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Searchtab.win “Virus” Remove It from Your Browser and PC


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This article has been made in order to show you how to remove Searchtab.win browser hijacker from your computer.

A potentially unwanted program that has been associated with a suspicious domain has been detected in the wild. The suspicious domain aims to perform multiple different suspicious activities on the victim’s computer, among which are the creation of multiple different cookies to track information as well as causing browser redirects and multiple different advertisements on the victim’s computer. If you have received browser redirects related to the Searchtab.win hijacker on your computer, we recommend that you read the following article thoroughly.

Threat Summary

NameSearchtab.win
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionAdvertisements generated from this platform can display on other sites and redirect you.
SymptomsYou see adverts in your browsers, like pop-ups or other ads. Slow computer and other suspicious behavior.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Searchtab.win Browser Hijacker – How Did I Get It

The primary method used by this suspicious software in order to be slithered into your computer is to utilize an aggressive strategy, known as bundling. This means that the Searchtab.win browser hijacker may be silently included in the setups of various different free programs you may have downloaded online. Such software is often your favorite media player, torrent program or any other app you search for to download. Some suspicious sites may include the Searchtab.win browser hijacker in the form of “a useful extra” to help improve the browsing experience. However, do not explicitly rely on that, because the program may be anything but improving and may collect multiple different details about your browsing habits and then display advertisements afterwards. Here is an example of how you may encounter the Searchtab.win hijacker in one of the steps of your installer:

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Besides this main method by which this software could be spread, it could also be replicated via other methods, for instance if you already have an ad-supported program, that may automatically install Searchtab.win browser hijacker without your explicit approval or knowledge.

Searchtab.win “Virus” – Further Details

When we attempt to open the domain itself, it causes a browser redirect to Google search. However, when it’s ranking is checked, we will notice that the site has quite the high traffic with a global Alexa ranking of around the 80k mark.

In addition to this, when the actual location of the domain is analyzed, it is classified as United States Based (New Jersey) with the following IP address:

  • 104.131.67.58

But, it is also interesting, because the domain hosting is provided in Panama City, which may be the actual location of the domain. Either way, once this suspicious software is in your computer, it not only tampers with your web browser, Windows Registry Editor and other Windows components. And it may also use cookies, pixels tags, as well as other tracking technologies in order to obtain crucial information from your computer, such as:

  • Your IP address.
  • Location and language preferences.
  • Browsing history.
  • Online search history.
  • Online clicks.

This information may be used to display you targeted advertisements and even go as far as to cause browser redirections on your computer. What is more, we have also established that the Searchtab.win domain is related to another domain, previously associated wth unwanted software – Searchtab.com, which is now for sale:

Usually, applications such as Searchtab.win are created with the purpose to display targeted advertisements and lead you to the websites they want to (or are paid to). They drive hoax traffic to those sites and since they are classified as a low risk threat and not detected by any antivirus companies.

How to Remove Searchtab.win “Virus”

For the removal process of the Searchtab.win threat, it is essential to remove the threat so that it won’t get back again. This means removing it from every aspect of your computer. You can remove it manually, if you have the experience, but even then, chances are that you may miss some files or objects created by Searchtab.win virus on your computer. This is why experts advise automatically detecting everything related to the Searchtab.win threat and removing it thoroughly from your PC with an advanced scanner that is oriented towards securing a PC permanently.

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