What is CRYPTOTAB?
CRYPTOTAB detected as PUP.AD.CRYPTOTAB.
What is PUP? PUP is crapware.
CRYPTOTAB have several types of unwanted behaviour:
- Displaying popup ads.
- Hijacking your browser.
- Infecting your desktop shortcuts, etc.
- Inserting ads to the web pages.
CRYPTOTAB can redirect your browser search, collect your personal information and sell it for advertising.
CRYPTOTAB is usually hard in removing. Some people could not find uninstall program for CRYPTOTAB in the Control Panel.
Sometimes CRYPTOTAB uninstaller does not work.
How CRYPTOTAB got on your computer?
Usually you got CRYPTOTAB with as part of a bundle with another tool you downloaded from the Internet. Since CRYPTOTAB manufacturer pays software developers for distributing CRYPTOTAB within their applications, CRYPTOTAB is often included as part of the installer.
Usually, you have not only one CRYPTOTAB problem, but a bunch of similar WIN32:PUPs.
You have 2 ways to remove CRYPTOTAB:
Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?
- You know only one virus name: "CRYPTOTAB", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
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Here’s how to remove CRYPTOTAB virus automatically:
So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove CRYPTOTAB redirect or other unwanted software.
How to remove CRYPTOTAB manually:
STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.
You can see CRYPTOTAB or another web site at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.
In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.
STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.
STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to CRYPTOTAB in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.
STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.
Disable the services with random names or contains CRYPTOTAB in it's name or description.
STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Delete any task related to CRYPTOTAB. Disable unknown tasks with random names.
STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from CRYPTOTAB virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.
Find and delete all keys/values contains CRYPTOTAB.
STEP 7: Remove CRYPTOTAB from Google Chrome.
STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.
But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.
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