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Remove MyDrivingTab (Free Guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Browser hijacker

Should you remove MyDrivingTab virus?

Questions about MyDrivingTab

MyDrivingTab redirect virus is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that represents search engine. At the first sight, it seems that this program is a useful tool that can help you find driving directions in the city that you are currently in, avoid heavy traffic and ease your way to your destination. Sadly, the real aim of this program is entirely different, and it functions just like any other browser hijacker. Once installed, it changes the homepage to, sets the same URL as default new tab page and search engine as well. Do not be fooled by the safe-looking appearance of DrivingTabSearch site; in reality, it is a highly suspicious search engine that delivers altered search results each time the user attempts to use it. This search tool is designed to reroute users to predetermined Internet sites instead of opening websites that are related to search results. The only reason why this site causes so-called MyDrivingTab redirects is pay-per-click revenue, which is what interests the developers of this shady application. To sum up, by installing this over-praised program you will only agree to change your browser’s settings and add a “Driving” extension, which will monitor your activity the entire time as you browse the Internet.

MyDrivingTab redirect virus

MyDrivingTab browser hijacker gathers particular data about the user who installs it. First of all, it finds out what is the IP address of the victim’s computer, what websites does the user visit, how much time he/she spends on them, what ads have lured the user to click on them, and what search terms the user has used in his/hers web searches. Think whether you want to reveal such information to some questionable company, which is most likely going to share these details with third-parties to deliver “relevant” advertisements to you. These ads can appear in Driving Search results, pop-up in new tabs or windows, or just be injected into random text lines on the websites that you will be visiting. If you are not willing to explore some questionable third-party websites, then we suggest staying away from these ads. What is more, the activity of this hijacker can significantly slow down the performance of your web browser. To sum up, it seems that this program can only cause various problems rather than provide beneficial features. Therefore, you should consider the idea of removing this hijacker from your PC. To remove MyDrivingTab, use Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or a similar anti-spyware software.

How did this program succeed to hijack your computer without your knowledge?

Most computer users still do not know that potentially unwanted programs spread via software bundling method, which means they can be installed alongside other free applications. Luckily, it is not that complicated to prevent this from happening in the future. In fact, to avoid installing such programs, you just need to adjust installation settings a little whenever you install a new program on your PC. Switch the settings option from Default/Standard/Recommended to Advanced/Custom mode and then deselect all suggestions to install optional applications, add browser toolbars, change homepage settings, etc. We highly recommend deselecting all additional items as they typically appear to be entirely useless.

How to remove MyDrivingTab from the PC?

If you have installed MyDrivingTab virus because you thought that it is an advantageous application that can you use in your daily life, you probably understand now that you were mistaken. As you can see, this program has been developed for different purposes. If you do not want to keep it in your system, just remove it with a help of anti-spyware software. This particular computer parasite can be deleted manually, too, and that is the reason why we have provided these MyDrivingTab removal instructions down below:

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To remove MyDrivingTab, follow these steps:

Delete MyDrivingTab 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 MyDrivingTab and related programs
    Here, look for MyDrivingTab 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'
  5. Remove MyDrivingTab from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Erase MyDrivingTab 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 MyDrivingTab 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'

Uninstall MyDrivingTab 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 MyDrivingTab 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 MyDrivingTab removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate MyDrivingTab 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, MyDrivingTab should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove MyDrivingTab 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 MyDrivingTab 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. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. 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'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete MyDrivingTab removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of MyDrivingTab 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 MyDrivingTab 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. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete MyDrivingTab removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete MyDrivingTab 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 MyDrivingTab or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by MyDrivingTab, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. 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...'
  6. 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 MyDrivingTab removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Gabriel E. Hall
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  1. larry says:
    July 26th, 2016 at 9:33 am

    I though this mydrivingtab app was safe, but thanks God I did not install it.

  2. Amantha says:
    July 26th, 2016 at 9:33 am

    really glad that you guys have explained how to remove this virus. these instructions were really helpful!

  3. Johnman says:
    July 26th, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I am really not happy, because it wasnt me who installed this virus on my computer. i would never install such program on the computer, i think they are useless. However, I did remove it, so I am satisfied now. what a relief.

  4. Gregory says:
    July 26th, 2016 at 9:57 am

    why software bundling is considered as legitimate distribution method?… I mean, it can be legitimate but as long as the information about additional software is clearly disclosed. I wasnt notified about mydrivingtab when installing programs on my PC. and here i am, trying to delete this piece of crapware from my computer.

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