What is Funcybertabsearch.com?
Funcybertabsearch.com is a search engine that comes along with the FunCyberTab browser extension. This extension is compatible with the Chrome and Firefox browsers, so you can expect this search engine to appear on these browsers, too. For the most part, users agree that they get perplexed when this website suddenly becomes their default search engine. What you have to realize here is that you were the one who initiated the modification, even if you were not aware of that. Luckily, you can remove Funcybertabsearch.com from your computer without much difficulty. If you are only interested in the removal, scroll down to the bottom of this description.
Where does Funcybertabsearch.com come from?
In the next two sections of this description, we will try to shed more light on this program and how it manages to enter your computer. First and foremost, this search engine is not a malicious infection, although you will find it under the browser hijacker category in some other security-related websites. As mentioned, the program comes with a browser extension, so it should be possible to deselect it when you add the extension to your browser. However, if it is not the case, then the fact that the extension brings over the search engine should be explained in detail at funcybertab.com.
You guess it right: that is the official website for FunCyberTab. It says that with this extension you will be granted “quick access the top security sites, fast links to a popular websites,” and “this will change your newtab and default search settings and add useful links.” Although the grammar in these claims is highly questionable, it is obvious that the creators of this extension warn you about the oncoming modification.
Alright, you might say, but what if I did not download it from this page? What if it came out of nowhere? The application can surely come from sources other than its official homepage, but it never comes out of nowhere. You see, third-party applications are often distributed in software bundles. This means that you could have downloaded Funcybertabsearch.com onto your computer in a software package. These software packages might be hosted on file-sharing websites. But the thing is that, if you downloaded and installed this extension in a software package, it means you have many other unwanted programs on your PC. It never rains, but it pours, so to speak.
What does Funcybertabsearch.com do?
The search engine does not do much itself. It merely changes your search and new tab settings on Chrome and Firefox. At first glance, it may not look like a very big deal, but then you have to consider the fact that this program comes from the same family as Newtabtv, videoplayertab, safesidetab, iqabrowser, and many other unwanted applications. Such programs come forth supposedly offering a useful function, but in the end, as it turns out, they only slow down your computer’s performance and expose you to potential threats.
The same can be applied to Funcybertabsearch.com, too. The search engine does not intend to infect you with malware or anything, but it cannot even process your search queries itself. For that, it uses the customized Yahoo! Search engine. What’s more, each time you search the web, all of your searches get redirected via search.safefinder.com. This means that your search results could be modified, to increase the possibility of your clicking particular associated links. That is definitely annoying and potentially dangerous, so you should not tolerate it any longer.
How do I remove Funcybertabsearch.com?
You can get rid of this search engine and the browser extension by simply removing it via browser settings. However, we would like to remind you that this potential security threat might have been just one of the many. If you find looking for unfamiliar apps via Control Panel too tedious of a task, save your time by scanning your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. A full system scan will help you locate and terminate any malicious files or applications.
What’s more, with a computer security tool of your choice, you will be able to secure your system against similar intruders in the future. That is definitely your best option, but when you have your computer clean and safe, do not forget to stay away from unfamiliar file-sharing sites, too. Your web browsing habits are important if you want to protect your information and your PC.
Manual Funcybertabsearch.com Removal
- Press Alt+T and go to Add-ons.
- Click the Extensions tab and remove FunCyberTab.
- Press Alt+F and open More tools.
- Click Extensions and remove FunCyberTab.
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