This article informs you about MyOfficeTab browser extension and provides help for the removal process of all suspicious and potentially undesired files from the affected system.
MyOfficeTab is a browser extension presented as office utility that enables you to use documents, sheets, sliders, form and drawing directly from your browser. However, it appears to be a potentially undesired program that only seems to be useful. Once, MyOfficeTab gains access to your browser it applies several changes that affect your regular browsing. In addition, it drops tracking technologies to start spying on your online activities.
|Type||Browser Extension, Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||A questionable program that hijacks your browser and starts to appear on each browsing session.|
|Symptoms||Your homepage, new tab page and search engine could display the main page of a browser hijacker. Browser slowdowns could occur due to increased number of online ads.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by MyOfficeTab |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss MyOfficeTab.|
MyOfficeTab – Spread Techniques
There are several possible techniques that may be used for spread of MyOfficeTab browser extension. Since it is considered to be a potentially undesired program all these techniques aim to trick you into installing in without noticing its presence. Among these techniques are software bundling, website corruption, and malvertising.
As a primary distribution technique is likely to be preferred the so-called software bundling. It enables PUP owners to bundle their product with any supposedly useful software and then release the bundle across the web. Unfortunately, you are not always properly informed about the presence of the PUP. The installers of apps that spread potentially undesired programs like MyOfficeTab are often designed to hide the details in their Advanced, Custom configuration steps.
This could be explained by the fact that most of the online users install newly downloaded apps without paying attention on the information mentioned there and eventually unintentionally accept the installation of all extra apps. So in order to prevent such unwanted consequences we recommend you to read carefully all details stated in the installer and stop the installation of undesired apps on time.
MyOfficeTab – More About Its Impact
MyOfficeTab is browser extension that is designed to alter main browser settings once it accesses a target web browser. It is classified as a potentially undesired program due to its capabilities of modifying browser settings without your explicit permission.
Once installed in the browser it obtains all of the following permissions:
- Replace the page you see when opening a new tab
- Read and change your data on all myofficetab.com sites and newtab.myofficetab.com
- Read your browsing history
- Manage your apps, extensions, and themes
Soon after its execution in the browser you start seeing an associated hoax search engine to appear as start page, new tab page and default search engine.
Here is a picture that shows the current look of the browser hijacker newtab.myofficetab.com pushed by MuOfficeTab extension:
In fact, the features of this deceptive program are far from unique. At first, you may think that MyOfficeTab is quite useful for everyday work tasks. But when we start exploring its features we found out that all it is set to do is redirecting you to Google office online utilities. In fact, its primary purpose is data collection. And that’s why it attempts to lure you into using its bogus services.
With the help of different tracking technologies, this browser extension is spying on your online actions and preferences from the very first moment of its installation in the browser. So if you want to avoid some serious privacy related issues, you should consider its complete removal as soon as possible.
How to Remove MyOfficeTab Browser Extension
In order to remove MyOfficeTab browser extension and all associated files that enable its appearance in the browser, you need to pass through several removal steps. They are all presented in the removal guide below. The guide enables you to choose between manual and automatic removal approach. Our advice is to combine the steps as this way you will be able not only to get rid of this particular undesired program but also strengthen the security of your device. Have in mind that files associated with this browser extension may have different names than MyOfficeTab.
In case that you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us at our email.