What is Musictabsearch.com?
Musictabsearch.com promises that you can listen to the online radio for free if you install this application. However, our security specialists say that this program is a browser hijacker, and it is only interested in making easy money. Luckily, the application will not try to log your keystrokes or steal your banking passwords. But it will sure cause you some trouble, especially if you continue using the search engine provided by the program. Hence, do yourself a favor and remove Musictabsearch.com right now. It is not too complicated, yet if you think you may need some help, you can also refer to professionals.
Where does Musictabsearch.com come from?
That is a rather complicated question because we can point out several methods of adware and hijacker distribution, but in reality, it is hard to tell exactly which website or which program is responsible for spreading Musictabsearch.com around.
What’s more, there is also the official homepage, where you can find the direct download link. If that were not enough, there is also the Chrome Web Store that has a page for this extension. Supposedly, if you add this application to your Chrome browser, it will enhance your web browsing experience, by allowing you to listen to online radio anytime.
Now, if you downloaded or added this program to your browser willingly, you definitely know how to remove it, too. But if the hijacker appeared out of nowhere, the chances are that you already had some unwanted application installed on your system and that (presumably) adware program displayed random pop-ups that contained Musictabsearch.com installer links. So when you go down to deleting this program from your system, you should terminate all the other unnecessary apps as well.
What does Musictabsearch.com do?
As mentioned, the official version is that this program is there to help you listen to online radio through your browser. That is, of course, assuming that you use your desktop more often than your mobile device. Nevertheless, aside from the “official” function, the side effects of this program are far more obvious.
For starters, when the extension is added to your browser, it also automatically changes your default search engine to musictabsearch.com. The extension works only on the Chrome browser, so it will not change your settings on any other popular web browsing tool. However, if the program comes bundled with additional apps, it can still land on your system, so it is important that your run thorough system scans with a computer security tool regularly.
What damage could this hijacker possibly bring? Technically, the hijacker itself cannot destroy your computer or anything. It is the additional programs that it might expose you to that you should be wary of. Not to mention, this extension provides a lot of advertising space for free, and anyone can embed their content into that space, as long as they know how to do it. You can sure trust cyber criminals to know such simple tricks.
Musictabsearch.com does not review the third-party content it promotes. Thus, even if it exposes you to dangerous websites that promote malware, it cannot be held responsible for it. It is you who have fallen into this trap, and so you have to deal with it on your own.
How do I remove Musictabsearch.com?
Of course, none of this would happen if you removed the hijacker from your system immediately. Since it is not possible to delete it via Control Panel, you can either modify your browser settings via the settings menu, or you can delete the extension from the system file manually. In fact, in our opinion, the manual removal might be slightly easier, rather than going through the browser settings and checking all the points one by one.
Finally, to ensure that you do not go through the same ordeal again, you have to invest in a legitimate antispyware tool that would protect your system from such annoying nuisances. Of course, getting yourself a powerful security application also ensures that you get informed and warned about all sorts of security threats that could seriously damage your computer. Yet, you should also remember that employing safe web browsing habits is just as important because not even the greatest firewall would protect you if you were to go into dangerous territories on purpose.
Manual Musictabsearch.com Removal
- Press Win+R and type %LOCALAPPDATA%.
- Click OK and open the directory.
- Navigate to Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions.
- Highlight and delete the mgplgmjjajfogochjpdohjphkccnaogd folder.
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