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Remove Streaming Lab Tab (Free Instructions) - Simple Removal Guide

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Browser Hijackers

Streaming Lab Tab is a browser hijacker that knows plenty about you

Streaming Lab TabStreaming Lab Tab is a potentially unwanted program that can be spread via software bundles and result in unintentional installation

Streaming Lab Tab is a potentially unwanted application that usually comes in the form of a browser extension, and is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and other popular browsers. The app can be downloaded from official sources, although it can also spread within software bundles, which often results in an unintentional installation by users.

Once installed, the Streaming Lab Tab app changes web browser settings in various ways:

  • appends a customized search engine that would redirect all results to Yahoo
  • changes the homepage and new tab address to
  • inserts advertisements and sponsored links into searches
  • enables tracking technologies to capture information about users' web browsing activities, etc.

Streaming Lab Tab hijack provides a customized search engine for monetization purposes and does not provide real benefit to the end-user. Instead, those who have the app installed can suffer from serious privacy issues and might be misguided when looking for information online.

Name Streaming Lab Tab
Type Browser hijacker, potentially unwanted program
Distribution  Software bundle packages, official sources, deceptive/attractive ads 
Symptoms  Browser extensions/apps installed on the web browser or computer; new tab URL and homepage set to; all searches lead to Yahoo; search results are filled with sponsored links and ads
Dangers  Installation of other potentially unwanted software, privacy issues, financial losses
Removal You can uninstall the app by following or guide below
Further steps  If you found infections on your computer, we highly recommend you perform additional checks: run a scan with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego repair tool as well as anti-malware, and reset web browsers to prevent tracking cookies[1]

Regardless of whether you installed Streaming Lab Tab intentionally or not, you will see its presence straight away, as it displays a new webpage instead of your previous one. Each time you open your browser or a new tab, you will always be presented with a address.

All the time, while the extension is installed on your system, you will be forced to use its engine for your searches until you perform a full Streaming Lab Tab removal. You can usually achieve that easily – just right click on the add-on and select uninstall. Nonetheless, if you have an app installed on your system, the termination might not be as easy.

As soon as you enter a search query, you will be redirected to, which is a legitimate search provider. Nevertheless, Streaming Lab Tab has little to do with the industry giant, as it only uses its engine. Unlike Yahoo, however, the installed extension will display sponsored links at the top of search results, hence manipulating you on which sites you visit. To be able to see genuine results once again, you should use non customized search engines instead.

Suchlike behavior is typical to browser hijackers, as they attempt to monetize users' clicks. Even if you clicked on an ad or link unintentionally, it would equal profits for the PUP authors. Therefore, they are very interested in you keeping the app installed on your browser for as long as possible.

Streaming Lab Tab hijackStreaming Lab Tab is a browser hijacker that modifies browser settings in order to deliver sponsored links and ads

Modified browser settings and manipulated search results are not the only reasons you should remove Streaming Lab Tab virus from your system. As it is stated in the Privacy Policy, the developers of the app engage in various information tracking, as long as the extension is installed on the browser.[2]

We collect non-identifiable aggregated information ( “Non-Personal Data”) about your device and your use of Services. In addition, we collect data that identifies a user or may identify a user, which is classified as “Personal Data” under applicable law.

Under the listed personal information that the company collects is a real name, postal address, unique identifier, IP address, email, Social Security number, phone number, and much more. Thus, make sure you do not type any of your personal information while you have your browser hijacked, or it might end up in the wrong hands.

While the developers of Streaming Lab Tab claim that it is a useful search tool with “clean interface” and “useful links,” it brings no value to you whatsoever. Instead, all your online activities will be tracked, and you will be fed with unending ads. Thus, experts[3] advise you to uninstall Streaming Lab Tab as soon as you can and use more privacy-focused search engines if you value your privacy.

Even though you should not have too many problems with eliminating the hijacker, we highly recommend performing further checks with anti-malware and PC repair software such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

You can avoid PUPs easily

First of all, we would like to stress that there are so many people who install apps that they know nothing about without any research. It is extremely important to check out various blog posts and reviews you can find online before you download a new application. Additionally, you should always pick reputable sources for your downloads and avoid sites that distributed pirated programs or cracks – these can easily infect you with malware such as Oonn ransomware.

Nonetheless, keep in mind that even reputable third-party sources bundle software. Therefore, you should be extremely careful during the installation of all the applications. While one of these being malicious is unlikely, you will avoid junk on your system that you do not need (adware, browser hijackers, scareware, and similar PUPs).

Streaming Lab Tab privacy policyStreaming Lab Tab can collect a variety of sensitive information about you

Whenever you are installing a new program, make sure you do not rush the process, read all the instructions carefully, remove all the ticks from checkboxes, and, most importantly, always pick the Advanced/Custom settings when prompted, as it will let you stay in control of the process from start to finish.

Streaming Lab Tab uninstall guide

In most cases, you will be able to remove Streaming Lab Tab virus easily – all you have to do is access the section of add-ons via your web browser settings (the app is not shown or is grayed out, you should simply reset the installed web browsers as explained below). However, in case there is a program installed on your system instead of an extension, you must take a completely different approach. Note that this also applies if the browser hijack does not go away after you perform Streaming Lab Tab removal.

To uninstall unwanted applications installed on your Mac or Windows computer, you have to access the full program list – we provide a detailed guide below. Unfortunately, sometimes it is difficult to determine which app is causing unwanted browser activities such as redirects or ads. Thus, you should download and install a powerful anti-malware tool and perform a full system scan – it will also eliminate all the malware found on your machine in such is present.

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To remove Streaming Lab Tab, follow these steps:

Delete Streaming Lab Tab from Windows systems

T uninstall Streaming Lab Tab program from a Windows machine, 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 Streaming Lab Tab and related programs
    Here, look for Streaming Lab Tab 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 Streaming Lab Tab 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 Streaming Lab Tab from Mac OS X system

macOS users should follow these instructions if they want to get rid of unwanted apps:

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Streaming Lab Tab from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Streaming Lab Tab-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 Streaming Lab Tab, 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 related to Streaming Lab Tab and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Streaming Lab Tab-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Get rid of Streaming Lab Tab from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Streaming Lab Tab and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example,
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Streaming Lab Tab removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Eliminate Streaming Lab Tab 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 Streaming Lab Tab-related 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

Reset MS Edge if that 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 DeleteAdvanced 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” -VerboseAdvanced 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 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

Uninstall Streaming Lab Tab from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Reset Mozilla Firefox is you are unable to delete some extensions:

  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 Streaming Lab Tab 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 Streaming Lab Tab removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase Streaming Lab Tab 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 Streaming Lab Tab 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 Streaming Lab Tab removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete Streaming Lab Tab 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 Streaming Lab Tab 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 Streaming Lab Tab, 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 Streaming Lab Tab removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Choose a proper web browser and improve your safety with a VPN tool

Online spying has got momentum in recent years and people are getting more and more interested in how to protect their privacy online. One of the basic means to add a layer of security – choose the most private and secure web browser. Although web browsers can't grant a full privacy protection and security, some of them are much better at sandboxing, HTTPS upgrading, active content blocking, tracking blocking, phishing protection, and similar privacy-oriented features. However, if you want true anonymity, we suggest you employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN – it can encrypt all the traffic that comes and goes out of your computer, preventing tracking completely.


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Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 


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