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Friday, May 24, 2013

What is DefaultTabSearch.exe and how to remove it?

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DefaultTabSearch.exe - Default Tab by Search Results, LLC

What is defaulttabsearch.exe?

DefaultTabSearch.exe is a part of the Default Tab PUP/Adware. It's not essential for Windows and may cause problems, for example slow down your computer. Most users agree that it's also bad for the browsing experience. It replaces default Chrome, Firefox or any other web browser tab with its own which is basically a fake imitation of Google page. So, if you open a new tab off of Google for instance, you will get a modified tab called Default Tab. The name it's kinda misleading, isn't it? This application comes bundled with freeware, software downloaders and sometimes even crapware. This is probably the reason why McAfee and other antivirus programs block it saying that a Trojan Horse had been detected. Last, but not least, many users need assistance in removing it which isn't a sing of a good product. I recommend you to remove defaulttabsearch.exe from your computer.

File name: defaulttabsearch.exe
Publisher: Search Results, LLC
File Location Windows XP: C:\Program Files\DefaultTab\DefaultTabSearch.exe
File Location Windows 7: C:\Program Files (x86)\DefaultTab\DefaultTabSearch.exe
Startup file: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run 'Default Tab'