How to remove LessTabs (Virus Removal Guide)

This LessTabs removal guide will help you remove LessTabs virus from your PC and get rid of ads by LessTabs on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Safari.


How to remove LessTabs (Virus Removal Guide)


What is LessTabs?

LessTabs (also searched for as LessTabs virus or Less Tabs virus) is very intrusive adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) with a high detection ratio. A high detection ratio means that there are many internet security products that recoginize and remove LessTabs. LessTabs is essentially an advertisement-injector type adware program and browser plugin that injects the webpages you visit with targeted and deceptive advertisements. Ads displayed by this adware will usually say something like Ads by LessTabs or brought by LessTabs on them and they can arrive across multiple internet browsers.


LessTabs adware is often promoted as a free web shopping companion utility that can help you locate coupons, deals, and discounts for the products you view online and search for.

Ads by LessTabs displays ‘targeted’ style advertisements. This means that the adware will manufacture advertisements based off of your personal browsing data, such as your bookmarks and history.

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LessTabs adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove LessTabs if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.

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LessTabs and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. LessTabs is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that LessTabs adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

  • LessTabs adware bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • LessTabs adware is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
  • LessTabs adware injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • LessTabs adware changes existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks allowing the adware to run every time Windows starts.

How to uninstall LessTabs


1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems.


2. Open Windows Start/Task Menu and go to the Control Panel.

3. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

4. Search for LessTabs in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click LessTabs to uninstall it.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find LessTabs in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it.[/note]

Google Chrome

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

2. Search for the LessTabs extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the LessTabs add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the LessTabs extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

How to remove LessTabs with Malwarebytes

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

Malwarebytes scan for LessTabs

4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

LessTabs removal tips

  • If you do not find LessTabs in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
  • If you are still having issues removing LessTabs you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
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Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.