- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Sometimes even the most innocent-looking application could end up becoming your worst nightmare, so if you see Mytab.club on your browser’s address bar, you should not take this deviation lightly. This domain is used by a browser hijacker that can collect information on the websites you visit and the keywords you use for your web searches. The most important thing is to recognize the potential threats behind such browser modifications. Please remove Mytab.club immediately and then proceed looking for other suspicious applications that might have entered your system. The Murphy’s Law in the realm of computer security is that unwanted apps do not travel alone.
The reason we urge users to check their computer security status is that this browser hijacker does not have a direct distribution source. We must have mentioned that countless of times before, but the thing with browser hijackers is that they tend to travel bundled with freeware. Consequently, it means that it does not need to employ sophisticated techniques to enter target systems. As long as it hops on the same train as some slightly useful application, there is a good chance that users will simply install the browser hijacker willingly. Now why would this happen?
Let us consider the plethora of freeware applications that can be downloaded from multiple file-sharing websites. Although these sites do not intend to infect you with anything, we have to remember that basically anyone can upload and host their filers and installer packages on such servers. So the third parties could also upload software packages, and leave them there as a good bait. If users download a particular codec, file converter, or even a media player with a software package, it is very likely that a few other applications will be downloaded, too. As a result, Mytab.club will be added to your browser, consequently exposing you to a variety of computer security threats.
When we need to deal with computer security threats, it is necessary to cut them out as soon as possible. However, when it comes to browser hijackers, users may ignore them for quite a while. This happens because sometimes programs like Mytab.club are similar to legitimate applications. In our case, this hijacker looks like a search engine that even allows you to customize its background. You can choose a nature or wildlife picture to add to your homepage background, and this could actually be the selling point that makes Mytab.club look reliable.
Needless to say, there is nothing reliable about this search engine. It does not even work properly. Normally, we would have a browser hijacker using a custom version of some popular search engine, but Mytab.club does not even do that. If you were to try and run a web search via this domain, you would end up on an error page that says “File not found.” What’s more, the program itself is highly intrusive because it modifies your browser’s settings without even asking you. Of course, this modification can seem to be just a minor nuisance, but that is just the tip of an iceberg.
The worst about this browser hijacker is that Mytab.club may collect information on your browsing habits. Browser hijackers do that because they need to generate custom commercial content they can show you. If you encounter such content, you would be inclined to interact with it. If you do that, you would make money for this application. After all, this is the main reason you have it on your computer. Luckily, the browser hijacker cannot steal your financial information, but we have to remember that it could be exploited by cyber criminals to promote corrupted content.
To put it simply, although Mytab.club is not your average malware infection, as a browser hijacker, it can still cause quite a few security issues. To avoid that and to prevent this situation from falling out of hand, you will do yourself a favor if you remove Mytab.club right now.
Please check out the manual removal instructions below our description. It will help you delete the hijacker for good. If you are not a manual removal fan, get yourself a legitimate antispyware application that will terminate Mytab.club automatically, at the same time safeguarding your system against similar infections in the future.
How to Remove Mytab.club