Remove "Default Tab" Browser Adware

Default Tab is a browser hijacker adware program that changes the home page or search settings of a web browser and makes it difficult to change it back and does so without your direct permission. Default Tab is typically bundled with free programs that you download off of the Internet. These programs are free because they include adware programs, including browser hijackers, which generate revenue for the publisher when they are installed. Default Tab is very similar to adware-type programs, so they both should be avoided. If you want to protect your privacy and improve your PC’s security, you should remove the Default Tab browser hijacker from the computer.
Default Tab is a potentially unwanted program, usually a web browser add-on or plugin, that modifies web browser’s settings in order to change the default search engine, the start page or the new page. It can also redirect users to its affiliate websites and record their browsing activity, search terms, mostly visited websites and similar information, which is additionally revealed to related parties. Default Tab is used to boost advertising revenue, as in the use of black hat Search Engine Optimization, to inflate a site’s page ranking in search results. You may find that you cannot change your browser’s homepage once it has been hijacked. Default Tab may edit the Windows registry so that the hijacked settings are restored every time you restart your computer. Default Tab may also remove options from the browser’s tools menu, so that you can’t reset the start page. Browser hijackers such as Default Tab can be very tenacious, as well as sneaky. Publishers of Default Tab use click-jacking, also known as a UI redress attack, by inserting multiple transparent, or opaque, layers on a webpage. This technique can trick a user into clicking on a button or link on a page other than the one they were intending to click on. Effectively the publisher is hijacking clicks meant for one page and routing them to other another page, most likely owned by another application, domain, or both.

How to Remove Default Tab

ByteFence Anti-Malware is a free removal program designed to remove Default Tab as well as other malware and adware on your computer. ByteFence scan and removal is 100% free. Please follow the steps below to allow ByteFence to automatically find and remove any traces of malware.

Step 1. Download ByteFence Anti-Malware from the link below. Save the file named bytefence-installer.exe to your Desktop so that we can easily access the file.

Download ByteFence AntiMalware

Step 2. After downloading, navigate to the file bytefence-installer.exe and double-click it. This will start the installation procedure. User Account Control will prompt if you want to run the program, click Yes to continue.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware install icon

Step 3. On initial launch of the ByteFence program, it will display a welcome screen as shown in the image below. Click Next to start the installation procedure.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware installer setup welcome screen

Step 4. Next, you need to accept the license agreement before ByteFence Anti-Malware can be installed onto the computer. Choose ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’. Then, click Next button.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware installer license screen

Step 5. On the next prompts, please click appropriate button to proceed. At the end of the installation process, it will display ByteFence Anti-Malware Setup Completed. Just leave the Launch ByteFence checked and, click Finish.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware install er setup complete

Step 6. Once launched, ByteFence will begin scanning your computer for Default Tab along with other malware, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware and potentially unwanted software. The initial scan will take about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the size of your computer. During this scan process you can close or minimize the window. Once the scan has completed it will notify you.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware scanning for Default Tab

Step 7. After the scan completes you will be presented with a a number of detected malware if your computer turns out to be infected with Default Tab along with other risks. You can scroll through the list of all risks detected and check all risks that you would like ByteFence to automatically remove from your computer. (Please not the screen below will be dependent of what risks are found on your computer.)

ByteFence Anti-Malaware detection of Default Tab

Step 8. In the bottom right hand corner of the window click the Removed Checked button to begin the removal process. This should take only a few moments.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware removing Default Tab

Step 9. Once complete your computer will be risk free and Default Tab should be completely removed. if you have run a quick scan you might want to run a full scan afterwards to make sure any left-over items are removed as well (although items are no longer active you might want to remove them too).

Step 10. Just keep ByteFence installed and its real-time protection and schedule scans will keep your computer safe from now on.



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