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How to remove GetTab New Tab (Removal Guide)

GetTab New Tab is a malicious browser extension that observes your browsing activities and modifies your existing internet browser settings. The GetTab New Tab extension will change your homepage, new tab page, and default search engine which causes your internet browser to start on a new website and redirect to a new website when you search the web.

GetTab New Tab

The GetTab New Tab extension for Google Chrome has permission to read and change your data on all gettab.info sites, replace the page you see when opening a new tab, read your browsing history, and communicate with cooperating native applications.

GetTab New Tab extension

A second set of permissions that you must allow give the extension permission to read the icons on the websites you visit, read a list of your most frequently visited websites, read and change your bookmarks, and manage your apps, extensions, and themes.

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The GetTab New Tab extension typically employs deceptive marketing tactics to trick users to install it. The image below shows that the extension uses a tricky “Security Check” to persuade visitors to click an “I’m human” button which will initiate installation.

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One of the biggest concerns with the GetTab New Tab extension is that it is often advertised on websites that display malicious advertisements and host malware. If you found the GetTab New Tab extension attached to your browser or have visited a website that displays GetTab New Tab advertisements, it is likely that your computer has become infected with other threats (such as MyStart Space and Search grab) that should be removed.


GetTab New Tab removal steps

The GetTab New Tab removal steps on this page will help you remove the GetTab New Tab extension, malware, viruses, and other threats from your computer.

STEP 1: Remove the browser extension
STEP 2: Scan your computer for malware with Malwarebytes
STEP 3: Clean up and repair settings with CCleaner


STEP 1: Remove the browser extension

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

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2. Click the trashcan icon next to the GetTab New Tab extension to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Click Remove next to the GetTab New Tab add-on to remove it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Select the GetTab New Tab add-on with your mouse and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Click the Uninstall button next to the GetTab New Tab extension to remove it.


STEP 2: Scan your computer for malware with Malwarebytes

1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free.

2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe or other) to begin installing Malwarebytes.

3. In some versions of the installation file you can simply select your language and click Next to install the program; Otherwise, select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.

4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your computer.

5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.

6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.


STEP 3: Clean up and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Open your browser window and download CCleaner Professional or CCleaner Free.

2. Open the executable file (ccsetup.exe or other) to begin installing CCleaner.

3. Click the Install button to begin stalling the program.

4. Click Run CCleaner to open the program when installation is complete.

5. Select the Cleaner tab and click the Analyze button.

6. When the Analyze process is complete click the Run Cleaner button to clean all files.

7. Next, select the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button to scan for issues in your registry.

8. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected Issues button and Fix All Selected Issues button to fix the issues.

9. Next, select the Tools tab and click Startup. Examine each area, search for suspicious entries, and delete any suspicious startup entries by selecting the entry and clicking the Delete button.

10. Next, click Browser Plugins and search each internet browser for unwanted browser add-ons and extensions. Click the extension you want to delete and click the Delete button to remove it.

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