Has Firefox browser been acting weirdly in these days? Do you get another unfamiliar web site instead – www.lesstabs.com as the start-up page on Firefox? Is it promoting this LessTabs application to you constantly? Do not trust any of these unknown applications especially when they are eagerly delivering messages to you. This LessTabs, for instance, is unwanted by many computer users.
LessTabs Adware Unwanted By Many
LessTabs (www.lesstabs.com) says it’s a browser application that helps computer users enhance the experience of Internet surfing. It displays pop-up info whenever you highlight texts on the web sites and provides more resources without opening up other browser tabs. Its exact words go like “With LessTabs, simply highlight a word or phrase you’re interested in and LessTabs immediately displays results based on your selected text-without leaving the page.” It seems to be very helpful and worth downloading according to what the application says on its ads. However, this LessTabs is unwanted by many and is actually categorized as a browser adware according to its characters and behaviors it’s about to show you on the Internet. Look for more similarities from this WindowShopper adware.
LessTabs or LessTabs.com is categorized as a browser adware which belongs to a major PC issue. This adware targets at Internet browsing applications specifically including the well-known Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. On its web site – www.lesstabs.com, it also says it’s compatible with these three Internet browsers. Once a browser is attacked by this adware, it will behave like it’s being hacked by a browser hijacker. Not only the start-up page will be automatically changed to this www.lesstabs.com domain, but the default search engines will be replaced. You will keep being asked to download this LessTabs application whenever surfing online. In the meantime, this adware can also install itself without consent from you. It’s believed to be distributed through malicious web sites, URLs, free programs and spam attachments. Once it’s installed, this LessTabs adware will display unwanted pop-up messages and constant redirecting actions online. Judging from these uncomfortable consequences brought up by this adware, one is recommended to remove this unwanted LessTabs adware out of the PC for good.
Note: Considering that this LessTabs adware can affect privacy and other computer security issues, it’s recommended to be removed. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal help if you are not a PC expert yourself.
A Screen Shot of LessTabs.com Website
Troubles Caused by Less Tabs Adware
# LessTabs adware is distributed through malicious web sites and free programs and can get itself installed without permission
# Internet browsers will be the first targets of this adware; home pages and default search engines will be automatically replaced
# LessTabs adware will display constant info and redirecting actions which are unpleasant to experience
# Internet security won’t be stable and safe putting personal privacy into risks
Taking all of these into consideration, LessTabs adware isn’t worth of downloading.
A Step-by-step Removal Guide
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the LessTabs adware. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager.
Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and go to Uninstall a program session; scroll down the list of programs and uninstall LessTabs adware.
Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete all these associating files and registry entries of LessTabs adware and those that do not belong to the system in Registry Editor as below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll
Step E: Remove all the unfamiliar extensions on browsers and change home pages back from this www.lesstabs.com site.
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LessTabs adware is a “browser application that lets you explorer web content without leaving the page you’re on”. And once it’s installed successfully on Internet browsers, its features “include Wikipedia, Bing search results, Bing translations and treasures”. On one hand, it seems to be very helpful and provide convenience for one when surfing online. But on the other hand, this LessTabs isn’t recommended as a friendly browser application judging from its characters and behaviors. It can get itself installed distributing among malicious web sites and free programs. And it can display some uncomfortable content as well as constant online redirects which will make the Internet surfing an absolute unpleasant experience. At the meantime, this LessTabs adware can even affect personal privacy like many other browser hijackers do. Hence, it should be removed out of a computer ASAP for the safety of the computer and privacy.
Kindly Reminder: Still can’t restore Internet browsing back to usual? LessTabs adware still appears on Firefox and has spread to other browsers? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get help on a complete removal if you are not able to remove this adware successfully.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 6, 2013 2:26 am