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Should I remove LessTabs?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,942
United States Rank #2,784
Reach 0.0786%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.76 days
878.04 days >
Average installed length: 461.34 days


VersionDistribution 40.61% 39.51% 19.88%

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What is LessTabs?

"LessTabs is ad-supported. During general internet usage on sites where LessTabs operates, users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements. The type of ad is dependent on the content of the page as you generally browse the internet. LessTabs is not related to or endorsed by the underlying website. These advertisements will be identified with the LessTabs Name or Logo. In-text advertising, where specific keywords within the text of a webpage are matched with advertising and or related information, automatically match keywords or phrases will appear on the webpage as a double underline. LessTabs and all related advertisements are not affiliated with or endorsed by any underlying websites."

"Internet Explorer 10 supports two versions: Metro and desktop versions. Metro version does not support browser plugins so LessTabs will set the desktop version for Internet Explorer as the default browsing experience."

About  (from InfoAtoms)

LessTabs is a browser application that lets you explore web content without leaving the page you’re on. Normally you would see something you’d like to explore, open a new tab, and then make a search. With LessTabs, simply highlight a word or phrase you’re interested in and LessTabs immediately displays results based on...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in LessTabs.
LessTabsClientIE.dll (6697289655c08cbc5bd2e7ce9fce47e9) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bitdefender Adware.Lesstabs.A
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Lesstabs
F-Secure 11.2013-26-05_1 Adware.Lesstabs.A
G Data 13.5.22 Adware.Lesstabs
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. AdWare.Lesstabs
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Lesstabs.A
nProtect Adware.Lesstabs.A
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
LessTabs 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: LessTabs
URL: www.lesstabs.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lesstabs
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LessTabs\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 608.3 KB

Program filesFiles installed by LessTabs

Program module:LessTabsClientIE.dll (Malware detected)
LessTabs IE Client
Signed by:LessTabs
Path:C:\Program Files\lesstabs\IE32\LessTabsClientIE.dll
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - LessTabs (LessTabs Setup)
  • (Malware detected) LessTabsClientIE.dll - LessTabs IE Client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • LessTabsClientIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LessTabs' with the class of {3178A392-8963-471E-B7A2-969CB58D6496}.

How do I remove LessTabs?

You can uninstall LessTabs 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 LessTabs, 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 LessTabs.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by LessTabs you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.11%
Windows 10 18.92%
Windows Vista 9.75%
Windows XP 7.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.39%
Windows 8 10.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.80%
Windows 7 Professional 5.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.26%
  Canada 0.20%
  Iran 0.16%
  Russia 0.12%
  Saudi Arabia 0.12%
  United Kingdom 0.12%
  Chile 0.08%
  France 0.08%
  Germany 0.08%
  Hong Kong 0.04%
  Thailand 0.04%
  UA 0.04%
  India 0.04%
  Sweden 0.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.06%
Dell 25.99%
Acer 11.14%
Toshiba 8.72%
ASUS 4.32%
Lenovo 3.02%
Samsung 1.90%
Intel 1.21%
American Megatrends 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 6.40%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.96%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.35%


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