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Articles about removing unwanted and malicious toolbar and hijackers and resetting your browser settings. Instructions for Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera.

How to remove Search In Tabs (searchintabs.com)

Search In Tabs is a browser extension usually installed to Google Chrome along with bundled software. It acts as a browser hijacker, replacing the default search engine with searchintabs.com and as adware, generating ads and pop-ups on various websites. This means that users are more likely to receive Search In Tabs by accident rather than on purpose. This makes such applications categorized as Potentially Unwanted Programs. Analyzing the behavior of Search In Tabs helps testify its hijacking abilities. The most obvious traits are the change of a search engine and the display of unwanted banners whilst surfing the web. Search In Tabs does employ advertising networks to show various ads in favor of revenue gains. Unfortunately, these ads are often embedded with links redirecting users to shady or dangerous pages. Also, a good point to mention is that browser hijackers have data-tracking abilities. It means that users impacted by such an infection may also be tracked by cybercriminals for passwords, IP addresses, geolocations, and other types of data collected. Bearing such a threat, Search In Tabs can damage your privacy and make you a victim to make money on. This is why it is important to remove Search In Tabs and everything related to it from your PC as soon as possible.

How to remove Bar1 New Tab (Mac)

Bar1 New Tab is an unwanted application that integrates into browser settings of Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari after successful installation. Its capabilities are very similar to traditional browser hijackers that change the UI (User Interface) appearance and sets up a new search engine. Bar1 New Tab does not impact the visual appearance too much, instead, it tries to look as identical to default homepages as possible, so that inexperienced users could not spot the difference. On paper, it looks like nothing has changed, but it does when users start surfing the web. Getting further into the usage, people detect unexpected redirects to suspicious pages, suspiciously bigger amount of online ads, pop-up windows, messages, and other traits saying that something is wrong. Whilst Bar1 New Tab may not be able to harm your system itself, the changes imposed by it certainly can. Content generated by Bar1 New Tab can expose your data to third-party ventures seeking data collection (passwords, IP addresses, geolocations, etc.). This is why it is important to delete Bar1 New Tab and restore your browser settings as soon as possible. If you struggle to do it on your own, we have prepared a guide to help you down below.

How to remove ExpandedLibrary (Mac)

If your browser appearance has changed for unknown reasons, then maybe it got infected with adware and a browser hijacker. ExpandedLibrary belongs to this exact category of unwanted programs as it alters certain browser settings and sets up a new search engine (search.igt5d4.com). This search engine is not independent like Google or other legitimate engines. Usually, it is linked with legal engines and acts as an intermediary to redirect queries of users. By employing this type of technique, cybercriminals are able to generate fake traffic and get revenues from content searched by users. ExpandedLibrary changes your search preferences and other UI settings to serve advertising banners without consent. Stealth infiltrations like ExpandedLibrary would not pursue monetary benefits unless they were distributed in a fishy way. Keep in mind that all browser-changing applications like hijackers are also capable of running data surveillance. This means that the unwanted program might record data entered during the session. To prevent such privacy threats, we recommend deleting ExpandedLibrary from Mac as soon as possible.

How to remove Hao360.cn

Hao360.cn is the name of a domain displayed at browser startup. It provides its own search bar that can be set instead of the default homepage and search engine. Hao360.cn includes lots of widgets and wide-packed features meant to alleviate the browsing experience. Unfortunately, there are some reasons to suspect it in shady activity. This is because Hao360.cn can be spread via unpleasant distribution techniques. It can be bundled along with freeware programs and change browser settings without users' permission. Moreover, Hao360.cn seems to be a product of Asia, since it is written in hieroglyphs. Even barring the fact of suspicion, Hao360.cn may be impossible to use for the European regions. Despite this, it is still popular among European people who sometimes struggle to delete it. Hao360.cn is an unwanted program that employs hijacker and adware capabilities. It can potentially spy on your data and redirect it to third-party figures. To prevent this, we recommend deleting Hao360.cn from your computer. Use our guide below to do it.

How to remove Highlight Searches

Highlight Searches is a product of advertising software distributed through pirated and freeware resources. Usually, it works on the basis of browser add-ons that can be installed in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Browser extensions can sometimes be a very useful thing. They can aid you in browsing experience alleviating certain processes. Unfortunately, Highlight Searches is far from being useful. This extension does nothing but spread annoying and intrusive banners or coupons around pages you visit. Some pop-up ads are offering different sales to save money whilst shopping online. Even so, it is not recommended to click on them since they can lead to chains of unwanted or malicious domains. Overall, Highlight Searches is useless and dangerous to some extent. It may also gather personal data after modifying certain browser segments. To prevent this and many other confidential threats, it is strongly advised to remove Highlight Searches from your computer. Below, we will show you effective methods to do it.

How to remove Quicki-search.com

If you see Quicki-search.com appear instead of your default homepage domain, more likely your PC is infected with a browser hijacker. These types of programs are not categorized as malware, but unwanted software causing suspicious changes. For example, all of your search queries will be redirected through the chain of third-party engines. This specific hijacker exploits quicki-search.com and www.surfisnow.com before sending users to legitimate Bing. Such chains are made to gain traffic of visits illegally generated by third-party engines. In addition to that, browser hijackers have the ability to spy on sensitive data (passwords, IP addresses, geolocations, etc.). This is why letting Quicki-search.com run on your PC becomes even more dangerous to your private life. As a result of this, you can be a victim creating passive income for cybercriminals. To avert this and many other threats, it is important to delete Quicki-search.com from your computer. Use our guide below to do it.