HomeTab is a sneaky adware, which infiltrates computers in a bundle with freeware and shareware. As soon as it sneaks inside, it typically changes the start page and default search engine to search.hometab.com or search.newhometab.com domains. Besides, this program may also start displaying continuous pop-up notifications that promote related websites or simply slow down the browser. We can't say that HomeTab is malicious or that it's a virus. This program can't harm your computer but it can definitely cause unwanted activities on it. If you noticed browser redirections or commercial pop-up ads, they may be caused by HomeTab. In order to get rid of them, you should remove this program from your computer without any delay.
HomeTab can be downloaded from its official website and some other download sites. However, in most of the cases it shows up on computer after downloading PDF Creators, video players, and other freeware. Of course, users are always notified that they will download HomeTab on their computers with this freeware However, this can't be noticed if you don't pay enough attention to the installation process of such programs... Please, try to be more careful when downloading freeware on your computer next time. As soon as HomeTab appears on your computer, it starts interrupting its victim with continuous pop-up ads. Typically, it affects all web browsers that are installed on the system, so you will have to remove it from Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox separately if you want to get rid of this program for good.
If you want to remove HomeTab from the system, you should firstly scan your machine with updated anti-spyware. For that, you can use STOPzilla, SpyHunter or Malwarebytes Anti Malware. As soon as you remove malicious entries from the system, look for this program on Add/Remove Programs list. For that use manual removal step and remove HomeTab for good:
You can remove HomeTab automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for HomeTab or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by HomeTab:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like HomeTab are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall HomeTab right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-13 08:28
Information updated: 2014-08-13 08:28