My99tab.com is classified as a browser hijacker, and as such, this program can easily expose you to potentially corrupted content. Although the program was not created to distribute and promote malware, it could be easily exploited by malevolent third parties. This is just a few of potential computer security issues that you might face when you have a browser hijacker on your computer. Therefore, it is in your best interest to remove My99tab.com from your system as soon as possible. Please refer to the manual removal instructions below to get rid of this security threat. And for more information, do not hesitate to leave us a comment.
It was determined by our research team that My99tab.com uses the same server as Securesurfs.biz. So we can assume that this browser hijacker is related to Search.yourpackagesnow.com, Search.yourmapscenter.com, Search.youremailnow.com, and many other similar programs. Since there are a lot of these applications, we can also make an assumption that they are not that sophisticated, and their developers rely on the number of infections, rather than the intensity. Also, when a browser hijacker comes from a big family of similar apps, it is very likely that it employs the same distribution methods, and it can be removed following the same (or at least similar) guidelines.
Hence, like most of the browser hijackers, My99tab.com is probably also distributed in bundled software packages or via drive-by downloads. What we mean is that users might unwittingly download and install this program when it comes in third-party installers. Perhaps they have been looking for some other application and they found it on a file-sharing website. What users usually do not consider in such a case is that this application could come in one “pack” with several other freeware apps that might be added there by the third-party installer or download that helps user to download the application.
Normally, it is possible to deselect the additional applications if you check the installation wizard step by step. On the other hand, if you fail to do so, My99tab.com will enter your computer and will change your default homepage on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Once the program got ahold of your browser, it will start collecting information on your web browsing habits. This information is necessary for custom advertising. All browser hijackers have advertising space that can be used by third parties. And when the program more or less knows your browsing patterns, it can generate custom commercial content you might find interesting.
If you click those advertisements or the modified links displayed by this hijacker, you will help it make some money. Of course, there is nothing illegal about that, but let us not forget the potential security issues you may face if you keep this program on your system. The program might inadvertently redirect you to malware-related websites. Although malware infection is not such a common scenario when it comes to browser hijacker developments, you should take no chances with this one.
Remove My99tab.com right now and then scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner. You may find it that you have a lot of other unwanted applications installed on your PC. This is because browser hijackers seldom travel alone. Delete all the unwanted programs and then safeguard your system against other intruders by investing in a powerful security application.