- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
Our research team says that Funcybertabsearch.com is a search engine. This would mean that the application is there to help you improve your web search experience, expand your horizons and so on. However, why would be recommend removing it? The problem with this search engine is that it might have some browser hijacker qualities. In a sense that some users do not understand how it slips into their browsers, and they think they have been infected with malware. It is still rather far-fetched to call this program a genuine malware infection, but it is better to remove it and in this article, we will tell you how.
The homepage for this application can be accessed at funcybertab.com. As you can probably tell, the search engine is directly associated with a browser extension. So if you add this FunCyberTab extension to your browser, the chances are your default search engine will be modified as well. The application affects the Chrome and Firefox browsers, but it also means that it does not enter your computer unless you allow it to. If you think that this program was installed on your computer without your permission, it means you were not attentive enough when you installed some freeware application.
The reason we mention freeware apps is that such browser extensions often have more than just one distribution method. According to our team, Funcybertabsearch.com might also be distributed bundled with freeware. If that is really the case, then it would be clear why you did not notice how it perched on your browser. However, at the same time, it also means you have multiple freeware applications installed on your PC, and it is hard to tell which are reliable and which are not. The best way to check out the current state of your system’s security is to run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner.
We are not too perplexed by this application because we have seen similar extensions from the same family. Research shows that this program was created by Imali N.I Media LTD. This freeware developer has released multiple applications before, most of which are known as potentially unwanted and even harmful programs. For example, NewTabTV, VideoPlayerTab, SafeSideTab, and so on. Thus, it is easy to see that this search engine comes from an established group of potential security threats, and it would be in your best interest to get rid of it.
While you may think that Funcybertabsearch.com is a reliable search engine, just check where you get redirected when you run a search query through it. It is Yahoo! Search. From this, we can see that the search engine cannot provide you with decent search service. What’s more, even if it employs Yahoo! Search, the results you see on your screen could be modified, to accommodate your likes and preferences. How does this search engine know them? By tracking your online activity. Such programs can employ cookies to monitor your browsing history. It is not illegal, but you surely would not want to experience that from a program you did not authorize (consciously, at least).
So what are the implications of keeping this on your PC? The main problem with Funcybertabsearch.com is that it is not safe, and it can be exploited by almost anyone. As long as the person in question knows how to make use of all the engine’s features. In other words, it could be exploited by malware distribution and other shady activities, so if you are not careful, you could soon find yourself on a dangerous website that would lead to a severe system crash.
Fortunately, the removal process is very simple because the search engine is directly tied to the application. Thus, if you delete the extension from your browser, the search engine will disappear too. If something does not go according to the plan, you can always resort to using a powerful antispyware tool. After all, automated software removal is your most efficient option because you do not need to look for the unwanted files yourself.
If you have any other question about Funcybertabsearch.com or how to protect your system from intruders, do not hesitate to leave us a comment. Just remember that your system’s security greatly depends on your web browsing habits, so stay away from unfamiliar sites at all time.
How to Remove Funcybertabsearch.com