If your Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Edge web-browser startpage have modified to FutureMediaTab somehow, and you have tried to change homepage and search engine from web browser settings, but it didn’t help, then it is a sign that your web browser has been hijacked with hijacker infection. The browser hijacker is an one type of unwanted software which can make changes to settings of all your typical web browsers without your’s permission, to reroute you into unwanted sites. The hijacker commonly rewrite the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge current start page, new tab page and default search engine with its own.
Besides the fact that FutureMediaTab browser hijacker infection rewrites your start page, this unwanted web-page may set yourself as your search engine. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of a large number of ads, links to unwanted and ad web-pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search providers.
Table of contents
- What is FutureMediaTab
- How to remove FutureMediaTab from machine
- How to remove FutureMediaTab without any software
- How to automatically get rid of FutureMediaTab hijacker
- Use AdBlocker to block FutureMediaTab and stay safe online
- Prevent FutureMediaTab hijacker infection from installing
- Finish words
While redirecting, your web-browser’s status bar may show the following messages: ‘Waiting for FutureMediaTab’, ‘Transferring data from FutureMediaTab’, ‘Looking up FutureMediaTab’, ‘Read FutureMediaTab’, ‘Connected to FutureMediaTab’.
The FutureMediaTab hijacker infection can modify some settings of web browsers, but often that the unwanted software can also infect all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see FutureMediaTab unwanted web-page every time run the browser.
We suggest you to remove FutureMediaTab search and clean your computer of hijacker as soon as possible, until the presence of the browser hijacker has not led to even worse consequences. Use the step by step tutorial below that will allow you to completely get rid of FutureMediaTab start page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free utilities.
How to remove FutureMediaTab from machine
We can assist you get rid of FutureMediaTab, without the need to take your machine to a professional. Simply follow the removal guidance below if you currently have the intrusive hijacker infection on your computer and want to delete it. If you’ve any difficulty while trying to remove the hijacker, feel free to ask for our help in the comment section below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your internet browser or restart your PC system.
How to remove FutureMediaTab without any software
The steps will help you remove FutureMediaTab homepage. These FutureMediaTab removal steps work for the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Delete FutureMediaTab related applications through the Control Panel of your PC
First, go to Windows Control Panel and delete suspicious programs, all applications you don’t remember installing. It is important to pay the most attention to applications you installed just before FutureMediaTab browser hijacker appeared on your web-browser. If you don’t know what a program does, look for the answer on the Internet.
Press Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as shown on the image below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all applications installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications.
Get rid of FutureMediaTab home page from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox internet 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 FF settings such as newtab page, startpage and search engine by default to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the screen below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The FF will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the FutureMediaTab browser hijacker. When, it is done, press the “Finish” button.
Delete FutureMediaTab startpage from Google Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the web browser new tab, start page and search provider by default that have been replaced by the FutureMediaTab hijacker.
- First launch the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is done, your web-browser’s home page, new tab and default search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove FutureMediaTab homepage from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you’ve unwanted extensions or toolbars on your web-browser, that installed by a malware.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as on the image below.
When the process is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s newtab, home page and search provider by default to default state.
How to automatically get rid of FutureMediaTab hijacker
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove browser hijacker from the infected PC. So, we recommend to scan your PC system for any remaining malicious components with free browser hijacker removal software below.
How to remove FutureMediaTab with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your system of the hijacker. The utility is an advanced malware removal program designed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you delete potentially unwanted programs, browser hijacker infections, ‘ad supported’ software, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware on your personal computer from the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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When downloading is done, close all applications and windows on your machine. Double-click the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware on your PC. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, Zemana Anti-Malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the hijacker that causes web-browsers to show annoying FutureMediaTab page. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan it will detect all threats exist on your personal computer.
When the system scan is finished, it will open a list of all items detected by this utility. In order to get rid of all items, simply click “Next” button. The Zemana AntiMalware will get rid of FutureMediaTab hijacker and other security threats and add threats to the Quarantine. After that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
How to automatically delete FutureMediaTab with Malwarebytes
You can delete FutureMediaTab redirect automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malicious software removal utility because it may easily delete hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your PC from the link below. Save it on your desktop.
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When the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your computer. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup Malwarebytes on the PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your personal computer for the browser hijacker that alters web browser settings to replace your start page, newtab and search engine by default with FutureMediaTab web-page. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. During the scan it’ll detect all threats present on your personal computer.
After it has completed scanning, it will display a list of all items detected by this tool. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will remove hijacker that reroutes your web browser to undesired FutureMediaTab web site and add threats to the Quarantine. Once finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer. We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove browser hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
Remove FutureMediaTab search from browsers with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that can check your PC system for a wide range of security threats such as adware, browser hijackers like FutureMediaTab, potentially unwanted software as well as other malicious software. It will perform a deep scan of your computer including hard drives and Windows registry. Once a malicious software is detected, it will help you to remove all detected threats from your PC with a simple click.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link.
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- Select the directory in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- After the downloading process is complete, run the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” for scanning your machine for the FutureMediaTab browser hijacker and other malware and ‘ad supported’ software. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- As the scanning ends, it’ll show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Review the report and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your machine, click “OK”.
The guide shown in detail in the following video.
Use AdBlocker to block FutureMediaTab and stay safe online
It is also critical to protect your internet browsers from harmful pages and ads by using an ad blocker application such as AdGuard. Security experts says that it’ll greatly reduce the risk of malware, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard may also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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- After the download is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is done, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, web-sites such FutureMediaTab, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Prevent FutureMediaTab hijacker infection from installing
Now your machine should be clean of the FutureMediaTab redirect. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and unwanted harmful web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your personal 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 hijackers, harmful programs and ‘ad supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of FutureMediaTab from your browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.