Smart Media Tab is a deceptive internet web search engine. Smart Media Tab modifies web browser new tab settings and records various information relating to the user’s internet browsing activity. For these specific reasons, Smart Media Tab is categorized as a browser hijacker.
After Smart Media Tab has been installed in the browser, the Smart Media Tab homepage generates web traffic for revenue. This web traffic is important for the developers of Smart Media Tab as it delivers them information such as search queries, the visitor’s location, the internet browser and the user’s IP address. The gathered computer data by Smart Media Tab can be used for multiple purposes, which is often for the user’s online privacy, not a good thing.
Smart Media Tab
Smart Media Tab is known for all kinds of ads from suspicious advertisement networks and for collecting non-personally identifiable information from the browser. When the user downloads and installs software from the internet, make sure to review the installation process and opt-out all third party offers during installation. Also, do not install proposals from pop-ups in the browser, these pop-ups are build to give the user the idea of legitimacy. Unfortunately, these pop-ups redirect to suspicious and even malicious web pages.
Some installation (download) managers do not adequately disclose that other software, such as the Smart Media Tab browser hijacker is also be installed on the device. Users should always overview the terms of the agreement during installation of any software on their computer. Do not click too fast through the installation process using a Quick Install of Next button.
Remove Smart Media Tab from the browser using these removal steps
Use this menu as a reference to remove Smart Media Tab from the chrome, firefox, internet explorer and Microsoft edge.
Step 1 – Smart Media Tab removal tool
Malwarebytes is the most powerful anti-malware solution to detect and proactively remove adware, browser hijackers, viruses and potentially unwanted programs from your device. Malwarebytes works excellently alongside antivirus software without any conflicts. Malwarebytes is by far the best malware detection and malware removal tool available today.
- Run the Malwarebytes installation setup file. Click here for detailed Malwarebytes installation instructions.
- Select Scan Now to perform an Anti-Malware scan.
- Malwarebytes is scanning the computer for any viruses, trojans, adware, spyware, ransomware, and potentially unwanted programs.
Please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the anti-malware scan, the anti-malware scan usually takes around 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
- When the anti-malware scan is finished, Malwarebytes will show the results of the anti-malware scan.
To remove the detected malware from your computer, select the Quarantine Selected button.
- All found malware will be moved to quarantine. Malwarebytes requires a reboot to complete the removal process.
- Restart your computer.
- After the reboot, all the malware detected by Malwarebytes is moved to quarantine. The removal process is finished.
additional Step 1 – Scan for Smart Media Tab malware leftovers with Zemana
- Open the Zemana Anti-Malware installer
- Install Zemana Anti-Malware using the default settings
- Zemana Anti-Malware will update itself
- Select the Scan button to perform a malware scan
- Wait for the scan to finish, it takes a few minutes.
- Select the Next button to remove the malware found on your computer
- That's it. All malware is successfully removed from your computer.
Remove Smart Media Tab from Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox
In this removal step, we show you how to manually remove Smart Media Tab from your browser and how to reset the browser to default settings. If after this step, the Smart Media Tab browser hijacker is still present, perform a malware scan with the malware removal tool.
Remove malicious adware from Internet Explorer
Remove adware, browser hijackers, redirects and malware from Google Chrome
Remove adware, browser hijackers, malicious advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall Smart Media Tab program from the PC
In this step, the user should remove any unknown application from their PC. This will make the PC safer, faster and cleaner. Get rid of old applications. If you have any doubt about an application is suspicious, perform a scan with the malware removal tool. The malware removal tool will automatically detect suspicious applications and get rid of it.
Check the installed applications list for recently installed malware applications.
SearchAwesome, MultiTimer version 1.0, ShutdownTime version 1.0, PC Speed UP Pro, System Healer, BlockAdsPro, FolderShare, ProxyGate, MiniCalc, Runbooster, Shadowsocks version 1.0, VidSquare, S5M, AnonymizerGadget, Toolbars, Lightning, La Cie Public version 1.0, 126.96.36.199, Internet Speed Tester, WebDiscover Browser, NativeDesktopMediaService.
select the application and click the Uninstall button.
Select the column "Installed On" to sort installed applications by date, sorting the applications by date makes it easier for you to detect recently installed applications.
If you don't know what to look or need help,
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