Musictabsearch.com is a browser hijacker developed to work only on the Google Chrome browser. Even though you can download the application from the Chrome Web Store, it does not mean that the software is trustworthy. At the time we researched the search engine, we learned that it might show modified Yahoo results. The biggest part of the results should be the same as if you were using the actual yahoo.com, but the additional advertising content could be from the hijacker’s third-party partners and some of it could have links to harmful web pages. Naturally, it would not be wise to continue using this application. Thus, we advise you to eliminate Musictabsearch.com before anything bad happens. Moreover, our specialists prepared removal instructions and we are adding them at the end of the article.
Currently, Musictabsearch.com is still available in the Chrome Web Store, but despite that is was distributed from the 1st of June, it still has zero reviews and only four users. Our researchers think that it could be distributed through other channels as well. For instance, the application may be spread with malicious pop-ups that might be shown to a user by another potentially harmful program on the computer. If this is how you received the search engine, you may want to check the system for other threats. Probably the easiest way to detect any threats is to use a trustworthy security tool. It could also help you delete this browser hijacker.
Furthermore, it was noticed that the software could be downloaded from a website called nupside.com. Apparently, it is an official site of a company that calls itself UPSIDE INNOVATIONS INC. In fact, there is a company with the almost exact title and its homepage is upsideinnovations.com. Nonetheless, it has nothing to do with the IT field, and it is not related with the browser hijacker’s creators, so they should not be confused. Again, if you somehow were redirected to this site (nupside.com), it might be because some suspicious application on the system is displaying unreliable ads.
The program hijacks the browser when you install a particular extension. It could be called similarly, e.g. My Music Tab. After installation, the application should change your default search engine with Musictabsearch.com. As we said earlier, this search engine is not reliable because it may show you results injected with questionable advertising content. Such ads might promote similar browser hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted programs, suspicious toolbars, etc. What’s more, some of the advertised sites could invade your privacy while gathering personal information without any consent.
There are lots of ads on the Internet, and if you do not need additional ones that could put your computer at risk too, you should consider removing the application. Musictabsearch.com can be erased if you get rid of the extension it was installed with. Then it should be simple to replace default search engine, although if the browser hijacker remains, it is advisable to reset Google Chrome. Both of these tasks are explained in the recommended deletion steps available below. However, it might be better to use a reliable antimalware tool, since it can clean the system from other possible threats. Thus, if you ever considered installing one, you should hesitate no more.