Computer security experts have confirmed that the AccelerateTab is a browser hijacker. When downloaded and opened onto a PC, this browser hijacker quickly alters the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Google Chrome internet browser’s settings such as start page, search provider and new tab page to its own site without any permission. For this reason, every time you run the affected web browser, it being re-directed to the AccelerateTab web page. Even though you have removed its address from your web-browser’s settings, after restart your browser, the undesired web-site still appears.
The AccelerateTab hijacker will change your web-browser’s search provider so that all searches are sent through AccelerateTab, which redirections to Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search engine which shows the search results for your query. The authors of this hijacker infection are utilizing legitimate search engine as they may earn money from the advertisements that are displayed in the search results.
It’s probably that you might be bothered with the browser hijacker responsible for changing your web-browser settings to AccelerateTab. You should not disregard this unwanted software. The browser hijacker might not only alter your start page or search engine, but reroute your browser to shady web-pages. What is more, the hijacker infection can analyze your surfing, and gain access to your personal info and, afterwards, can transfer it to third parties. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to get rid of AccelerateTab from your web browser.
Therefore it’s very important to clean your PC of hijacker as quickly as possible. Follow the instructions below to delete AccelerateTab start page, as well as other malicious software and adware, which may be installed onto your personal computer along with it.
Remove AccelerateTab New Tab from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
Fortunately, we have an effective way which will assist you manually or/and automatically remove AccelerateTab from your machine and bring your web-browser settings, including search provider, startpage and newtab, back to normal. Below you will find a removal instructions with all the steps you may need to successfully remove this hijacker and its traces. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your browser or reboot your PC.
To remove AccelerateTab, complete the following steps:
- Remove AccelerateTab start page without any utilities
- How to automatically remove AccelerateTab hijacker
- Block AccelerateTab and other undesired web pages
- How does your machine get infected with AccelerateTab browser hijacker
- Finish words
Remove AccelerateTab start page without any utilities
Most common hijackers may be uninstalled without any antivirus software. The manual hijacker removal is steps that will teach you how to remove the AccelerateTab .
Deleting the AccelerateTab, check the list of installed software first
First method for manual browser hijacker removal is to go into the Microsoft Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of software on your machine and see if there are any suspicious and unknown applications. If you see any, you need to remove them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an World Wide Web search to find details on the application. If it is a potentially unwanted program, adware or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (MS Windows 7 or Vista) like below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and remove all dubious and unknown applications. We advise to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. After you’ve found anything dubious that may be the browser hijacker responsible for redirecting your internet browser to AccelerateTab web-page or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your computer.
Get rid of AccelerateTab from Chrome
If your Google Chrome web browser is rerouted to undesired AccelerateTab page, it may be necessary to completely reset your internet browser program to its default settings.
First start the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Google Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The web-browser will display the settings screen. Another way to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box like below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will run the process of cleaning. Once it is finished, the internet browser’s settings including search provider by default, start page and newtab back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Delete AccelerateTab from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to recover all web-browser newtab page, default search engine and home page you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the MS Windows was installed on your computer.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as displayed in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of hijacker infection that alters web-browser settings to replace your new tab, startpage and search engine by default with AccelerateTab site, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like search engine, startpage and newtab to default state.
Get rid of AccelerateTab from Mozilla Firefox by resetting browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox settings such as new tab page, start page and search engine have been replaced by the browser hijacker infection, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, start the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to automatically remove AccelerateTab hijacker
If you are not expert at computer technology, then we advise to use free removal utilities listed below to remove AccelerateTab search for good. The automatic method is highly recommended. It has less steps and easier to implement than the manual method. Moreover, it lower risk of system damage. So, the automatic AccelerateTab removal is a better option.
Automatically get rid of AccelerateTab search with Zemana Free
Zemana Anti Malware is a free program for Windows operating system to look for and remove potentially unwanted apps, adware, harmful internet browser extensions, browser toolbars, and other undesired software such as hijacker that responsible for web-browser reroute to the annoying AccelerateTab web-site, installed on your PC system.
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti Malware. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
When the downloading process is finished, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Free will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker infection that responsible for web browser redirect to the undesired AccelerateTab site.
A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your PC system. During the scan Zemana will scan for threats present on your computer. You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana will delete hijacker which redirects your browser to undesired AccelerateTab web-page and add items to the Quarantine.
Scan and free your personal computer of browser hijacker with HitmanPro
The HitmanPro utility is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove hijacker infection that alters web browser settings to replace your start page, new tab and default search provider with AccelerateTab page, malicious software, potentially unwanted applications and adware from PC (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby restore internet browsers default settings (newtab page, default search engine and home page). Hitman Pro is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
- Download HitmanPro on your MS Windows Desktop from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
- Once the download is done, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this utility is started, click “Next” button . HitmanPro tool will begin scanning the whole machine to find out browser hijacker responsible for AccelerateTab . Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete.
- Once the scan is complete, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Review the report and then click “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Run Malwarebytes to remove hijacker
Remove AccelerateTab browser hijacker manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we advise you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine. Moreover, the free application will allow you to get rid of malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and adware that your PC can be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes from the link below. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 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.
- Once the download is finished, please close all software and open windows on your system. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup.
- This will launch the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes Free onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Free will open and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the browser hijacker responsible for redirecting your internet browser to AccelerateTab web-page. This task may take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Free program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- Once MalwareBytes Free completes the scan, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will show a list of detected threats.
- Review the scan results and then click the “Quarantine Selected” button. Once finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Block AccelerateTab and other undesired web pages
If you browse the Internet, you can’t avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and use an ad blocker program. AdGuard is an ad-blocker which can filter out a ton of of the malvertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading malicious content.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
When the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed 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 tutorial as displayed on the screen below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop ups, AccelerateTab redirect, as well as other malicious or misleading websites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which may be found on your desktop.
How does your machine get infected with AccelerateTab browser hijacker
Many of the free software out there install unwanted browser toolbars, ‘ad supported’ software and PUPs like the hijacker infection responsible for changing your browser settings to AccelerateTab along with them without your knowledge. One has to be attentive while installing freeware in order to avoid accidentally installing additional programs. It is important that you pay attention to the EULA (End User License Agreements) and choose the Custom, Manual or Advanced installation mode as it will typically disclose what optional applications will also be installed.
After completing the step-by-step guidance above, your machine should be clean from this browser hijacker infection and other malware. The Chrome, MS Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer will no longer show unwanted AccelerateTab page on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker infection, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the intrusive AccelerateTab home page.