Do you know what EasyZip New Tab is?
EasyZip New Tab is meant to help you access “compression software sites” so that you could unzip and create files. This is a service that might trick some users into letting this browser hijacker in. Once installed, it should not take long for the user to realize that the service is simply useless. The only thing that the extension can do – in relation to the promised service – is to provide “Extract a zip file” and “Create a zip file” buttons, both of which route to http://online.b1.org/online. This website promotes “B1 Online Archiver” by Catalina Group Ltd. If you want to use this tool, you certainly do not need a suspicious extension, and that is one of the reasons to remove EasyZip New Tab. Unfortunately, even if the user realizes that the service is not beneficial, they might choose to keep the hijacker installed because of other features. If you want to learn more, continue reading, and if you are here only to learn how to delete the unwanted add-on, scroll down to find removal instructions.
At the time of research, EasyZip New Tab was compatible only with the Google Chrome browser. In the future, we could see this suspicious extension crossing over to other browsers. It all depends on what Aztec Media Inc. decides to do with it. This company also stands behind My1tab Extension, Download Manager Star, TuneFanatic.com, and other suspicious pieces of software that we have already discussed in previous reports. The one we are discussing right now is represented at lp.easyziptab.com, and Chrome users can find it represented via the Chrome webstore too. If you pay attention only to the information that is offered via these sources, you will believe that the extension is very beneficial. If it is introduced to you via a different source or a third-party installer, it is likely to be represented in an attractive manner as well. If you end up installing EasyZip New Tab using an unfamiliar source or installer you need to scan your system to check if malware that requires removal has not slithered in.
Once installed, EasyZip New Tab is represented via easyziptab.com, which takes over the New Tab, and that is why it is classified as a browser hijacker. The interface of this add-on reminds of a normal search engine. You can find time and date shown on the top right corner, and you are provided with easy-access links to Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Instagram, and many other legitimate services right below the search field. This is the feature that you need to be most cautious about. If you enter any keyword, you will be routed via blpsearch.com to modified Yahoo Search results. As you might have gathered already, blpsearch.com is a browser hijacker too, and since you could be shown potentially unreliable search results, you should not postpone deleting EasyZip New Tab for any longer. Besides introducing you to unpredictable results, this hijacker also spies on you using data trackers, and if you are not comfortable with that, you will rush to remove this infection.
Since there is a huge possibility that EasyZip New Tab entered your operating system bundled with other threats that require removal, it is strongly recommended that you install a trusted anti-malware tool. It will simultaneously scan the system, delete malware, and reestablish full-time protection. Note that you will evade malware only if your system is protected, and so you cannot forget about that even if you decide to delete EasyZip New Tab manually. The instructions below can help you with that, and if you have any questions regarding the process, employ the comments section to communicate with us.
Remove EasyZip New Tab
- Launch Google Chrome.
- Enter chrome://extensions/ into the address bar to access the Extensions menu.
- Click the recycle bin next to the add-on named EasyZipTab and then select Remove.
- Restart the browser.
In non-techie terms:
You should not postpone the removal of EasyZip New Tab because this seemingly harmless extension is, in fact, a browser hijacker that is capable of modifying the New Tab and exposing you to an unreliable search tool. Although Yahoo Search is represented via this search tool, the links shown can be modified, and so interacting with them can be seriously dangerous. Deleting the hijacker manually is not that difficult, and if you are not familiar with the process, you can follow the instructions available above. Nonetheless, it might be best to utilize anti-malware software for at least two reasons. First of all, other threats are likely to be active, and anti-malware software can erase all of them simultaneously. Second, you need the full-time protection this software can provide you with.