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Should I remove Foxtab?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,795
United States Rank #14,653
Reach 0.0638%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.24 days
597.06 days >
Average installed length: 313.71 days


What is Foxtab?

FoxTab is a web browser extension that will integrate itself into Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The extension/toolbar will modify the browser's search and home pages as well as various other features such as 404 errors and DNS redirection, etc as well as may change some browser settings that might cause lessen its security levels. This is a potentially unwanted program and may interfere with the functions of some of the browser's normal features and web search behaviors. In many cases in addition to modify the search provider and default home pages, the toolbar will push additional advertisements to the browser.

As part of the installation process the publisher may offer changes to your Internet Browser settings. These changes if approved by you can be reconfigured by you at any time from the options dialog available on your Internet Browser. Such changes may include the following:
- The homepage of your Internet Browser
- The default search engine in your Internet Browser's built-in search box
- The page displayed when opening a new tab

About  (from FoxTab)

FoxTab Toolbar is a free toolbar add-on for IE, Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers. A speed dial for your new tab, allowing you to access your favorite sites faster, and improving your overall search and browsing experience. 1-click access to search results, most popular web sites and web services directly from our Fox...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • 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 Foxtab.
FoxTabUpdater.exe (47d043bea28033e9c5db66c9c54b4be5) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
avast! 2014.9-140530 Win32:Rootkit-gen [Rtk]
ESET-NOD32 8.9816 a variant of Win32/DealPly.M
K7 AntiVirus 13.177.12109 Trojan
K7GW 13.177.12109 Trojan ( 004941751 )
McAfee 5600.7115 RDN/Generic PUP.x!cbz
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7115 RDN/Generic PUP.x!cbz
Panda Antivirus PUP/MultiToolbar.A
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA JJ
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.150 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH06E514
VIPRE Antivirus 29340 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
UpdateTask.exe (3ed3a52cab8a1f1f308399389b3b7222) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.DealPly.O
ESET-NOD32 9466 a variant of Win32/DealPly.O
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0215
       View all 15 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.foxtab.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\foxtab\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Foxtab\\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 854.91 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Foxtab

Program executable:FoxTabUpdater.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\foxtab\\FoxTabUpdater.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Setup ©) - FoxtabNTB (Setup)
  • (Malware detected) UpdateTask.exe
  • (Malware detected) FoxTabUpdater.exe
  • Sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • FoxTabUpdater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FoxTab' (runs daily at 11:08 a.m.).
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FoxTab' (runs daily at 9:15 PM).

How do I remove Foxtab?

You can uninstall Foxtab 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 Foxtab, 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 Foxtab.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.94%
Windows 10 23.89%
Windows XP 9.05%
Windows Vista 4.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.32%
Windows 7 Professional 11.28%
Windows 8.1 9.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.88%
Windows 8 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.00% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 17.00%
  United States 14.84%
  India 10.67%
  Poland 6.42%
  Netherlands 6.17%
  Italy 5.77%
  Australia 4.17%
  Belgium 3.05%
  Brazil 2.73%
  Mexico 2.49%
  France 2.17%
  United Kingdom 2.17%
  Indonesia 1.76%
  Finland 1.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.32%
Acer 21.21%
Dell 15.68%
ASUS 11.20%
Samsung 7.11%
Toshiba 4.48%
Medion 4.08%
Intel 3.03%
Lenovo 2.77%
Sahara 0.92%
American Megatrends 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.81%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.46%
ASUS All Series 2.11%
ASUSTeK K55VD 2.11%

Publisher URL: www.foxtab.com


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