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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

EasyZip New Tab

EasyZip New Tab is new Google Chrome browser extension that may pose a threat to your virtual security. This extension may sneak onto your system as a browser hijacker when installing suspicious software bundles, for example. This hijacker was created by the notorious Aztec Media Inc. who are also responsible for other unreliable products like My1tab Extension. While this tool may actually provide you with file unzipping and ZIP creating capabilities, its search engine should not be trusted at all. It is possible that this browser hijacker collects information about you and use it to target you with customized third-party advertising. This also means that you could be exposed to manipulated search results, which may contain unreliable ads and sponsored links leading to questionable or malicious websites. All in all, we think that you should remove EasyZip New Tab if you want to best for your computer.

You can install this extension if you find its official page at lp.easyziptab.com. But this very simple page will simply redirect you after a few clicks to the Chrome web store page, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/easyziptab/ecchijphnenjkihibanngcgodmhnbfpe. Based on the statistics there, you can see that over 26 thousand users have installed this tool in the past two weeks or so; yet, not a single one left a review. This does not usually mean that the extension is reliable and useful. But we understand if this is not enough for you to delete EasyZip New Tab. So, let us tell you more about it.

Our research shows that this browser hijacker is also spread in questionable alternative ways. For example, you may click on corrupt third-party pop-up ads, such as fake downloaders and updaters, which could result in your installing this hijacker directly. What is definitely worse, you can also download this malware infection in bundled versions, where it could be packed with a number of potentially unwanted programs as well as malware infections like adware programs, fake alerts, and Trojans. This is why it is essential that you avoid landing on suspicious websites that may host unsafe content like fake buttons (download and navigational) and other types of third-party ads. Of course, it is also important that you refrain from clicking on third-party content in general unless you are absolutely sure that your PC is not infected and you are viewing a reputable and trustworthy site. We advise you to scan your PC with a reliable online malware scanner after you delete EasyZip New Tab.

This browser hijacker changes your homepage and new tab by setting easyziptab.com/?sid=785&aid=0&src=nt. It seems that your default search engine is left untouched this time. This search page has more than just a search engine, it provides you with easy access to third-party websites where you can archive or unarchive your files. So you can unzip files and visit online.b1.org/online or create ZIP files and visit createzipfiles.com. These sites seems to work just fine, in all fairness. This search page also shows you the current time in the top-right corner as well as thumbnail links below the main search box. These links seem to work as well. However, this search engine forwards your searches to blpsearch.com first and only then to us.search.yahoo.com. This means that your results could be altered and contain promoted content, i.e., potentially unreliable affiliate advertising; this is how this browser hijacker can generate revenue. Unfortunately, it could be a mistake to click on any of the results as there is no way telling which one is trustworthy and which one may take you to a malicious website on a new tab or in a new browser window. If you do not wish to find out what might happen when you land on malicious pages, we recommend that you remove EasyZip New Tab as soon as possible.

Finally, let us talk about solutions. We have prepared an easy-to-follow guide for you below this article so that you can manually take care of this annoying threat. Please note that this will not necessarily clean your computer of all infections and potential threats. If you do not want to eliminate all these potentially harmful programs one by one, risking the possibility of leaving leftovers on board, we advise you to use a reliable malware removal program like SpyHunter. Also, make sure that all your programs and drivers are regularly updated to avoid malicious attacks by cyber criminals trying to exploit outdated software bugs.

How to remove EasyZip New Tab from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F to display the menu.
  2. Choose More tools and then, select Extensions.
  3. When you find the extension in the list, click on the Trash can button on the right.
  4. Press Remove.
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