What is TheTabSearch?

TheTabSearch is a potentially unwanted program you could encounter after downloading an extension known as Search Extension by TheSearchTab. According to our specialists at the mentioned tool might be distributed with the help of malicious software installers that the add-on could be bundled with. It is also important to say the software is currently compatible just with Google Chrome browser, so users surfing the Internet with different browsing applications may not encounter it. For users who would like to learn more about this potentially unwanted program, we encourage you to read the rest for the text, although if you would rather get rid of TheTabSearch, we recommend following the removal instructions we placed at the end of this report.testtest

Where does TheTabSearch come from?

Just as we said in the first paragraph TheTabSearch could be traveling with a particular extension, our researchers noticed it being distributed with unreliable software installers. In some cases, configuration wizards do not mention the additional programs it could install together with the main application, and so it is rather easy to overlook unwanted software. Especially, if you rush the process and do not choose advanced or custom installation settings. If you do not want to get any potential threats accidentally, we would recommend being more attentive during installation. The few minutes you invest while reading the provided terms carefully might help you keep the system clean.

How does TheTabSearch work?

Our researchers say after the mentioned add-on (Search Extension by TheSearchTa) is installed TheTabSearch may replace user’s homepage with You should know this search engine cannot be trusted as before showing you results it could redirect you through another suspicious tool that we identified as a browser hijacker; it is called What’s more, the results you receive afterward could be displayed by a modified Yahoo search engine. This means there might be suspicious advertising content among the ads. For example, there could be additional pop-ups, banners, sponsored links, or other advertisements leading to third-party web pages. It is quite possible some of this content might originate from scam web pages, malicious websites, or sites distributing other potentially unwanted programs. Therefore, if you notice any suspicious advertising content while using the TheTabSearch provided search engine, or from the extension it comes with, we would advise you to be cautious and avoid clicking them for safety reasons.

How to erase TheTabSearch?

To eliminate this potentially unwanted program manually, you should get rid of the extension it came with. On the Chrome Web Store page, there are a couple of user comments asking how to erase the add-on as it seems they cannot do so. This suggests that you may also need to reset your browser to get rid of this potentially unwanted program. On the other hand, if the instructions we placed below does not help and you do not wish to reset the browser you could install a legitimate antimalware tool. This way users could perform a full system scan, during which the antimalware tool may detect data associated with the unwanted software. To remove it you would only need to click the deletion button, so the process should not be too complicated.

Eliminate TheTabSearch

  1. Press Windows key+E.
  2. Locate the given paths:
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
  3. Search for folders named as imnhenlnpndflkjebgmgdeemogofccjm.
  4. Right-click these folders and press Delete.
  5. Exit File Explorer.
  6. Empty Recycle Bin. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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