Multi-tab.xyz Redirects - How to remove

Multi-tab.xyz is a website that infects web browsers and replaces their search engine and new tab page. It is not especially dangerous, but if it’s allowed to take over web browsers, it behaves like a browser hijacker. It makes unhelpful changes to browser settings, opens unwanted websites, and tracks web browsing activities.

Multi-tab.xyz in short:

Classification Adware,

browser hijacker.

How Multi-tab.xyz affects web browsers It may replace the new tab page and/or the default search engine,

it forwards search queries to Bing.com by default,

it can log search queries and various technical data.

How search hijackers spread Bundled with other programs,

promoted by adware infections.

How to get rid of the Multi-tab.xyz hijacker Uninstall all suspicious apps and browser add-ons manually and with the help of anti-malware tools (Spyhunter for Mac, Combo Cleaner for Mac, Spyhunter for PC, etc.),

check your browser settings and change them as needed.

What is Multi-tab.xyz?

Multi-tab.xyz is a newtab virus

Multi-tab.xyz is a very simple website. It is a new tab-like page with a search box and a few links to popular websites. Aside from that, Multi-tab.xyz has a Privacy Policy and Terms of Service document.

It also has a page that advertises a related browser extension and promises that it provides “better search experience” and is “fun & easy to use”. To provide these vague features, Multi-tab.xyz says that it will need to change the browser’s default search engine and new tab settings.

Multi-tab.xyz is a type of newtab virus. Its job-tab.xyz is to control web searches. Being set as the new tab page and default search engine in web browsers allows it to control or influence web search results of the owners of the infected browsers.

This also allows Multi-tab.xyz to read the search history of those browsers, which is very valuable for advertisers (and which can include personal information). While most regular search engines also log your search history, they all allow you to view and manage it, deleting all of it or just specific entries – unlike Multi-tab.xyz.

And the worst part is that Multi-tab.xyz gives its users absolutely no useful features. Its new tab page allows for no customization, which means:

  • no frequently visited sites,
  • no pinning links to your favorite sites,
  • no background picture.

As a new tab, Multi-tab.xyz just would not provide a good experience.

Multi-tab.xyz's extension asks to replace your new tab page.

How hijackers spread

For now, Multi-tab.xyz does not seem to be popular. Its extension on the Chrome Web Store currently shows no users. Still, it is active –  I came across it while looking at other search hijacking sites, that is Studentslearnintogether.club and Search.surfharvest.xyz.

But how does Multi-tab.xyz spread? If it really has nothing to offer its users, how is this website is active at all? There are a few possible explanations:

  • Multi-tab.xyz redirects search traffic from other fake search engines,
  • it spreads with adware bundles (adware bundles are often promoted with misleading ads, such as fake software update prompts),
  • it’s promoted by free app installers as an optional offer,
  • it’s promoted by adware infections and browser hijackers.

When installing free programs, be careful to avoid ads and offers in their installers. And be careful to not install unknown browser extensions. But if you fail to avoid adware, know that it’s simple enough to get rid of hijackers like Multi-tab.xyz – we include the instructions below.

Multi-tab.xyz's home page is very basic.

How to remove Multi-tab.xyz

Uninstall all apps and extensions that might be related to Multi-tab.xyz. Check which apps were installed at or before the date that Multi-tab.xyz started showing up. Review your browser extensions and see if you have any that you didn’t intentionally install or any that you don’t use yourself.

Besides reviewing your software manually, you can employ antivirus tools to help you. Programs like Spyhunter for Mac, Combo Cleaner for macOS, Spyhunter for Windows, and others can help you find out which programs and files on your device might be problematic.

After that, check your browser settings to make sure that nothing nasty is left behind by the Multi-tab.xyz hijacker.

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Remove unwanted apps and extensions

How to remove Multi-tab.xyz Redirects using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Multi-tab.xyz Redirects 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 Multi-tab.xyz Redirects . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Multi-tab.xyz Redirects 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.

How to remove Multi-tab.xyz Redirects from macOS

Delete Multi-tab.xyz Redirects from your applications.
  1. Open Finder.
  2. In the menu bar, click Go.
  3. Select Applications from the dropdown.
  4. Find the Multi-tab.xyz Redirects app.
  5. Select it and right-click it (or hold the Ctrl and click the left mouse button).
  6. In the dropdown, click Move to Bin/Trash. You might be asked to provide your login password.
Open Applications and delete unwanted apps.

TopHow To remove Multi-tab.xyz Redirects from Google Chrome:

  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select More Tools→Extensions
    Extensions
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
    Remove extensions
  • Click on the 3 horizontal lines icon on a browser toolbar and Select Settings
    Open settings
  • Select Manage Search engines
    Manage search engines
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list
    Delete search engines
  • Go back to settings. On Startup choose Open blank page (you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Chrome menu on the top right corner, select Settings. Select Open a specific page or set of pages and click on Set pages.
    Set pages
  • Delete malicious search websites at a new Startup pages window by clicking “X” next to them.
    Delete start pages

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Multi-tab.xyz Redirects, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on a Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on theReset browser settings button.
    Resset 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.

How To remove Multi-tab.xyz Redirects from Firefox:Top

  • 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 Multi-tab.xyz Redirects 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
  • If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Options → General. Enter a preferable URL to the homepage field and click Restore to Default.
    Restore default
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Multi-tab.xyz Redirects, 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
  • ChooseTroubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on theReset 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 the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program to identify malicious entries.

How to remove Multi-tab.xyz Redirects 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.
  • Select all malicious extensions and delete them.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Click on the three-dot menu on the browser toolbar and Select Settings
Edge new open the three-dot menu and choose settings.
  • Select Privacy and Services and scroll down. Press on Address bar.
Edge new Open Address bar settings.
  • Choose Manage search engines.
Edge new choose manage search engines.
  • Remove unnecessary search engines from the list: open the three-dot menu and choose Remove.
Edge new choose remove for unwanted search engines.
  • Go back to Settings. Open On start-up.
  • Delete malicious search websites at Open specific page or pages by opening the three-dot menu and clicking Delete.
Edge new remove startup pages. (Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Multi-tab.xyz Redirects, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings
  • Click on Edge's menu button and select Settings. Click on the Reset Settings button on the left.
  • Press the Restore settings to their default values option.
Edge new restore settings.
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
Edge new restore settings comfirmation. If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove Multi-tab.xyz Redirects from Safari:Top

Remove malicious extensions
  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Select Extensions and uninstall Multi-tab.xyz Redirects and other suspicious extensions.
    Extensions
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
    Reset homepage
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings(older versions) If you are still experiencing any issues related to Multi-tab.xyz Redirects, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on 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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