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Should I remove HomeTab?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
72% remove it28% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,540
Reach 0.0031%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 42.35 days
720.66 days >
Average installed length: 378.65 days


3.7 100.00%

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HomeTab 3.7

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."

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
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
HomeTab 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

Displayed publisher: HomeTab
URL: www.widdit.com/homeTab.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HomeTab\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HomeTab\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HomeTab 3.7

Program module:TBUpdater.dll
Name:Simplytech Toolbar
Simplytech Update Application
Signed by:Simply Tech Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\HomeTab\TBUpdater.dll
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • InstallHelper.dll - ToolbarInnoSetupHelper
  • InstallHelperNet4.dll
  • 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
  • ProtectedSearchSettings.exe (by Simplygen) - ProtectedSearchSettings
  • STInst32.dll
  • STInst32.exe
  • STInst64.dll
  • STInst64.exe
  • System.Data.SQLite.dll - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Library)
  • TaskSchedulerCreator.exe - TaskSchedulerCreator
  • TBUpdater.dll (by Simplytech) - Simplytech Toolbar (Simplytech Update Application)
  • ToolbarUninstall.exe - ToolbarUninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove HomeTab?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HomeTab 3.7, 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 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 7 2%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.49%
Windows 10 21.31%
Windows XP 4.92%
Windows Vista 3.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.75%
Windows 8 Pro 6.56%
Windows 8.1 6.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.92%
Windows 7 Professional 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.02% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 59.02%
  United States 11.48%
  Italy 6.56%
  Brazil 4.92%
  Austria 3.28%
  Netherlands 3.28%
  Switzerland 1.64%
  Ecuador 1.64%
  Egypt 1.64%
  Spain 1.64%
  India 1.64%
  Mexico 1.64%
  Peru 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.50%
Hewlett-Packard 17.50%
Medion 12.50%
Lenovo 7.50%
Dell 5.00%
Intel 5.00%
Toshiba 5.00%
ASUS 5.00%
Samsung 2.50%
Sahara 2.50%
NEC 2.50%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-771 5.77%
MEDIONPC MS-7091 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C66... 1.92%


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