What is Quiet Start Tabs?
The experienced security specialists have determined that Quiet Start Tabs is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) from the category of Browser hijackers . It affects your computer and alters browser settings. Quiet Start Tabs can take over your web browser and force you to use an unwanted site as your newtab, home page and default search engine. When Quiet Start Tabs in the PC, it can gather personal information such as search queries as well as browsing history. So if you find this potentially unwanted program on the computer you need to uninstall it. The detailed removal tutorial will allow you remove Quiet Start Tabs and protect your personal computer from other unwanted programs.
When you’re performing searches using the browser that has been affected by Quiet Start Tabs, the search results will be returned from Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search. The devs behind Quiet Start Tabs hijacker are most likely doing this to generate advertisement revenue from the advertisements displayed in the search results.
In addition to the above, Quiet Start Tabs can collect a wide variety of personal data about you which may be later sold to third parties. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any ads on the Quiet Start Tabs page.
How can a browser hijacker get on your computer
In many cases, browser hijackers and PUPs are bundled within the install packages from file sharing web sites. So, install a freeware is a a good chance that you will find a bundled hijacker. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the installation, select the Custom or Advanced installation option. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install bundled software. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any software.
|Name||Quiet Start Tabs|
|Type||browser hijacker, start page hijacker, redirect virus, PUP, search provider hijacker|
|Affected Browser Settings||new tab URL, home page, search provider|
|Distribution||shady pop-up ads, fake updaters, free applications installers|
|Symptoms||Unwanted advertising links appear on webpages that you are visiting. You keep getting redirected to dubious web-pages. Your device starts automatically installing unwanted applications. Unexpected web-browser extensions or toolbar keep coming back. Your internet browser settings are being modified without your request.|
|Removal||Quiet Start Tabs removal guide|
How to remove Quiet Start Tabs from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
Most often hijackers requires more than a simple uninstall through the use of MS Windows Control panel in order to be fully removed. For that reason, our team created several removal solutions that we have summarized in a detailed tutorial. Therefore, if you have the Quiet Start Tabs browser hijacker on your PC and are currently trying to have it removed then feel free to follow the steps below in order to resolve your problem. Read this manual carefully, bookmark it or open this page on your smartphone, because you may need to exit your browser or reboot your PC.
To remove Quiet Start Tabs, use the following steps:
- How to manually delete Quiet Start Tabs
- Automatic Removal of Quiet Start Tabs
- How to stop Quiet Start Tabs redirect
How to manually delete Quiet Start Tabs
Steps to get rid of Quiet Start Tabs without any software are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step tutorial completely to fully get rid of this browser hijacker.
Remove potentially unwanted software using MS Windows Control Panel
Some applications are free only because their setup file contains a hijacker such as Quiet Start Tabs. This unwanted apps generates revenue for the makers when it is installed. Many browser hijackers can be removed by simply uninstalling them from the ‘Uninstall a Program’ that is located in MS Windows control panel.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will display the Windows Control Panel as displayed on the image below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your device. Scroll through the all list, and delete any questionable and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort apps by date in the Control panel.
Remove Quiet Start Tabs browser hijacker from internet browsers
If you are still getting Quiet Start Tabs redirects, then you can try to delete it by removing malicious extensions.
|Google Chrome||Mozilla Firefox|
You can also try to remove Quiet Start Tabs browser hijacker by reset Chrome settings.
If you are still experiencing problems with Quiet Start Tabs hijacker removal, you need to reset Firefox browser.
Another way to get rid of Quiet Start Tabs browser hijacker from Internet Explorer is reset IE settings.
Automatic Removal of Quiet Start Tabs
Malware removal utilities are pretty effective when you think your personal computer is affected by hijacker. Below we will discover best tools which can be used to search for and delete Quiet Start Tabs from your personal computer.
Use Zemana Free to get rid of Quiet Start Tabs hijacker
Zemana is free full featured malicious software removal utility. It can check your files and Microsoft Windows registry in real-time. Zemana can help to remove Quiet Start Tabs browser hijacker, other PUPs and adware. It uses 1% of your personal computer resources. This tool has got simple and beautiful interface and at the same time effective protection for your PC.
Installing the Zemana Anti Malware is simple. First you will need to download Zemana by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your device. Double-click the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which 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 AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the Quiet Start Tabs hijacker. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana Anti-Malware tool is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being affected by malware.
When the scan is done, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will create a list of unwanted software and browser hijacker. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Next” button. The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will remove Quiet Start Tabs hijacker. When that process is done, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
Delete Quiet Start Tabs browser hijacker from browsers with HitmanPro
If the Quiet Start Tabs issue persists, run the HitmanPro and scan if your PC is infected by hijacker. The HitmanPro is a downloadable security utility that provides on-demand scanning and helps delete adware software, potentially unwanted software, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software.
- Installing the HitmanPro is simple. First you’ll need to download HitmanPro from the link below. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- When the downloading process is complete, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this utility is opened, press “Next” button to perform a system scan for the Quiet Start Tabs hijacker. This task may take some time, so please be patient. While the HitmanPro is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- As the scanning ends, Hitman Pro will produce a list of unwanted applications and hijacker. All detected items will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
How to get rid of Quiet Start Tabs with MalwareBytes
Delete Quiet Start Tabs browser hijacker manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker is not fully removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes AntiMalware that are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, this free program will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted software, toolbars and adware software that your computer can be infected too.
Visit the following page to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When the downloading process is complete, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called MBSetup like the one below.
When the installation starts, you’ll see the Setup wizard which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
Once setup is done, you will see window as displayed in the following example.
Now press the “Scan” button to start checking your PC for the Quiet Start Tabs hijacker. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware tool is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
Once MalwareBytes Free completes the scan, MalwareBytes Anti Malware will produce a list of unwanted programs and hijacker. Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove Quiet Start Tabs browser hijacker and move the selected items to the Quarantine. Once finished, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
The following video explains guide on how to remove hijacker, adware software and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM).
How to stop Quiet Start Tabs redirect
Enabling an adblocker program like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, adblocker software will also protect you from harmful advertisements and web-sites, and, of course, block redirection chain to Quiet Start Tabs and similar web sites.
- Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of AdGuard for Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- When the downloading process is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is done, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “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 run your PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block Quiet Start Tabs redirects, as well as other harmful or misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, that can be found on your desktop.
Once you’ve done the steps shown above, your PC should be clean from this browser hijacker and other malicious software. The Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge will no longer open the Quiet Start Tabs web 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.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. 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 Quiet Start Tabs hijacker.