Sometimes even the most insignificant applications may cause trouble. Take Equaltab.biz, for example. This browser extension is supposed to provide you with relevant weather forecasts, but we know that it could do a lot more. And that “more” may not be as pretty as we would like. Equaltab.biz is a potentially unwanted program that can expose you to corrupted content. If you interact with that content, you are very likely to end up getting infected with malware. There is also a possibility of experiencing a personal data theft. So your best option right now would be removing Equaltab.biz from your system immediately.
Unlike most of the extensions that add a new feature to your system, this app simply changes your new tab settings that automatically open the Equaltab.biz domain. This new tab displays your location and the current weather conditions, like the temperature, wind speed, humidity levels, air pressure, and even the sunrise and sunset information. Now, it may sound pretty cool to have stuff like that at your fingertips, but the question is whether you really need a separate extension for that. After all, there are built-in mobile apps that provide you with such information, and if you are an avid desktop user, you can always find this information after a short search.
So the point is that if you did not intend to have this application on-board, you should figure out how it managed to be added to your browser. Please note that Equaltab.biz cannot be added to your browser if you do not allow it to enter your computer. Therefore, you have to trigger the installation in one way or the other. If you do not add the extension via its homepage, there is a very good chance that the window that offers you to add Equaltab.biz to your browser pops up on your screen when you access some file-sharing page or some other website that supports third-party advertising. What’s more, in some cases it might be quite hard to close that pop-up, and the extension will insist that you add it.
The most annoying thing about this extension is that it modifies your homepage and new tab settings. Hence, if you did not expect to have it, it might seem that you have been invaded by a browser hijacker. The most important thing is not to panic because the extension is not as dangerous as it might seem.
Our main security concern is that the program may collect information on your web browsing habits. Also, it will redirect your search queries through a modified Google search engine, meaning that all of your search keywords will be logged and registered. This information will give the people behind Equaltab.biz the idea about the content you might be inclined to interact with. And very soon, you will probably notice an increasing amount of commercial advertisements that will try to lure you into accessing third-party websites.
That is something you should avoid at any cost because such outgoing links can lead you to corrupted websites that host malware. Hence, you should focus on deleting Equaltab.biz from your browser right now. While you are at it, do not forget to scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner to make sure there are no other unwanted programs on-board.