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GoodTabClass Removal Guide

NameGoodTabClass
TypeBrowser Hijacker
Short DescriptionThis app may modify site content and display intrusive ads and ad-supported search results.
SymptomsIntrusive display of pop-up advertisements and possible redirects.
Distribution MethodBundled with third-party software installers or downloaded via redirects.
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By GoodTabClass

What Is GoodTabClass?

p15_0000GoodTabClass is yet another program that you do not want to have on your computer. This is a browser extension that is currently known only to affect Internet Explorer. GoodTabClass will be of no use to you. It will be nothing but a nuisance. This program can be considered to be a browser hijacker. It will only get in the way of your browsing. This is why we recommend that you get rid of this application as soon as you spot its presence on your computer.

What Does GoodTabClass Do?

It has been reported that whenever the user opens a new tab GoodTabClass will open a new page offering you a search engine. It has also been reported that it will change the default search engine to luckybeginning.com. This search engine will show sponsored links in the search results, and it will not be helpful at all. It may in fact prove to be just the opposite. This is why using it is not a good idea. As GoodTabClass is categorized as a browser hijacker. You can also expect to experience sudden redirects to unknown websites.

How Did GoodTabClass Enter My PC?

Browser hijackers are usually distributed through bundled downloads. This goes for other unwanted programs such as adware, as well. GoodTabClass will be attached to installers of free programs. This is why downloading freeware from third-party websites is not recommended. Their installers usually feature additional programs that you do not want on your PC. What is more, this will be installed clandestinely. If you want to avoid getting any unwanted programs on your computer, you should always select Custom/Advanced installation. This will present you the opportunity to see whether any additional programs are about to be installed and prevent it.

Why is GoodTabClass Bad?

The application itself will not do any harm to your computer apart from being annoying and potentially slowing your PC down a bit. Not to say that these are small problems, but the real issues arise from the fact that the sponsored links that you will get may lead to malicious websites. The same goes for the sudden redirects that you may experience. Ending up on a website that is managed by cyber criminals will not be in your interest. These websites may attempt to trick you into sharing your personal data. Some of them may even attempt to infect your computer and cause you further problems. Your system may cease to function properly, and your personal and financial information may be stolen.

Removing GoodTabClass

This browser hijacker can be removed manually. Go to Control Panel, find it in the list of programs, and uninstall it. You should also reset your browser’s settings if you want to get rid of luckybeginning.com. But this will not ensure your system’s safety. After all, it is likely that there are more unwanted programs on your PC; even malware may have managed to infiltrate it due to the activities of GoodTabClass. The easiest and most efficient way of making sure that your system is entirely safe is by having a powerful antimalware program on it. This will get rid of all unwanted software. Furthermore, it will also make sure that your system is never compromised in the future.

1. Remove/Uninstall GoodTabClass

1. Remove/Uninstall GoodTabClass in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall GoodTabClass.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove GoodTabClass from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select GoodTabClass and click “Remove

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    After GoodTabClass is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate GoodTabClass and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After GoodTabClass is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select GoodTabClass to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After GoodTabClass has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on GoodTabClass
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall GoodTabClass. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the GoodTabClass will be removed.

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    3. Remove GoodTabClass automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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