What is Games4Tab.com?
Games4Tab.com is a search engine that is distributed through its accompanying browser extension called Games4Tab. Testing has shown that this extension can replace your browser’s default homepage address and new tab page with this search engine without your knowledge or approval. It does this on purpose because its developers want to force you to use Games4Tab.com because it can feature ads in its search results that generate advertising revenue. It also gathers information to personalize the ads and generate more revenue. So, as you can see, it is all about making money, so rest assured that it will not improve your web browsing experience. Therefore, you ought to remove this hijacker to ensure your computer's safety.
Where does Games4Tab.com come from?
Our malware researchers say that, allegedly, Games4Tab.com comes from a company based in Cyprus. However, beyond all of the official information found on this same hijacker, there is no third-party information that could back up the official information. Therefore, we conclude that this search engine comes from an unknown source that uses it for advertising and marketing purposes.
This hijacker is distributed in a number of ways. Our security specialists say that it might come bundled with third-party installers that install this hijacker onto your browser secretly while installing other software. Nevertheless, our researchers say that you can download its accompanying browser extension named Games4Tab from the Chrome Web Store. You can also install the same extension from its dedicated distribution website at Lp.games4tab.com. When you install this browser extension, it does not allow you to deselect the installation of Games4Tab.com and does not warn about implementing it as your browser’s homepage and new tab page as well. Now let us take a closer look at how this hijacker functions.
How does Games4Tab.com work?
As mentioned, Games4Tab.com has an accompanying browser extension called Games4Tab which acts as a vehicle for distributing this hijacker. According to our malware researchers, this hijacker is compatible with Google Chrome only, so if you use another search engine, then getting this hijacker is the least of your concern. However, if you are a Chrome user, then be warned that Games4Tab.com will function as a regular search engine. Indeed, you can use it for searching the web to your heart’s content. However, we want to inform you that it redirects its search queries through Blpsearch.com to Yahoo.com and, in the end, you get modified search results. The results are ad-supported, and we want to inform you that it presents them as regular links. The links can redirect you to shady websites that might jeopardize your computer’s security.
It must be noted that Games4Tab.com was configured to collect information about you. Our malware analysts say that it keeps tabs on your browsing preferences to find out what your interests are to present you with more relevant ads. It can collect information such as your IP address, Internet Service Provider domain name, browsing history, entered search terms, and so on. Therefore, we recommend that you remove it from your PC as soon as possible.
How do I remove Games4Tab.com?
Games4Tab.com is not a search engine that you can trust because its primary purpose is to subject you to commercial advertisements and promotional links. It was set up and dedicated to generating advertising revenue. However, not all of its ads are safe to click because there is no telling whether its ad-supplying servers are safe. To keep your PC safe, we suggest that you remove this malicious search engine.
How to remove Games4Tab.com
- Open Google Chrome.
- Press Alt+F.
- Select More tools.
- Click Extensions.
- Locate Games4Tab.
- Click Remove.
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