SupTab Removal Guide

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There is a variety of programs that may help malware and other unwanted applications to remain on your computer for as long as possible. SupTab is one of such potentially unwanted applications that cannot do any harm on their own. In fact, SupTab could be more annoying than dangerous, but keeping in mind that it is usually bundled with browser hijackers, you should take this application seriously, and remove SupTab from your computer ASAP. For manual removal instructions, scroll down to the bottom of this article.

The reason why we cannot actually classify SupTab as malware is because official it is promoted as licensed Internet Explorer plug-in. It does not even try to hide its presence from you – if you install this application on your computer, a new add-on entry called IETabPage Class will appear in the list of Toolbars and Extensions on Internet Explorer. The good news is though, that SupTab affects only Internet Explorer browser and it does not seem possible to install it on either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

This application has its own page on Facebook as well. You can access it via As you can see, it is being promoted as a new functional add-on for Internet Explorer, called “Lightning newtab for IE”. Once the application is installed on your browser, it automatically opens a new tab that provides you with shortcuts to the most popular websites.

However, our biggest concern about SupTab is that this application is often bundled with which is a cunning browser hijacker infection. The reason why SupTab may arrive with browser hijacker is easy to guess – once installed, this plug-in automatically runs a service whenever you turn on your computer. The service does not allow you to perform any changes to the current Internet Explorer settings. Hence, if a browser hijacker does not want you to restore your default browser settings, it may employ SupTab to stop you from doing it.

Although you can easily remove SupTab via Control Panel, if it gets coupled with a dangerous computer infection, inadvertently the program may become responsible for allowing other malicious threats to enter your computer. Therefore, it is important that you scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner after you remove SupTab to see whether you have any other potentially dangerous applications on board.

To protect yourself from such threats, avoid installing freeware applications from third party websites. Do not use unfamiliar and unreliable downloaders, as they might install additional programs without your consent. Also, run regular system scans with reliable scanners and do not hesitate to invest in a licensed antimalware tool if need be. Should you have any further questions, please leave us a comment in the box below.

Uninstall SupTab

Windows 8

  1. Slide mouse cursor across your screen to the bottom right corner.
  2. When Charm bar appears, select Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove SupTab.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove SupTab.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Add or remove programs and uninstall SupTab.
Download Remover for SupTab *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

SupTab Screenshots:


SupTab technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1SearchProtect64.dll96768 bytesMD5: f73b82c5f4e23f5e543fc86c5ee02558
2uninstall.exe119013 bytesMD5: c8207b7674dfe4a35bfd4b34bb505e9d
3SupTab.exe1076808 bytesMD5: 442996bdc46c9f00dc8ed2bad3e98bcf
4RSHP.exe423936 bytesMD5: 5cdda4c4e696c041171e0678a0db6e7b
5Loader32.exe64000 bytesMD5: d46415cd75dda09f0a17d2fda2235cb0
6ProtectService.exe158864 bytesMD5: a7a3108c77938d32f16ca487ea33b4ce
7search~1.dll 94088 bytesMD5: 2c9e81c9536a314737c6711234f96421
8cmdshell.exe48272 bytesMD5: a84014a72f7f421da8fa146c81977e6d
9OneTab.dll69632 bytesMD5: 292675a88750941e32582debbd631107
10cfgdrv64.cfg30424 bytesMD5: d1df98d570b57f932ccb2acdf1c11939
11SupTab_Setup302.exe2984352 bytesMD5: d5cc9660cc5a39a9c6a2a4920eab43ab
12PluginService.exe505288 bytesMD5: 208d7d60349fd7ac9c491973877949a9
13HpUI.exe672136 bytesMD5: 56fa7dc5333af2958b63e39484ee101f
14Loader64.exe73216 bytesMD5: 09b9b6c0f8277a86cc8f4d66aeaab762
15SupTab.dll513136 bytesMD5: 36efa0833058b57cc8687cb646ca5ac2
16HPNotify.exe673936 bytesMD5: 17bf78b1622f77e8d2ab65b59312ff34
17cfgdrv32.cfg24280 bytesMD5: ad0d1330d9c9ceacb08069d2e573897d
18PluginUpdate.exe1286232 bytesMD5: f0df36c738ead573a4b329e6eb7e0b14
19SearchProtect32.dll85504 bytesMD5: 567b92094b9ef5ce52a6c809f2f62afd

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1uninstall.exeuninstall.exe119013 bytes
2SupTab.exeSupTab.exe1076808 bytes
3RSHP.exeRSHP.exe423936 bytes
4Loader32.exeLoader32.exe64000 bytes
5ProtectService.exeProtectService.exe158864 bytes
6cmdshell.execmdshell.exe48272 bytes
7SupTab_Setup302.exeSupTab_Setup302.exe2984352 bytes
8PluginService.exePluginService.exe505288 bytes
9HpUI.exeHpUI.exe672136 bytes
10Loader64.exeLoader64.exe73216 bytes
11HPNotify.exeHPNotify.exe673936 bytes
12PluginUpdate.exePluginUpdate.exe1286232 bytes


  1. Hi
    I've been trying to remove Suptab from my computer. Problem is, it isn't in my list of downloaded programs, which I access from the control panel, to remove. It is however, in my local disk, program files.
    I attempted to delete the whole file, and could, except for 2 files.
    the ones that I can't delete are
    dpinterface32.dll and spAPPSv32.dll both are files extensions
    In the event I needed all the files I did restore the files from my recycle bin. Please guide me I'm running WinVista and using Firefox. Thanks so much!

  2. those 2 files were locked because they are in use by the system. you need to first unload them by right clicking on the taskbar and opening task manager by clicking \"Start Task Manager\"]. In the \"Processes\" tab, click on \"Show processors from all users\" at the bottom left of the window. Look for \"Loader64.exe\" and \"Loader32.exe\". If they are there right click on one of those file names and choose \"End Process Tree\". Do the same for the other one. There should also be a file named \"HpUI.exe\". End its process as above, too.

    Now you should be able to delete all the files in that program files installation folder.

    However, you could have run the program\'s uninstaller named \"uninstall.exe\", directly from that program files folder, which should uninstall the program, unless it has a way of reinstalling itself again, like some unwanted programs like this one often do.

    the way I removed it was to delete all the files from the programs files folder as I explained, then ran regedit and deleted all references to \"SupHpUISoft\", \"{33BB0A4E-99AF-4226-BDF6-49120163DE86}\", \"HpUI.exe\", \"Loader64.exe\", \"Loader32.exe\", and \"mystartsearch\", the latter was a browser search/URL hijacker.


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