How to remove Tabs 2 Grid from the computer and browsers

Tabs 2 Grid is an application for Google Chrome, which is distributed in the official application service and can be downloaded by any user who is interested in them. The problem is that recently, many users started complaining about Tabs 2 Grid, due to the obsessive advertising policy of the application owners. Cases of showing dangerous links, annoying pop-ups and spam of all kinds have become more frequent. For now, it's impossible to say with certainty whether these actions are the result of hacking, or were originally conceived, but the facts say that if you install Tabs 2 Grid on your computer, you will experience problems and will not be able to remove it later.


Tabs 2 Grid adware

What is Tabs 2 Grid. Removal reasons and methods

Officially, the function of the application is to collapse all the tabs in the browser and put them in one new tab, where they are supposedly more convenient to view and manage them. The usefulness of this function is questionable, in addition there are several obvious signs indicating the harmfulness of the application. The main feature is that a few months ago in our field of vision already got a program with the same function, and it was deemed dangerous. Difficulties with deletion and spam also speak in favor of Tabs 2 Grid. The only possible conclusion is that Tabs 2 Grid is an advertising program, and the longer it is on your computer, the worse for you.


Tabs 2 Grid adware


Did you see advertisement? Of course you did, since Internet is all about advertising nowadays, but what were these ads? Were they emerging few times in a minute, occluding the entire screen or the important elements of the website which you're currently viewing? Do they lead you to "dating" sites, strange and useless webpages that offer you tons of third-rate goods, MLM sites, online-casinos or any other suchlike pages? If you can positively answer at least on one of these questions, it will be wise to scan your PC for advertising programs. When you read this entry you'll know more about adware and the measures that can be taken to defend the laptop from it.



After entering the machine, hijacker begins to switch the browser settings in order to provide advertising most effectively. These alterations most often affect pop-ups and warnings when downloading files. Then Tabs 2 Grid switches the search provider and home page, replacing the set websites with the address of scammer's website. After that, advertising program adds few strings to registry that are responsible for reinstallation of advertising tool in case of removal. Except the registry changes, adware frequently alters the properties of browser shortcuts, so the harmful web-page is opened every single time when you launch your browser. After finishing this, the program keeps on showing ads. As you can see, none of the functions of Tabs 2 Grid is designed to assist you in any way. The sole thing fraudsters care about is money, so they will show ads until you delete Tabs 2 Grid.

Many victims of Tabs 2 Grid are interested in the answer to this question: are advertising utilities really profitable for scammers and how they work? The answer is very simple: scammers have a direct profit for every ad shown to the victim. Every advertising banner receives payment for the quantity of clicks that were made on it, so the method is simple: many machines - lots of clicks - a lot of money. Adware developers often put pop-ups in the spots on whose you are used to click, like the navigation keys, to gain more random clicks and views.

Tabs 2 Grid removal tool

As you already understood, advertising tool won't stop before you clean the machine from unwanted software. Uninstalling advertising programs is an important objective that needs high attention and some practice. During the by-hand uninstalling, you'll need to remove and then create new browser shortcuts, restore the browser settings, check the registry, delete the pending objectives for reinstallation of adware and eliminate suspicious program from the system. For regular PC operator, some of these actions might seem too difficult therefore we've designed a complete instruction. Our tips will help you to execute the deletion, but they cannot assure the success if you will make an error, so you better be careful. We should notice that there is no need to risk the security of the computer if you can choose more efficient and easy method - an automatic deletion via Spyhunter anti-viral software. The automatic manner, unlike manual, demands less skill from you, while ensuring much more benefit. This AV-tool has a lot of pluses, including modest cost, compatibility with other security software, speed of operation and day-and-night technical support. If you want to download Spyhunter or to download the pilot version with malware scanner - just click the link below.


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Tabs 2 Grid removal instructions

If you use MAC OS, follow our article: MAC adware removal.



Step 1. Uninstall Tabs 2 Grid 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 Tabs 2 Grid, 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 Tabs 2 Grid and press Uninstall

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


Step 2. Remove Tabs 2 Grid 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 Tabs 2 Grid, click Remove from Chrome

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

5. Open folder C:\Users\Your_user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions and delete folder with the same id as tabs 2 rid

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


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select Tabs 2 Grid and press Disable

How to uninstall Tabs 2 Grid from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove Tabs 2 Grid from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete Tabs 2 Grid 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 Tabs 2 Grid, press Remove

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Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

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

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

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Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose Tabs 2 Grid and press button Remove from Opera

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Step 3. Delete elements that would stay after Tabs 2 Grid deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Tabs 2 Grid 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 'Tabs 2 Grid'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 4. Update Group policy

Delete next folders:

  • C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicyUsers
  • C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy

2. Run command prompt (cmd.exe) and put there: "gpupdate /force"

Step 5 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button


AdwCleaner start window


  • Press Clean button


AdwCleaner scan the system


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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