If you find my1tab - new tab page in your Google Chrome browser, it is quite possible that you have installed it under questionable circumstances. This also means that there could be malware infections on your system and this is why you were able to install it in the first place. Although this Chrome browser extension does not mean direct threat to your system security, it may still expose you to questionable third-party web content on modified search results pages. We have labeled this threat source as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) just like all other suspicious apps coming from Aztec Media Inc., including EasyZip New Tab and Download Manager Star. This tool may look tempting with its HD background pictures, which change every day or hour depending on your settings, as well as its useful quick links and local weather information, but we do not advise you to use it or keep it on board. In fact, we suggest that you remove my1tab - new tab page from your computer if you really want to choose security over some attractive features.
There is only one official page where you can directly install this PUP, and it is the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/my1tab-new-tab-page/kadalpbldokjhijcgndnldpheokmaeje. It seems that this tool has been around for a half year now and over 170 thousand users have installed it through this page. While the majority of the reviews there are in favor of this tool and praising it, some users complain about annoying advertising and some about malware that was installed forcefully by this PUP. This is definitely not a good sign and already makes you wonder about the reliability of this browser extension. You should always check the reviews, if there are any, because it may stop you from installing an unreliable tool and further headaches. If this is not enough for you to delete my1tab - new tab page, let us go on.
The more worrisome distribution method we have found in relation to this PUP will certainly make you think twice. You can also download and install this PUP after clicking on unsafe pop-up ads, which can be either displayed by malware infections, such as adware, hiding on your system or by suspicious websites that tend to promote unreliable third parties (e.g., betting, gaming, dating, and file-sharing pages). If your PC is actually infected with adware, chances are you previously let a whole bundle of threats on board since such threats usually travel bundled. This can happen when you download cracked or free software from shady torrent and freeware sites, when you click on random third-party ads on suspicious pages, and, again, if your computer is infected. As you can see, it is vital that you keep your system clean since when it is not, you can simply infect it again and again. This is why we advise you to run a reliable malware scanner after you delete my1tab - new tab page.
When you install this PUP, it changes your new tab page settings to redirect you to my1tab.com, which is a search page with other features. This page offers you a number of quick links to popular Google and other pages, including Drive, Play, Gmail, and Facebook, as well as local weather information at the bottom of the page (e.g., temperature, sunrise time, sunset time, and humidity). This PUP also provides you with a nice HD background that you can set to change every hour or every day. Although you may find this page legitimate, innocent as well as useful, we would like to tell you that you can always use your browser's bookmarking function to have preferred pages on your bookmarks bar, one click away, and you can also use reliable tools to change your background and have weather forecast on your new tab.
The worst thing about this PUP is that it sends all your queries to its own web server first, my1tab.com/search?q=, and only then, to a modified Yahoo search results page. Now, you could be exposed to questionable third-party advertisements and sponsored links on this page since there is no guarantee that all the contents are from reliable affiliates. If cyber crooks were to promote their malicious pages through this PUP, you could end up on one of them and get scammed or drop more serious malware threats. This is why we believe that it is best to remove my1tab - new tab page from your browser.
It should be as easy as removing this extension to eliminate the potential threats. Please use our instructions below if you have never done this before. However, keep in mind that there could be other threats on board as well. In that case, this may not be sufficient; you may need to reset your browser if you still experience increased advertising or landing on suspicious pages by redirection. Since you may not be able to identify all malicious and potential threats on your system, we suggest that you install a reliable malware removal application, such as SpyHunter.