This article aims to help you by showing how to detect and remove the Chill Tab redirect “virus” completely from your computer system and stop it from reappearing on your web browsers Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.
A notorious “virus”, known as Chill Tab has been reported to create various different files on the computers on which the suspicious software is installed and in addition to this, to perform various different activities that may be unhealthy to your computer. One of those is to cause redirects to various third-party websites that may or may not be malicious and affect your PC negatively. Since the third-party websites to which this unwanted software may lead you may be harmful, it is considered a low-level threat and it’s removal is advisable.
|Type||Potentially Unwanted Program|
|Short Description||Aims to lead the user to various different websites by displaying browser redirects and different forms of advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Sets the home page to the suspicious hoax search engine search(dot)chill-tab.com and displays different forms of advertisements on the computers affected by it.|
|Distribution Method||Via bundled installers, fake setups or via other PUP that has already been installed on your PC.|
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Chill Tab “Virus” – How Did I Get It
Unwanted programs, like Chill Tab often use different techniques to slither onto the computers of users who do not even suspect it. The main of those is known as bundling and it is used by most free software providers. This eventually results in you installing Chill Tab, believing it is a useful program or simply by not even noticing it on one of the installation steps of the program you are trying to install. Since you may miss it, Chill Tab is usually located somewhere in the Advanced or Custom installation steps and the software is advertised as a useful extra.
Chill Tab Hijacker – More Information
As soon as this unwanted program is installed on your computer, it may begin to perform various unwanted activities, like change your web browser’s home page and default search engine to it’s own one:
Now a new search engine is not something dangerous, but the search engine to which Chill Tab changes your default one is a risky one. The first very important detail that shows that is that it does not even have HTTPs connection – something that is a must for each search engine to have in the first place:
In addition to this, a lot of cookies are used by the search engine of Chill Tab, some of which you can see below:
This results in various different risks, such as the search engine collecting different information from your online activity, like:
- Online search history.
- Online browsing history.
This information is usually used in order to display targeted advertisements of different kinds, such as:
- Web browser redirects.
- Ad-supported search results.
Remove Chill Tab Completely from Your Computer
In order to remove this browser hijacker from your computer, it is strongly suggestible to follow the removal instructions below. They are specifically created in order to help you remove Chill Tab either automatically or manually. For maximum effectiveness it is advisable to download an advanced anti-malware software which is created in order to detect and delete all objects created by this unwanted program and protect your computer against future intrusive apps as well.
Manually delete Chill Tab from Windows and your browser
Note! Substantial notification about the Chill Tab threat: Manual removal of Chill Tab requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.