My99tab.com search engine removal
What is My99tab.com?
Also Known As: My99tab.com virus
According to cyber security experts, My99tab.com belongs to browser hijacker category because it takes over on your web browsers like Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, IE, FF, Edge etc. First of all, My99tab.com invades your computer using deceptive tactics and modifies registry of startup programs in order to obtain administrative privilege without getting under radar of security software. Though, this browser hijacker will stay undetected on your computer for a very long time. This browser hijacker is created to transfer a huge web traffic to sponsored websites.
You need to know that My99tab.com works as a deceptive search engine which re-routs searched results to spamming websites and helps remote attackers to take advantages of casualties of victims. However, developers promote this rogue websites as an useful search engine all over the Internet. Do not trust them. In case you do, you computer system will be invaded and browser settings will be over ridden. Afterwards, you notice that your favorite search engine has been replaced with My99tab.com. Also homepage and new tab links are assigned to spamming websites. As a result, whenever your computer is connected to the Internet, your browser open suspicious sites in new tab automatically. Even more, your browser will be flooded with advertising pop ups and banners without your consent.
To prevent My99tab.com attacks, you have to get your computer prepared by installing Antivirus software on your computer. Please note that do not rely on demo or trial version of Antivirus software. Latest research reveals that Demo version Antivirus programs are programmed to fight against limited types of threats whereas a licensed and updated Antivirus always protect your computer against even latest threats like My99tab.com and others. In addition, you have to end up your unsuspecting behavior because My99tab.com mostly invades your computer through stealth installation when you install free software or games. You should always check through Advanced installation window and block additional programs, if you see any. This is how you can avoid My99tab.com virus attacks.
STEP 1. My99tab.com removal guide
In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:
Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware removal tool from the link below:
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Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:
The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:
Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:
Scan computer for My99tab.com related files
Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:
When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:
(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some adware\malware\browser hijackers it is advised to Reset your browser settings. GridinSoft Anti-Malware allows you to do that with flexible options.
STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser
GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:
Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings“
Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:
Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):
STEP 3. Protect your computer from My99tab.com reinfection
Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:
Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advice to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.
Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.
Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.
Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.
Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.
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