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 facebook.com/lightningnewtabforie. 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 Awesomehp.com 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
SupTab

SupTab technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1PluginService.exe505288 bytesMD5: 208d7d60349fd7ac9c491973877949a9
2Loader64.exe73216 bytesMD5: 09b9b6c0f8277a86cc8f4d66aeaab762
3STab_Down.exe105792 bytesMD5: 753598be1f4835c69979624c95bab48b
4SupTab.exe1076808 bytesMD5: 442996bdc46c9f00dc8ed2bad3e98bcf
5SupTab_v5.8.8.591.exe2164616 bytesMD5: 1d31553e43ab05e7d528bbde8d27a099
6cmdshell.exe25232 bytesMD5: 387ff785adaf966317cffb0713f259d8
7cfgdrv32.cfg24280 bytesMD5: ad0d1330d9c9ceacb08069d2e573897d
8SupTab.dll513136 bytesMD5: 36efa0833058b57cc8687cb646ca5ac2
9XTab_v4.0.exe2567784 bytesMD5: 15107663ac8777f3e99e9609f78d8f95
10RSHP.exe423936 bytesMD5: 5cdda4c4e696c041171e0678a0db6e7b
11SupTab_Setup448.exe2991720 bytesMD5: a40cf21502c1dbc9bafb22172100874a
12SupTab_v5.8.8.1580_noblank_amy.exe2629504 bytesMD5: dafaa5e11f20a4a11f50f90ec7bddafc
13SupTab_Setup302.exe2984352 bytesMD5: d5cc9660cc5a39a9c6a2a4920eab43ab
14XTab_4.0.2.1716.exe2463384 bytesMD5: 55bae15d523e4fabaa551023703d3fd9
15STab_v4.0.exe2611776 bytesMD5: 616bb60a3d405fa75107e984aaaca47e
16search~1.dll 94088 bytesMD5: 2c9e81c9536a314737c6711234f96421
17STab_Down_6.0.6.8.exe111280 bytesMD5: 0a1d8c442bf10ba569bc89cf7dfc3855
18PluginUpdate.exe1286232 bytesMD5: f0df36c738ead573a4b329e6eb7e0b14
19XTab.exe2571976 bytesMD5: da5ef50c598c700600eea8f470aa5ea7
20SupTab_v5.8.8.496.exe2493320 bytesMD5: a801fe37bb3729862b67fd8a752b55aa
21OneTab.dll69632 bytesMD5: 292675a88750941e32582debbd631107
22uninstall.exe119013 bytesMD5: c8207b7674dfe4a35bfd4b34bb505e9d
23SupTab_v5.8.8.640.exe2563464 bytesMD5: 0abe3c3df43f605eb91fa47610ffc83d
24XTab_Setup1998.exe2571576 bytesMD5: 415d34e187876e93a9959ab04563aa12
25SupTab_v5.8.8.749_noblank.exe2526088 bytesMD5: 938786491250b6c7aa2b0a9570224890
26XTab_Setup1987.exe2572024 bytesMD5: 22dc5bc0d2d27d0ad01ac18546fc21b2
27SupTab_v5.8.8.777_noblank_amy.exe2626528 bytesMD5: 65168093aa74504f0f7eb2d8661ec536
28SupTab_v5.8.8.619.exe2676616 bytesMD5: c8b1b2053e6333ca6e8e15461dbbb30c
29SupTab_ns_v5.8.8.640.exe2496512 bytesMD5: d549db22a9e1aba82a5a647fe32306dc
30HPNotify.exe672400 bytesMD5: ca0bf169b55860c1278ff809bbe7687d
31ProtectService.exe12032 bytesMD5: 5d40eb47304a93b108ec53f6398e938b
32SupTab_v5.8.8.865_noblank.exe2598824 bytesMD5: e6b1e1bc352ba71298ae10d2958b9d50
33SupTab_v5.8.8.777_noblank.exe2643848 bytesMD5: f3fb2b89707be53d0ccf4b909c0801b2
34SupTab_v5.8.8.864_noblank.exe2598808 bytesMD5: 0b794323677b724a87f5eac14ae998c0
35cfgdrv64.cfg30424 bytesMD5: d1df98d570b57f932ccb2acdf1c11939

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1PluginService.exePluginService.exe505288 bytes
2Loader64.exeLoader64.exe73216 bytes
3STab_Down.exeSTab_Down.exe105792 bytes
4SupTab.exeSupTab.exe1076808 bytes
5SupTab_v5.8.8.591.exeSupTab_v5.8.8.591.exe2164616 bytes
6cmdshell.execmdshell.exe25232 bytes
7XTab_v4.0.exeXTab_v4.0.exe2567784 bytes
8RSHP.exeRSHP.exe423936 bytes
9SupTab_Setup448.exeSupTab_Setup448.exe2991720 bytes
10SupTab_v5.8.8.1580_noblank_amy.exeSupTab_v5.8.8.1580_noblank_amy.exe2629504 bytes
11SupTab_Setup302.exeSupTab_Setup302.exe2984352 bytes
12XTab_4.0.2.1716.exeXTab_4.0.2.1716.exe2463384 bytes
13STab_v4.0.exeSTab_v4.0.exe2611776 bytes
14STab_Down_6.0.6.8.exeSTab_Down_6.0.6.8.exe111280 bytes
15PluginUpdate.exePluginUpdate.exe1286232 bytes
16XTab.exeXTab.exe2571976 bytes
17SupTab_v5.8.8.496.exeSupTab_v5.8.8.496.exe2493320 bytes
18uninstall.exeuninstall.exe119013 bytes
19SupTab_v5.8.8.640.exeSupTab_v5.8.8.640.exe2563464 bytes
20XTab_Setup1998.exeXTab_Setup1998.exe2571576 bytes
21SupTab_v5.8.8.749_noblank.exeSupTab_v5.8.8.749_noblank.exe2526088 bytes
22XTab_Setup1987.exeXTab_Setup1987.exe2572024 bytes
23SupTab_v5.8.8.777_noblank_amy.exeSupTab_v5.8.8.777_noblank_amy.exe2626528 bytes
24SupTab_v5.8.8.619.exeSupTab_v5.8.8.619.exe2676616 bytes
25SupTab_ns_v5.8.8.640.exeSupTab_ns_v5.8.8.640.exe2496512 bytes
26HPNotify.exeHPNotify.exe672400 bytes
27ProtectService.exeProtectService.exe12032 bytes
28SupTab_v5.8.8.865_noblank.exeSupTab_v5.8.8.865_noblank.exe2598824 bytes
29SupTab_v5.8.8.777_noblank.exeSupTab_v5.8.8.777_noblank.exe2643848 bytes
30SupTab_v5.8.8.864_noblank.exeSupTab_v5.8.8.864_noblank.exe2598808 bytes

Comments

  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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