- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
You should not install the MyTvTab.com extension if you do not want another search engine to be set in the place of your default search engine. The search engine spread by this extension is tvtabsearch.com, which looks like a trustworthy search tool, if we only take into account its appearance only. Like always, the appearance is a misleading criterion to decide upon the trustworthiness of search engines because it often turns out after the thorough research that a decent-looking search tool cannot be trusted at all. The same is with tvtabsearch.com promoted by the MyTvTab.com extension. We will explain to our readers why we do not consider this search engine reliable further in this article. Reading it will make it easier for you to decide whether or not to get rid of it and start using another search engine instead.
The MyTvTab.com extension does not seem to be bad at first glance. Researchers at pcthreat.com have found that it promises to enable users to watch TV, including TV shows and live sports, on their computers. It is clear that it seeks to convince users that it is the best “one-click guide to the world of Internet TV.” Even though it says that it will act very beneficially, in reality, it will only set the search engine tvtabsearch.com in the place of your default search engine and the New Tab page. You have understood correctly – it is not going to do anything else. Yes, you will find buttons on the start page of the search engine that will lead to Facebook, Gmail, AMC, Netflix, ESPN, Hulu, and other popular websites; however, you can easily access them by typing the URL in the address bar of your browser as well, so it is not worth having the settings of Google Chrome changed just to see these quick access buttons. According to our security specialists, tvtabsearch.com might also redirect users to bad websites and thus expose them to potential threats, so the smartest decision a user can make is to delete it.
Unreliable search engines are known to be able to expose users to potential threats because they cause redirections to third-party websites. In the case of tvtabsearch.com, its search results page is also full of advertisements that could take to unreliable third-party websites promoting malware or trying to steal money and/or personal information. Even very experienced users find it hard to say whether the website is reliable or it simply pretends to be one, so it is basically impossible for ordinary users to recognize and thus leave those corrupted web pages immediately. Even if you knew about the trustworthiness of the website, it would not be a good solution to surf only good websites and leave those bad ones in the blink of an eye because nowadays malware can be installed on your PC the second you enter a bad webpage.
We do not think that the MyTvTab.com extension is very trustworthy also because it asks the following permissions:
If you install it on your PC, it means that you allow it to act like that on your computer. Of course, we understand that not all the users download this piece of software themselves, so not all of them know what to expect from this extension. As you have already found out what it is going to do on your computer, you can delete it and put an end to this. The questionable search engine will disappear from your PC as well, and you will be allowed to set another trustworthy search engine.
Even though the MyTvTab.com extension can be downloaded from its official website lp.mytvtab.com and the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tv/jpbiidiolcnecappefaakldhgleenldp), specialists working at pcthreat.com say that it might enter the system in a software bundle as well. Also, it might be installed on your PC if you click on a pop-up ad shown due to the presence of an advertising-supported application or the entrance to an untrustworthy website. It is not always easy to prevent untrustworthy software from entering the system. Therefore, users who want to be sure that their computers are perfectly safe should install a reliable security tool on their computers.
As you already know, you see the tvtabsearch.com extension set on your Google Chrome browser because the MyTvTab.com extension is installed on your computer, which means that the unreliable search tool will be gone if you delete the extension. Those users who are about to remove it for the first time should consult our manual removal guide or simply use an automatic malware remover. It is up to you which method to employ to get rid of it. For us, the most important thing is that you erase the extension fully.
Remove the MyTvTab.com extension manually