What is CryptoTab

CryptoTab is a hijacker infection coming in both extension and browser versions (CryptoTab Browser, Crypto Tab START). No matter which one affects your system, both of them pursue the same purpose – change settings in order to promote unwanted content. Although CryptoTab is ostensibly useful for people involved in crypto, its secondary activity might bear a threat to the privacy of users. Besides changing your search engine and homepage settings to work through CryptoTab services, it is also capable of collecting personal data. The way CryptoTab stores and manages your data remains quite dubious as well. CryptoTab is known to be developed by MindSpark, a company notorious for developing and spreading various toolbars and browser hijackers detected to run suspicious changes. Not to be surprised by malicious ads and banners as well. CryptoTab may capitalize on poor advertising networks in favor of monetary gains. If you found your browser affected by exact or similar changes, it is necessary to detect the unwanted program and delete it from your computer. Below, we will show how to do this.

How CryptoTab infected your computer

Software that has the capabilities of browser hijackers is often distributed via third-party setups. These setups can consist of pirated, cracked, or free programs advertised on multiple websites. Usually, this software gets repacked and promoted along with additional apps. Most users tend to ignore this fact and rush straight down the installation process. As a result, they miss “Advanced” or “Custom” sections that include third-party offers. If you are not attentive enough while installing such software, more likely your computer will be infected with unwanted programs. Browser hijackers are often considered to be low-level threats, however, if you don’t take them seriously, they can cause significant consequences as well. This is why it is important to delete such software and establish security against similar threats in the future.

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Remove CryptoTab Browser manually for free

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

Remove CryptoTab Browser from Control Panel

To start removing CryptoTab Browser you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

Remove CryptoTab Browser from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find CryptoTab Browser.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove CryptoTab Browser from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find CryptoTab Browser and click Uninstall.

Remove CryptoTab Browser 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 CryptoTab Browser, click Uninstall.

Remove CryptoTab Browser from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall CryptoTab Browser 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 CryptoTab Browser 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 CryptoTab Browser in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall CryptoTab Browser

In some cases CryptoTab Browser won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall CryptoTab Browser. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing CryptoTab Browser folder and files. This happens, because file chrome.exe or some service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall CryptoTab Browser in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press 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 CryptoTab Browser

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

Remove CryptoTab Browser add-on from your browsers

Removing CryptoTab Browser from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It is a browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove the CryptoTab Browser extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Crypto Tab START extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Crypto Tab START extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Crypto Tab START from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling the program from Control Panel. To disable Crypto Tab START, 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 Crypto Tab START.

Opera Browser:

Generally, CryptoTab Browser 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 Crypto Tab START extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.

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