own hands and delete the hijacker before it is too late. At the end of this article, you will find a detailed removal guide which will help you deal with the intruder manually. Or, you can use a good anti-malware program to do it. You have options but you don’t have time. Act fast.
How did the nasty hijacker manage to enter? Do you often download free programs off of the web? Most users do. And when you install these programs, do you opt for the Standard or for the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard? If your answer differs from the latter, change your habits. The Advanced options give you the opportunity to see if there are some additionally attached apps to the program you are installing as well as deselect them if you want. Do that.
Remove all extras before finishing the installation. More often than not, they are malicious and you do not need them in your system. If you did, you would have downloaded them yourself by now. Don’t let hackers dupe you. Be smart and vigilant. Keep your PC safe.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
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.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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 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 Search.musicktab.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.