What is EqualTab?

EqualTab appears to be a browser extension compatible with just Google Chrome. If you came across it, you ought to know this application falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs also known as PUPs. The plugin was classified this way because it might change user’s start page with a doubtful search tool and introduce the user to questionable advertisements from unknown sources. Thus, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com recommend getting rid of it before anything bad happens. This is why at the end of this report we will place manual deletion instructions showing how to remove this PUP from your browser. Nonetheless, if you wish to know more about it before deciding whether to leave it be or erase EqualTab, we would advise reading the rest of this report. Users who have any questions or need more help with the application’s elimination could also contact us via social media or the comments section located below.

Where does EqualTab come from?

At the moment of writing EqualTab is being distributed through the following web pages: chrome.google.com/webstore and equaltab.biz. Additionally, there is a chance the plugin might be spread through bundled setup files offered on various file-sharing web pages. If so some users could install it without even realizing it because the application could be easily overlooked by those who do not choose custom or advanced installation settings or those who click “Next” or other buttons without reading any terms to rush the process. Provided any of these situations sounds like something you would do, we advise you to be more cautious in the future. To avoid installers bundled with possible threats, it would be best to stay away from web pages that might distribute them, for example, torrent or other P2P file-sharing networks.

How does EqualTab work?

After being installed, the PUP should replace user’s start page with equaltab.biz. Besides the search box, it provides local weather forecast too. However, we doubt these features are worth risking your computer’s and your privacy’s safety. As you see after reading EqualTab Privacy Policy and End User License Agreement, we found out the plugin could collect data about user's browsing habits or employ third-parties to track the user. Most likely such data might be used to show tempting advertisements, which could be injected into the search results or shown while surfing the Internet. The worst part is the PUP’s developers cannot guarantee the third-party links will be safe and harmless, for example, some of them might redirect to sites distributing malicious software, offering to fill fake surveys or participate in fictitious lotteries, and so on. Under such circumstances, we strongly advise removing EqualTab from your Google Chrome. Once it is gone, you could place a more reputable search engine on your homepage.

How to erase EqualTab?

Getting rid of EqualTab should not be a particularly difficult task, but if you need any guidance the instructions we added at the end of this report should help those who may require a bit of assistance. These steps show how to access Google Chrome’s Extensions menu and how to erase the PUP from there. If you prefer automatic features more, you could install a legitimate antimalware tool instead and set to perform a full system scan. Then all would be left to do is wait until the scanning is over, and till the tool provides a removal button.

Delete EqualTab from Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Press ALT+F to access Settings.
  3. Choose More tools and select Extensions.
  4. Search for EqualTab.
  5. Tap the recycle bin button available next to the unwanted plugin.
  6. Click Remove and close the browser. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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