Mylucky Tab (Virus Removal Instructions) - Simple Removal Guide

Mylucky Tab Removal Guide

What is Mylucky Tab?

Mylucky Tab – a browser hijacking software that collects browsing data

Mylucky TabMy lucky Tab is the browser hijacker that alters settings on the browser.

Mylucky Tab is a potentially unwanted program categorized as a browser hijacker. It alters browser settings such as the default search engine, new tab, and home page preferences in order to increase traffic to a fake search engine and redirect site that exposes to commercial material –

That webpage is deemed as a fake search engine because it doesn't generate any search results but attempts to search online for you. It only redirects users to (depending on their geolocation) either Google search or Bing search (through two more portals – and This hijacker injects those search results with commercial material and triggers more banners, pop-ups, ads.

Browser hijackers, such as Mylucky tab, Webwow, Stream Tube, and others, are capable of collecting non-personal information, like browsing data (visited sites, search queries, IP addresses, geolocations, etc.), that might end up in the hands of various interested parties, from advertisers to cybercriminals. These details mainly used for generating more personalized advertisements.

name Mylucky Tab
Type Browser hijacker
IP address
Distribution Fake updaters, deceptive ads, freeware bundles
Symptoms Changed browser settings (default search engine, the home page, and new tab), slower overall device performance, more advertisements
Risks Ads could lead to malicious sites or the installation of additional PUPs. Collected browsing data can be shared with advertisers, or people with ill intentions
Removal To uninstall this browser hijacker from any device, please refer to our free guide posted at the bottom of this article
Repair System repair tools like the FortectIntego app should be used to maintain the health of your devices

Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) are usually distributed in sneaky ways, such as freeware bundles or deceptive ads. Because of that, everyday computer users are tricked into installing them willingly but unknowingly and usually don't know how browser hijackers or adware[1] got to in their devices.

There are a couple of reasons why people should choose to remove Mylucky Tab browser hijacker from their devices. First, it collects browsing data that might be shared with third-parties. Second – the pop-ups, banners, and other ads that might be shown could redirect to malicious sites where the users might get tricked into installing more PUPs, or even some malware could end up on their devices.

The culprit of this article could be installed either as a browser extension or as an application. At the bottom of this article, we provide a detailed tutorial on Mylucky Tab removal from all browsers and systems. After uninstalling the intruder, users are highly advised to perform a full system scan with reliable anti-malware tools such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes to make sure no malware found its way to the device.

Mylucky Tab PUPMylucky Tab is the program related to another shady program -tailsearch.

Also, when users uninstall Mylucky Tab virus from their devices, experts[2] recommend using the FortectIntego system repair tool or any other similar system tune-up app to restore any changes that the browser hijacker might have done to system files and settings.

Simple steps to avoid browser hijackers and other PUPs

Since most computer users don't know how a potentially unwanted program[3] got installed on their computer, we will explain it and provide simple steps to prevent that. It is a well-known fact in the cybersecurity communities that PUPs, like browser hijackers and adware, are delivered by employing a very stealthy technique that's called software bundling, where at least two or more apps are offered as a package.

Mylucky Tab virusMylucky Tab - a PUP that acts as an intrusive hijacker on various browsers.

It is really simple to avoid one of the most prevalent browser hijacker distribution techniques. Users just have to be a bit more patient and stay attentive to what apps they are agreeing to install when installing applications from freeware/software bundles:

  • Instead of choosing the Quick or Standard installation option, choose the Advanced or Custom
  • Review what would be installed on your device if you'd have chosen otherwise
  • Remove ticks from pre-selected boxes authorizing the installation of apps that you don't need, don't trust, or didn't even know would be installed
  • Install only apps that you want and need
  • Remember this small guide and always use it when installing bundled software.

Browser hijacker Mylucky Tab removal instructions

Browser hijackers like Mylucky tab virus might seem like harmless applications when actually they pose a threat. It's unwise to keep using any PUP as that could lead to privacy issues, financial loss, privacy theft, or even infection with severe malware.

That's why our cybersecurity experts recommend everyone to remove Mylucky Tab browser intruder from all devices immediately. We provide detailed guidelines below this paragraph on how to do it manually, although anti-malware software should be used to find any particles that are left behind.

Furthermore, once Mylucky Tab removal is completed, users should consider scanning their devices with powerful system repair tools to fix any damage that the PUP might have done.

You may remove virus damage with a help of FortectIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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What to do if failed?
If you failed to fix virus damage using Fortect Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Fortect Intego has a free limited scanner. Fortect Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Fortect, try running SpyHunter 5.
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Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

Getting rid of Mylucky Tab. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK. Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete from macOS

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash) Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom. Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear. Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running. Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick Delete Advanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose Advanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy, search and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now. Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset. Reset Chromium Edge

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear. Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information. Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data. Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall. Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History. Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches. Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Mylucky Tab registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting browser plugins

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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