AccelerateTab virus - How to remove

AccelerateTab virus is a browser add-on for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome programs. It is supposed to “protect and minimize your risks from running into malware attacks and hacked sites when surfing the web”. However, users have reported to notice this extension in their browsers without downloading it themselves. This means that like many of the rogue add-ons around, AccelerateTab extension can be installed into your browser without your permission. It is similar to rogue add-ons like Easyziptab or MySportTab, and should not be downloaded voluntarily.

AccelerateTab add-on won’t protect from malware: it will cause browser-related issues

Even though AccelerateTab virus does not seem to fit the description of a browser hijacker, but does have the features of a hijackware parasite. It will set a unique home page and new tab page which will slightly differ from the standard preferences users usually have. AccelerateTab add-on claims to protect you from malicious content online, but we did not notice any specific features which would suggest this.

AccelerateTab virus

Also, AccelerateTab virus requires a lot of permissions. In order to use it, people have to allow it to read and change the content on all visited websites, to change browsers’ preferences, to read browser history, to change bookmarks and to control other active add-ons, programs and themes. Since this extension is generated by unknown third-parties, we are not convinced that such privileges are appropriate for suspicious tools like AccelerateTab, Mojotab.com or Searchprotector.com. It could be that the controllers of this “Ultimate Browser Speed Dial” have not provided this extension for security purposes only. We are suspicious that they are more interested in following users’ online activities, promoting their partners’ content and so on (Warning Signs that Your Computer is Malware-Infected).

Also, AccelerateTab virus is also available for download in Websecuritykeeper.com website. As it appears, people from China visit this domain the most frequently. However, the “Free Download” button no longer works and people cannot download the extension from this site. In the EULA document that we found, the owners of AccelerateTab plugin explain that they are affiliated with a number of advertising companies. Various offers and promotional content is going to be noticed during the usage of this extension (Malvertising: When Online Ads Attack). It is also mentioned that these advertisers will be allowed to collect information about users in order to serve more customized content.

Overall, we think that is unnecessary for users to get this AccelerateTab add-on. It does not seem to protect users from any type of malicious attack, and it will show online advertisements. Therefore, we decided to classify it as an adware parasite, with some browser hijacker elements. If you wish to protect yourself from malware, an unknown third-party browser extension is not the best way to go.

AccelerateTab virus can come into your browser bundled together with other products

It is obvious that you can download this extension from Chrome Web Store. However, we do not recommend you to do so. It does not appear to be a very useful add-on, and will cause some browser-related issues like redirection and objectionable advertisements. Therefore, we hope that you will walk away from AccelerateTab extension.
However, some developers are sneakier: they distribute their programs in a more secretive way. For instance, they could include this plugin in another program. Because of this, we hope that you will pay close attention to the freeware you decide to install. Specifically, do not allow random programs to bring additional software. Pick advanced/custom modes for installation and EULA documents to stay safe.

As for the proper protection for your computer, we have some options for you. It would be a wise idea to install an anti-malware program which would protect your device from malicious software. We recommend getting Spyhunter. This program is a reliable and efficient choice for everyone: users of various operating systems are welcome to try it out. Quick scans and automatic removal will make it extremely easy for you to keep your device secure from any unwanted activity. However, if you wish to get rid of this AccelerateTab virus manually, we provide useful guidelines below.

Instructions for the removal of AccelerateTab virus

How to remove AccelerateTab virus using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like AccelerateTab virus install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to AccelerateTab virus . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make AccelerateTab virus easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

TopRemove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  • Press on the Gear icon→Manage Add-ons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to AccelerateTab virus and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Close the Options.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to AccelerateTab virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
    Reset settings
  • Select a Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving AccelerateTab virus from Chrome

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
    Open settings
  • Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to AccelerateTab virus. Click on the trash bin icon next to AccelerateTab virus or other add-ons you want to remove.
    Remove extensions
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
    Remove approve
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
    Disable extension
  • Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to AccelerateTab virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
    Open settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving AccelerateTab virus from Firefox

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything AccelerateTab virus related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to AccelerateTab virus , reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove AccelerateTab virus from Microsoft Edge:Top


  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to AccelerateTab virus. Click on the "Remove" icon next to AccelerateTab virus or other add-ons you want to remove.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
Press Remove again.
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
Press the switch to disable the extension.
  • Restart Microsoft Edge.

TopRemoving AccelerateTab virus from Safari (Mac OS X)

  • Click on the Safari menu.
  • Choose Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Click on the Extensions Tab.
  • Click on the Uninstall button near the AccelerateTab virus . Remove all other unknown or suspicious entries too. If you are not sure whether you need the extension or not, you can simply uncheck the Enable check-box to disable the extension temporarily.
    Extensions
  • Restart Safari.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to AccelerateTab virus, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari.
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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