Search.funsafetabsearch.com travels with a suspicious extension that is known as FunSafeTab. The add-on is distributed through a website called funsafetab.com. If you have seen the site, you probably expected a different result as you clicked the download button and installed the extension. The website only promises a security tool, but what you actually receive is a doubtful program that our specialists categorized as a browser hijacker. Unfortunately, it cannot perform a system scan or clean the system from threats. As you see, the program itself is a threat, and you should consider its removal. To eliminate the application, you could check the recommended deletion steps below the text. However, if you still have doubts, you should continue reading the article.
As we just mentioned, the software can be downloaded from a particular web page (funsafetab.com). The site says that the add-on will change your new tab page, default search engine and it will add necessary security tools. The line below the “Install Extension” button says “Install the extension to scan files for threats and eliminate them.” Nevertheless, we can assure you that this description is exaggerated.
The browser hijacker does replace your default search engine, new tab page or homepage with Search.funsafetabsearch.com. Also, it installs a browser extension titled FunSafeTab. However, the software does not have the ability to detect or remove any threats. Most likely, the application’s main goal is to promote the search engine. Search.funsafetabsearch.com uses Yahoo to collect the results, but it might alter them by placing third-party advertising. In other words, the results would still be based on the keyword, but among them, there could be commercial ads, pop-ups, coupons, etc.
The bad news is that such content might come from different third parties, and some of the software’s partners could advertise malicious content or unreliable web pages. We doubt that you would like to enter a site that contains malware, e.g. Trojans, viruses, worms, and so on. Therefore, we advise you to avoid using Search.funsafetabsearch.com and eventually erase it. If you already clicked some of the browser hijacker’s displayed ads that looked suspicious, we would recommend you to check the system for other possible threats. Especially, if you installed freeware applications that were promoted in the advertisements because some of the ads could advertise adware, potentially unwanted programs, or other browser hijackers.
To eliminate Search.funsafetabsearch.com, users could use a trustworthy antimalware tool. Once you complete its installation, you can launch the tool and perform a system scan. After the scan, you will see a list of detections and their locations. There will also be a deletion button that users should click to get rid of the detected threats. Nonetheless, if you want to try to eliminate the browser hijacker manually, you can use the instructions provided below. The applications can affect only Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Accordingly, the removal guide below will show you how to erase FunSafeTab extensions from these two browsers. If there is more than one Google Chrome profile on the computer, users should remove add-ons from them too.