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Searchgosearchtab.com is a suspicious program that belongs to the family of suspicious adware. It is a homepage hijacker that seems to be useful at first glimpse, but it out malicious actions on the browser. Similar to Google and other trusted search engines, it bears a clean and presentable homepage so that it can trick the users successfully.


Dubious freeware and shareware are the main source of Searchgosearchtab.com and it arrives on the user’s device. It deceives the users to load target browser application’s extension impose a threat on the users’ privacy and security. The extension that it loads is the main reason Searchgosearchtab.com manage to become default search provider, take over settings of homepage and new tab. It is the effect of Searchgosearchtab.com that you see vast number of advertisements and paid links. The aim of taking out user’s preferred search engine is to generate online profit in addition to collect browsing data from user. To boost online traffic and hence revenue, it logs visited websites, search keywords, and other information to display advertisements of the users’ interest.

Searchgosearchtab.com is not a dependable search engine as it belongs to a group of adware so to avoid any further harm, it is recommended to remove it from the browser. To clean the browser and take out the homepage hijacker, a simple guide is given below.

Removal Procedure of Searchgosearchtab.com

To get rid of the browser hijacker from compromised computer, follow the systematic instructions given below.

Important: Back up all important data and follow the process in exact manner as it is given to completely eliminate the threat.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

To be able of taking over the settings of internet applications, most of the homepage hijackers and redirects are using browser extensions so it advised to check and remove the extensions which re closely related to Searchgosearchtab.com.

How to Remove Searchgosearchtab.com Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome browser.
  2. In the address bar type chrome://extensions/ and press Enter on keyboard.
  3. Look for Searchgosearchtab.com or relevant file name or program and remove it from Google Chrome.

How to Uninstall Extension from Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In the address bar, type about:addons and press Enter on keyboard.
  3. On sidebar menu, select Extensions.
  4. See objects which are pertaining to Searchgosearchtab.com and remove them from the browser.

How to Delete Extension from Safari

  1. Click to run Safari browser application.
  2. Head to the upper right corner of the window and click on Safari Settings icon located there.
  3. From the drop-down list, select Preferences.
  4. Select Extensions tab on Extension window.
  5. Look for Searchgosearchtab.com or relevant entry, select and remove it from Safari.

How to Remove Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer on the computer.
  2. Head to top Menu and click Tools. Then, from the drop-down list, select Manage Add-ons.
  3. From Toolbars and Extension and Search Providers section, see Remove or Disable entries of Searchgosearchtab.com
  4. Close the window and restart browser.

There is another option to remove the adware if Searchgosearchtab.com is still present on the IE browser by going to the Windows Control Panel.

  1. Press Windows Key + R together then type appwiz.cpl command.
  2. You will see a Program and Features window. It will show the list of programs, click on ‘Installed On ‘ column to arrange the programs in chronological manner with recently installed applications on top.
  3. Select Searchgosearchtab.com or recently installed unwanted entry. Then, click on Uninstall to remove it from Windows system.

Stage 2: Scan Searchgosearchtab.com Adware with defencebyte AV Pro and Delete it

defencebyte AV Pro is an efficient tool that will help you to detect Searchgosearchtab.com and also keep computer protected from various viruses, malware, and adware.

  1. Download and install the defencebyte AV Pro on your device.
  2. Save the file on the desktop or at any location from where you can access it easily.
  3. Once the download is complete, Windows will prompt about it.
  4. Browse the location of the folder and double click on the file defencebyteAVPro_.exe or click the program to run it.
  5. Agree upon the license terms and follow onscreen instructions to complete the download process.
  6. Run a scan on your machine to find adware, browser hijacker, plug-ins, add-ons, PUP, harmful programs, and other malicious entities once the download is complete.
  7. Follow on-screen instructions to carry on with the remaining removal process.
  8. Once the scan and removal process is completed, reboot your system for everything to take effect.

Method 2: Alternative Method to make your Internet Browser free from Searchgosearchtab.com 

It is important to clean your internet browser from unwanted add-on/extension and clutter while dealing with Searchgosearchtab.com or any other types of browser hijackers and adware. So here is the procedure discussed for resetting various browsers to their default state.

How to Reset Google Chrome Settings to Get Rid of Searchgosearchtab.com?

  1. Open Google Chrome browser application.
  2. In the address bar, type the string: chrome://settings/ and hit Enter key on keyboard.
  3. Scroll down the page until you see Show advanced settings… and click on it.
  4. Keep on scrolling to the bottom of the page until there appears Reset Settings section.
  5. Click on Reset Settings button there and click Reset if it prompts for confirmation.

Resetting Chrome will reset your home page, search engine, new tab page, and other areas affected by Searchgosearchtab.com and also remove unwanted extensions from the browser without affecting your bookmarks, history, and other saved data.

How to Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If the procedures above were not helpful and Mozilla Firefox is affected by Searchgosearchtab.com, it is suggested to carry out these steps. Restore Firefox browser to default factory state to fix the issue. Doing so will not affect bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and internet cookies, but it will affect browser data and this function may also delete extensions and other installed plug-ins.

  1. Open Firefox browser and type about:support in the address bar.
  2. A browser page with Troubleshooting Information will be opened. On upper-right corner of the screen, you will notice a section stating ‘Give Firefox a Tune Up‘. Click the Refresh Firefox button.
  3. Confirmation window will pop-up, to continue click Refresh Firefox.
  4. The browser will automatically close because of the reset process, proceed with the restoration. Next, you will see a list of restored data and Searchgosearchtab.com should be gone by now. Open a fresh window of Mozilla Firefox by clicking Finish to close current window.

How to Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Open Safari browser.
  2. Head to the upper right corner of the browser window and click on the Safari Settings icon located.
  3. Choose Reset Safari from the drop-down list.
  4. A Pop-up window will display. If you want to total reset, you may select all boxes or follow the options if you only want to remove Searchgosearchtab.com from Safari browser.
  5. For changes to take effect, please restart Safari browser.

How to Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Open Internet Explorer browser.
  2. Click Tools then Internet Options on top menu. It will open a new window.
  3. Choose Advanced tab.
  4. On Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button to start the restoration procedures.

Restoring Internet Explorer to default settings will delete add-ons and other integrated codes including those that are linked to Searchgosearchtab.com without affecting browsing history, bookmarks, and favorites.

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