Search.funsocialtabsearch.com looks like a regular search engine, but it does not work. This is because it is just a regular redirector that has taken on the skin of a search engine. When you enter keywords into the provided search box, you will be routed to a third-party engine (most likely to Yahoo Search). The mistake that most users make is that they trust the search engines they are routed to, but you have to be careful about this. As our research has revealed, the hijacker might inject sponsored links into the search results displayed to you, and you might interact with them thinking that they must be reliable because they are represented via authentic search engines. Do not rush to trust software you do not understand because you might get yourself into trouble. Continue reading to learn more, including how to delete Search.funsocialtabsearch.com.
Although Search.funsocialtabsearch.com does not have an official website that would represent it individually, this browser hijacker is linked to the FunSocialTab, which is available at funsocialtab.com. Of course, if you download this add-on onto Chrome, you will be redirected to the Chrome web store. This is exactly how the extensions linked to Search.socialnewpagessearch.com, Search.searchinsocial.com, Search.youronlinegamecenter.com, and other Search.funsocialtabsearch.com clones are represented as well. All of these hijackers were created by Imali Media, and so it is not surprising that they all are nearly identical. The only difference is in the collection of quick-access links represented via them. In the case of the FunSocialTab hijacker, you will find links to liveforgames.com, twitter.com, pinterest.com, linkedin.com, and other similar sites. Needless to say, these links represent legitimate websites, but can you trust the links shown to you via the search results? As mentioned previously, this hijacker will reroute you to a different search engine, and it is most likely to be search.yahoo.com. Although this search provider is popularly known as reliable, Imali Media can inject its own links into the search results page, which makes any interaction with the search results risky.
We recommend removing Search.funsocialtabsearch.com from your browsers because it is not a reliable search provider, and the cookies it installs could be used to relay information to unknown parties. You can get rid of this hijacker in a very easy manner. Because it is an integral part of the FunSocialTab add-on, all you need to do is remove the add-on itself, and this process is represented via the guide below. In case you have downloaded the hijacker bundled with other programs – and we have seen it spreading via bundles from pop-ups – you also need to think about additional threats. A reliable malware scanner can help you figure out if other threats are active. Of course, if they are, you MUST delete them as well. We recommend installing an anti-malware tool for that, as well as for the protection of your operating system.