XTab, a.k.a. STab, are two malicious folders which might be inside of your PC. These folders are the components of several nasty browser hijackers currently attacking the majority of browsers today. For example, XTab and STab may be easily installed along with WebsSearches or MyStartSearch hijackers.
There are some users today who prefer to remove XTab and STab, as well as related browser hijackers manually. However, this is possible mainly for those people who know some additional information regarding their PCs and are able to apply this knowledge.
In case you’re not the person who knows a lot of detailed information about files, registry entries and their modification, we recommend that you remove these malicious folders like STab and XTab automatically. But first of all, why are they malicious and need to be deleted from your PC?
The purpose of these folders is to prevent users from removing browser hijackers from their PCs. The thing is that this folder contains many malicious files, which work in your PC as running (active) processes. When you manually attempt to get rid of these files (processes), you will most likely not be able to do it. And when you manually change the home page of your browser back to google.com or any other page you like, this XTab or STab folder will do its job – the annoying home page of the browser hijacker will be restored back to your browser.
Our strong recommendation is that you carefully follow this guide below, which will help you to remove XTab and STab malwares from your PC automatically with the help of GridinSoft Trojan Killer, the powerful antimalware tool. You will need to scan your PC with it, remove all the infections it finds (with its full registered version), and to finally reset your browser with it. In case you need more help on our part, please feel free to contact us at any time.
XTab malware automatic removal tool:
STab malware removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer and scan your computer with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed.
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft Trojan Killer click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes: