Tabquery.com is a web site what what looks like an average site with search engine and allow user to find what they need on the Internet. Unfortunately, this is another browser hijacker what installs on your computer without any notifications and will infect all browsers on your computer, such as Google Chrome, Opera, Mozila, Edge, Safari, Internet Explorer and Edge. Tabquery.com will just redirect you to the Yahoo search engine every time you try to find anything. Our research show that this site can be useful for anyone, its only can harm your computer.
When you try to use its suspicious search engine you can’t find anything relevant to your queries. Instead, Tabquery.com hijacker redirects you to malicious websites, opening the door of your computer system for other malware applications. Despite it is not a real virus, you shouldn’t underestimate the danger. Firstly Tabquery.com hijacker runs its additional processes, that slows down your PC work, then tracks your online activity and login data; lets spyware in your system to gather your banking and e-mail authentication details; and finally harms the Windows registry, which can be an irreparable injury. So how Tabquery.com appear on your computer? Probably, it was without your direct permission. Badware developers often spread their “products” throughout a bundle with other popular freeware, so you just haven’t noticed Tabquery.com hijacker’s presence in the installation list. In order to avoid recurrence of such infection, please always read EULAs and select a “Custom” installation option to be able to uncheck all hidden threats.
And now, no more delays, we should get rid of this annoying malicious extension once and forever! There are two ways to remove annoying Tabquery.com completely and effectively. If you are an advanced user and strongly believe in yourself, you can try to follow our manual removal guide. It is much harder and takes your time, but you will be proud of feeling yourself a real security buddy. But to be honest, it is not a trivial task, so if you don’t want to waste this beautiful day racking your brain, please take advantage of the automatic removal tool which we recommend for this adware effective elimination. Still, you can try, but don’t go to “deep” in this process. You can simply ruin your computer.
Tabquery.com hijacker removal guide
Step1. Remove Tabquery.com page from the browser
First of all, Tabquery.com is a browser hijackers, like many others. So, here is the simple way to remove them from the browser and get your homepage and search engine back. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft:
- Reset Browser Setting is a tool, included to the complex anti-malware program. So, first of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware (here or from the product page):
- Open the Tools tab on the top menu. Choose the Reset Browser Settings tools from the list:
- Select the browser, which is infected by Tabquery.com, and options, that you need to reset, and just do it! (Please, be aware, that this procedure will close all instances of the selected browsers, and save your work in them before clicking on the “Reset” button):
- When this process is done, you’ll see such screen. It means, that your browser settings are default now and Tabquery.com has been removed from your browser:
Video guide on how to reset browser automatically:
BUT!! Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that Tabquery.com hasn’t installed some malicious software directly in your system. So, we strongly recommend every user, who has the same problem, to scan his computer after the browser resetting and make sure, that PC is clean and safe.
Step2. Remove Tabquery.com traces from the system
- Go back to the GridinSoft Anti-Malware main screen and choose the scan type:
- Scan your computer system:
- After the scan is completed, you will see if there is any adware on your PC. Remove the detected items by clicking on the “Apply” button:
- Finally, this window is a proof of your system’s absolutely cleanness. You removed Tabquery.com!
Video guide on how to remove Betternewtabsearch.com from the system:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Tabquery.com in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore this file” button. In case, if you want to terminate malicious program, you must select “Confirm”.