Simple process to delete MyShortcutTab from system
MyShortcutTab is notorious computer infection detected as browser hijacker. This nasty malware is created by cyber crooks to make illegal profit by showing sponsored results and redirecting your searches on its partner websites. Simply said, it is designed to promote fake search engine like search-find.net by modifying certain browser settings. Furthermore, these types of apps are also designed to collect details related to users browsing activities/habits. It promises to improve your web browsing experience by showing relative searches but it will bombard your browser with lots of annoying ads and unwanted redirection.
Once the installation is processed, the malware start to impacts all browser variants including Opera, Safari, IE, Edge, Chrome and so on. After that, it will change the default homepage and search engine of your browser and sets them to fake search engine. Due to this, every time users are encouraged to visit hijackers sites when they open new browsing tab or window. It is common that browser hijackers are designed to ensure that users could not modify aforementioned settings. Thus, it can only be done when MyShortcutTab is removed from the browser or system.
Further, this virus will also record your online activities and web surfing history. It can steal your online banking details, credit card number, IP addresses, password, social media account details and many more. After that, it can share your details with cyber hackers and risk your privacy. This nasty browser hijacker infection is really a massive threat for your computer and personal safety. So, to avoid all such circumstances it is advised to remove MyShortcutTab virus quickly from your PC because it can make any severe damage or put your privacy at risk.
Distribution methods of MyShortcutTab:
This virus mostly infiltrate into your system through various deceptive methods as well as without having users permission. Basically, it comes into your PC through bundled free third party programs, spam emails, suspicious websites, harmful links, misleading ads or popup and by using many more techniques. After getting installed on your machine, it can disable your antivirus security programs to avoid its removal. This nasty virus can also block the firewall security to make your device vulnerable. It will keep redirecting your browser on unsafe web pages and show lots of misleading ads on your work-station. So, it is important to delete this malware as soon as possible from the computer.
How to avoid installation of PUAs?
It is ill advised not to use unofficial websites, third party downloaders, peer to peer networks and other similar tools for downloading programs and files because such channels often distribute unwanted or even potentially malicious apps. It is recommended to use only official websites and direct download links. During installation of programs, always pay close attention and select custom or advance options and deselect everything that is unfamiliar to you. Intrusive advertisements look legitimate as they redirect users to harmful websites so you must avoid clicking on it. If unwanted extensions or add-ons are installed on a browser then you should remove it immediately.
Complete removal instructions have been described below in step by step manner. Follow it so that you will not find any trouble while performing virus removal process. Instead this, you can use Spyhunter an automatic malware removal tool that can remove MyShortcutTab completely and safely from the system to keep it harmless and secured.
Type: Search hijacker, Redirect, Malicious domain, Browser Hijacker
Short Description: Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.
Symptoms: Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your PC.
Promoted URL: search-find.net
Functionality: this app supposedly enhances web browsing experience.
Distribution methods: software bundling, deceptive pop-up ads, corrupted websites, executable files, harmful links, fake Flash Player Installers and many more.
Damage: display of unwanted and annoying advertisements, internet browsing tracking (possibly privacy issues) and redirects to dubious websites.
Removal: In order to remove MyShortcutTab, you are advised to follow given below step by step removal instructions or you can use reliable anti-malware removal tool.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove MyShortcutTab:
Remove the related items of MyShortcutTab using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing MyShortcutTab issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (MyShortcutTab) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to MyShortcutTab removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to MyShortcutTab still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove MyShortcutTab plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in MyShortcutTab removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete MyShortcutTab (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.