Search.mytab.club is a known browser hijacker that will replace your browser’s homepage address automatically if you install its affiliated Mytab.club browser extension for Google Chrome. We are of the opinion that both this search engine and its extension are mostly useless and Search.mytab.club in particular is an outright malicious search engine because it was designed to replace the homepage address and new tab page address without warning. Furthermore, this hijacker can collect information about you and show you ad-supported search results that can jeopardize your computer’s security. We, therefore, recommend that you remove this hijacker.
If you install Mytab.club on your browser, then it will replace your browser’s homepage and new tab page address with Search.mytab.club automatically. Thus, it will hijack your browser in order to make you use it to search the web. However, it is not even a real search engine because it redirects all entered search queries to a modified Yahoo search engine. However, the problem is that this hijacker can modify Yahoo’s search results to include additional promotional links and ads that may look like regular results. The ads and promotions come from third parties and due to the fact that Search.mytab.club itself comes from a shady background. You should not trust the promoted content as the links can redirect you to phishing websites, fake online shopping websites, malware infected sites, and so on. In short, this hijacker can jeopardize your computer’s security, so we do not recommend that you use it.
Our analysis has also revealed that Search.mytab.club has been configured to collect some non-personally identifiable information about you. This information can include your ISP (Internet Service Provider), location, Internet protocol (IP) address, internet browser, internet search related applications, the web pages you visit and the content you see, as well as your entered search queries. This hijacker uses this information to assess which promotional links ought to be shown to you. In short, this information is collected for geotargeting purposes to show you region-specific ads that will bring its developers and the advertising partners more money.
Our research has shown that Search.mytab.club and Mytab.club are both products of ChumSearch which is a company of some sort. However, we were unable to find any useful information about this company because there simply is not any. Nevertheless, this company managed to get Mytab.club the Chrome Web Store, so you can get this malicious browser extension from a legitimate source of all places. Also, its secretive developers have also set up a dedicated distribution website at www.mytab.club. This site features a standalone download of this browser extension. As you can see, this search engine and its accompanying extension have no shortage of accessible distribution channels. While there are very few users currently, we believe that this number will rise soon. So we want to get the word out that Mytab.club is malicious.
That is all we have to say about Search.mytab.club. It is evident that it is not just a search engine but a browser hijacker that can replace your browser’s homepage and new tab page addresses without your knowledge or consent as well. Its search results can feature unwelcome promotional links, and it can also collect information about you to customize them. Therefore, this search engine is inherently unreliable and dangerous. We recommend that you remove it as soon as you can. See the guide below for more information. Note that removing Mytab.club will change the homepage and new tab page addresses to their default values.