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Remove SupTab (Removal Guide) - Jan 2020 update

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as SupTab virus, SupTab redirect, SupTab ads | Type: Adware

SupTab – a third-party app that includes rogue extensions into web browser apps without the user's consent

SupTab PUP
SupTab is a potentially unwanted program that can display intrusive advertisements on the infected web browser app

SupTab (MiuiTab) is a questionable program that can distract the user from computing work by loading intrusive ads and provoking redirects. When received from a bundle, the adware initiates multiple changes on web browsers. It can modify the homepage, new tab URL zone, and inject suspicious add-ons to the browser settings. These extensions are responsible for the advertising and redirecting that you are likely to receive while infected with this PUP.[1] SupTab virus can drop inconvenient deals and offers that will be expected to be clicked and generate income. In addition, the adware virus includes the HpUI.exe process in the Windows Task Manager that is the main task for launching the bogus app. The executable should be properly disabled and eliminated while completing the SupTab removal process.

Name SupTab (MiuiTab)
Type Ad-supported application/PUP
Related file Once the adware appears on the computer system, it installs the HpUI.exe process in the Windows Task Manager. This executable allows executing and running the third-party app
Appearance Software bundles are the most popular way how the ad-supported application ends up on the targeted computer system. The program can abuse weak downloading settings such as the Recommended ones. Also, the app can infiltrate the machine through third-party downloading sources such as cnet.com, download.com, softonic.com, and soft32.com
Changes When the potentially unwanted program places itself on your web browser, you are likely to expect changes on your browser's homepage and new tab URL zone
Elimination You can get rid of the adware program by launching an antivirus program or by using the manual step-by-step instructions that have been included in this article
Fix tool If you have discovered any compromised areas on your computer, you can try restoring them with the help of software such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner

SupTab is an unreliable application that comes bundled with freeware or shareware,[2] otherwise, it would not reach its targets as almost no one would want to download this type of program intentionally after learning what it does. Additionally, the PUP is known to be spread by a browser hijacker named Awesomehp.com. If you receive this third-party product, note that your web browsers, Windows Task Manager, and Windows Registry[3] are likely to be filled with questionable content.

One of the most annoying activities that are promoted by SupTab is advertising. this type of task interrupts browsing sessions and loads the user with irrelevant offers and deals that the person is encouraged to check out. However, some of these ads might sponsor completely useless products and services for an inadequate price. The adware might advertise rogue security software and other fake protection services.

SupTab adware
SupTab is an ad-supported application that travels with the help of bundled products or through unsecured downloading sources such as cnet.com, download.com, softonic.com, and soft32.com

What is more, SupTab can load you with unexpected scams, scareware, and surveys. If you are prompted to enter some personal details about yourself or any credential information, do not do that as some hacker might be able to easily access the sensitive data, steal your identity, or wipe out money from your banking account. Better click the “x” button for every advertisement that appears from this app.

Redirecting is another problem related to SupTab. This PUP can throw you to sponsored domains that are filled with additional attractive-looking offers but do not hold any true value. If you ever land on such a location, you should be careful with content that is placed there as you might have landed on a potentially malicious website. If this is the case, you can experience a secret malware installation.

We have made a thorough investigation of SupTab and discovered that this ad-supported application can redirect the user to a wide range of third-party domains. Some of the websites include the following ones:

  • mysites123.com;
  • mylucky123.com;
  • nuesearch.com;
  • yoursearching.com;
  • yoursites123.com;
  • omniboxes.com;
  • istartpageing.com.

Continuously, SupTab might fill your web browsers with cookies, beacons, or pixels. These products aim to track the user's browsing history and record information that is related to the user's online sessions. The adware developers might target details such as commonly visited websites and networks, hyperlinks, advertisements, and other locations that you have entered, your IP address, geolocation, browser type, etc.

This type of information is mostly used in advertising campaigns so that the developers can target a wide range of users by finding out their preferred deals. However, these types of offers might also be misleading and seek to pull out money from the person's pocket. Furthermore, SupTab developers might share the collected browsing information with other third-parties for receiving even more monetary income.

SupTab virus

SupTab malware is a name attached to this adware due to all the suspicious activities that are promoted by the app. All of the advertising and redirecting tasks combined together create a bit of a heavy load for a weaker computer processor to carry. As a result, you might discover that the power of your CPU is constantly rising and that some of your software and the system has become more sluggish than ever before.

If you have been recently facing such a problem, you should remove SupTab from your Windows or macOS computer system with the help of antimalware products or manual instructions (we have provided some guiding steps at the end of our article). Also, if the adware has brought other suspicious software and products that might have compromised some areas in your system, try fixing them with a tool such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner .

Note that SupTab might also appear on your web browser if you are currently visiting an unsafe website. If the lack of protection is the reason why you have been dealing with ads from this app lately, you should get a reliable antimalware tool that will prevent you from visiting unsecured pages. Also, install an adblocker such as Adblock Plus that will stop the incoming notifications during browsing sessions.

The infiltration process of adware programs

Users often install these types of potentially unwanted programs without even knowing about them. In fact, there are tens of many freeware, shareware and other third-party programs that are used to spread adware apps. These questionable products can come from secondary downloading networks such as download.com, cnet.com, softonic.com, and soft32.com. Free programs are filled with questionable extensions for a very simple reason – monetization.

However, you can do something for preventing their infiltration. The first thing that you should take in your own hands when installing doubtful programs is reading the terms of the agreement. By doing so, you will have a better understanding of what program you are installing and what comes attached to it. In addition, select the advanced installation method and follow the entire process, step by step. During this stage, unmark all unwanted accessories.

According to experts from Virusai.lt,[4] it is strongly advisable to employ an antivirus program that includes as many protective features as possible. The tool will scan your entire system once in a while and announce to you the security state of your computer. Also, it will likely warn you when you are trying to enter a potentially malicious website.

SupTab elimination guidelines for all users

In order to prevent redirects, annoying pop-up ads and slowdowns on each of your browsers, you should remove SupTab adware from your system. For that, you can employ automatical software and run the entire scanning and eliminating process with the tool or you can continue with manual guidelines that are appended to the end of this article.

SupTab removal requires eliminating all additional components that were added during the adware infiltration process. Regarding this purpose, you should rather rely on automatical products that are capable of gathering all the suspicious products. However, if you choose to get rid of the adware yourself, do not forget to clean and refresh web browser applications such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Safari.

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To remove SupTab, follow these steps:

Remove SupTab from Windows systems

To terminate trouble-causing applications from Windows and all the additional objects that were added by the adware, apply the following instructions:

  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 SupTab and related programs
    Here, look for SupTab 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'

Eliminate SupTab 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 SupTab 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 SupTab from Internet Explorer (IE)

To eliminate all browser helper objects from your Internet Explorer web browser and reverse suspicious changes, you should complete this guide:

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

Get rid of SupTab 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, SupTab should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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

Erase SupTab from Google Chrome

To diminish all unwanted changes on your Google Chrome web browser app and delete all adware-added extensions, complete the following guiding steps:

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

Remove SupTab 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 SupTab 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 SupTab removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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