|Short Description||This app may modify site content and display intrusive ads and ad-supported search results.|
|Symptoms||Intrusive display of pop-up advertisements and possible redirects.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled with third-party software installers or downloaded via redirects.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By GoodTabClass|
What Is GoodTabClass?
GoodTabClass 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.
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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove GoodTabClass from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of GoodTabClass from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove GoodTabClass from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase GoodTabClass from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall GoodTabClass from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove GoodTabClass from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate GoodTabClass from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove GoodTabClass from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove GoodTabClass
Step 2: Uninstall GoodTabClass and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by GoodTabClass on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by GoodTabClass there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of GoodTabClass from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall GoodTabClass and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove GoodTabClass via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove GoodTabClass files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as GoodTabClass, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove GoodTabClass from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase GoodTabClass from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall GoodTabClass from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove GoodTabClass from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the GoodTabClass will be removed.
Eliminate GoodTabClass from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.