Hello, can you remove Search.foxtab.com off my computer? I have a Sony Vaio laptop running with Window 8, and everything ran well on it before yesterday afternoon, but since when I visited a coupon website and clicked on something unknown suddenly, I found the Firefox began to run abnormally. The default search engine on Firefox is Google, but if I type things on search bar, the search engine appears to be foxtab search. I cannot change the Google back. Please help me solve this problem.

Description of Search.foxtab.com Hijacker

Search.foxtab.com is a very pesky browser hijacker to infect different kinds of Internet browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari and so on. This annoying browser hijacker not only can attack windows computer but also Apple Mac. The cyber criminal creates this browser hijacker to attack users’ computer and control it to steal some important information for illegal profits. Therefore, cyber criminal mainly spread this redirect infection into Internet worldwide. And also more and more victims are suffering from this redirect infection. This redirect enters targeted computer via many ways. Remote hackers can first add this browser hijacker into the websites they control, and when users browse those websites, this hijacker may automatically drop onto the computer or when you click on something strange, this browser hijacker will be activated to root into computer. Besides, it’s bundled into free downloading software, and while users download and install the program they need, this hijacker also comes. In addition, Search.foxtab.com hijacker will infiltrate computer and Mac through spam email attachment, shareware, peer-to-peer files or files sent from strangers and so on. To prevent this redirect infection from accessing your computer, please pay attention to what we mentioned above.

Once Search.foxtab.com hijacker gets on your computer, it will perform many evil activities. Basically, it will change the homepage and default search engine of the web browser. Then when you search something online, it will lead you to foxtab search and you cannot get the correct search result, but instead you’ll be led to strange and unknown links or websites. and while you’re using web browser, you will be interrupted by many pop-up ads. It’s hard to close those ads by click on X. those pop-up will slow down the Internet speed, and you cannot smoothly go to the Internet fast, sometimes web browser will get stuck and crash down. In system, this redirect infection may create more system loopholes and that will create more opportunities for other threats like Trojan horse, ransomware, spyware, worm or adware to access the infected system. More threats in system will create more junk files and occupy the rest system capacity, and the CPU usage will suddenly be higher than ever before. Computer also runs slow as a snail or get stuck even crash down directly. And those dangerous viruses may severely damage system, system files and programs even hardware. Once you find Search.foxtab.com hijacker on your computer, you should delete it as soon as possible to make computer security a good situation.

Main Traits of Search.foxtab.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Search.foxtab.com and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Search.foxtab.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

The Screenshot of Search.foxtab.com Hijacker

Search.foxtab.com

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Search.foxtab.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Search.foxtab.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

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Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to Search.foxtab.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

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Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK

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Conclusion:

Search.foxtab.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Search.foxtab.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Michael Myn & last updated on March 19, 2015 3:51 am

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