If you think that Access Gov Docs Tab can assist you greatly, you are mistaken. This extension presents easy-access links to findmyforms.com and irs.gov via its interface, and while these links are legitimate and route to legitimate websites, where you can find government documents and forms, you can access the websites without the extension itself. All you have to do is type the address into your browser’s address bar. And what if you need to access these websites constantly? If that is the case, you should bookmark the websites
and enable the bookmarks bar. If you do that, you will always have easy-access links directly via your browser. Unfortunately, Google Chrome users get roped into thinking that the extension is somehow truly beneficial. It is not, and we recommend removing it without hesitation. Whether you wish to delete Access Gov Docs Tab or learn more about it, please continue reading.
Access Gov Docs Tab is identified as a PUP for two main reasons. First of all, it is not beneficial, and we have already established that. Second, it does not offer a trustworthy search tool. The description of the PUP that can be found along with the Chrome web store installer (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/access-gov-docs-tab/pkcbnkckeahemigpmionfaiclhdeellf) suggests that the extension’s ability to provide you with Yahoo Search results is a perk. It is not because the results shown via this engine are modified by the PUP itself. Whether you download the extension from the Chrome web store, from accessgovdocs.net, or using a third-party downloader, the results shown are always modified. It can be hard to avoid this search engine because hp.haccessgovdocs.com replaces the default search provider and new tab page/homepage. We are not surprised by any of this because we have seen many PUPs that do the same, including Email Search Tools, Your Search Tool, or Find A Flight Pro, all of which belong to Eightpoint Technologies, Ltd. This is also the company that represents Access Gov Docs Tab itself.
To put it simply, although Access Gov Docs Tab is introduced as a tool that helps you find government forms and documents, in reality, it works more like an advertising tool. We do not know who the advertisers that work with Eightpoint Technologies are, but we know that they can obtain some general information about you and your browsing activity so that more personalized content could be shown. Is that safe? It is not if the advertisers cannot be trusted, and that is a possibility that we cannot ignore. In general, it does not look
like the extension can do anything for you, but it certainly can assist third parties, and that is why you need to think carefully if you really want to get involved with this PUP. We are sure that you want to browse the web safely, and in that case, it is best to remove Access Gov Docs Tab and choose a search tool you can trust. Can you replace hp.haccessgovdocs.com with search.yahoo.com? You absolutely can. Yahoo Search is a trustworthy search engine, but you do not want to use it if you are redirected to it via a different engine.
Undoubtedly, most people will be able to remove Access Gov Docs Tab and hp.haccessgovdocs.com manually. Once you eliminate the extension, the default search provider and new tab page/homepage will be restored back to normal. You also should clear browsing data because the PUP uses its own web cookies to collect information about you. In general, this PUP is not the worst kind of a threat that you might face, but because you installed it without warning, we suggest reviewing your security software. Perhaps it is out of date? If you lack reliable protection, this is the perfect time to install trusted anti-malware software. It will automatically delete Access Gov Docs Tab and, at the same time, reinforce Windows security to ensure that you remain safe in the future. Remember that trojans, ransomware, and other kinds of threats are lurking behind every virtual corner, and it is up to you to protect your system against them.