Search.funsocialtabsearch.com Removal Guide

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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.

As you might know, tracking cookies are employed by Search.funsocialtabsearch.com to collect certain information. You would know this if you have analyzed the Privacy Policy associated with this hijacker or the FunSocialTab extension. Cookies are normally not malicious as they usually collect non-personally identifiable information that refers to browsers, browsing history, your interaction with ads and provided links, etc. Unfortunately, cookies might be installed without your permission when you interact with the ads introduced to you via Search.funsocialtabsearch.com. These ads follow different privacy policies, and they could be intrusive. Did you know that you can adjust the settings to make sure that you have to screen every cookie that comes in? You should set up your settings like that so as to prevent malicious cookies from coming in. Although the cookies installed by the hijacker are not considered malicious, they can share important data with third-party advertisers, who use it to create attractive offers. The more attractive the offers are, the more likely you are to click on them, and this is the only way to make profit.

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.

How to delete Search.funsocialtabsearch.com

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  3. Select More tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Identify the unwanted add-on and click the recycle bin.
  6. Click Remove.
  7. Restart the browser.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A (opens Add-ons Manager).
  3. Move to the Extensions menu.
  4. Identify the unwanted add-on and click the Remove button.
  5. Restart the browser.
Download Remover for Search.funsocialtabsearch.com *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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