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Remove MyOfficeTab (Removal Instructions) - Free Guide

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Browser Hijackers

MyOfficeTab is a browser hijacker that reads users' browsing history and changes data instead of providing useful features

 MyOfficeTab virus

MyOfficeTab is a suspicious extension presenting office utility features on your browser. After the program hijacks your system, it starts appearing on every browser you use. Additionally to such a behavior, the intruder makes changes to your homepage, new tab, and the default search engine. So, no matter that MyOfficeTab toolbar is promoted as a useful addition to your browser as it helps you manage your apps, online search results displayed by or are useless and can even expose users to possibly malicious content. Nevertheless, you need a full system scan with a reputable antivirus program to make sure that every cyber infection is eliminated from the device and cannot affect the computer.

Name MyOfficeTab
Type Browser extension
Category Browser hijacker/Potentially unwanted program
Main danger Tracks and collects users' information
Symptoms Changes homepage, new tab, default search engine, displays commercial content, slows down the performance of the device in general
Distribution Freeware installations, including bundled software
Elimination Clean the system automatically with Reimage and uninstall the unwanted content manually

Despite all promotional content that claims about MyOfficeTab functionality and usefulness, this browser extension is not valuable at all. It should be removed from the device and all web browser itself without even trying its functionality. However, in most cases, it is not enough to uninstall and delete the program, and you need to clean the system from the main PUP that causes installation of this browser tool. 

Once installed, MyOfficeTab virus delivers intrusive content. However, its real classification should be the potentially unwanted program[1] which gets installed during freeware's installation and then causes additional infiltration of unwanted content. Unfortunately, you cannot see such an infiltration, and the only thing you notice is the unwanted behavior and changes on the device.

However, there are several symptoms that indicate about MyOfficeTab adware on the system:

  • Changed in-browser search engine;
  • Default homepage, new tab set to an unfamiliar page;
  • Commercial pop-up ads that are filling up the screen;
  • Advertising banners injected on commonly visited sites;
  • Each pop-up ad causes redirects to questionable websites;
  • The browser performs slower due to additional browser content.

To remove MyOfficeTab properly and forget about intrusive commercial content, you need to get rid of the PUP and other infections that are possibly hiding on the system without your knowledge. People complain about the set as their homepage and default search engine, others are complaining about redirects to potentially malicious content.

However, this intrusive behavior is not the only reason you need to perform a MyOfficeTab removal. As many other PUPs or adware programs which are related to advertisers and commercial content creators, this intruder can track and even collect your information using data tracking cookies.[2]

Details about your device, internet provider, browsing habits, most viewed sites or commonly searched items can be tracked, collected and later even shared with third-party advertisers with the purpose of creating more personalized ads. 

Get rid of MyOfficeTab by scanning the system with Reimage. When the thorough scan on the computer is performed the program suggests what programs to eliminate from the system completely. By following recommended steps, you can terminate all possible intruders. 

MyOfficeTab browser hijacker
MyOfficeTab is a potentially unwanted program that spreads around the internet with freeware bundles during insecure installations.

Software bundling is the PUP spreading technique

There might be a few different techniques used to distribute these intruders that categorize as potentially unwanted programs, but the main method is insecure freeware installations during which software is packed with unwanted content and spread on the internet.

You can avoid this cyber infiltration by choosing Advanced or Custom options while installing your software or programs from the web. Choosing the official provider can also give you an advantage and help avoid intrusive cyber infections. Additionally, you can follow these tips from security experts[3]:

  • Get your programs from reputable sources or official providers;
  • Always choose Advanced or Custom installation options;
  • Manage your browser content by removing extensions and toolbars installed without your permission;
  • Scan the system with anti-malware tools more frequently.

Eliminate MyOfficeTab frot the browser and clean the system using professional tools

Remove MyOfficeTab as soon as you notice any upper-mentioned symptoms. You can do so manually by uninstalling this intruder and other related content. However, you need a thorough system cleaning to get rid of the unwanted behavior on the machine. We suggest you using anti-malware programs for the job. If you have nothing in mind, you can find a few program options down below.

Automatic MyOfficeTab removal is the best option because you can delete all intruders and this program that causing you problems in one system scan. Also, remember to block other programs and tools on your browser after this process. We have a few additional tips for you below the article.  

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove MyOfficeTab, follow these steps:

Eliminate MyOfficeTab from Windows systems

MyOfficeTab removal can work perfectly if you follow these steps:

  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 MyOfficeTab and related programs
    Here, look for MyOfficeTab 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 MyOfficeTab 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.

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

Erase MyOfficeTab 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, MyOfficeTab should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete MyOfficeTab from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove MyOfficeTab and all related content from the Firefox browser:

  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 MyOfficeTab 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 MyOfficeTab removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of MyOfficeTab from Google Chrome

Make sure to reset the browser if you want to eliminate all potentially malicious content:

  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 MyOfficeTab 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 MyOfficeTab removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate MyOfficeTab 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 MyOfficeTab 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 MyOfficeTab, 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 MyOfficeTab removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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