Easy Steps DIY Tab might look like a harmless extension, but our team of researchers identifies it as a PUP – potentially unwanted program. If you have it installed on your Google Chrome browser, we strongly recommend that you read this report in full to understand why trusting it and leaving it installed is a terrible idea. Have you already decided to delete Easy Steps DIY Tab? If that is the case, we have a few tips and options for you. Before you continue reading, employ a legitimate malware scanner and run a full system scan. This step is important because the distribution of the PUP is questionable, and while an official installer exists, our researchers warn that it could be spread with the help of bundled downloaders. Due to this, we have to consider the possibility that the PUP could spread along with other questionable extensions or applications. Needless to say, if the scanner finds any threats, you must remove them.
As we mentioned already, Easy Steps DIY Tab has an official website, and that is easystepsdiy.com. The interface of this website is not unique in any way, but it is notable that the website does not present an installer. If you choose to download the tool, a new window is opened, and it introduces you to chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/easy-steps-diy-tab/edhefmmjhhmbjlpbbkgjamjefeidelca. Is this where you acquired the extension from? If it is, there is a good chance that the malware scanner tool you employ will find nothing. Nonetheless, even though the Chrome Web Store is a reputable app store, and even though additional pieces are not attached to the PUP, you cannot trust the extension. First of all, it was developed by Eightpoint Technologies Ltd., the same company that stands behind Find Instant Recipes, View Free Recipes, and many other PUPs alike. Since we have analyzed most PUPs created by this company, we know very well how untrustworthy they all are and why removing them is the right thing to do.
Hp.easystepsdiytab.com is the webpage that Easy Steps DIY Tab is represented by after installation. You can find this page set as the New Tab on the Google Chrome browser. Just like all new tab pages introduced by the Eightpoint Technologies apps, it offers easy-access links at the top and also below the search dialog box. When we analyzed the PUP, the easy-access links at the top did not work, but even if they did, we would not recommend using Easy Steps DIY Tab so that you could access them. Once you install the PUP, it is meant to offer links to wikihow.com, ehow.com, instructables.com, lowes.com, reddit.com, lifewire.com, and various other websites, but there is no reason to install the extension just to get access to these websites. All you have to do is visit them one by one and click the star symbol in the URL to add them to the Bookmarks. If you do that, you will have easy-access links to these websites without having to compromise your security. Unfortunately, we believe that that is what you would do by installing Easy Steps DIY Tab. This PUP tracks users’ information, shares data with unknown third parties, and also helps them promote unpredictable offers via the search tool. It redirects to Yahoo Search, and so some users might assume that the search service is legitimate, but know that the results are modified, and, therefore, unreliable.
You can learn how to remove Easy Steps DIY Tab, how to clear browsing data, and how to delete unwanted notifications from Google Chrome using the instructions below. This PUP uses the push notifications feature, and if you have enabled it, you should remove the website from the Notifications menu to ensure that ads stop showing up when you browse the web. Removing Easy Steps DIY Tab manually is not a difficult task, but we do not recommend taking it on if other threats exist. Of course, you can choose to approach and delete every threat separately, and we have guides for that, but we recommend that you implement legitimate anti-malware software to clean and guard your operating system and browsers simultaneously. If you have more questions that you need answers to, we can continue the discussion in the comments section.