Remove Rocket Tab
Removal instructions

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Rocket Tab is also known as Rocket Tab virus, Rcoket Tab ads | Type: Adware

What is Rocket Tab?

Rocket Tab is a potentially unwanted application, which spreads around in a form of browser add-on. We must note that this program is legitimate and should never be called a virus or malware. However, there are several things that cause our decision to include this program to our blog. First of all, RocketTab is mostly spread in a bundle with freeware and shareware, what can hardly be called a fair distribution method. Once it infiltrates the system, it leaves its add-on on all Internet browsers that can be found on the system, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari and others. As a result, you may find out that you can't use your favorite search site because every time you start your search session your browser redirects you to RocketTab. Beware that this search engine may return altered search results for you, redirect you to insecure sites and display commercial notifications.

How can Rocket Tab hijack my computer?

You can download RocketTab on your computer as a tool that promises to make your browsing more convenient. However, in most of the cases Rocket Tab is distributed in a bundle with freeware and shareware. Of course, you can avoid its infiltration, you just need to know some things. First of all, you should pay more attention to the installation process of the freeware (choosing a Custom or Advanced installation process helps). In addition, you should find the checkmark that agrees to install RocketTab on the system. If you missed it, you can expect discovering this search engine instead of your start page and default search engine. Besides, in order to make money from advertising, this potentially unwanted program may track your online activities. Keep your computer protected; use a reliable security tool, avoid downloading unfamiliar programs and eliminate such intruders as Rocket Tab virus. In order to remove it from there, follow this guide:

How to remove Rocket Tab?

If you noticed that your start page or default search engine has changed to Rocket Tab, be sure that this search engine is inside your computer. In order to remove it from there, follow these instructions.

Automatic Rocket Tab Removal Guide

You can remove Rocket Tab 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.

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Manual Rocket Tab Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Rocket Tab and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Rocket Tab or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

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.

Step 2: Remove Rocket Tab from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Rocket Tab and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Rocket Tab removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Rocket Tab and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Rocket Tab removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Rocket Tab and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Rocket Tab removal.

What is adware?

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 Rocket Tab:

•  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

Geolocation of Rocket Tab

This map reveals the prevalence of Rocket Tab. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Canada, United States and United Kingdom.

QR code for Rocket Tab removal instructions

Rocket Tab qrcode 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 Rocket Tab 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 Rocket Tab right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2014-08-12 08:24
Information updated: 2014-08-12 08:24

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Users comments about Rocket Tab:

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ALEx
thanks, this was really helpful and i finally got rid of that horrible program, thanks!
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The Bobster
You should tell us that SpyHunter will scan but wont repair until you pay them money.
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Scheduled Tasks
This malware also installs a scheduled task named like a {GUID}, you will want to remove it as well.
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Samir Roy
I have been able to remove "Rocket Tab" with Malwarebytes Antimallware successfully.
For your information I like to add the following things, which I believe has been done by this filthy Progm. to my P C.
1. I located R.Tab in my Programmes 86 in C drive and nowhere else - not in any Browser add-ons.
2.For some suspicious activities in my P C , I restored C drive to an earlier date on 28-08-14 and on 29-08-14 Boot-time Scan was done by AVAST
-anti virus installed in my P C. There is Super Antispyware installed but R. Tab managed to enter and install itself in my P C on 29-08-14.
3. Now, the most interesting part I faced : a] no mention of RocketTab in Control Panel and [ b] all the recent Restore Points are missing.
THEREFORE I COULD NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS BLOODY THING. Ultimately after installing and scanning by Malwarebytes
the thing was removed.
4. However, I am yet to get back my "Restore Points" AND Installed Programmes in the "Control Panel" [ more than half are missing].

I would be obliged to get any help.








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Jeba
Thanx a lot!!
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JR1488
Thank you so much!! Im very annoy it!!!
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