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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Are you being constantly redirected to, and you have no idea why it happens? Perhaps you have Tab2Play installed on your browser, and you did not even notice that? We would like you to pay attention to details, as this description deals with the browser extension that can eventually lead to severe computer security issues. Needless to say, you need to remove Tab2Play and everything else that could be detrimental to your system’s security ASAP, but, at the same time, we would like you to know how this application enters your computer, and what you can do to avoid it.

The reason you are strongly recommended to avoid installing Tab2Play is that the extension is directly associated with the Mindspark adware family. Thus, it is not that different from GasGlance Toolbar, FunPopularGames Toolbar, HomeworkSimplified Toolbar, and many others. As far as our research goes, there are even browser hijackers associated with this group, so it should be enough to raise security concerns regarding Tab2Play. Thus, it should be important to note potential distribution channels used by this extension.

First, Tab2Play may be added to your browser using the official channels. For instance, it is possible to download the application via or the Chrome Web Store. Whether you download the application from its official homepage or the Chrome Web Store, you need to accept the End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy to proceed. That is not nothing unusual because users always have to do it whenever they install new programs on their computers. However, the problem is that users seldom READ those documents and quite often they do not understand what they are agreeing to.

Keeping in mind that Tab2Play is a browser extension related to adware, by agreeing to its EULA and Privacy Policy, you would be agreeing to the fact that once you click an outgoing link to an affiliated website delivered by Tab2Play, you would accept that the application has nothing to do with the safety of the third-party content. As a result, even if the extension would redirect you to some dangerous website, it would not be liable for it because the third-party content is outside of its jurisdiction. While this type of privacy policy is applied by many legitimate programs out there, the fact that Tab2Play could be exploited by almost anyone shows how unsafe it is to continue using the application.

If that were not enough, let us not forget that Tab2Play modifies your default browser settings, too. The extension changes new tab settings, and the next time you click the new tab, you will be lead to This search engine is used by almost all Mindspark applications. The customized version of this search provider will also be set as your default homepage, although its address will be The homepage will look like an interactive search engine that provides you shortcuts to your favorite websites, but you should not be so hasty as to click any of them.

Please bear in mind that Tab2Play can collect your online browsing information to expose you to potentially harmful third-party content. To put it simply, you need to remove Tab2Play right now if you want to avoid potential threats in the future. When you have the extension removed, scan your PC with a computer security tool of your choice.

How to Delete Tab2Play

  1. Open your Chrome browser.
  2. Press Alt+F and select More tools.
  3. Click Extensions and remove Tab2Play from the list.
  4. Click Settings on the left.
  5. Under On Startup, mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
  6. Click Set pages and change your homepage address.
  7. Press OK.
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