YaTab could replace your browser’s default search engine and start page. Our specialists report, the application is compatible just with Google Chrome for now, so users browsing the Internet with Mozilla Firefox or other browsers should not encounter it. The extension is not malicious, although it is not exactly reliable either as it falls under the classification of browser hijackers. The main reason why we would not recommend it is because the add-on might display irritating and suspicious advertisements from various third parties. Naturally, if you do not like the idea you could encounter such ads, you could simply erase YaTab. Users who wish to delete the browser hijacker manually can follow the instructions located at the end of this report. As for those who want to know more details about the threat, we invite you to read the rest of the text.
To start with, the browser hijacker might be distributed with pop-ups, bundled software, installers, and so on. Therefore, to avoid applications similar to YaTab, we would recommend being cautious when you see ads promoting software. Instead of agreeing to install it you should look for more information besides the description given in the advertisement, e.g., expert/user reviews, information about the developer, and so on. Next, it would be a good idea to keep away from torrent and similar file-sharing web pages as they may contain installers bundled not only with browser hijackers or threats alike but also with malicious applications. Using these tips might help you guard your system against various threats, although it would be even safer if you employed a reliable security tool too.
What happens when YaTab settles in? As we mentioned earlier, the application should affect the user’s Google Chrome by changing its default search engine and homepage. To do so, the browser hijacker should place its search engine. The problem with it is it might show modified search results or in other words results injected with various advertisements from different third parties. The ads could come from anywhere, and so there is a risk some part of them might be possibly malicious. For example, it could be advertisements showing fake lottery winnings or offering freebies to gain the user’s personal information. Also, some of them could suggest installing more browser hijackers or threats alike. This is why our specialists do not advise using YaTab. If you do not think it would be safe or wise to leave it on your browser too, we encourage you to eliminate it.
Fortunately, the browser hijacker is not difficult to remove as it can be erased from the browser’s Extensions menu. All you have to do is locate YaTab and press the given deletion button. If you have no idea how to do this, you can take a look at the instructions located below, and they will explain the process. Besides, users can get rid of the suspicious add-on by performing a full system scan with the antimalware tool of their preferences. After it, the tool should show the browser hijacker and other potential threats that you ought to be able to erase with a single mouse click.