What is Search.funsafetabsearch.com?
Search.funsafetabsearch.com is a questionable search website that can emerge in your Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers after a browser hijacker manages to infiltrate your computer. According to our malware researchers this hijacker is a clone of Search.mysafetabsearch.com and very similar to a number of other search engines as well. At first sight you may not even consider it as a threat as it looks like a normal, legitimate search website. But we are here to tell you that there are certain risks that can pose a threat to your virtual security. If you keep this browser extension on your system and you use it, too, it is possible that you infect your computer with more malware programs, but you may also fall for some online scams. This is why we believe that you should remove Search.funsafetabsearch.com as soon as you notice it in your browsers.
Where does Search.funsafetabsearch.com come from?
The most likely way for you to install this worthless tool is to click on unreliable third-party advertisements, such as pop-ups. You may believe that you would never click on a shady pop-up or any other third-party ads, but we need to tell you that it is still possible when you end up on unfamiliar websites looking for free files or software to download. These pages promote rather deceiving third-party ads that can be disguised as urgent plugin downloads and software updates, or download buttons. But inexperienced users may take these for real and click on them not knowing that these are indeed third-party ads. This is how a lot of computers get infected with malicious bundles. Such software packages can easily contain a number of malware threats as well as potentially unwanted applications. If you do not recall how you installed this tool, we suggest that you check your system with a reliable malware scanner to detect all possible threats after you delete Search.funsafetabsearch.com.
Apart from this unreliable channel, you can also install this browser hijacker through official sources. One such source is the official webpage, funsafetab.com, and another is the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/funsafetab/ojcneibidakkhnpdkoimliahgcmpbgpb. It could be confusing that this tool has an official site and is also available from the web store, yet we call it a malware infection. You should know that schemers can create such webpages in no time really and the web store may host probably hundreds of unreliable and potentially harmful browser extensions. So before you ever download any software or browser extension, you should run a web search to check them out first.
How does Search.funsafetabsearch.com work?
This browser extension is supposed to offer you easy-access links to PC safety sites as well as to social networking pages and more on a pseudo toolbar that is actually a part of this search page. Our researchers say that these links may not be trustworthy as some of them can take you to promotional websites of potentially unwanted applications, such as driveragentplus.com/landing/dap-1-2-3.php?tracking=Ima&campaign=safeside. But, if you click on the “Scan Domain” button on this toolbar, you will not get what you expect either as you will be redirected to another suspicious search engine page, search.cubokit.com/?st=ds&q=. We do not advise you to use these buttons in any case if you do not want to get into more trouble.
Apart from the main search box you can also find thumbnail links below it leading to popular websites, such as Facebook, Gmail, and Amazon. But the main issue here is obviously the search engine itself. This hijacker is capable of collecting information about your browsing habits and thus introduces you to customized content. This is possible by altering the search results and injecting relating third-party ads and links. It seems that this browser hijacker redirects to search.safefinder.com for a moment and then to search.yahoo.com. Do not be misled by finding yourself on a legitimate and reputable search engine page like Yahoo. Since you get there through this hijacker, you cannot trust any content it displays. If you click on ads or links that may come from cyber criminals posing as third parties, you may find yourself on malicious websites. This can have rather unfavorable consequences for you. So if you do not want to find out what those might be, you should remove Search.funsafetabsearch.com right now.
How can I delete Search.funsafetabsearch.com?
In order to eliminate this malware infection we suggest that you remove the browser extensions. If you need assistance with this, please follow our instructions below this article. We hope that you understand now the danger in visiting questionable websites and clicking on third-party ads. If you want to protect your system, you should also keep all your programs and drivers updated to make it more difficult for criminals to get to your data and your files. But, if you are looking for a more efficient and automated solution against malware invasions, we suggest that you install an authentic anti-malware application as soon as possible.
How to remove Search.funsafetabsearch.com from browsers
- Press Alt+F and select Settings.
- Go to Extensions on the left.
- Click on the unwanted extension and click on the trash can icon.
- Click Remove.
- Press Alt+T and select Add-ons.
- Go to Extensions on the left.
- Choose the unwanted extension and click Remove.
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