How to remove the FunSafeTab extension

FunSafeTab

FunSafeTab is a name associated with multiple internet browser extension compatible with Google Chrome including the Search and Newtab by FunSafeTab extension.

FunSafeTab extensions are a concern because they read and collect personal identifying information (PII). They can then sell your information to third-parties for marketing and other purposes.

Another issue with the extensions is that they modify existing internet browser settings including the page you see when opening a new tab and default search settings. They do this in order to track what you search for online.

Furthermore, the FunSafeTab extension utilizes malicious advertising networks to attract users. This is a concern because it could mean that the website you are visiting hosts malware or displays ads that bolster malware and potentially unwanted programs (PUP).

How to remove FunSafeTab

If privacy and security is a concern to you, I strongly urge you to uninstall the FunSafeTab extension right away and scan your computer for malware. Here’s how:

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon (3 dot icon) and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Click the Remove button next to the FunSafeTab extension.

3. Next, download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software to scan your computer for malware and potentially unwanted programs.

4. To install Malwarebytes, double-click the executable file you just downloaded, or open the file from your browser window. The file can usually be found in the Downloads folder.

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5. Choose if this is for home or work use and click Agree and Install to begin installing Malwarebytes. Once the installation is complete, click Finish.

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6. When Malwarebytes is installed, launch the program and click the Scan Now button on the dashboard (or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button).

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7. When the scan been completed, click the Quarantine Selected button.

8. 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.

9. Download HitmanPro to perform a second-opinion scan and remove any remaining malicious trace files. A second-opinion scan is important when removing malware and malicious files from your computer.

10. To install the program, locate and double-click the executable file you just downloaded. The file can usually be found in the Downloads folder.

11. Once HitmanPro is installed, open the program and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may choose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

12. When the HitmanPro scan is complete, click the Next button.

13. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

14. Click the Reboot button.

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is an experienced tech author with experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, and more. He has written for numerous online publications.