Do you know what my1tab - new tab page is?
Finding my1tab - new tab page in your browser can indicate the presence of malware infections on your system. Our researchers say that this potentially unwanted program (PUP) was created by the infamous Aztec Media Inc. who are responsible for dozens of similarly questionable applications, including Download Manager Star, Free Video Downloader, and EasyZip New Tab. This PUP may appear to be all innocent and may even look like it is useful with its featured easy access links and thumbnail links. However, this tool can provide you with unreliable search results that may contain risky third-party advertisements and links. Since this tool may come on board along with malicious software installers or your computer could already be infected with malware and this is why you install this PUP. In any case, we advise you to remove my1tab - new tab page from your browser as soon as possible.
It is not very likely that you find this browser extension officially because it is only promoted through the Chrome web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/my1tab-new-tab-page/kadalpbldokjhijcgndnldpheokmaeje). Before you install any free application, you should run a web search first to see whether it is useful and reliable at all. You may, for example, find out that you should delete my1tab - new tab page as a PUP. This could help stop you from letting potential system security issues to your computer. However, this is not the worst that can happen to you. In fact, installing this tool officially does not mean letting multiple threats onto your PC.
However, when you install this PUP after clicking on unsafe third-party pop-up advertisements, it is possible that either your computer is infected already with malware, such as adware, or that you drop a bundle of threats, including this tool. It is really easy to infect your computer with a bunch of PUPs and malware infections like adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, and more. All you need to do is click on the wrong content on a suspicious page. But when your computer is infected, you do not even need to be viewing a shady website since malware infections can hijack legitimate contents, such as banner and pop-up ads, and redirect you to malicious websites or directly drop bundled threats. If you want to be sure that your system is safe for you to use, it is essential that you use a proper malware scanner after you delete my1tab - new tab page.
This search page appears in your Chrome browser as your new tab as its name suggests. This tool does not seem to change your homepage or your default search engine, either. Still, it offers you its own search engine, my1tab.com, which uses Yahoo search results. The problem is that these results could be altered to include promoted affiliates' content, such as ads and links. If you click on the wrong ad or listed link, you may drop infections or end up on new tabs and malicious pages operated by cyber crooks. If you do not want to be scammed online, you need to avoid such engagements with questionable third-party content. Although this PUP uses spectacular background photos and also show you local weather forecast information at the bottom as well as easy access links and thumbnails leading to popular websites, our researchers say that it may be risky to keep this tool on board. Thus, we recommend that you remove my1tab - new tab page from your PC.
If you follow our guide below this report, you can easily eliminate this PUP. Please note that this may not mean that your system is all clean, though. It is more likely that it is giving home to several other threats that could be way more serious than this one. Therefore, leaving this issue unaddressed could be a big mistake and could have serious consequences in the long run. We suggest that you employ a trustworthy anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter, to automatically protect your computer against all kinds of known threats.
Remove my1tab - new tab page from your browser
- Press Alt+F and choose More tools.
- Navigate to Extensions.
- Locate the unwanted extension and click on the Trash can icon on the right.
- Press Remove.
In non-techie terms:
If my1tab - new tab page appears in your Google Chrome browser as your new tab page, it is quite possible that you installed it unknowingly, i.e., under suspicious circumstances. This also means that you may have installed it along with other threats, or that your computer had already been infected with malware. In any case, you cannot take this situation lightly just because this browser extension is considered to be a potentially unwanted program. The other threats may well be malicious infections. This tool offers you a search site with features like easy access to popular websites and Google sites. It has a spectacular HD photo background and also shows local weather forecast information at the bottom of the page. Since this extension can provide you with unreliable search results on manipulated Yahoo pages, we advise you to remove my1tab - new tab page as soon as possible. If you would like to defend your PC against future threats, this may be the time to invest in a reputable anti-malware program.