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


Search.bestmediatabsearch.com is a search engine that is closely associated with the extension called BestMediaTab. This extension is promoted on bestmediatab.com; however, only a small number of users download it willingly. As only some users download and install the extension themselves, specialists working at pcthreat.com are sure that it is promoted somehow differently, for instance, it is very likely that it comes together with additional applications in software bundles, or it might be promoted via “click to install” advertisements. Either way, we suggest deleting the BestMediaTab extension from your computer immediately after you detect it if you do not wish to use a questionable search engine Search.bestmediatabsearch.com to find the information on the web. If it is your first time, you might find it hard to delete the extension; however, you should know that it is a must to do that to get rid of Search.bestmediatabsearch.com. Do not worry; we will not only describe Search.bestmediatabsearch.com, but will also provide a few tips regarding the removal of the questionable search engine.

Fortunately, Search.bestmediatabsearch.com will not affect all your browsers after the installation of the BestMediaTab extension. Research has revealed that it will only set itself on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, which are considered to be the most popular browsers these days. In the case of Google Chrome, this search engine will set itself as the default homepage, and you will also see it when you open the New Tab. Luckily, it will not set itself as your homepage if your default browser is Mozilla Firefox; however, you will still see its presence when you open the New Tab page. We do not blame those users who decide to keep Search.bestmediatabsearch.com because it looks like an ordinary search engine with easy-access buttons at the top and the middle. These buttons should take to useful websites like Facebook, Instagram, Gmail, online streaming websites, and other popular places. This feature might seem to be very useful; however, you should not forget that you might be redirected to an untrustworthy website instead. What’s more, specialists cannot say anything positive about the search results Search.bestmediatabsearch.com shows. Even though users finally see Yahoo! search results, the truth is that they are modified along the way, and not all the search results returned for users are trustworthy. It has been found that some of them might even contain advertisements promoting untrustworthy third-party websites, so researchers at pcthreat.com believe that Search.bestmediatabsearch.com is mainly used to increase the traffic index. To provide you with the so-called targeted ads, Search.bestmediatabsearch.com might also collect information about your habits on the web. As you probably suspect, there is only one way to put an end to this – delete the undesirable extension from the system.

Users who install Search.bestmediatabsearch.com will not only see Search.bestmediatabsearch.com on their browsers, but will also notice other changes. For example, it has been found that you will notice a new file BestMediaTab-the-extension1@mozilla.com.xpi created in %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.*\extensions (* - your user name). Also, you will come across a new file ocidpleigdhcoacijfoeibfolcdkhnom associated with the Google Chrome browser in %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile.*\Extensions or %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\\Chrome\User Data\Profile.*\Extensions. Do not worry; you will no longer see these files if you remove the BestMediaTab extension from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, so we suggest doing that as soon as possible.

Hundreds of other browser hijackers exist and they might sneak onto your computer without permission. Therefore, you need to take care of your system’s safety in advance. First of all, we highly recommend that you install security software on your computer. Secondly, you should never click on suspicious pop-up advertisements again. Third, you should always download applications (especially if it is freeware or shareware) from their official websites because you might install additional malware if you get those applications from file-sharing or torrent websites.

Fortunately, it is not that hard to get rid of Search.bestmediatabsearch.com, so we suggest that you do that right now. All you need to do is to remove extensions added to your Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. If it is your first time, we suggest using the manual removal instructions you will find below the article. If they do not help you much, scan your computer with an automatic malware remover SpyHunter to eliminate the BestMediaTab extensions and other existing threats.

Delete Search.bestmediatabsearch.com

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Ctrl+Shift+A and open Extensions.
  3. Find and select the unwanted extension.
  4. Remove it.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select More Tools.
  3. Click Extensions.
  4. Locate the unwanted extension and right-click on it.
  5. Remove it by clicking on the recycle bin button.
  6. Click Remove.
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