SupTab is a potentially unwanted program that may be used as a browser helper object or adware helper object by a number of potential computer threats. At first glance it may seem that there is nothing dangerous about SupTab, and truth to be told the application itself cannot infect you with malware. However, if it gets coupled with a serious computer threat, it may seriously impede your overall web-browsing process. If you see SupTab installed on your computer, remove it via Control Panel, and then make sure that it is removed from Internet Explorer as well.
The reason why we recommend removing SupTab from Internet Explorer is that this program is promoted as a new “Lightning New Tab” for Internet Explorer. You can encounter its page via Facebook at facebook.com/lightiningnewtabforie, although this application usually comes bundled with other software. It is the most common technique for shareware and even malware distribution these days, which is why you should be cautious about SupTab. The problem is that it is often bundled with Awesomehp.com, which is a dangerous browser hijacker infection.
As a browser hijacker, Awesomehp.com may try all different methods to remain on your computer for as long as possible. Since SupTab can function as adware helper, Awesomehp.com may use it to prevent you from changing your browser settings. After all, SupTab runs a service with each system boot up, and this service prevents you from performing any Internet Explorer settings modifications. You will see a new add-on in the list of Toolbars and Extensions under the name of IETabPage Class, but the program will not allow you to remove the application via Internet Explorer.
It is obvious that SupTab cannot do much on its own, but as you can see, it may become rather troublesome if exploited by malicious third party. Therefore, the sooner you remove SupTab from your computer the better. Do not forget that you need to run a full system scan with a powerful antimalware tool in order to detect all the other unwanted applications as well, because SupTab seldom comes alone. It is not much of a problem if it is bundled with freeware applications, but if it indeed arrives with browser hijackers, then you may soon find yourself in a serious trouble.
We provide manual removal instructions for SupTab below. The add-on should disappear from Internet Explorer browser once you uninstall the program via Control Panel. However, just to make sure that your system is not threatened by any unknown applications, scan it with SpyHunter free scanner and then invest in a powerful computer security application if necessary.
How to remove SupTab
Windows Vista & Windows 7
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