Are you seeing MyVideoTab in the Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Google Chrome and FF every time you start the web-browser? This means that you’ve a potentially unwanted software from the browser hijacker family installed on your machine which can impose changes to settings of installed browsers. Currently, the MyVideoTab are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free programs, download and install them on the PC system without proper attention to the fact that the browser hijacker infection can penetrate into the computer along with them.
When your machine is affected with MyVideoTab browser hijacker infection you’ll be forced to use its own search engine. It could seem not to be dangerous, but you still should be very careful, since it may display unwanted and harmful ads developed to trick you into buying some questionable applications or products, provide search results which may reroute your browser to certain deceptive, misleading or malicious web-sites. We suggest that you use only the reliable search provider such as Google, Yahoo or Bing.
While the MyVideoTab is active, you won’t be able to revert back the Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge’ settings like start page, new tab page and default search engine. If you try to set your homepage to be Google, Bing or Yahoo, those settings will be automatically modified to MyVideoTab with the next computer reboot. But this does not mean that you should just ignore it or get along with this fact. Because this is not the best option, due to the MyVideoTab startpage you can have problems with the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and Edge, annoying ads and even personal information theft.
To find out how to delete MyVideoTab homepage, we advise to read the steps added to this article below. The tutorial was prepared by experienced security professionals who discovered a method to remove the annoying MyVideoTab hijacker out of the PC.
How to remove MyVideoTab homepage
The following guide will help you to remove MyVideoTab start page from the Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Moreover, the steps below will allow you to get rid of malware such as PUPs, ‘ad supported’ software and toolbars that your computer may be infected. Please do the instructions step by step. If you need assist or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to shut down your internet browser or restart your system.
To remove MyVideoTab, use the following steps:
- How to remove MyVideoTab search without any software
- How to automatically remove MyVideoTab hijacker
- How to stop MyVideoTab redirect
- How to avoid install of MyVideoTab hijacker
- To sum up
How to remove MyVideoTab search without any software
The steps will help you delete MyVideoTab search. These MyVideoTab removal steps work for the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, FF and Google Chrome, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Uninstall potentially unwanted applications through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Some potentially unwanted applications, browser hijacking software and ad supported software may be removed by uninstalling the free applications they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed apps in Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to get rid of them.
Make sure you have closed all browsers and other programs. Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the MS Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something dubious that is the browser hijacker that developed to redirect your web browser to the MyVideoTab web site then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option. In most cases, malware masks itself to avoid detection by imitating legitimate Microsoft Windows processes. A process is particularly suspicious: it’s taking up a lot of memory (despite the fact that you closed all of your programs), its name is not familiar to you (if you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for its name in Google, Yahoo or Bing).
Next, delete any unwanted and suspicious software from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Choose “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of applications installed on your personal computer. Most likely, one of them is the hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your web-browser to MyVideoTab web site. Select the questionable program or the program that name is not familiar to you and delete it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Select the suspicious or any unknown programs, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to uninstall this undesired program from your computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an unwanted program, then press “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove MyVideoTab from Internet Explorer
By resetting Internet Explorer internet browser you restore your browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by hijacker like MyVideoTab.
First, start the IE, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of hijacker responsible for MyVideoTab redirect, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings such as startpage, newtab and default search provider to default state.
Remove MyVideoTab from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the Firefox settings such as default search engine, new tab and start page have been replaced by the browser hijacker infection, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Firefox browser settings to its original state.
Remove MyVideoTab redirect from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the internet browser new tab page, default search engine and home page that have been modified by the MyVideoTab hijacker.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Choose 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 guide: 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 displayed on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
How to automatically remove MyVideoTab hijacker
The easiest method to remove MyVideoTab browser hijacker is to run an anti malware program capable of detecting hijacker infections including MyVideoTab. We recommend try Zemana Anti Malware or another free malicious software remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, hijacker infections and other potentially unwanted programs.
Remove MyVideoTab home page with Zemana Free
Zemana is a free application for Microsoft Windows operating system to scan for and remove potentially unwanted programs, ‘ad supported’ software, harmful web browser extensions, browser toolbars, and other undesired applications such as browser hijacker which reroutes your internet browser to undesired MyVideoTab site, installed on your computer.
Visit the page linked below to download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM). Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After the downloading process is finished, close all apps and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown on the screen below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware on your system.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as displayed below.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker responsible for changing your web-browser settings to MyVideoTab. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. While the Zemana Free program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When the scan get completed, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will open a scan report. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will start to delete browser hijacker infection that redirects your browser to unwanted MyVideoTab web page.
Remove MyVideoTab redirect with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your machine of the hijacker infection. The free utility is an advanced malicious software removal application made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you remove hijacker infections, potentially unwanted applications, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC for free.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of MalwareBytes AntiMalware for Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
When downloading is finished, close all apps and windows on your system. Double-click the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Free on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is complete successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for checking your PC system for the browser hijacker infection that cause MyVideoTab page to appear. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware application is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
Once that process is complete, MalwareBytes Free will open you the results. Review the report and then press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Free will remove hijacker infection related to MyVideoTab and move items to the program’s quarantine. Once the cleaning process is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to remove adware, browser hijacker and other malicious software.
Delete MyVideoTab hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a portable little program that requires no hard installation. The program itself is small in size (only a few Mb). AdwCleaner does not need any drivers and special dlls. It’s probably easier to use than any alternative malicious software removal utilities you’ve ever tried. AdwCleaner works on 64 and 32-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP. It proves that little removal tool can be just as useful as the widely known antivirus programs.
Installing the AdwCleaner is simple. First you will need to download AdwCleaner on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
Once downloading is finished, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the tool is started, you will see a screen as shown on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button to begin scanning your PC system for the browser hijacker which alters browser settings to replace your home page, default search engine and new tab page with MyVideoTab site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. After AdwCleaner has completed scanning your PC, AdwCleaner will produce a list of undesired and adware applications as displayed on the image below.
When you’re ready, click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box as shown below.
You need to click “OK”. After finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC system. 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 MyVideoTab redirect
The AdGuard is a very good ad-blocking program for the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and MS Edge, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of undesired advertisements, popunders, popups, unwanted new tabs, and even full page advertisements and web-site overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can block the MyVideoTab redirect automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of AdGuard for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
When the downloading process is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install 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 do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop popups, web pages such as MyVideoTab, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. 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 avoid install of MyVideoTab hijacker
Many hijackers such as MyVideoTab come from internet browser toolbars, internet browser extensions, BHOs (browser helper objects) and bundled software. Most commonly, these items claim itself as software that improve your experience on the Net by providing a fast and interactive start page or a search engine that does not track you. Remember, how to avoid the unwanted programs. Be cautious, start only reputable software which download from reputable sources. NEVER install an unknown and suspicious application.
To sum up
Once you’ve complete the steps outlined above, your computer should be clean from browser hijacker infection responsible for redirects to MyVideoTab and other malicious software. The Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer will no longer open annoying MyVideoTab site on startup. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.