The Find My Tab extension was installed on your Google Chrome web browser without any notice? After that, you are faced with the fact that your web browser is now redirected to various annoying web pages and filled with a variety of ads, popups and banners. The cause of all your problems with your computer is the “Find My Tab” extension that is an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). It has been installed on many computers around the world, so you’re one of many. Most likely, you don’t even know how and where the “Find My Tab” adware has got into your personal computer. In the step-by-step guidance below, we will explain all the general features of ad-supported software and its typical behavior on the PC system, as well as effective ways for manually removing “Find My Tab” extension from the Google Chrome browser.
The “Find My Tab” adware which cause undesired pop ups to appear, is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s created with the sole purpose to open dozens of popup advertisements, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open browser window. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate sponsored links on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their pages, so the makers of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the adware receive income.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the few simple steps below as soon as possible. The guidance will assist you to get rid of adware as well as clean your system from the “Find My Tab” Chrome extension. What is more, the guidance below will help you remove other malicious apps such as undesired toolbars and browser hijackers, that can be installed onto personal computer along with the adware.
Remove “Find My Tab” extension (removal tutorial)
There present several free adware removal utilities. Also it is possible to remove “Find My Tab” adware manually. But we recommend to combine all these methods below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the instructions. Some of the steps below will require you to close this web page. So, please read the tutorial carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove “Find My Tab”, execute the steps below:
- How to manually uninstall “Find My Tab”
- Scan your machine and get rid of “Find My Tab” with free utilities
How to manually uninstall “Find My Tab”
These steps to delete “Find My Tab” adware without any applications are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step steps completely to fully remove this “Find My Tab” that causes a large amount of intrusive pop up ads.
Remove adware through the MS Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the personal computer cleanup is to uninstall unknown and questionable apps. Using the 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 Chrome, IE, Firefox and Edge from pop-up ads, hijackers and so on.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed on the screen below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your computer. Most likely, one of them is the “Find My Tab” adware that causes browsers to display unwanted pop ups. If you’ve many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful apps by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a dubious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
After the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown in the following example.
You will see a list of programs installed on your system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the apps that were installed last. Most likely, it’s the “Find My Tab” ad-supported software that causes web-browsers to show undesired pop up ads. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. After the application which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Remove “Find My Tab” from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the browser hijacker infections, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s home page, new tab and default search provider that have been changed by “Find My Tab” ad-supported software that causes lots of annoying pop up advertisements.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The Google Chrome will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the “Find My Tab” extension.
Scan your machine and get rid of “Find My Tab” with free utilities
Manual removal tutorial does not always help to completely remove the ‘ad supported’ software, as it is not easy to identify and delete components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you use malicious software removal utility to completely get rid of “Find My Tab” off your web-browser. Several free malicious software removal tools are currently available that can be used against the adware. The optimum way would be to use Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
Automatically remove “Find My Tab” adware with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a tool which can delete adware, potentially unwanted programs, hijackers and other malware from your system easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of personal computer resources.
- Visit the following page to download Zemana. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- When downloading is done, close all apps and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is complete, press the “Scan” button to begin scanning your PC system for the “Find My Tab” that causes undesired advertisements. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
- After the scan get finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next”. After finished, you can be prompted to restart your personal computer.
How to get rid of “Find My Tab” with Malwarebytes
Manual “Find My Tab” ad-supported software removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad-supported software may be not completely removed. We recommend that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer of adware. Moreover, the free application will allow you to remove malicious software, PUPs, hijacker infections and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
Click the following link to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Windows. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
After the download is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware will try to update itself and when this procedure is done, click the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your system for the “Find My Tab” ad supported software that cause undesired pop-up ads to appear. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) program is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal tool, we suggest you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
Use AdwCleaner to remove “Find My Tab”
If MalwareBytes anti malware or Zemana cannot delete this adware, then we recommends to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for hijacker infections, potentially unwanted apps, toolbars and “Find My Tab” that causes web-browsers to open unwanted pop-ups.
Download AdwCleaner 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. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the tool is started, you will see a screen as displayed in the following example.
Further, press “Scan” button for scanning your PC system for the “Find My Tab” adware that causes intrusive ads. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your machine and the speed of your machine. When AdwCleaner has completed scanning, AdwCleaner will open a list of all items found by the scan as displayed on the image below.
Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt as displayed below.
You need to press “OK”. Once finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop unwanted web pages
We suggest to install an ad-blocking program that may block ads and other undesired web pages. The ad blocking tool like AdGuard is a program which basically removes advertising from the Net and stops access to malicious web-pages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocker software is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Internet.
Download AdGuard program from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
When the downloading process is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. After the install is done, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block advertisements, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
How to prevent “Find My Tab” Chrome extension from getting inside your system
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the “Find My Tab” extension that causes undesired pop up advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and intrusive malicious web-pages) and Zemana Anti Malware (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new adwares, harmful programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of “Find My Tab” from the Google Chrome web-browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.