You must have agreed for the suspicious Search.funcybertabsearch.com to replace your homepage, new tab, and default search provider tools if you face it every time you launch your browser (Chrome or Firefox, for now). Although some users report this search tool hijacking their browsers, in reality, it is quite unlikely that it could enter without your permission. What could happen is that you might acquire this search tool by accident, without even realizing it, and that might happen if you are careless and distracted when downloading the FunCyberTab extension. This Imali Media extension is available at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/funcybertab/fddlahiemaglmhmicbmkgogbmofadmld (Chrome web store) and funcybertab.com (the official download page). So do you need to remove this extension or delete Search.funcybertabsearch.com? Do you need to eliminate any additional threats that might have slithered in via software bundles? This report explains it all.
Search.funcybertabsearch.com is nearly identical to other infamous search providers by Imali Media, including Search.funsecuritytabsearch.com and Search.realcoolmoviessearch.com. SaferBrowser is another company that is often associated with these search tools and the extensions accompanying them, but the “SaferBrowser” tag is not showcased on the home page of Search.funcybertabsearch.com. It is most likely that the creator of this suspicious search provider earns money by promoting third-party services. Right below the search box in the middle you can find quick-access links to facebook.com, gmail.com, Instagram.com, amazon.com, aliexpress.com, and youtube.com. The top section of the page includes tabs that represent different Windows and security-related tools. It is most likely that Imali Media earns money for promoting these links, but it might also be paid for promoting sponsored links via the search results shown to you when you interact with the search dialog box in the middle.
Did you know that Search.funcybertabsearch.com can record information about you when you surf the web? It does that to profile you and to learn what kind of information you are interested in. This could be used to introduce you to more “effective” offers, meaning that you are more likely to click on them. Unless you do, Imali Media is unlikely to earn any money. Tracking cookies are used for the collection of this kind of data, and they might also record your interaction with the extension, the search tool, and the ads shown to you. On top of that, cookies usually collect technical information about your PC and browsers. According to our research, Search.funcybertabsearch.com can showcase the ads created by third parties, and they are most likely to be introduced to you via the search provider. As you enter in you search query, you will be routed to search.yahoo.com via search.safefinder.com. Keep in mind that because you are rerouted via this server, you will be shown ads and sponsored links despite the fact that you are redirected to the seemingly reliable Yahoo Search. Of course, interacting with these links can be risky.
The removal of Search.funcybertabsearch.com is very simple, but you need to assess your entire operating system before you start eliminating any unwanted programs. First of all, other threats might be active because the extension that installs the suspicious search tool might be spread via malicious installers along with dangerous malware. We advise implementing a malware scanner to figure out if other threats are active. Hopefully, they are not, and you can jump to the removal of Search.funcybertabsearch.com right away using the instructions below. Well, what should you do if you discover dangerous threats that you cannot actually eliminate yourself? If you are in a predicament of this kind, it is best to utilize an anti-malware tool that could erase all infections automatically. We advise installing this software to keep the system protected at all times anyway, so you might as well install it right away, which immediately takes the burden of removing malware manually off your shoulders.