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Remove FunCyberTab ads (Free Guide)

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Should you be afraid of FunCyberTab virus?

Questions about FunCyberTab ads

If you visit file sharing websites frequently, one day you might install FunCyberTab browser hijacker on your computer. It is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which spreads via freeware and shareware. It has an official website, which presents this PUP as a tool that can add security tools to your browser, provide shortcuts to top security sites and also fast links to other popular Internet pages. However, it is unlikely that this PUP can help to increase your computer security at any point. The real aim of it is to take control over user’s web browsers and set site as a new tab and home page and default search provider. You should not rely on this search engine as it reportedly causes redirects to third-party websites, which means that you will not be able to access relevant information so quickly. In other words, you can experience a URL redirection after clicking on a search result.

FunCyberTab hijacker integrates sponsored content, which can be dangerous

These FunCyberTab redirects are associated with affiliate links, and such unpleasant behavior of this search engine is meant to generate advertising revenue for the developers of this PUP. Another phenomenon you might encounter is called ads by FunCyberTab. They can appear during your browsing sessions, inserted into your search results, and show up in various other forms on your screen. Of course, these ads can also cause FunCyberTab redirect issue, so it is better to ignore them. Since this PUP cannot provide you with reliable search outcomes or useful deals, we recommend you to delete it. Take into account that you cannot just go to your browser’s settings and change the homepage, new tab page and search engine settings, as this PUP will revert them back. Hence, you have to implement FunCyberTab removal first. We recommend using a trustworthy anti-spyware software (like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego) to run a system scan and detect all PUPs automatically. If you do not want to do that, you can use instructions provided below this post and delete this hijacker manually.

Who installed this PUP on your PC?

This potentially undesirable application is not a serious computer virus, and it does not act like a serious Trojan or another severe computer threat, which means it cannot get inside your computer in an illegal way. However, it uses a tricky technique and bundles itself with other free programs. If you would like to keep it away from your PC, install programs attentively. Some computer programs recommend installing a few third-party programs alongside them, but you always have a choice to opt them out. You can do that by picking Advanced or Custom settings and deselecting all optional components.

Sadly, this program and similar browser hijackers can be downloaded from trustworthy sources like Chrome Web Store. In most cases, it is impossible to find them via search, but you can access it via the official website of this PUP. In other words, we assume that this app can be accessed via Chrome Web Store only by those who have a direct link to it. We advise you to read user’s feedback before you install any suspicious browser extensions or apps to your PC.

Two different ways to remove FunCyberTab ads

You can get rid of ads and stop web redirects easily – all you need to do is to remove FunCyberTab virus by following instructions that we have prepared. If you can still see ads or if your computer runs slow after removing this PUP from it, then we strongly advise you to clean up your computer using an automatic spyware/malware removal software as it is likely that your PC has become home not to one, but two or more critical programs.

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To remove FunCyberTab ads, follow these steps:

Remove FunCyberTab from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall FunCyberTab and related programs
    Here, look for FunCyberTab or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Get rid of FunCyberTab from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for FunCyberTab or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete FunCyberTab from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for FunCyberTab and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete FunCyberTab removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate FunCyberTab ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, FunCyberTab should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase FunCyberTab from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select FunCyberTab and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete FunCyberTab removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall FunCyberTab from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select FunCyberTab and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete FunCyberTab removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove FunCyberTab from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for FunCyberTab or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete FunCyberTab removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Olivia Morelli
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  1. Sarita says:
    June 22nd, 2016 at 4:04 am

    this is a browser extension, and it is malicious! it always opens random tabs and suggests me to install more and more programs. That is not only annoying, but dangerous as well… At least I think so

  2. Katrine says:
    June 22nd, 2016 at 4:05 am

    FunCyberTab is not useful it is full of bugs and does not work as promised

  3. Ally29 says:
    June 22nd, 2016 at 4:06 am

    I wish I have never installed this on my PC…. Didnt like it at all, now it turns out that it was dangerous! I hope it did not infect my computer with some other threats, at least everything seems to be ok now…. (I have removed FunCyberTab)

  4. 72701 says:
    June 22nd, 2016 at 4:06 am

    great guide, thanks 🙂

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