You ran your internet browser like Google Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge, but somehow, for some reason, you didn’t get your favorite start page you wanted after running it. This is sign of hijacker, potentially unwanted program created to redirect your web-browser to AntiGravity Flow Tab web page. The browser hijacker changing the internet browsers settings like startpage, new tab page and search engine by default with its own data.
A malicious software that changes certain settings of web browsers on AntiGravity Flow Tab usually affects only FF, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The AntiGravity Flow Tab browser hijacker can alter the Target property of web-browser’s shortcuts, so every time you open the web browser, instead of your home page, you will see a completely different web page.
If your system has been infected with AntiGravity Flow Tab browser hijacker, every time you start your web browser you will see this site. Of course you may setup your start page again, but next time you run a internet browser you will see that AntiGravity Flow Tab homepage return. As mentioned above, the hijacker can modify the default search engine on this annoying web-page too, so all your search queries will be rerouted to AntiGravity Flow Tab. Thus the authors of the hijacker can collect the search terms of your queries, and reroute you to annoying sites.
Although, AntiGravity Flow Tab browser hijacker is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it imposes changes to certain settings of all your typical browsers. Moreover, an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) can be additionally installed on to your personal computer by this browser hijacker, which will display a ton of advertisements, or even massive full page advertisements that blocks surfing the Web. Often such these ads may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted applications or visit malicious sites.
Table of contents
- What is AntiGravity Flow Tab
- Remove AntiGravity Flow Tab
- Manual AntiGravity Flow Tab home page removal
- Uninstall AntiGravity Flow Tab related software through the Control Panel of your personal computer
- Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by AntiGravity Flow Tab
- Delete AntiGravity Flow Tab from Mozilla Firefox
- Delete AntiGravity Flow Tab search from Google Chrome
- Remove AntiGravity Flow Tab search from Internet Explorer
- AntiGravity Flow Tab redirect automatic removal
- Manual AntiGravity Flow Tab home page removal
- Run AdBlocker to block AntiGravity Flow Tab and stay safe online
- How can you prevent the AntiGravity Flow Tab hijacker
- Finish words
It’s important, don’t use AntiGravity Flow Tab web-page and don’t click on advertisements placed on it, as they may lead you to a more malicious or misleading web sites. The best option is to use the tutorial posted below to clean your system of hijacker infection, remove the AntiGravity Flow Tab , and thereby revert back your previous start page and search engine.
Remove AntiGravity Flow Tab
The AntiGravity Flow Tab is a hijacker infection that you might have difficulty in removing it from your computer. Happily, you have found the effective removal tutorial in this blog post. Both the manual removal method and the automatic removal solution will be provided below and you can just choose the one that best for you. If you’ve any questions or need assist then type a comment below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web-browser or restart your system.
Manual AntiGravity Flow Tab startpage removal
Most common browser hijackers may be deleted without any antivirus software. The manual browser hijacker removal is article guide that will teach you how to remove the AntiGravity Flow Tab .
Uninstall AntiGravity Flow Tab related software through the Control Panel of your personal computer
Some potentially unwanted applications, browser hijacking software and adware can be uninstalled by uninstalling the free programs they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed applications in Microsoft Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to get rid of them.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the image below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right like below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and remove all programs that has the name similar to the web-site which has been set as your Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge newtab page, homepage and search provider by default. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. When you have found anything suspicious that may be the browser hijacker infection, adware or potentially unwanted programs, then choose this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious application blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your PC.
Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by AntiGravity Flow Tab
Unfortunately, the hijacker can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your web-browsers shortcuts), so that the AntiGravity Flow Tab start page will be displayed when you open the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer or another web-browser.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to run your internet browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the browser which is re-directed to the AntiGravity Flow Tab or other intrusive web page.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The hijacker can rewrite the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you launch your web browser. Depending on the web browser you are using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text like “http://site.addres” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as on the image below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you open the web-browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the AntiGravity Flow Tab web site or any other undesired web-pages. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Delete AntiGravity Flow Tab from Mozilla Firefox
The Firefox reset will keep your personal information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and remove unwanted search engine and start page such as AntiGravity Flow Tab, modified preferences, extensions and security settings.
Start the FF and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the AntiGravity Flow Tab hijacker. When, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Delete AntiGravity Flow Tab search from Google Chrome
Run the Reset web browser tool of the Chrome to reset all its settings like home page, newtab and default search provider to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of web-browser hijacks like AntiGravity Flow Tab.
- First, launch the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove AntiGravity Flow Tab search from Internet Explorer
The IE reset is great if your web-browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your web-browser, which installed by an malware.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown below.
When the task is done, press “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s startpage, newtab page and default search provider to default state.
AntiGravity Flow Tab redirect automatic removal
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users may not completely remove browser hijacker infection from the infected PC. So, we suggest to scan your computer for any remaining malicious components with free browser hijacker infection removal software below.
How to remove AntiGravity Flow Tab with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware. You may download and install Zemana Anti-malware to find and delete AntiGravity Flow Tab redirect from your computer. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the system.
Download Zemana antimalware on your PC system by clicking on the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, start the file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, press the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana anti-malware on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, Zemana anti malware will automatically run and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the browser hijacker which cause a reroute to AntiGravity Flow Tab. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
Once the system scan is done, a list of all threats detected is produced. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana anti malware will start removing AntiGravity Flow Tab browser hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to restart your personal computer.
Automatically remove AntiGravity Flow Tab with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You may download and install Malwarebytes to detect and get rid of AntiGravity Flow Tab search from your computer. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the personal computer.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will display the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After downloading is finished, please close all software and open windows on your machine. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of Malwarebytes onto your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Malwarebytes will start and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker that cause a redirect to AntiGravity Flow Tab. When a malicious software, ad-supported software or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
- When the system scan is complete, you’ll be displayed the list of all detected items on your PC system.
- When you’re ready, click the “Quarantine Selected” button to start cleaning your computer. Once the procedure is finished, you may be prompted to restart the machine.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Use AdwCleaner to get rid of AntiGravity Flow Tab search
If MalwareBytes anti-malware or Zemana antimalware cannot remove this hijacker infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for hijackers, adware, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
When downloading is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to display the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” for scanning your computer for the AntiGravity Flow Tab browser hijacker . This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
When it completes the scan is complete, the results are displayed in the scan report like below.
Review the scan results and then click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box. Click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. Once the clean-up is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Run AdBlocker to block AntiGravity Flow Tab and stay safe online
By installing an ad-blocker application like AdbGuard, you’re able to block AntiGravity Flow Tab, autoplaying video ads and delete lots of distracting and undesired ads on sites.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocker program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
Once the downloading process is complete, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance like below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop ads, sites such AntiGravity Flow Tab, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent the AntiGravity Flow Tab hijacker
After completing the instructions outlined above, your computer should be free from browser hijacker, ‘ad supported’ software and malware. The Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer open AntiGravity Flow Tab intrusive homepage on startup. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.