What is Tab2Play?
Tab2Play is no different from its clones, such as Recipes By inMind, LifeStyle New Tab, and many others. It is, in fact, a potentially unwanted program that you might want to remove, because its only function is to change your browser's new tab page and homepage. This program replaces them with a modified search engine that is known to provide untrustworthy search results. On top of that, this application is set to collect information about you which is used for advertising and marketing purposes. There is plenty more to say about this program, so if your computer has it installed, then we suggest taking the time to learn more about it.
Where does Tab2Play come from?
As mentioned in the introduction, this program has a lot of clones. All of those clones including Tab2Play were released by a shady software developer called InMind, Inc. This developer is closely linked to Mindspark Interactive Network. You can learn more about these companies by visiting their websites at Byinmind.com and Mindspark.com. Note that these websites feature the names of their most recent releases, so be sure to check them out if you want to avoid accidentally getting similar programs. InMind has a reputation for using any means possible to get its programs on as many computers as possible.
Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com have found that Tab2Play is likely to be bundled with malicious software and distributed on shady websites. Also, it is possible to get it by clicking on an ad provided by an adware-type program. However, the use of these dissemination techniques is not consistent. Nevertheless, Tab2Play is also distributed using techniques that have longer longevity so to speak. Our researchers found that this program can be downloaded from its dedicated website at Tab2play.byinmind.com. However, most users get it from the Chrome Web Store. Even though this extension is featured on this website, this does not mean that it is completely safe.
How does Tab2Play work?
It is claimed that by using Tab2Play you can start playing new games by clicking the Play button on its custom search engine, which will present you with a selection of Flash games. Tab2Play might look appealing, because you do not have to register on some kind of a website. But, it would not be classified as a potentially unwanted program if it did not have certain issues associated with it.
After you install Tab2Play it automatically changes your default search engine and homepage to Ask.com. But, this version of Ask.com has been tampered with and we deem it unreliable, because it is likely to feature links to potentially unreliable websites. It is also very important to mention, that this program is set to gather non-personally identifiable information about you, which includes, but is not limited to IP address, PC specifications, browsing and search history and so on. This information is processed and used to display tailored ads. So if you do not want your search results to be modified, then we suggest removing Tab2Play.
How do I remove Tab2Play?
This browser extension has been classified as a potentially unwanted program for a reason. It is distributed using various methods. Some of which, such as software bundles, are dishonest methods, because they tend to hide additional software. Above all, this extension does not improve browsing experience. It can only do the contrary by subjecting you to unasked-for promotional links. You can simply remove Tab2Play by going to Google Chrome’s list of extensions and clicking the Remove button.
Remove Tab2Play from Google Chrome
- Launch the browser.
- Press Alt+F.
- Select More tools.
- Click Extensions.
- Locate the extension.
- Click Remove.
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