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Should I remove Default Tab?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,157
United States Rank #31,656
Reach 0.0018%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.09 days
1094.13 days >
Average installed length: 574.88 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
0.9.16 29.41%
0.9.15 70.59%

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Default Tab

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What is Default Tab?

DefaultTab is developed by Search Results, LLC. which modifies your search provider and home page. It also modifies search results and send your web surfing behavior to its partners to send you targeted advertising. DefaultTab Chrome plug-in, like other web browser extensions, can potentially have adverse effect on Chrome's performance and stability. This toolbar is known to monitor your search queries and browsing habits in order to send you targeted ads and modify your search settings and results.

About  (from Search Results)

DefaultTab includes several performance enhancements for end users as well as additional customizations available for software distribution partners. DefaultTab™ already boasts an impressive array of features including One-Click Search™ from any web page, unobtrusive design and faster searches.

Overview

The most used version is 0.9.15, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is installdt.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 491 KB (502,784 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Default Tab.
uninstalldt.exe (5f778de9d498407e637763950ba9d5c2) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.16.56 TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen
ByteHero BDV 12.4.2013.10 Trojan.Win32.Heur.Gen
CAT-QuickHeal 12.13.11.00 (Suspicious) - DNAScan
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7278 Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.SuspiciousPE.J
Symantec 12/4/2013 rev. 4 Suspicious.Cloud
myHTTPLib.dll (a488124318d2ab60692a4ac0700f3424) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Comodo Security 10487 Heur.Packed.Unknown
McAfee-GW-Edition 2010.1D Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.SuspiciousPE.J!85
Default Tab 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 Default Tab.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mysearchresults.com/home
Help link: www.mysearchresults.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Default Tab
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{5BDDCF0A-DA18-4ABD-B1CB-1D472BE98DAB}\DefaultTab_Setup.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Antivirus.
Estimated size: 491 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Default Tab

Program executable:installdt.exe
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Path:C:\Program Files\Default Tab\installdt.exe
MD5:59c4756babf6492ae83140c334e6338e
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) uninstalldt.exe - UnInstall Default Tab
  • (Malware detected) myHTTPLib.dll

How do I remove Default Tab?

Quickly and completely remove Default Tab from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Default Tab 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 Default Tab, 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 Default Tab.
  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) 65%
Win 7 3%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#46,157

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.59%
Windows Vista 14.71%
Windows XP 8.82%
Windows 10 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.82%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.43%
  Italy 5.88%
  Germany 3.92%
  DK 3.92%
  United Kingdom 3.92%
  Australia 1.96%
  Venezuela 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.48%
Dell 10.34%
Toshiba 10.34%
Acer 10.34%
ASUS 10.34%
Lenovo 6.90%
Gateway 3.45%
Sony 3.45%
Medion 3.45%
Intel 3.45%
American Megatrends 3.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655D 7.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 3.85%
Sony VGN-FW170J 3.85%
MEDIONPC MS-7707 3.85%
LENOVO 1066A9U 3.85%

About Search Results

Search Results, LLC is the developer of DefaultTab and DefaultTab for Chrome, which are typically classified as adware web browser extensions known as the 'Search Results Search Bar'.
Publisher URL: www.mysearchresults.com

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