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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a search engine that needs to be removed from the Mozilla Firefox browser the moment it is detected because it is definitely not a trustworthy search engine even though it reminds people of an ordinary search provider. You will find out why specialists do not think that it can be trusted if you read this article. Also, you will be told how to remove from the browser easily and quickly. We hope that you will decide to remove this search engine and set a more trustworthy one instead of it after reading this article. will set itself in the place of the default search engine and the New Tab page. We suspect that only a small number of users are aware of the changes because there are hundreds of users’ complaints that has made the changes without permission. If you have opened your browser and noticed that it has made these modifications on your browser too without permission, we suggest that you remove this search tool immediately to be able to set the preferred search engine. Of course, this is not the only reason we suggest getting of this search engine. Researchers working at have carried out research and found that shows unreliable search results. To be more specific, half of these search results consist of advertisements promoting third-party websites. Of course, they have nothing to do with the entered search query and are shown for users for advertising purposes only. It is not that easy to recognize these ads, so users click on them, end up on third-party websites, and then they get surprised when they realize that there is no information associated with their search queries provided on the website. Users might infect their computers with malicious software quickly too if they use as the default search engine because these third-party websites it causes redirections to might contain malicious software which might very quickly enter the system.

There is another reason you should not keep as your default search provider. It is not a secret that untrustworthy search engines gather information about users and might even violate their privacy. is no exception. Research has shown that this search tool is going to collect non-personally identifiable information automatically: page views, impressions, clicks, IP address, and type of browser. Sadly, it does not limit itself to that. As results of the research have shown, this questionable search engine might also gather personal information. It informs users about that in the Privacy Policy: “we may collect personal information at various times when you use our website or plugin.” Do not provide any personal information yourself if you do not want it to end up in the hands of untrustworthy companies. Of course, you could feel safe only if you remove this search engine fully.

Users can download the extension FunMediaTab willingly from its official website; however, as our specialists have managed to notice, it can enter computers rather illegally too. It has been found that the extension might be installed on the system the second a user clicks on a pop-up advertisement offering to install a beneficial piece of software. In addition, it might travel bundled with freeware as well. As users tend not to read the information provided for them in setup wizards, they do not even notice that FunMediaTab is going to be installed alongside other applications (usually freeware) they willingly download from file-sharing websites. It also means that they cannot decline the installation of undesirable software. You need to be more careful in the future because extensions similar to FunMediaTab exist and they might also enter your PC again in a sly and secretive manner. If you cannot ensure the system’s safety yourself, you should install security software on your system. It will do this job for you. needs to be removed from your Mozilla Firefox browser for the sake of your computer’s safety. Once you are done with this questionable search engine, you will be allowed to set another search provider. If you do not know how to remove extensions (yes, you will have to delete the extension FunMediaTab to eliminate, we suggest following our step-by-step instructions. Alternatively, the extension will also be removed if you scan your system with an automatic malware remover.


Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Access the Tools menu (Alt+T).
  3. Open Add-ons and click Extensions.
  4. Locate the undesirable extension and remove it from your PC.
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