Google Chrome users can download AwayTab for free, but that does not mean that they should. Our research team classifies this extension as a PUP, or potentially unwanted program, and there are several reasons for that. They are all introduced in this report. Users are likely to download this extension from chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/awaytab/homnophpjlhlpaglnfpomcambjmgceem, which is where the official website, awaytab.com, redirects to. However, you might be introduced to the installer by misleading pop-ups, via redirects, or with the help of adware. Also, there is always a possibility that bundled downloaders could be used too. Therefore, before you continue reading this report and learn how to delete AwayTab, we strongly recommend scanning your operating system. Click the download link below and install a free malware scanner that will let you know if there is anything on your operating system that you need to remove immediately.
Once you scan your system, you can decide whether you should focus on AwayTab or a different add-on or program that could be much more dangerous. The PUP is introduced to Chrome users as an extension that finds new places to travel to via the New Tab page. It is also meant to offer the cheapest flights from your area. That means that the PUP is able to determine your location. This is not something that AwayTab does secretly. In fact, when installing the program from the Chrome web store, all users are introduced to a pop-up message that informs that physical location is detected and that the new tab page is replaced. Of course, even if a program or extension is transparent about its actions, that does not mean that it can be trusted. For example, once the PUP replaces the new tab page, it also modifies the browser’s settings to ensure that the new tab also is the first page that you see when you launch the browser. Due to this, some users remove the extension thinking that it is a hijacker.
After installation, AwayTab offers a random destination and then a timetable for the available flights. During our analysis, the PUP always promoted deals by kiwi.com. Besides the flight deals, the PUP also promoted hotel deals by booking.com. Although both websites are legitimate, you need to think carefully if you really need AwayTab to present alleged deals from them. The service is not really customizable, and you have a better chance of finding better deals if you go straight to kiwi.com or booking.com and customize your searches. That is not the only reason to remove this potentially unwanted program. In fact, it might be much more important for you to remove it because of lack of transparency. Neither the official download page, nor the platform introduced to you via the new tab page offer any information on how the service actually works, how information is gathered, how information is personalized, and how you are secured. THIS is why we recommend deleting the PUP right away.
You can use the instructions below to remove AwayTab and to clear your browsing data. Why should you do the latter? The PUP could have placed intrusive cookies, and so you want to delete them. It is also a good idea to clear cache, as that might help protect your privacy. Luckily, deleting AwayTab manually is easy, but you also need to think about the protection of your browsers and the entire operating system in the future, and you might also need to think about additional PUPs or maybe even malicious threats. A legitimate anti-malware program can solve these issues, and if you install it, it also can automatically delete the potentially unwanted program. Hopefully, we have managed to help you, but if you want to continue the discussion, please do not hesitate to post a comment below.