About this threat

Equaltab.biz is a questionable website, promoted by a browser hijacker. If you find the site set as your homepage/new tabs, you must have accidentally allowed a hijacker to install. It will make unauthorized changes to your browser, settings its promoted site to load every time you open your browser. The infection was probably attached to some free program that you were installing, and if you did not notice it, it was authorized to set up.


This happens quite often, and in the following paragraph, we will explain how to prevent such infections. The hijacker itself is not malicious so no direct harm will come to your computer. However, hijackers promote questionable search engines, which are used to redirect users to certain websites. Site owners employ hijackers to redirect traffic to their sites so they can earn more revenue. You get nothing from this. The thing about those redirects is that some may lead to questionable sites, where malware could lurking. This could result in a serious malware infection. We recommend you delete Equaltab.biz from your browser as soon as possible, but first, you will have to get rid of the hijacker.

Why is it set as your homepage?

The website is set as your homepage because you have a hijacker installed. Hijackers are generally attached to freeware as extra offers, but they are optional. Many users end up installing them simply because they don’t notice them. There is a tendency to rush installation, without actually reading any information provided, and that leads to unwanted installations. When you install a program, it’s important that you pay attention to the process, and always opt for Advanced or Custom settings. They will make added offers visible, and allow you to deselect them. All you need to do is uncheck the boxes, and you can then proceed with the installation. Choose those settings when they’re available, and avoid Default as they will not show anything.

The hijacker will display the site every time you open your browser, whether it’s Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, as it is now set as your homepage/new tabs. You will quickly notice that those changes are irreversible until you get rid of the infection. The site is pretty basic, it provides links to Google services, displays the local weather at the bottom and encourages you to use its provided search engine, which leads to Google. What’s the point of using a dubious third-party website when you can go to Google directly. If you use this site, your searches will go via it to Google, which means it may be tracking your search inquiries. If you take the time to read the Privacy Policy, you can see that it will collect certain kind of information about you. And if you provide personal data, they will keep that as well. The non-personal data will also be shared with third-parties, who would likely use it for advertisement purposes. There are really no benefits in using the site, and no reason to put up with the hijacker’s performed changes. Just get rid of the hijacker, and you will be able to remove Equaltab.biz.

Equaltab.biz removal

If you have decided to you want to uninstall Equaltab.biz, you have to eliminate the hijacker, which can be done in two ways, manually and automatically. If you prefer to do everything yourself, you will have to find the hijacker yourself. However, you are welcome to use the below provided instructions to help you. Automatic elimination may be easier because anti-spyware software would do everything for you. After the infection is gone, you will need to change your browser’s settings so that it no longer displays the website.

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Quick Menu

Step 1. Uninstall Equaltab.biz and related programs.

Remove Equaltab.biz from Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel choose Programs and Features and select to Uninstall a software.

Delete Equaltab.biz from Windows 8

Uninstall Equaltab.biz from Windows 7

Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.

Uninstall Equaltab.biz from Windows 7

Delete Equaltab.biz from Windows XP

Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.

Remove Equaltab.biz from Windows XP

Remove Equaltab.biz from Mac OS X

Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for Equaltab.biz or any other suspicious software. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash, then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Equaltab.biz removal from MAC OS X

Step 2. Delete Equaltab.biz from your browsers

Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
  1. Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons. Equaltab.biz IE gear
  2. Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe) Equaltab.biz IE toolbars and extensions
  3. Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options. Equaltab.biz IE gear
  2. In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes. Equaltab.biz IE toolbars and extensions
Reset your browser
  1. Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options. Equaltab.biz IE options
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset. Equaltab.biz IE reset browser
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time. Equaltab.biz IE reset
  4. Tap Close and leave your browser. Equaltab.biz IE close
  5. If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase Equaltab.biz from Google Chrome
  1. Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings. Equaltab.biz Chrome menu
  2. Choose Extensions. Equaltab.biz Chrome settings
  3. Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them. Equaltab.biz Chrome extensions remove
  4. If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily. Equaltab.biz Chrome extensions disable
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
  1. Press on menu icon and click Settings. Equaltab.biz Chrome menu
  2. Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages. Equaltab.biz Chrome settings
  3. In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Equaltab.biz Chrome extensions remove
  4. Under the Search section choose Manage Search engines. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search websites. You should leave only Google or your preferred search name. Equaltab.biz Chrome extensions disable
    Equaltab.biz Chrome extensions disable
Reset your browser
  1. If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
  2. Open menu and navigate to Settings. Equaltab.biz Chrome settings more
  3. Press Reset button at the end of the page. Equaltab.biz Chrome advanced menu
  4. Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box. Equaltab.biz Chrome reset
  5. If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove Equaltab.biz from Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously). Equaltab.biz Firefox add ons
  2. Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries. Equaltab.biz Firefox extensions
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options. Equaltab.biz Firefox reset confirm
  2. On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default. Equaltab.biz Firefox reset confirm
  3. Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
  1. Open the menu and tap Help button. Equaltab.biz Firefox help
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. Equaltab.biz Firefox troubleshooting
  3. Press Refresh Firefox. Equaltab.biz Firefox reset
  4. In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more. Equaltab.biz Firefox reset confirm
  5. If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall Equaltab.biz from Safari (Mac OS X)
  1. Access the menu.
  2. Pick Preferences. Equaltab.biz Safari menu
  3. Go to the Extensions Tab. Equaltab.biz Safari extensions
  4. Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable Equaltab.biz and get rid of all the other unknown entries as well. If you are unsure whether the extension is reliable or not, simply uncheck the Enable box in order to disable it temporarily.
  5. Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
  1. Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari. Equaltab.biz Safari reset menu
  2. Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset. Equaltab.biz Safari reset
  3. If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.

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