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I wrote this article to help you remove TubeTab World Virus. This TubeTab World Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Do you browsers have the TubeTab World extension appended to them? If yes, we have bad news for you. Your machine harbors an infection. A browsers hijacker. It is the one that installed the pesky plugin on all of your browsers. Keep in mind that hijackers are a menace. As their name implies, they go after your browsers and turn your entire browsing experience into a nightmare for one single purpose – generating revenue for their owners. Needless to say, you need to act promptly.

The good news is that the hijacker can be removed completely but you have to act fast. The more time the pest spends on board, the more problem it causes. Some of them may be irreversible. Do not underestimate this infection only because it cannot be compared with ransomware pieces and Trojans. Each parasite goes out of control eventually and then things get ugly. Do your job and save yourself the troubles that are yet to come. As soon as you spot your brand new extension, start looking for the hijacker that appended it and remove it on the spot. Otherwise, it won`t be long before you regret it.

As we explained, hijackers get created to generate revenue for their owners. How? They take advantage of the pay-per-click mechanism. In other words, the pest will bombard you with ads on daily basis and each of your click fills crooks` pockets. Not only that. You are also constantly redirected to shady pages which you have never visited before. Every time you so much as touch one of your browsers (by the way they are all infected) you suffer intrusions. Your entire screen is covered with banners, coupons, deals, offers, pop ups, pop unders, video ads, price comparisons, etc. which cannot be closed.

In fact, any attempt to close a commercial may result in you getting more malware on your machine. Why? Closing an ad implies clicking on it but clicking also means you risking your safety. These adverts cannot be trusted. They are sponged and used by crooks. They either conceal more infections directly in them, or they lead to pages that are brimming with pests. Our advice is not to click on anything but we know that this is not always possible.

In addition, the hijacker replaces your homepage and search engine. Your new engine does not generate safe and accurate results. It also shows you ads which, however, are not marked as such. You are always a single click away from malware. The hijacker effective demolished your web surfing. It is no longer safe. And like this is not enough, the infection is also able to steal your personal information and send it to hackers. Don’t let this happen. Do what you have to do and get rid of this plague right now. Use our guide at the end of this article to do so manually.

How did the hijacker enter? Do you often install bundled software? If you do, do you opt for the Advanced or the Basic settings? If your answer is the basics, you need to change your habits. Yes, we know that it is the faster option but protecting your PC from infection is not easy. It requires time and attention. Choosing the basic option equals you choosing speed over safety. Don’t! Don’t skip installation steps either.

Always be cautious and opt for the Customs/Advanced installation wizard. This way you will be able to see each additional app which is about to enter your PC as well as deselect it. Crooks attach their malware to other programs and hope users will be too distracted and in a rush to notice. Sadly, they are often right. Prove them wrong. Be vigilant. Take your time to read the Terms and Conditions/EULA. Don’t blindly agree with everything. Don’t make yourself an easy target by being negligent.

TubeTab World Virus Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
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.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove TubeTab World Virus from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
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).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

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

appwiz

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

STEP-5

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.

STEP-6

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

msconfig

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

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

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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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