Safesidetab Fix is a new version of the suspicious Safesidetab program that is meant to help users browse the web more safely. This software was developed by Imali Media, an infamous company that also stands behind TvNewTab, WinRepair Pro, and various browser hijackers. The browser hijacker that is directly linked to the program we are discussing is Search.safesidesearch.com. Although it is possible to download this software from official sources, some users find it spread via suspicious software bundles, and some are introduced to it via misleading pop-up advertisements. If you keep encountering pop-ups promoting unfamiliar software, you should inspect your operating system to see if malicious adware is active. If it is, we recommend removing it instantaneously. We also recommend deleting Safesidetab Fix from your operating system, and you should continue reading to learn the reasons why this is necessary.
If Safesidetab Fix has entered your operating system along with other programs, you should research them to see if they are trustworthy or if they require removal. Unfortunately, third-party installers are often exploited to spread malware, and you do not want to let dangerous infections running without any control. Now, if you have downloaded this program from safesidetab.com or the Chrome web store (at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/safesidetabplus/oajijfnbbdpoklbhhaonaiihdhmlpcdo), it is unlikely that you will encounter any unexpected threats. Of course, a search tool will take over your search engine and new tab (on Firefox and Chrome browsers). If you are cautious when installing software, you should know about the installation of this search tool. Now, if you are sure that unfamiliar search tools were installed without your permission, you should treat them as malicious browser hijackers. Which search tool takes over your browsers depends on the version of the suspicious Safesidetab Fix. Most commonly, this potentially unwanted program implements Search.safesidesearch.com; however, different versions of this PUP can utilize different versions of this hijacker. For example, search.safesidetabplussearch.com is installed along with SafeSideTab(Plus). Despite the name change, these search tools are identical.
Although the suspicious Safesidetab Fix is introduced to you as a beneficial tool, our research team warns that this potentially unwanted program can collect personally identifiable information using silently running web cookies. Furthermore, this potentially unwanted program is associated with third parties who could track information about you as well. On top of that, advertisements could be injected while the PUP is running. Considering that Safesidetab promises to protect you, you might think that the ads shown to you are trustworthy; however, we cannot guarantee this. The advertisers working with this PUP are unknown, which is why the ads injected by it are considered unpredictable. Although some users will take risks, we advise deleting this potentially unwanted program from your operating system. Even if you do not encounter security risks while using this app, it does not provide beneficial services anyway, and there is no reason to keep it running on your vulnerable operating system.
As mentioned previously, Safesidetab Fix affects Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers, which is why we focus on these browsers in the removal guide below. If you find that different browsers have been affected by this potentially unwanted program, please post a comment below listing these browsers, and we will provide you with the removal guides that you need. You can also use the comments section below if you have any questions about the PUP, or if you want our advise on the protection of your operating system. It is undeniable that employing trustworthy security software to guard your operating system is extremely important. If you do not want unreliable and malicious programs slithering into your PC, you have to make sure that you protect it appropriately. The best thing you can do is employ an anti-malware tool because it can also ensure the full removal of already active threats.