Mediatab.tv is yet another useless Google Chrome browser extension that has been classified as a browser hijacker. This malware infection may sneak onto your system without your knowledge and change your browser settings to its search page. So, if you notice that your new tab, your homepage as well as your default search engine have changed, it is possible that you have been infected with a browser hijacker like this one. Basically, this infection does not mean direct and great danger; however, it can expose you to questionable third-party advertisements and possible modified search results, too. If you engage with any content coming from this tool, you could let further infections on board or even get scammed online by landing on malicious websites. We advise you to remove Mediatab.tv right now to avoid any unpleasant consequences. Please read on to find out more, including how you can protect your system from such threats in the future.
The only official page promoting this browser extension we have found is the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mediatabtv-streaming-sear/himfhebcckichhmfhakibncfghepkclb. If you read the reviews there, you may find out that most users are not satisfied with this tool and claim that they could not even change the default search engine setting with this hijacker on board. Whenever you want to install a tool, it is well worth reading such reviews (although most of them could be propaganda or the competitors) or running a web search to figure out more about your targeted application. Such a search can reveal, for example, that most results will advise you to delete Mediatab.tv as a browser hijacker. This should give you an idea whether it is safe for you to install it or not.
What is really bad about such a browser hijacker, though, is that it can also be found spreading in alternative and deceptive ways. For instance, you may click on a third-party pop-up that tells you to install the latest Adobe Flash plugin because otherwise you cannot see content on the page you are viewing. If you click Yes, OK, or Install, you can easily install such a browser hijacker in the background. What is even worse, if you click on the wrong third-party content, you can also easily drop a whole bundle of potential threats. A software bundle can contain several potentially unwanted programs and malware infections like browser hijackers, adware programs, Trojans, ransomware programs, fake alerts, and more. If you are inclined to use suspicious file-sharing websites to download free programs, you can easily drop such a package instead of your targeted file alone. Therefore, when you find such a browser hijacker on board, you need to run a reliable online malware scanner to find all possible sources of security threats on your system after you delete Mediatab.tv.
This hijacker basically sets search.mediatab.tv as your new homepage, new tab page, and default search engine as well. This can mean constant exposure to potentially unreliable third-party web contents. It may show an unreliable third-party ad on its main search page, for instance. This search page is set up mainly to promote keen.tv, which is supposed to provide free online TV access. You can find a number of thumbnail links below the search box, which lead to Netflix and other online TV sites as well as social media like Facebook. We do not advise you to use any of the features this browser hijacker has to offer, though. The search itself is possibly the worst of all. You may find yourself on a modified Yahoo search results page, which could present to you potentially unsafe third-party ads and links. Clicking on unsafe content could allow malicious threats to enter your computer, but you can also be taken to malicious websites where you may be tricked into sharing your banking details, for example. If you would like peace of mind, we suggest that you remove Mediatab.tv from your computer.
If you are lucky, you can eliminate this browser hijacker simply by removing its extension from your Google Chrome browser. If you have never done this before, you can use our instructions below. Please note that if you would still experience issues with this extension like your default search engine not changing, you may need to reset your browser. Of course, the best way to protect your computer automatically against all kinds of malicious threats is to install a reputable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
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|2||newtab.js||5108 bytes||MD5: 83d087cbf1dc60b9537d38b91b916a38|
|3||popup.js||1403 bytes||MD5: 8d3ef4083cf137a92cbc2e31bff41b64|