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What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,532
Reach 0.0015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.65 days
308.56 days >
Average installed length: 162.12 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.1 100.00%

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HomeTab 6.1

What is HomeTab?

HomeTab is a browser extension that modifies the browser's search and homepage as well as delivers contextual based advertising.

Overview

HomeTab 6.1 is a software program developed by SimplyTech LTD. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named WBrowserProtect.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 9.85 MB (10,332,384 bytes). The installed file TBUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 35% of users of HomeTab come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in Brazil and the United States.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in HomeTab.
WBrowserProtect.exe (4ac294b4493b89b22f24fe190d398cc7) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0237 Adware.Plugin.364
G Data 14.6.24 Win32.Application.SimplyTech
HomeTab has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove HomeTab 6.1.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HomeTab\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HomeTab\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 9.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HomeTab 6.1

Program executable:WBrowserProtect.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\HomeTab\WBrowserProtect.exe
MD5:4ac294b4493b89b22f24fe190d398cc7
Additional files:
  • InstallHelper.dll - ToolbarInnoSetupHelper
  • TBUpdater.dll (by One Floor App) - Widdit (TBUpdater Module)
  • STInst.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • cinshlpr.dll (by One Floor App) - cinshlpr Module
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • STInst32.dll
  • STInst64.dll
  • STInst64.exe
  • System.Data.SQLite.dll - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Library)
  • TaskSchedulerCreator.exe - TaskSchedulerCreator
  • ToolbarUninstall.exe - ToolbarUninstall
  • WBrokerProductivity.exe - AsyncSystemSockets
  • WBrowserArmor.exe
  • WBrowserProductivity.exe
  • (Malware detected) WBrowserProtect.exe
  • WBrowserUpdater.exe - TBUpdater
  • WBrowserUpgrade.exe
  • WHomepageDefender.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • WHomepageDefender.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Protected Search.
  • WBrowserUpgrade.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Browser Updater.
  • WBrowserProtect.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Protected Search.
  • WBrokerProductivity.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SystemSockets.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WBrowserUpgrade.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HomeTab\WRemoteUpdater.exe'.
  • WBrowserProtect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HomeTab\WHomepageShield.exe'.
  • WBrokerProductivity.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HomeTab\WBrowserSockets.exe'.

How do I remove HomeTab?

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Or, you can uninstall HomeTab from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HomeTab 6.1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove HomeTab.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 5%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.19%
Windows 8 19.05%
Windows XP 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 7 Professional 19.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.05%
Windows 8 9.52%
Windows 8.1 9.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.78% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 34.78%
  Brazil 21.74%
  United States 17.39%
  France 13.04%
  Italy 13.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.25%
Dell 18.75%
Acer 18.75%
ASUS 12.50%
Toshiba 6.25%
Sony 6.25%
Lenovo 6.25%
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