About this threat in short

Handy Tab is a redirect virus that is to blame for the unwanted changes performed to your PC. Extremely rarely do users install the reroute virus voluntarily and most often, they don’t even know how it happened. It is distributed added to free software so if it’s on your machine, you didn’t see it being added when you installed freeware. A reroute virus is not a malicious virus and should not harm your PC directly. bear in mind, however, that you may be redirected to sponsored websites, as the browser hijacker wants to generate pay-per-click income. Those pages will not always secure so keep in mind that if you were redirected to a web page that isn’t safe you might end up infecting your operating system with malware. You will gain nothing by keeping the reroute virus. If you want to go back to normal browsing, you just need to terminate Handy Tab. Handy_Tab7.png
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How did the hijacker enter my system

You may not be aware that added offers come along with freeware. The list includes adware, hijackers and other types of unwanted applications. You might only check for extra offers in Advanced or Custom settings so choosing those settings will aid to prevent reroute virus and other undesirable tool set ups. All you need to do if there is something attached is untick it/them. Setup will happen automatically if you use Default mode as they fail to inform you of anything added, which authorizes those items to install. Having to uninstall Handy Tab would take much longer than it would to untick a few boxes, so take that into account the next time you fly through installation.

Why should you abolish Handy Tab?

The second the browser hijacker enters your computer, your browser’s settings will be altered. The browser intruder’s executed changes include setting its advertised site as your home website, and this will be done without getting your consent. Whether you are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, they will all be affected. Reversing the alterations may not be possible unless you make sure to delete Handy Tab first. You need to avoid using the search engine advertised on your new homepage since advertisement results will be implanted into results, so as to redirect you. This would be happening since browser hijackers aim to make as much traffic as possible for those sites in order to gain money. Those redirects may be terribly troublesome because you will end up on all kinds of weird web pages. Those redirects also pose a certain threat to you as they are not only annoying but also somewhat dangerous. You may happen upon malware when being rerouted, so the redirects aren’t always harmless. To block this from happening, eliminate Handy Tab from your system.

How to abolish Handy Tab

If you are an inexperienced user, it would be easiest for you to employ anti-spyware programs to remove Handy Tab. Manual Handy Tab uninstallation means you will need to identify the reroute virus yourself, which might might be more time-consuming as you will have to identify the reroute virus yourself. Still, guidelines on how to remove Handy Tab will be placed below this article.Download Removal Toolto remove Handy Tab

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Learn how to remove Handy Tab from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Handy Tab

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start Remove Handy Tab virus
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program Remove Handy Tab virus

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start Remove Handy Tab virus
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Remove Handy Tab virus
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program Remove Handy Tab virus
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start Remove Handy Tab virus
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Remove Handy Tab virus
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program Remove Handy Tab virus
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove Remove Handy Tab virus
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Handy Tab from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear Remove Handy Tab virus
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons Remove Handy Tab virus
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings Remove Handy Tab virus
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Remove Handy Tab virus
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings Remove Handy Tab virus
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced Remove Handy Tab virus
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset Remove Handy Tab virus
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Handy Tab from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings Remove Handy Tab virus
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data Remove Handy Tab virus
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager Remove Handy Tab virus
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder Remove Handy Tab virus
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell Remove Handy Tab virus
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script Remove Handy Tab virus
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Handy Tab from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Remove Handy Tab virus
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete Remove Handy Tab virus

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu Remove Handy Tab virus
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Remove Handy Tab virus
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines Remove Handy Tab virus
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu Remove Handy Tab virus
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings Remove Handy Tab virus
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset Remove Handy Tab virus

Step 5. Remove Handy Tab from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Remove Handy Tab virus
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions Remove Handy Tab virus
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Remove Handy Tab virus
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options Remove Handy Tab virus

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Remove Handy Tab virus
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset Remove Handy Tab virus

Step 6. Remove Handy Tab from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu Remove Handy Tab virus
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions Remove Handy Tab virus
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu Remove Handy Tab virus
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history Remove Handy Tab virus
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history Remove Handy Tab virus
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu Remove Handy Tab virus
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced Remove Handy Tab virus
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu Remove Handy Tab virus
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

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