Task Manager Tab
Task Manager Tab is a potentially unwanted program that looks like a useful application, but it might be added to your browser accidentally. If you didn’t plan to have this app on-board, you can scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. While you’re at it, do yourself a favor and run a full system scan with a security tool of your choice. You might not be aware of it, but there could be more potentially unwanted and harmful programs installed on your system. You shouldn’t tolerate that as your system’s security should be one of your top priorities.
On the other hand, if users don’t plan to add this app to their browsers and yet it’s still there, doesn’t it mean that Task Manager Tab is a malicious infection? Well, not quite. Although users might not be planning to use this application, it still requires authorization and permission to be added. It is actually quite common for users to allow things like Task Manager Tab into their systems accidentally. It all happens due to certain distribution techniques employed by potentially unwanted software.
For one, we know for sure that Task Manager Tab has an official website. The page is located at taskmanagertab.com, and it should provide you with further information on the app. It is also possible to find Task Manager Tab at the Chrome Web Store, seeing how this application is intended solely for the Chrome browser. So, with the official sources out in the open, it would be hard to claim that Task Manager Tab is a malicious infection. And yet, there are other ways for this app to reach you because it can employ third-party file-sharing websites, pop-ups, and redirects.
For example, if you download programs from third-party sources, you might install more than one application at the same time, especially if you do not read the installation wizard carefully. Normally, it is possible to deselect additional apps and features during the installation process. However, if you breeze through the installation, you might end up with a ton of unwanted and unnecessary applications that will modify your browser’s settings. And you would have no one else but yourself to blame for it because you actually agree to install this application.
Likewise, all the modifications that Task Manager Tab performs on your browser are also authorized. Upon the installation, the app changes your homepage and new tab settings. As a result, each time you open a new tab, you get redirected to taskmanagertab.com/newtab. From there, you get redirected to the Yahoo! Search page.
Our research team says the Yahoo! Search page isn’t modified, but it doesn’t mean that Task Manager Tab wouldn’t monitor your web browsing history. After all, here are the permissions this application asks for right before it enters your PC:
So, in a sense, you agree to allow Task Manager Tab to do everything it can on your browser. The official stance of this application is that it’s a browser extension that allows you to access conversion calculator sites along with custom web search. It should also give you a live weather tool, and free calendar, keep your to-do list, and allow you to access your favorite sites immediately. This might sound like a nice idea, but please be aware of the fact that by reading your browsing history, Task Manager Tab could expose you to potentially unreliable third-party content. That is to say, the extension might generate the collected data to display custom commercial notifications. There is nothing illegal about that, but it could be troublesome if Task Manager Tab gets exploited by potentially malevolent third parties.
That’s one of the reasons computer security experts recommend removing Task Manager Tab from your system. And after all, if you didn’t want the program on your computer, why keep it? Please don’t forget to scan your system with a licensed antispyware tool once you delete Task Manager Tab. As mentioned, sometimes users install multiple unwanted applications at the same time, so you should check whether there are more potential threats running. If any is found, remove it.
How to Remove Task Manager Tab