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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine


Although Search.funtvtabplussearch.com promises to turn your browser into a TV Media center, you should not view it as a beneficial tool. All it does it presents numerous links to websites that stream TV and movies for a certain fee, including Netflix and Hulu. Additionally, it provides you with links to media-related sites, such as rottentmatoes.com, imdb.com, and TV.com. Of course, these links are legitimate and harmless, but do you need a suspicious program providing them to you? Because this program does not offer essential, irreplaceable services, we suggest you delete it right away. If you really want the easy-access links to the sites it promotes, add them to the bookmarks bar of your browser. Speaking of browsers, our researchers claim that users might need to remove Search.funtvtabplussearch.com from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. If you need help eliminating the suspicious search tool from other browsers, leave a comment below, and we will report shortly.

Did you install Search.funtvtabplussearch.com on its own? This is highly unlikely because this search tool is linked to the FunTVTabPlus extension. This extension can be downloaded from funtvtabplus.com or chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/funtvtabplus/ddbjiamlgbmeomppfmhjnddfpabgdfpi (Chrome web store). Our researchers also warn that this extension might be introduced to you via misleading pop-ups that you are likely to encounter on unreliable sites or if malicious adware is present on your PC. Our research has revealed that this program is spread all across the world, but it is primarily spread in Haiti, Brazil, the US, Mexico, Indonesia, and the Philippines. According to the information on the Chrome web store download page, FunTVTabPlus has over 45 thousand users, which is a lot, compared to other Imali Media extensions. If you fear that you might have downloaded this strange extension bundled with malicious infections, you need to scan your operating system immediately. Keep in mind that even if you do not see malware floating around, it could be hidden and perform its activities silently.

Search.funtvtabplussearch.com automatically replaces the homepage and default search provider on your browsers when you download the FunTVTabPlus extension. We classify it as a browser hijacker because you cannot refuse the modification of your browsers if you want to use the extension. In fact, the extension itself only represents the search tool. It’s all a little confusing, but the bottom line is that Search.funtvtabplussearch.com stands behind the add-on, and you cannot reject it. Needless to say, less careful users who skip the small print and go straight to that “install” button might be surprised to find their browsers changed. Other suspicious browser hijackers that come from the same group include Search.realcoolmoviessearch.com, Search.emaildefendsearch.com, and Search.searchinsocial.com. Note that these hijackers are installed along with different extensions, most of which have official download pages. The unfortunate thing is that none of these search tools are considered to be reliable or beneficial.

If you surf the web using Search.funtvtabplussearch.com (or any of its clones), you will be redirected to a Yahoo search engine, which is likely to make the search results look more trustworthy. Unfortunately, the hijacker might modify the results to include sponsored links/advertisements. Did you expect to see ads when downloading a tool that supposedly was meant to help you stream media? You probably did not, and this is a perfectly good reason why you should delete Search.funtvtabplussearch.com. It is also wise to eliminate this hijacker if you do not want information about you to be collected by tracking cookies. Some cookies might even be installed by unknown parties, and trusting them is highly risky. In general, this program is not beneficial, and we recommend eliminating it without further delay.

The instructions below might seem quite complicated and scary if you are inexperienced, but we are sure that they will help you delete Search.funtvtabplussearch.com successfully. The easier method would be eliminating unwanted extensions, but this method is more informative, and it is wise to learn how this program works. You should not forget to scan your PC afterward. This step will help you figure out if you were successful with the removal of the hijacker and if you need to erase any other threats. If malware is detected, our recommendation is to utilize anti-malware software to have all threats erased automatically.

Search.funtvtabplussearch.com Removal

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Explorer (tap Win+E keys simultaneously).
  2. Enter %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ into the bar at the top.
  3. In the Profiles folder open your unique Firefox Profile folder.
  4. Move to the extensions folder and delete the file called FunTVTabPlus-the-extension1@mozilla.com.xpi.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Explorer (tap Win+E keys simultaneously).
  2. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ (or UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\ if you operate from Windows XP) into the bar at the top.
  3. Open the Default folder or the folder named after your Chrome Profile.
  4. Move to the Extensions folder and delete the folder called ddbjiamlgbmeomppfmhjnddfpabgdfpi.
  5. Go back to the Default/Chrome Profile folder and move to Local Storage.
  6. Delete these files: chrome-extension_ddbjiamlgbmeomppfmhjnddfpabgdfpi_0.localstorage-journal and chrome-extension_ddbjiamlgbmeomppfmhjnddfpabgdfpi_0.localstorage.
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