If you find that your web browsers settings have been replaced to MyStarTab New Tab without your permission then you need to know that your web-browser has become the victim of unwanted software from the browser hijacker family. Once started, it takes control of your PC including Chrome, FF, IE and Edge and modifies its settings like homepage, newtab and search engine by default, without your knowledge.
The hijacker infection, which set the MyStarTab New Tab as your homepage can also set this annoying web-page as your search provider. You will encounter the fact that the search in the internet browser has become uncomfortable to use, because the search results will consist of a large amount of ads, links to ad and unwanted web sites and a small amount of regular links, which are obtained from a search in the major search providers. Therefore, look for something using MyStarTab New Tab web-site would be a waste of time or worse, it may lead to even more infected system.
Table of contents
- What is MyStarTab New Tab
- Get rid of MyStarTab New Tab search
- How to delete MyStarTab New Tab redirect without any software
- Delete suspicious and potentially unwanted applications using Windows Control Panel
- Clean up the browsers shortcuts
- Remove MyStarTab New Tab from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
- Get rid of MyStarTab New Tab redirect from Internet Explorer
- Delete MyStarTab New Tab startpage from Chrome
- MyStarTab New Tab search automatic removal
- How to delete MyStarTab New Tab redirect without any software
- Block MyStarTab New Tab and other unwanted web-sites
- How to MyStarTab New Tab hijacker get installed onto personal computer
- Finish words
Also, ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) can be installed on the machine together with MyStarTab New Tab hijacker. It will insert a large amount of advertisements directly to the web sites which you view, creating a sense that advertisements has been added by the makers of the web-page. Moreover, legal ads can be replaced on fake advertisements that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful software. Moreover, the MyStarTab New Tab hijacker has the ability to collect a huge count of personal information about you, which can be later transferred to third parties.
Thus, it is clear that the presence of browser hijacker infection on your personal computer is not desirable, and you need to clean up your computer ASAP. Follow the few simple steps below in order to delete MyStarTab New Tab unwanted start page.
Get rid of MyStarTab New Tab search
Without a doubt, the browser hijacker infection is harmful to your computer. So you need to quickly and completely remove this malware. To remove this hijacker infection, you can use the manual removal tutorial that are given below or free malicious software removal tool like Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal which will help you to delete MyStarTab New Tab easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in computer or in the case where hijacker infection is not deleted automatically.
How to remove MyStarTab New Tab redirect without any software
The few simple steps will help you remove MyStarTab New Tab redirect. These MyStarTab New Tab removal steps work for the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Edge, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the internet browser or reboot your computer. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
Delete suspicious and potentially unwanted applications using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of unwanted ads or web-browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like below.
Once 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 select 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 image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and remove all applications that has the name similar to the page that has been set as your Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge newtab page, startpage and search engine by default. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. uwhen you have found anything suspicious that may be the hijacker, ad supported software or potentially unwanted applications, then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully delete it from your personal computer.
Clean up the browsers shortcuts
Now you need to clean up the internet browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the internet browser, and not on any unknown file.
Right click on the web 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 web-browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
Remove MyStarTab New Tab from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings like startpage, newtab page and search engine by default to its default state. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
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 on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Firefox web browser settings to its original state.
Get rid of MyStarTab New Tab redirect from Internet Explorer
To restore the start page, newtab page and search provider by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your system.
First, run the IE, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown on the image below.
Once the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s start page, new tab page and search provider by default to default state.
Delete MyStarTab New Tab home page from Chrome
First open the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the main menu. Further, press the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the task of cleaning. When it’s complete, the web browser’s settings including start page, new tab and default search engine back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
MyStarTab New Tab search automatic removal
If your computer is still infected with the MyStarTab New Tab hijacker, then the best method of detection and removal is to run an anti-malware scan on the PC. Download free malicious software removal tools below and start a full system scan. It will help you delete all components of the hijacker infection from hardisk and Windows registry.
How to get rid of MyStarTab New Tab with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer of the browser hijacker infection. The free tool is an advanced malicious software removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It’s able to help you delete hijacker infections, PUPs, malicious software, ‘ad supported’ software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mbam-setup as on the image below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker infection that redirects your browser to the MyStarTab New Tab annoying web-page. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system. When a malicious software, adware or potentially unwanted software are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
When the scan is complete, you’ll be displayed the list of all detected items on your computer. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing MyStarTab New Tab hijacker related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
The following video explains few simple steps on how to remove browser hijacker with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Remove MyStarTab New Tab browser hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes anti-malware cannot remove this hijacker, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for hijacker infections, ad supported software, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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- Double press the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the MyStarTab New Tab hijacker which redirects your browser to the MyStarTab New Tab unwanted web page. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your computer. While the tool is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malware.
- As the scanning ends, it’ll show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found. When you are ready, press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, press “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block MyStarTab New Tab and other unwanted web-sites
By installing an ad blocker program such as AdbGuard, you are able to block MyStarTab New Tab, autoplaying video ads and get rid of a large amount of distracting and unwanted ads on pages.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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When downloading is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help 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 PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-ups, web-sites such MyStarTab New Tab, 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 MyStarTab New Tab hijacker get installed onto personal computer
The browser hijacker infection is usually spreads along with free programs and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your machine. This happens especially when you are installing a free applications. The application setup package tricks you into accepting the install of third party programs, that you do not really want. Moreover, some paid programs may also install optional applications that you do not want! Therefore, always download free programs and paid programs from reputable download web sites. Use ONLY custom or manual installation mode and never blindly click Next button.
Once you have complete the tutorial outlined above, your personal computer should be clean from malware and browser hijackers. The Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge will no longer show MyStarTab New Tab annoying home page on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next press “Do a system scan only” button.
- As the scanning ends, the scan button will read “Save log”, press it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, 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 annoying MyStarTab New Tab home page.