Are your default settings as homepage or search engine replaced by an unfamiliar site? Does this site looks like a useful page which may just like Google.com or Yahoo.com? TabSent.com is one of these sites which in fact is a browser hijacker that can threaten the target computer badly. You should take quick actions to remove it once your browsers are infected by this type of computer threat. There are many effective methods you can use to remove it. You can remove it both manually or automatically.
What is TabSent.com
TabSent.com is a browser hijacker virus, which usually pretends as a harmless search engine like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Normally, this unwanted program is distributed through spam e-mail attachments, pirated movie torrents, compromised websites and freeware installation files. If your computer is infected by TabSent.com, you need to take action to remove it completely, because apart from changing homepage and redirection, it is able to cause other severe consequences, too. You will soon notice your computer is attacked because the default homepage and search engine are replaced by TabSent.com without your knowledge.
If you are not careful enough, the virus can invade into your system secretly when you visit unsafe websites, install infected freeware or open a spam attachment. After the installation, TabSent.com malware will bring lots of troubles to you. And all search results are rerouted to totally irrelevant domains. Here, we provide some tips to help you to judge whether your computer is infected by TabSent.com or not. First of all, TabSent.com Toolbar redirect virus takes control of your web browser through modifying browser settings and the Windows registry. Additionally, TabSent.com produces a great number of pop-up advertisements which will seriously affect system running. As a result, your homepage and default search engine are replaced by the home page of TabSent.com Toolbar without your permission and this site will automatically show up every time you boot up your system or click a new link.
Tips to Avoid Computer Threats
1.Keep away from suspicious sites
Almost all computer viruses are delivered through the internet. Hackers like to implant the infections into those insecure websites that PC users are easy to visit.
2.Do not download unfamiliar programs
Many users would like to download some freeware from unofficial sites because the official download will cost money. However, those freeware and shareware offered by the free download websites are not completely safe. Once you install those free downloads, you may get your computer infected by virus.
3.Select Advanced or Custom installation
The Advanced or Custom installation should always be the first choice once you are installing the third party programs for some unwanted bundles can be installed along with your wanted software. You need to choose the Advanced or Custom installation to avoid malicious bundles.
4.Keep your Windows Firewall and Windows Defense open
The Windows Firewall and Windows Defense can provide you a safe computer protection which can prevent your computer from infections. You need to keep them open and do not ever close them when you are browsing the internet.
5.Update your system and software
It is necessary to update your system and the software you have installed since the update will fix the loophole of old version.
Instructions for Removing TabSent.com Browser Hijacker
You can remove TabSent.com automatically or manually.
Method one:Remove TabSent.com Automatically
Method two: Remove TabSent.com Manually
* step three: After finishing the installation, launch SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan”to perform a full and quick system scan on your PC.
* step four: After the system scan, choose select all and then click Remove to eliminate all the threats on your PC
Method two: Remove TabSent.com Manually
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
Open Safari if it is not already open.
Choose Safari > Preferences, and then click Privacy.
Select one or more website that stores cookies, and then click Remove or Remove All.
When you finish removing websites, click Done.
From step 1 select ‘Settings’ and click on ‘Delete Private Data’
2. Clear Add-ons and Extensions on the Browsers
*Disable extensions from Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
In the Safari Preferences window, click the “Extensions” tab. Find the related plugin, then click on the “Uninstall” button. This infection can add more than one extension, it is recommended that you remove all unknown extensions from Safari.
Next, select “Preferences“, go to the “General” tab and change the “Default Search Engine” to Google or other search engine you like. Then, in the “General” tab, find the “Home Page” and change it to “google.com” or other wanted sites.
* Disable extensions from Opera:
From the menu, select Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
3.End the malicious process from Task Manager.
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
It is a annoying browser hijacker which will do nothing good but bother PC users all the time. Some criminal use this search engine to track user’s privacy. Moreover, if you don’t eliminate the virus out of your computer quickly, it will bring other troubles to you, such as installing various malware on backstage and reducing computer performance and. Firstly, TabSent.com virus creates lots of advertisements which keep popping up continuously. Your computer operation will be blocked by those annoying ads and you are unable to stop them. Therefore, we advise you to delete TabSent.com immediately.