searchtab.win is a new browser hijacker infection from the big family of unwanted software which affects web-browsers and modifies its settings like homepage, new tab page and search engine by default. It’s currently very active spreading on the Net. Many users have problems with cleaning a personal computer from searchtab.win homepage and restoring the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge settings.
searchtab.win browser hijacker usually affects only the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The browser hijacker will perform a scan of the PC system for internet browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as searchtab.win into Target property. So, each time you launch the internet browser, you will see the searchtab.win annoying web page.
Besides the fact that searchtab.win hijacker replaces your startpage, this annoying web-page can set yourself as your search engine. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of a huge number of advertisements, links to ads web-pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search engines. Of course, the very fact that you encounter with the inability to properly search the Net, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, this hijacker infection may collect information about you, and in the future to transfer it to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your personal data.
Together with searchtab.win hijacker infection can be installed ad-supported software (also known as adware) that will insert a huge number of ads directly to the web pages that you view, creating a sense that ads has been added by the creators of the web-site. Moreover, legal ads may be replaced on fake advertisements which will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful software. Moreover, the searchtab.win browser hijacker infection has the ability to collect a large number of personal information about you, which can later transfer to third parties.
A simple removal tool for searchtab.win virus:
searchtab.win virus removal instructions
First, install GridinSoft Trojan Killer Portable on your computer.
Open the program and choose the type of scan you want to run (Recommended Full):
Wait few minutes untill scanning process is over:
Click on “Cure PC!” button to delete searchtab.win virus:
STEP 4 (Optional)
Use the reset browser settings tool of Trojan Killer Portable. It will return your browser to a normal state in case of infection. Return to main screen and open Reset Browser menu:
STEP 5 (Optional)
Choose the options you’d like to return to its default state and press Reset:
We hope this simple removal guide and out tool helped you to deal with searchtab.win virus and removed it completely from your computer. If it didn’t, or if you have any questions you can leave a comment below or contact out Support team.