If you’ve found that the Your Mail Tab is set as your homepage or search provider and you cannot recall making those changes, then most probably that your system is affected by a PUP (potentially unwanted program) from Browser hijackers family and you should fix it ASAP. In this post we’ll inform you about the effective methods to remove Your Mail Tab from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and IE for good.
When the Your Mail Tab browser hijacker is installed on a system, it can:
- set Your Mail Tab as search engine by default, newtab, and startpage;
- prevent users from modifying search provider or start page address;
- redirect your queries to sponsored web pages;
- provide altered search results;
- record your search queries;
- occasionally redirects to questionable webpages;
- show undesired advertisements;
- collect Internet browsing habits and sell it to third parties.
Also, adware (also known as ‘adware software’) can be installed on the system together with Your Mail Tab hijacker infection. It will insert a huge count of advertisements directly to the web pages that you view, creating a sense that advertisements has been added by the authors of the website. Legal advertisements can be replaced on fake advertisements which will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful software. Moreover, the Your Mail Tab hijacker infection can collect lots of personal data about you that can be later transferred third party companies.
So, if you happen to encounter the Your Mail Tab , then be quick and take effort to get rid of browser hijacker responsible for changing your internet browser settings to Your Mail Tab ASAP. Follow the steps below to remove Your Mail Tab home page. Let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
How to Remove Your Mail Tab from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
In order to remove Your Mail Tab , start by closing any applications and pop-ups that are open. If a pop up won’t close, then close your browser (Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge). If a program won’t close then please reboot your computer. Next, follow the steps below.
To remove Your Mail Tab, perform the steps below:
- Manual Your Mail Tab home page removal
- How to automatically remove Your Mail Tab
- Block Your Mail Tab and other unwanted websites
- Why has my homepage and search provider changed to Your Mail Tab?
- Finish words
Manual Your Mail Tab home page removal
Read this section to know how to manually remove the Your Mail Tab hijacker. Even if the step-by-step tutorial does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below which can easily handle such hijackers.
Uninstall potentially unwanted programs through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
One of the first things to attempt for removal of browser hijacker is to check your PC installed applications screen and look for undesired and suspicious software. If there are any programs you do not recognize or are no longer using, you should uninstall them. If that doesn’t work, then you may need to use malware removal tool like Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM).
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed in the figure 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 select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as displayed 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 programs and remove all suspicious and unknown applications. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. After you have found anything suspicious that may be the hijacker responsible for redirects to Your Mail Tab or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious application blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely get rid of it from your machine.
Remove Your Mail Tab from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
This step will help you get rid of Your Mail Tab, third-party toolbars, disable malicious extensions and return your default start page, newtab and search provider settings.
Launch the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re 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 on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the Your Mail Tab hijacker. Once, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Your Mail Tab from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all internet browser start page, newtab and search provider by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, run the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of browser hijacker that changes web browser settings to replace your home page, new tab and search engine by default with Your Mail Tab web page, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as startpage, newtab page and search provider to default state.
Remove Your Mail Tab from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings can help you solve some problems caused by browser hijacker and remove Your Mail Tab from default search engine, homepage and new tab. This will also disable malicious extensions as well as clear cookies and site data. It will keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First run the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Google Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The web-browser will show the settings screen. Another solution to show the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet 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 figure below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as shown in the following example.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web browser will launch the task of cleaning. Once it is finished, the internet browser’s settings including search engine, home page and newtab back to the values which have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
How to automatically remove Your Mail Tab
In order to remove Your Mail Tab easily, you not only need to remove it from the browsers, but also remove all its components in your computer including Windows registry entries. We suggest to download and use free removal utilities to automatically clean your PC of Your Mail Tab browser hijacker.
Scan and free your personal computer of Your Mail Tab with Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM)
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is a lightweight tool that designed to run alongside your antivirus software, detecting and removing malware, adware and PUPs that other programs miss. Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is easy to use, fast, does not use many resources and have great detection and removal rates.
Download Zemana Free by clicking on the link below. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After downloading is done, close all apps and windows on your machine. Double-click the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup Zemana Free on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is complete successfully, Zemana AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker responsible for redirecting your web-browser to Your Mail Tab webpage. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan Zemana will look for threats present on your system.
Once Zemana Free has finished scanning, Zemana AntiMalware will open a scan report. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button. The Zemana Anti Malware will get rid of browser hijacker infection that cause a redirect to Your Mail Tab website and add threats to the Quarantine. When finished, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
Scan and free your computer of browser hijacker infection with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro is a free removal tool that can scan your system for a wide range of security threats such as adware software, malicious software, PUPs as well as browser hijacker responsible for modifying your browser settings to Your Mail Tab. It will perform a deep scan of your machine including hard drives and Microsoft Windows registry. Once a malicious software is found, it will allow you to get rid of all found threats from your personal computer by a simple click.
- Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- After downloading is complete, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this utility is started, press “Next” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the Your Mail Tab browser hijacker and other web-browser’s malicious extensions. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. During the scan Hitman Pro will scan for threats present on your personal computer.
- Once the scan get finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. You may get rid of threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
Remove Your Mail Tab redirect with MalwareBytes
If you are still having problems with the Your Mail Tab home page — or just wish to check your system occasionally for hijacker and other malicious software — download MalwareBytes. It’s free for home use, and identifies and removes various undesired programs that attacks your PC system or degrades computer performance. MalwareBytes AntiMalware can remove adware, PUPs as well as malicious software, including ransomware and trojans.
Download MalwareBytes by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After the downloading process is complete, close all apps and windows on your PC. Double-click the setup 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” which will help you set up MalwareBytes Anti Malware on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is complete successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Free program will scan through the whole system for the browser hijacker responsible for redirecting your browser to Your Mail Tab website. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient.
Once finished, MalwareBytes Free will open you the results. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes will get rid of hijacker infection which cause a redirect to Your Mail Tab webpage and add items to the Quarantine. When the procedure is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to remove adware, hijacker and other malware.
Block Your Mail Tab and other unwanted websites
To put it simply, you need to use an adblocker utility (AdGuard, for example). It’ll block and protect you from all intrusive web pages such as Your Mail Tab, ads and pop-ups. To be able to do that, the ad blocking program uses a list of filters. Each filter is a rule that describes a malicious web-page, an advertising content, a banner and others. The adblocker program automatically uses these filters, depending on the web pages you’re visiting.
Please go to the following link to download AdGuard. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the download is done, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the image 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 instructions as displayed on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted ads, block Your Mail Tab, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
Why has my homepage and search provider changed to Your Mail Tab?
Many hijackers such as Your Mail Tab are included in the free software installer. Most often, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but some installers are made to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing an adware or potentially unwanted software. Anyway, easier to prevent the hijacker infection rather than clean up your PC after one. So, keep the internet browser updated (turn on automatic updates), use a good antivirus software, double check a free applications before you run it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid harmful and unknown web sites.
Once you have done the guidance above, your computer should be clean from this hijacker and other malicious software. The Google Chrome, Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox will no longer open annoying Your Mail Tab website on startup. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
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