Search.Mediatab(.)tv is a search engine page of a browser hijacker. This hijacker can change the homepage, search engine or new tab of all browsers you use. When you type something into the search, you will get redirected to the results page of Plus Network, which is also a hijacker. A toolbar or some extension related to Search.Mediatab(.)tv might install as well. To remove the browser hijacker and its files, you should carefully read this article.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Browsers on your computer will have modified settings, such as the homepage, search engine and new tab.|
|Symptoms||You could get redirected from your homepage, search results and the new tab could open a specific website.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Search.Mediatab(.)tv.|
Search.Mediatab(.)tv – How Did I Get It?
Search.Mediatab can be inside setups of third-party installations. Without your knowledge, the hijacker might install and tamper with your browsers. Bundled packages and freeware installers can install unwanted applications on your computer. By default, freeware installations could have more features prepared for installation such as additional apps. To prevent unwanted installations on your machine, you should search for Custom or Advanced options menu to see if you can deselect components.
The Search.Mediatab hijacker could spread with extensions and add-ons. In the picture above, you can see an example of such an extension hosted on the Google Chrome Web Store. You might also get it via adverts, like banners or pop-ups. Visiting suspicious sites which have redirects can also spread the hijacker. Such websites might be partners of the Search.Mediatab(.)tv website. Browsers that can be affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.
Search.Mediatab(.)tv – In Detail
Search.Mediatab(.)tv is the main site page of search engine, which is related to a browser hijacker. Advertised as a service which will unlock your country for sites like Netflix, it might also change DNS settings. It is just a plain page for a search engine, which is connected to Plus Network.
You can see how the Search.MediaTab site looks like, here:
If an application related to the hijacker intrudes your computer, then you will notice certain modifications to your browsers. The homepage, the new tab page, as well as the search engine are the most changed settings. A toolbar could appear in your browsers, as well.
A browser add-on or the extension connected to Search.Mediatab might be set in your browser apps. Such extensions often come bundled with free software found inside your computer system. The extensions will usually redirect to the Search.Mediatab(.)tv website.
This is what the extension modifies:
- Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
- Change your search settings to: search.mediatab.tv
Search.Mediatab(.)tv can redirect you and send information to other sites with which it collaborates with, such as Plus Network. If you use this search engine, you will be redirected to the search results page of Plus Network. That page will additionally filter your searches and gather information what you type in there. Sponsored content or targeted adverts can display in the search results.
The search results redirect to Plus Network:
The following may be collected, according to this Policy:
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address
- Your email address
- Referring page
- Date and time stamp
- Web Beacons
- Browser User Agent
- Demographic information
- Other similar information
Using the Search.Mediatab(.)tv search engine and other services of the hijacker, like its extensions or apps, grants your consent for the collection of your data. According to this policy, all collected information can be disclosed to third party members. Cookies and web beacons are also used for the collecting of information.
Remove Search.Mediatab(.)tv Completely from Your PC
To remove Search.Mediatab(.)tv manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal guide down below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the hijacker and its files effectively, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer secure in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Search.Mediatab(.)tv from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Search.Mediatab(.)tv from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Search.Mediatab(.)tv from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Search.Mediatab(.)tv from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Search.Mediatab(.)tv from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Search.Mediatab(.)tv from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Search.Mediatab(.)tv from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Search.Mediatab(.)tv from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Search.Mediatab(.)tv
Step 2: Uninstall Search.Mediatab(.)tv 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 Search.Mediatab(.)tv 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 Search.Mediatab(.)tv there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Search.Mediatab(.)tv from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Search.Mediatab(.)tv 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 Search.Mediatab(.)tv 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, 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.
Remove Search.Mediatab(.)tv 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 Search.Mediatab(.)tv 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 Search.Mediatab(.)tv 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 Search.Mediatab(.)tv 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 Search.Mediatab(.)tv will be removed.
Eliminate Search.Mediatab(.)tv 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.