How to remove UnTabs from the computer and browsers

UnTabs is an application for the Chrome browser, which (according to the description) provides the ability to curtail all tabs, turning them into a list of links, and then reestablish them. We cannot say with certainty who this function is aimed at and to whom it might seem so useful to download an additional application. Anyway, UnTabs is present in the list of Google Chrome applications, and can also penetrate the system from malicious sites and by bundled installation.


UnTabs adware

What is UnTabs. Removal reasons and methods

After installing UnTabs, instead of performing the declared functions, it changes the browser settings and starts acting in the interests of its creators, that is, a group of Internet scammers. The program replaces the search engine and the default home page with a malicious site that manipulates search results and inserts promotional offers there. In addition, if you use the search from UnTabs, your queries will be systematized and stored in the scam database. In the future, this will simplify their access to your computer and give them the necessary information about your interests. What other malicious functions are performed by UnTabs? The most notable is, of course, the appearance of advertising in inappropriate places on a variety of sites. In addition, scammers try to infect the system with as much malware as possible, turning random lines of text on visited sites into hyperlinks. The same goal is pursued by pop-up windows that strongly recommend you to install some update or driver. Remember: if you notice suspicious activity in the system, do not accept any suggestions for downloading or installing programs until the system is completely cleared of possible threats.



To penetrate the system, UnTabs uses three main methods: the official list of Google Chrome applications, from which any user can install it, bundled installation and downloading from malicious sites. With the official list everything is clear: now you know what this program is called and will not install it anyway. After numerous complaints and exposing articles, UnTabs is likely to be removed from this list. Unfortunately, UnTabs will soon appear in other browsers, so we advise you to remain vigilant.


To prevent UnTabs from penetrating into a computer from questionable sites, you only need one thing: to pay attention to browser and search engine warnings. In the left side of the search field in Chrome is an indicator that gives you information about reliability if the site that you visit. In addition, if the site received complaints about the distribution of malicious software, then you will see a warning about this before the site boots.


The third way is very popular among the producers of malicious adware, and it is based on statistical data. According to these data, only 10% of users actually read what is written in the windows during the installation of programs, including the user agreement. Proceeding from this, scammers combine viruses with useful programs and give the user the opportunity to independently install them, while confirming their consent to the use of personal data for advertising purposes. To protect yourself from this type of penetration, you should adhere to three basic rules:


  • Do not use hacked copies of paid programs, and do not download programs from torrents. Use only official development sites, especially if the program is free.
  • Never disable the antivirus, especially if a program asks for it to install or download an update. This is a deception: useful programs do not conflict with antiviruses.
  • During the installation of free programs, always carefully read what exactly you are confirming. This can save you days of inconvenience and hours of time spent searching for instructions and removing viruses.


UnTabs removal tool

To uninstall UnTabs from the system, you will need several minutes of time and a good antivirus program. Also you can use our instructions for manual removal. The choice of the first or second method depends only on your experience and preferences. If you are sure that you will not make mistakes during manual removal then you do not need to install the antivirus, just make a backup of the system before starting the removal. If you do not want to take risks, and prefer to rest and watch the process, while the antivirus is working instead of you - we have a proposal that you will like. This is Spyhunter AntiMalware. A fast and reliable antivirus with a daily updated database and friendly technical support staff will satisfy any of your Internet security inquiries for a reasonable price. If you are interested in our offer - a link to download Spyhunter or its trial version is under this paragraph.


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UnTabs removal guide



Step 1. Fix Group policy

Open Group Policy folder: C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy

There will be 2 folders. Go to Machine. There will be one file named Registery. Delete it.

Step 1. Uninstall UnTabs from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the UnTabs, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Programs - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select UnTabs and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Step 2. Remove UnTabs from the browser

Note: If you use antimalware scanner, it will take you through the following steps automatically.


Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the UnTabs, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove UnTabs from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete UnTabs from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall UnTabs from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select UnTabs and press Disable

How to uninstall UnTabs from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove UnTabs from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete UnTabs from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the UnTabs, press Remove

How to uninstall UnTabs from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete UnTabs from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove UnTabs from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete UnTabs from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall UnTabs from Safari. Step 2 How to remove UnTabs from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose UnTabs and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove UnTabs from Opera. Step 1 How to delete UnTabs from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall UnTabs from Opera. Step 3


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Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after UnTabs deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type UnTabs in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'UnTabs'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash


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