How to remove 30tab.com

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What is 30tab.com

30tab.com (http://30tab.com/en.htm) is deleterious browser hijacker, that replaces default settings (search engine, homepage) in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It looks like typical search engine start page, with tab, that contains quick links to popular social networks, shopping sites, news portals and advertising banners. The start page is called “30Tab Safe Navigation” and it redirects user search queries to Google Custom Search. 30tab.com targets international market, with local pages for France (30tab.com/fr.htm), Spain (30tab.com/es.htm), Germany (30tab.com/de.htm), Italy (30tab.com/it.htm), Russia (30tab.com/ru.htm), Brazil (30tab.com/br.htm). This hijacker spies on user, gathering private information from browsers. In order to remove 30tab.com from browsers in various versions of Windows follow the instruction below in this article.

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How 30tab.com infected your PC

30tab.com can get installed in browsers using different methods. Quite often this happens when user downloads or installs new applications on his computer. Freeware installer modifies browser settings, changes Group policies and performs other actions to set up 30tab.com on victims computer. Unfortunately, regular antivirus programs are not able to remove 30tab.com or even detect this infection. For complete elimination of 30tab.com search use SpyHunter or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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Remove 30tab.com manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full 30tab.com removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of 30tab.com installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Note: 30tab.com can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

  1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.
  2. start command prompt as administrator

  3. Type in and execute the following commands:


    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    gpupdate /force

  4. update group policy in windows

Remove 30tab.com from Control Panel

To start removing 30tab.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “30tab.com”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use Revo Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove 30tab.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find 30tab.com.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove 30tab.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find 30tab.com and click Uninstall.

Remove 30tab.com from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find 30tab.com, click Uninstall.

Remove 30tab.com from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall 30tab.com from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate 30tab.com in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate 30tab.com in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall 30tab.com

In some cases 30tab.com won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall 30tab.com. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing 30tab.com folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 4 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall 30tab.com in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove “30tab.com”

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling 30tab.com from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove 30tab.com related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find 30tab.com.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose 30tab.com.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove 30tab.com from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable 30tab.com, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable 30tab.com.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, 30tab.com does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find 30tab.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

30tab.com installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is the instruction to reset your browsers homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like 30tab.com may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter. It can protect your PC from threats like 30tab.com.

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