The XTab tool is a program that enters your computer through bundled downloads. It may be described as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that acts as a browser hijacker. Once it is running on your PC, XTab will change your home page and search engine and will prevent you from reversing them. Users should know that despite the program is dubbed XTab, the interface itself will be displayed as SearchProtect.
How Did I Install XTab/ SearchProtect on My PC?
As mentioned above, XTab was installed together with a piece of free software you willingly chose to download. The reason for the bundled installation is usually the same – you skipped the custom installation. If users always opt for the advanced option, they will prevent bundled downloads from ever happening.
Is XTab/ SearchProtect Dangerous?
Xtab will alter your browser settings to its liking and possibly replace your current homepage and tabs with its own. Even though it is not dangerous, it may flood your browser with sponsored links that may cause further malware infiltration.
The security issue is also at stake. Browser hijackers are often bundled with adware, promoting particular web pages.
How Should I Remove XTab?
Researchers also warn users that some browser hijackers may be more difficult to reverse than others. To be completely sure that you will rid of the problem, running a full system scan with the help of a valid anti-adware tool is a good idea. If you decide to fix the issue manually, we provide you with guidance below.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool