Tabs Manager Pro adware (virus) - Free Guide

Tabs Manager Pro adware Removal Guide

What is Tabs Manager Pro adware?

Tabs Manager Pro is a browser extension that acts as adware and shows pop-up ads

Tabs Manager ProBogus browser extensions can cause ad spam and change settings

Tabs Manager Pro is marketed as a tool for managing browser tabs, but it is actually adware.[1] This software is intended to run intrusive advertising campaigns that display third-party content such as pop-ups, banners, coupons, and surveys on visited websites and interfaces. Scams, unwanted or harmful software, and even malware may be promoted in these advertisements.

Some of the ads, when clicked, can perform covert downloads or installations. It's important to note that any legitimate content that appears in these ads is unlikely to be promoted by its actual creators, but rather by scammers who take advantage of affiliate programs to earn illegitimate commissions.

NAME Tabs Manager Pro
TYPE Adware
SYMPTOMS Annoying pop-ups and other types of advertisements start appearing on the screen
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites, deceptive ads, freeware installations
DANGERS Links embedded in the ads might lead to dangerous websites
ELIMINATION Eliminate the extension through your browser settings; scanning the machine with anti-malware tools is recommended
FURTHER STEPS Use FortectIntego to get rid of any remaining damage and to optimize the machine

Adware distribution

Advertising-supported software, such as Tabs Manager Pro, can be distributed in a variety of ways. It can be obtained from its official promotional website or from dubious websites that endorse it. Users may also be redirected to these pages by rogue advertising networks on websites, mistyped URLs, intrusive ads, spam browser notifications, or adware with browser force-opening capabilities that has been installed.

Adware can also be bundled with other programs and unintentionally installed through rushed installation or downloading from questionable sources such as freeware and third-party websites or P2P sharing networks. When clicked on, intrusive ads can also spread adware by executing scripts that perform downloads or installations.

Tabs Manager Pro adwareBe careful when downloading applications on the Internet

How to avoid adware infections?

To avoid adware like Tabs Manager Pro, conduct thorough research on software before downloading or installing it, and proceed with caution during installation. Reading terms, inspecting possible options, using the “Custom/Advanced” settings, and opting out of all additional applications, extensions, and tools are all part of this process. It's also important to be cautious when browsing the web because illegitimate and malicious content can often appear to be benign.

Intrusive ads, for example, may appear normal but redirect to questionable sites such as adult dating, or gambling. If you are experiencing such advertisements or redirects, it is recommended that you inspect your system and remove any suspicious applications, browser extensions, or plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with adware, you can use antivirus software to remove it automatically.

Why clear cookies and cache?

Cookies[2] and cache are useful for storing information about your online activities, but they can also be dangerous if they fall into the hands of the wrong people. Cookies can be sold to advertising networks and other third parties, potentially resulting in targeted advertising and jeopardizing your privacy. Furthermore, cache can consume a significant amount of space on your device, causing it to slow down or become sluggish.

Clearing your cookies and cache can help protect your privacy, free up space, and improve your device's performance. Using a repair tool like FortectIntego can make this process easier and more effective by automatically clearing your browsers' cookies and cache, freeing up space, repairing corrupted files, and optimizing your device's performance.

Remove Tabs Manager Pro adware

Tabs Manager Pro adware can be removed by going to the browser settings and looking at the extension list. We recommend removing plugins one by one to see if you notice any changes.

Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  • 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

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

MS Edge (Chromium)

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

Mozilla Firefox

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


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

Scan your system with anti-malware tools

Potentially unwanted programs, or PUPs,[3] are pieces of software that are not malicious in nature but can still have unfavorable effects on your computer. They are frequently bundled with other software and can be challenging to identify and remove. They can range from browser extensions to adware and other harmful programs.

If you have followed all of the removal instructions but are still experiencing unwanted symptoms, it may be necessary to scan your system for other PUPs. These programs are frequently distributed via freeware distribution platforms and can be difficult to detect due to their disguised presence as “useful” tools.

Manually removing them can be difficult because it is easy to overlook related files and entries that may be left behind. This can result in the infection resurfacing. If you prefer to remove PUPs manually, we have instructions for both Windows and Mac systems.

Windows 10/8:

  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

Windows 7/XP:

  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.


  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
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How to prevent from getting adware

Stream videos without limitations, no matter where you are

There are multiple parties that could find out almost anything about you by checking your online activity. While this is highly unlikely, advertisers and tech companies are constantly tracking you online. The first step to privacy should be a secure browser that focuses on tracker reduction to a minimum.

Even if you employ a secure browser, you will not be able to access websites that are restricted due to local government laws or other reasons. In other words, you may not be able to stream Disney+ or US-based Netflix in some countries. To bypass these restrictions, you can employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN, which provides dedicated servers for torrenting and streaming, not slowing you down in the process.

Data backups are important – recover your lost files

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to personal data. Once it is executed on a machine, it launches a sophisticated encryption algorithm that locks all your files, although it does not destroy them. The most common misconception is that anti-malware software can return files to their previous states. This is not true, however, and data remains locked after the malicious payload is deleted.

While regular data backups are the only secure method to recover your files after a ransomware attack, tools such as Data Recovery Pro can also be effective and restore at least some of your lost data.

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