Remove RocketTab Browser Hijacker
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Remove RocketTab Browser Hijacker

This article will help you to remove RocketTab absolutely. Follow the browser hijacker removal instructions given at the end of the article.

RocketTab is a browser hijacker redirect, which also puts various advertisements in your browser searches. The program will push advertisements and alter your search engine to display those adverts as well as tampered results. While using its services, you can find yourself on unfamiliar pages with lots of pop-ups and sponsored content that go through this hijacker. The hijacker may also modify the start page, new tab, and search settings for the browser applications you have on your computer.

Threat Summary

NameRocketTab
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionEach browser application on your computer could get affected. The hijacker can redirect you and display lots of advertisements and sponsored search results.
SymptomsBrowser settings which could be altered are the homepage, search engine and the new tab.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages, Download Site Promoting the Setup
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RocketTab – Distribution Methods

RocketTab is distributed by using different methods.

RocketTab could be distributed through an installation setup called “RTInstaller.exe”, which is 924 KB in size. That setup has a designated download page on the URL “http://rockettab.com/install/” as seen from the screenshot displayed under the next paragraph.

Another one of the distribution methods includes third-party installations. Those installer setups come from bundled applications and freeware that could be set to install additional content by default on your computer system. Usually, that could happen without any notification. You might have tried installing a media player or free software and got your browser settings modified by the hijacker. To avoid unwanted programs from affecting your computer device is doable if you find Custom or Advanced settings. There you should be able to deselect what you don’t want.

Other distribution ways use advertisements, like banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, and redirect links. Sponsored advertisements, including targeted content on suspicious websites could distribute the hijacker, too. These websites might also be partners or affiliates of the RocketTab website and services. These browsers could be affected: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

RocketTab – Detailed Information

RocketTab.com is the default URL address of a browser hijacker redirect. You will get redirected when you are using its services, from links, ads and pages that may load from the search results. The main domain page can be viewed from the screenshot given below:

The RocketTab browser hijacker will redirect you if you use its services and interact with links, ads and other content from its search pages. If you are using it to browse the Web, you could get redirected to its search results page.

The browser extension related to the hijacker can push different kinds of advertisements across the pages you visit while you are browsing. Text adverts are the most common kind, but other kinds of ads are not excluded to show up as well.

Be aware that each search that you do on its pages will be sending information to servers connected to the RocketTab hijacker. The pages displayed in the above and bottom image can replace the homepage, new tab and default search of every browser that you have installed.

The RocketTab program does not change your search engine but tampers with the results of any search engine that your browser uses, making it more robust and harder to remove. On top of it all, the RocketTab application is tightly associated with the notoriously popular “Taskeng.exe threat”.

The website related to the hijacker can push advertisements and lots of redirects that can put browser cookies on your computer system, and they can track your online activity. Other, more advanced tracking technologies could have been used, too. Be wary of the information you provide on such search pages, especially on ones, associated with RocketTab. Abstain from clicking on suspicious advertisements and links that can show up. With this behavior, including the setup of the program we can safely say that the unwanted application also acts as an adware.

RocketTab – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy page of the RocketTab site is accessible via the URL: http://rockettab.com/privacy-policy.html. The Policy provides thorough information about the data collection done by this adware-type browser hijacker. Below, you can see exactly what information can be gathered from you when you are using any of the RocketTab services.

You can see the Policy page from the screenshot right here:

The following information can be collected by the hijacker:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Site visits
  • Accessed pages
  • Ad data
  • Other information provided

Cookies connected to the browser hijacking site and services of RocketTab are also dropped by them to acquire more information related to your internet activity and habits. The RocketTab service could collect even more data with which you could be identified.

In conclusion, you should be wary of what information you give out to search engines and websites. In case you do not like the idea of any information to be acquired about you by this browser hijacker or its services, you should consider removing it.

Remove RocketTab Browser Hijacker and Related Adware

To remove RocketTab manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker redirect and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer safe in the future.

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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