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Should I remove DefaultTab Chrome?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,603
United States Rank #4,301
Reach 0.0857%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.88 days
556.92 days >
Average installed length: 292.62 days


1.1.25 17.58%
1.1.14 68.27%
1.1.10 7.46%
1.1.8 6.69%

Other programs by Search Results

DefaultTab Chrome

What is DefaultTab Chrome?

DefaultTab Chrome 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 deliver targeted advertising. This program has been discovered being bundled with the InstallIQ download manager. 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.

The program will bundle additional 3rd party adware, the installed toolbar will modify the Google Chrome browser home page and search settings as well as the page not found settings. In addition, the software will periodically check for updates remotely and install them without the user's knowledge (agreed upon in the EULA).

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. A unique search tool th...  Read more
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
DefaultTab Chrome has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.mysearchresults.com/home
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DefaultTab
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DefaultTab\uninstaller.exe"

How do I remove DefaultTab Chrome?

You can uninstall DefaultTab Chrome 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DefaultTab Chrome, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 DefaultTab Chrome.
  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.

Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.92%
Windows XP 10.27%
Windows Vista 8.73%
Windows 10 2.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.10%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.99%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.34%
  Colombia 2.62%
  Mexico 2.05%
  MA 1.87%
  India 1.51%
  Iran 1.16%
  Italy 1.16%
  Germany 1.02%
  Romania 1.02%
  Brazil 1.02%
  Spain 0.98%
  Venezuela 0.98%
  Chile 0.98%
  Croatia 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.00%
Dell 23.73%
Acer 15.27%
Toshiba 10.73%
ASUS 5.00%
Samsung 2.91%
Lenovo 2.55%
Intel 1.18%
American Megatrends 0.91%
Sahara 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.40%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.22%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.85%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.49%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.75%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.75%

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

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
Cathyover a year ago
I have tried over and over to uninstall this program. I deleted it through my control panel but it shows up again in Chrome a few days later. Now it doesn't show up in my control panel's list of programs installed anymore. So I have to disable it under extensions and delete it. BUT it shows up again a few days later. This has happened 3 times now! What can you do?
expert comment
SJones (Expert)over a year ago
Looks like this is related to the MySearchResults.com web site which installs shady adware style toolbars and such that hijack your homepages. Funny thing is on their site they have this to say about it: “We have made 100% sure that all components of MySearchResults.com and the My Search Results toolbar are free of malware, spyware, viruses and browser hijacker threats. We are proud to have been rated as ‘safe’ by major internet security scans and are confident that we will continue to pass further tests with flying colors.”
expert comment
James (Expert)over a year ago
Whenever I opened Chrome I would get a Yahoo Search page instead of Google. I did a bunch of searches for solutions and found that I needed to delete all of the search listings in the drop down list from clicking the gray arrow in the search box. Go to Control Panel/Uninstall Program/ - Under program name look for Default Tab or Pad or under Publisher column look for Search Results LLC - Click and uninstall and it should be removed.