Access Gov Docs Tab

What is Access Gov Docs Tab?

Access Gov Docs Tab is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Potentially unwanted programs are not immediate system security threats, but they still raise various issues. Therefore, it is important to run regular system scans so you could detect these unwanted applications and remove them as soon as possible. You can terminate Access Gov Docs Tab by restoring your browser’s settings to default, and the instructions for that can be found at the bottom of this description. To learn more about this annoying extension, please continue reading below.test

Where does Access Gov Docs Tab come from?

Although users often do not pay attention to such facts, apps like Access Gov Docs Tab have official distribution websites. The official homepage for this app can be accessed via It is also possible to find the application on the Chrome Web Store. Judging from the looks of it, there shouldn’t be anything suspicious about Access Gov Docs Tab. Nevertheless, it’s still a PUP, and the official websites are not the only places where you can encounter this extension.

When it comes to PUP distribution tactics, it is very common to find these apps bundled with other programs that can be downloaded from file-sharing websites. Therefore, if you often download programs from unfamiliar or third-party sources, you should be attentive during the installation process. Untick all the unnecessary features you do not need. If you encounter annoying pop-ups, be sure to click No or Block on the pop-up, to prevent Access Gov Docs Tab from entering your browser. If a pop-up stops you from closing a specific tab, do not hesitate to close your browser altogether by press the Alt+F4 command. There are many ways to protect yourself from potentially unwanted programs.

What does Access Gov Docs Tab do?

The official function of this extension is to help you find popular document forms. If you usually search for forms and templates online, you might find it bothersome to search for templates every single time you need to compile a document. Thus, Access Gov Docs Tab is there to help you “access popular forms quick links instantly from your new tab page.” Or so it says in its main promotional line. It also says that it can give you “links to common financial, healthcare, travel, and other popular documents and forms.”

However, aside from providing you with popular document temples, Access Gov Docs Tab also modifies your browser’s settings. To provide you with these temples, the app asks for permission to “read and change your data on all sites.” It says that this allows the extension to work properly, but who can know how this data is read and handled by the application?

What’s more, Access Gov Docs Tab can “read your browsing history.” Supposedly, this ensures that the extension can “offer you additional optional products,” but this just really means that the extension promotes commercial products that you might find interesting. There’s nothing wrong with online marketing, of course, but do you really want to go through multiple commercials before you get to your document template?

Let’s not forget that Access Gov Docs Tab and other similar extensions do not review the content they promote. Therefore, if a malevolent third-party exploits Access Gov Docs Tab for content promotion, you might find yourself redirected to some dangerous websites associated with malware distribution. Of course, malware infection is the worst-case scenario that barely ever happens, but we have to take all the potential risks into consideration, as our cybersecurity should be one of your top priorities.

How do I remove Access Gov Docs Tab?

While it is really easy to remove Access Gov Docs Tab from your browser, we must remember that there could be more unwanted apps installed. Thus, you should run a full system scan with a security tool that would detect all the PUPs installed on your PC. Maybe you also have Trojans running, but you’re not aware of that? Whichever it might be, regular system scans are a must if you want to protect your computer and your personal information from cybercriminals.

Access Gov Docs Tab might as well be just the tip of the iceberg. Make sure that iceberg doesn’t drag your ship down.

Manual Access Gov Docs Tab Removal

  1. Launch the Chrome browser.
  2. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  3. Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click Restore settings to their original defaults at the bottom.
  5. Click Reset settings on the confirmation box.
  6. Run a full system scan with SpyHunter. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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