This article gives insight into the issues that could occur after Chill Tab gains access to your Mac and provides a complete removal guide that will help you to restore affected system and browsers.
Chill Tab is an intrusive undesired program that could affect your Mac without your knowledge. Once loaded on your system it will hijack main browser settings and configure them to display the main page of Search.chill-tab.com browser hijacker. In addition, Chill Tab could cause unexpected browser crashes and urge you to update browser version. Be advised to remove this suspicious program from your affected Mac as soon as possible because it can lead to some serious privacy and security related issues.
|Type||Potentially unwanted application|
|Short Description||Undesired program that invades Mac devices and alters main browser settings.|
|Symptoms||This rogue program could load on each system start. Its purpose is to generate annoying pop-ups and pushes Search.chill-tab.com browser hijacker.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundling; Corrupted freeware installers|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Chill Tab |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Chill Tab.|
Chill Tab – How Did I Get It?
Chill Tab is classified as a potentially unwanted program whose configuration files are spread via shady methods like software bundling, corrupted third-party apps installers, malvertising and more.
Corrupted third-party apps installers are believed to be used as a primary channel used for the distribution of this undesired program. It is so due to the fact that many free apps have an open source code that could be easily modified by malicious intenders. After modifications, the installers of these apps could be set to install Chill Tab along with the primary app. Furthermore, while installing such an app you could easily miss present extras and start them on your Mac unintentionally. This happens especially in cases when you follow the regular install steps as they rarely provide any information about additional apps that are set to install by default. Happily, there is a way to prevent undesired apps like Chill Tab from invading your device by selecting the Advanced/Custom configuration option presented in the installers of desired apps. Once you open this step you could be able to reveal the presence of any undesired apps and opt out their installation.
As reported by users affected by Chill Tab third-party apps released on mac-torrents.org website were detected to contain its configuration files in their installers. For the sake of your security, we advise you to download and install apps only from trusted sources. Otherwise, you risk affecting your Mac with undesired programs like Chill Tab or even with some pieces of severe malware like ransomware.
We believe that this unwanted and potentially harmful program could affect your installed web browsers. Among affected could be Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Safari.
Chill Tab – More Information
Soon after Chill Tab is started on your Mac it accesses browser settings and applies some significant changes there. Affected users reported that after these changes a browser hijacker called Search.chill-tab.com appears in their preferred web browsers. So if the following bogus search engine
Is the first thing that you see when you open a preferred web browser you should know that your Mac has been affected by Chill Tab PUP for sure. New tab page and default search engine could be also replaced by this hijacker.
As long as you are forced to use the services of Search.chill-tab.com the data you enter could be viewed by unauthorized actors. This includes your passwords, logins, financial credentials, and all other sensitive details you enter online. The reason for this unpleasant issue is the insecure connection provided by this website. One place to identify this is from the information displayed in affected browsers. Once you are on the domain Search.chill-tab.com navigate to the address bar and click the info icon next to the domain.
Here is what you will see when you check the site information generated by an affected Firefox browser:
Unfortunately, during our research we identified that the hijacker associated with pushes yet another deceptive search engine calledSafe Finder. In fact, it appears to be the one that displays search results after a search query is entered in the search field presented by search.chill-tab.com. The bad news is that the number of browser hijackers that could obtain data about your online behavior becomes two. Why it is considered to be bad? Because their owners are likely to use harvested details for aggressive advertising campaigns or sell them to third-parties of unknown origin. At worst, your data could be obtained by cyber criminals who are likely to use it for their malicious activities.
Here you could the list of details that will be acquired and transferred to Chill Tab servers:
- Type of browser
- The type of the your device
- Technical information pertaining to the your device
- Language preferences
- Time stamps
- Clicks and visited pages
- Search logs
- The operating system
- Utilized internet service provider
- IP address
If you want to clean your Mac and prevent all issues caused by Chill Tab you need to remove all files associated with the program. See how to go step-by-step through the removal of this rogue app in the guide below.
Remove Chill Tab in Full from Your Mac
In order to remove Chill Tab PUP and all associated files from your Mac make sure to complete all the steps listed in the removal that follows. It presents both manual and automatic removal instructions that combined will help you to remove this undesired program in full from your Mac. In case that you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via email.
Manually delete Chill Tab from your Mac
Automatically remove Chill Tab from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Chill Tab, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.