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What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #37,333
Reach 0.0031%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 68.57 days
524.05 days >
Average installed length: 275.35 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.2 100.00%

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HomeTab 3.2

What is HomeTab?

HomeTab is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

- change your new tab page on any of your browsers to add the Widdit HomeTab.
- change your default search engine to add Widdit's (or any of Widdit's affiliates) search engine.
- change your homepage in any of your browsers to allow the HomeTab to provide you with better services.
- install browser add-ons, plugins or widgets to any of your browsers.
- may set desktop icons on your wallpaper.
- install mobile applications on your device.

From the EULA: "Widdit may install additional software bundled with the Widdit Software and/or add features that may automate installations of Widdit Software on connected devices."

HomeTab/Widdit is also related to the PUP distributed Simply Tech Ltd and One Floor Apps and is now distributed by both organizations.

About  (from Widdit)

Widdit's HomeTab software for your desktop computer that allow you to manage and administer your mobile device, read your text messages, administer your social networks and perform other activities. HomeTab unifies the Homepage with the new Tab, by creating a personalized browsing experience. HomeTab is a small browser...  Read more
Overview
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
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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 3.2.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: HomeTab
URL: www.widdit.com/homeTab.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HomeTab\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HomeTab\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HomeTab 3.2

Program module:TBUpdater.dll
Name:Widdit
TBUpdater Module
Signed by:Simply Tech Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\HomeTab\TBUpdater.dll
MD5:7a1f393eb71e53c4ee19479482ec7d99
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • InstallHelper.dll - ToolbarInnoSetupHelper
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • ProtectedSearch.exe (by Simplygen) - ProtectedSearch
  • STInst64.exe
  • System.Data.SQLite.dll - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Library)
  • TaskSchedulerCreator.exe (by Simplygen) - TaskSchedulerCreator
  • TBUpdater.dll (by Simplytech) - Simplytech Toolbar (Simplytech Update Application)
  • ToolbarUninstall.exe - ToolbarUninstall
  • cinshlpr.dll (by Simply Tech) - Widdit (cinshlpr Module)
  • InstallHelperNet4.dll
  • ProtectedSearchSettings.exe - ProtectedSearchSettings
  • STInst32.exe
  • STInst64.dll
  • unins001.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • TBUpdater.dll is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Browser Updater.
  • ProtectedSearch.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Protected Search.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • TBUpdater.dll is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HomeTab\TBUpdater.dll'.
  • ProtectedSearch.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HomeTab\ProtectedSearch.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

ProtectedSearch.exe
Memory:27.85 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0251971671%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00694496%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01825221%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,379,738
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:3
70 average
I/O reads/min:12.67 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove HomeTab?

Quickly and completely remove HomeTab 3.2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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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 3.2, 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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win XP 5%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.73%
Windows Vista 11.36%
Windows 8 11.36%
Windows XP 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.36%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.82%
Windows 8.1 6.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.30% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 41.30%
  Italy 17.39%
  Brazil 8.70%
  United States 8.70%
  Austria 6.52%
  Netherlands 4.35%
  Belgium 2.17%
  Costa Rica 2.17%
  Finland 2.17%
  IQ 2.17%
  Luxembourg 2.17%
  Mexico 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Acer 20.59%
Medion 17.65%
ASUS 11.76%
Dell 5.88%
Packard Bell 5.88%
Compaq 2.94%
Alienware 2.94%
Toshiba 2.94%
Sony 2.94%
Lenovo 2.94%
Common models
MEDION MS-7797 5.26%
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TOSHIBA Satellite L550D 2.63%
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Sony VGN-NS31S_S 2.63%
Quanta TW8/SW8/DW8 2.63%

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