What is Intabsearch.com?
Intabsearch.com is a search engine you need to get rid of immediately after you encounter it because it is known to be a browser hijacker, and it is evident that it might quickly cause harm to your computer. It will become immediately clear for you that a browser hijacker infection has sneaked onto your system because the settings of all the browsers you keep installed, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox will be changed. Speaking more specifically, you will see a new search engine Intabsearch.com set in the place of your homepage and default search engine. This also means that you will be forced to use it unless you delete it and set a trustworthy search engine instead. If you do not do that soon, it is very likely that you will put your system in danger. In addition, you will not perform web searches effectively because Intabsearch.com shows ads instead of returning the reliable search results. Specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com will explain how Intabsearch.com works in a more detailed way in the following paragraphs.
What does Intabsearch.com do?
As you already know, it is a must to delete Intabsearch.com from browsers as soon as possible; however, you do not know much about Intabsearch.com and why we suggest getting rid of it. First of all, we have to say that there are two major reasons you should remove Intabsearch.com from your browsers. Yes, it does not seem to be harmful at first glance and reminds an ordinary search engine; however, the truth is that it is going to return the modified search results. In other words, you will be provided with advertisements that will be hidden among the legitimate search results. As you suspect, they are put there to make sure that users click on them. According to our specialists, Intabsearch.com spreads those ads to drive the traffic to partners’ websites. Of course, it does not do that free of charge. Unfortunately, websites that belong to third parties are not always trustworthy. They might themselves promote malicious software, or they might contain links that lead to websites with the infectious content. Yes, you have understood correctly – there is a small possibility to allow undesirable software to enter the system by keeping and using Intabsearch.com.
You should remove Intabsearch.com also because this search engine is known to be interested in the non-personally identifiable information and might record it. Many users think that non-personal information is unimportant; however, the truth is that it might still be used by cyber criminals. Therefore, you should keep it safe too. The only way to make sure that this infection cannot cause any privacy and security related problems is to remove it. Further in this article we will talk about that and will give you a few pieces of advice that will help you to prevent other browser hijackers from sneaking onto your computer.
Where does Intabsearch.com come from?
It is clear that users do not set Intabsearch.com as their default homepages and search engines willingly. Therefore, it is very likely that it enters systems without permission. Research carried out by the specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com has also confirmed that. To be more specific, it has been found that this browser hijacker is spread through software bundles. In most cases, it does not travel alone, which explains why so many users do not know when Intabsearch.com appeared on their browsers and how this happened.
Moreover, it has been noticed that an identical hijacker Speeddialsearch.com exists. It is spread and acts like Intabsearch.com, so if it ever sets itself on your browsers, you should remove it without further consideration as well. Specialists say that less experienced users who cannot ensure the system’s safety themselves should install security software ASAP. Also, users should be extra careful when visiting unknown websites or downloading software from third-party sites.
How to remove Intabsearch.com
Intabsearch.com does not apply many modifications to the system – you will see a new homepage, search engine, and extensions in the list of add-ons on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome only. Therefore, it is not surprising at all that it can be removed rather easily. All you need to do is to reset your browsers one by one. Less experienced users can also leave this job for an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. Do not forget to take care of other undesirable applications. To find them all, use the diagnostic scanner which you can download from our website by clicking on the Download button.
Delete Intabsearch.com in a manual way
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Find Internet Options in the Tools menu and open it.
- Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Put a tick in the box alongside Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset again.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+H simultaneously.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox to reset your browser.
- Open your browser and click on the button with three lines to open the menu.
- Open Settings.
- Scroll down and then click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click on the Reset button.
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