If you find that your web-browsers settings have been changed to My99tab.com without your permission then you need to know that unwanted software from the browser hijacker family get installed on your computer. Once started, it takes control of your personal computer including installed Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge and modifies its settings such as start page, newtab page and search engine by default, without your knowledge.
The hijacker, which set the My99tab.com as your home page can also set this annoying web page as your search provider. You will encounter the fact that the search in the web-browser has become uncomfortable to use, because the search results will consist of a lot of ads, links to ad and unwanted web pages and a small amount of regular links, which are obtained from a search in the major search providers. Therefore, look for something using My99tab.com page would be a waste of time or worse, it may lead to even more infected machine.
Table of contents
- What is My99tab.com
- Remove My99tab.com
- Manual My99tab.com removal
- Scan your PC system and remove My99tab.com with free utilities
- How to stop My99tab.com
- How can you prevent your personal computer from the attack of My99tab.com browser hijacker infection
- Finish words
Often, the machine which has been infected with My99tab.com hijacker infection, will be also infected by adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that displays a large number of various ads. It can be pop-ups, text links in the web sites, banners where they never had. What is more, the adware can replace the legitimate ads with malicious advertisements that will offer to download and install malicious software and unwanted software or visit the various dangerous and misleading web-sites.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, certain hijackers like My99tab.com to also modify all web browsers shortcuts which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to reroute your browser to annoying pages, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
So, it is very important to clean your PC system of browser hijacker as quickly as possible. The step by step guide, which is shown below, will help you to delete My99tab.com from the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Edge and other web-browsers.
We can help you remove My99tab.com, without the need to take your machine to a professional. Simply follow the removal guidance below if you currently have the undesired hijacker infection on your PC system and want to delete it. If you’ve any difficulty while trying to remove the hijacker, feel free to ask for our assist in the comment section below. Some of the steps below will require you to close the web-site. So, please read the few simple steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual My99tab.com removal
The useful removal instructions for the My99tab.com start page. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove My99tab.com let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall My99tab.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the computer cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious applications. Using the MS Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded programs can clean up the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge from popups hijackers and so on.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of programs installed on your machine. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of popup advertisements and web browser redirect to the intrusive My99tab.com page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown in the figure below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of pop up ads and web browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to delete is found, simply press on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Fix web-browser shortcuts, changed by My99tab.com browser hijacker
A hijacker can hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all web-browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
Right click on the internet browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://site.address” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, click OK . You need to clean all browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
Remove My99tab.com homepage from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer web browser settings like startpage, newtab page and search engine by default having been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, open the IE, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown below.
Once the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s newtab page, start page and search engine by default to default state.
Get rid of My99tab.com start page from Firefox
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown on the screen below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the My99tab.com hijacker. When, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of My99tab.com home page from Google Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the browser new tab page, homepage and search provider by default that have been replaced by the My99tab.com hijacker.
- First start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your web browser’s home page, newtab and default search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Scan your PC system and remove My99tab.com with free utilities
In order to completely get rid of My99tab.com, you not only need to delete it from the internet browsers, but also delete all its components in your machine including Windows registry entries. We recommend to download and run free removal tools to automatically clean your PC of My99tab.com browser hijacker infection.
Automatically get rid of My99tab.com with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to detect and remove My99tab.com search from your system. When installed and updated, the malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
- Please download Zemana antimalware to your desktop from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will display the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When the download is complete, please close all programs and open windows on your PC. Next, launch a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of Zemana anti malware onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the anti malware will start and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the browser hijacker and other malware and ‘ad supported’ software. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the application is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- Once the system scan is complete, you can check all threats detected on your PC system.
- In order to get rid of all threats, simply press the “Next” button to begin cleaning your system. Once the procedure is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the Zemana Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
How to remove My99tab.com with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect and get rid of My99tab.com from your PC system. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the personal computer.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer from the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your PC. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically launch and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your system for the hijacker . This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the program is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When the system scan is finished, it will show a screen that contains a list of malware that has been detected. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing My99tab.com hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your PC system. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to get rid of browser hijacker, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
Double-check for potentially unwanted programs with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that can be downloaded and run to get rid of browser hijackers, adware, malware, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and other threats from your system. You may use this tool to scan for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
After the download is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the tool is opened, you will see a screen like below.
Further, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the My99tab.com browser hijacker that redirects your web browser to the My99tab.com undesired web page. When it has finished scanning, a list of all threats detected is produced as shown below.
Make sure all entries have ‘checkmark’ and click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box as shown on the screen below.
You need to press “OK”. Once the cleaning process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer. When your personal computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stop My99tab.com
Use an adblocker tool such as AdGuard will protect you from malicious ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam web sites. Additionally, ad blocker applications will allow you to avoid annoying popup ads and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Installing the AdGuard adblocker program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
Once the download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the image 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 as shown on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popup ads, sites such My99tab.com, as well as other harmful 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 your personal computer from the attack of My99tab.com browser hijacker infection
After completing the tutorial outlined above, your computer should be clean from browser hijacker, ‘ad supported’ software and malware. The Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge will no longer show My99tab.com undesired start page on startup. Unfortunately, if the steps 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.