How to remove (uninstall) Home.specialtab.com

This is an entry that assists to deprive the Home.specialtab.com adware from bothering you. We can explain to you the manners to uninstall aggravating advertising for ever, and defend your device from being infected again. Today's item contains the useful information on aggressive pop-ups so that you could use the Web without problems again.

Home.specialtab.com

We’d bet you’ve understood by now, but we’ll state that once more: Home.specialtab.com is the utility which shows advertisement to you. This software is fully responsible for everything that happens to your device. On our page, we will define to you, in which technique Home.specialtab.com gets into the device, how it acts and how to remove it. The uninstalling section can be found below the informational section. If you do not want us to explain anything – simply skip it and go to the uninstalling.

What is Home.specialtab.com

Home.specialtab.com is the most modern utility of its sort, but the greater part of the updates invented through its lifetime were simply cosmetic. There's no necessity to be in progress for Home.specialtab.com, because it's not counting upon some complex tech solutions in its job – it counts on its victim. Advertising utilities are the simplest, but the most beneficial shady tools, which help fraudsters to earn without being accused of anything. We understand that it doesn't look okay from user's side: tricky program infects the machine, turns it in sluggish, invites a lot of other useless tools aboard, and pushes the huge pile of ads down your throat. You might have many excuses, yet the fact is that Home.specialtab.com had entered the device with your permission. We’ll talk about it in the coming paragraphs, and now – let’s explain what adware does inside of your computer.

As we’ve mentioned in previous parts, Home.specialtab.com's not a virus, because it can’t copy itself and automatically spread through the Net. It requires to be downloaded, and when someone does so – Home.specialtab.com needs to be installed. When you install Home.specialtab.com you'll have to acknowledge that you've read EULA, where the functions of adware are openly explained. Naturally, the straight download of Home.specialtab.com is a rare thing. Bundled installation is much more common, and we’ll tell you about it in the next section. In some cases customer has nothing to do with Home.specialtab.com sneaking into the workstation, as it was invited by Trojan virus. But to do that, Trojan had to be let onto the machine too.

 

How Home.specialtab.com gets into the system

Bundled download is the easiest, swiftest and most productive method to distribute an undesired program over the Web. Swindlers just choose a useful gratis tool, add a few hazardous utilities to it, and adjoin them in a single package. During the installation of a good tool, you will get a suggestion to install the other ones. On occasion you can call it off, on occasion you can’t, but in most cases customers just don’t cognize it as they are clicking through to installation without reading what’s written in all those annoying menus. Now you see why we've said that you have invited adware onto the computer.

How to protect the system

Now we will teach you how user may shield the PC from Trojans, malware, adware and the majority of other hazardous utilities. It's a serious deal, which requires some efforts. The method includes a few habits and patterns you have to exercise, but it's not that difficult and you’ll get accustomed to it. Here’s what we wanted to say:

  • Our most significant hint to protect the PC is to not to use pirated soft. If a tool is free of charge and you know for sure that it’s good – just find it on the reliable sources, and there won't be any problems. In case of a cracked program – there are no official websites – only torrents. Suchlike sites couldn't care less about security, and any file might be infected.
  • You should realize that some sites aren't useful. Fraudsters want to convince you that your workstation is infested, by taking over an open tab and forcing you to allow an installation of the tool they wish you to download. If the webpage's seems to suffer a critical error – just abort the browser with the help of Process Manager, and open it back again without visiting the infected site. No website is able to scan your system for harmful programs within a couple moments and tell if it’s infected or not.
  • And, naturally,, you have to monitor the info that appears while you are installing any gratis software. Let’s explain it another way: you don’t need to read all 20 pages of EULA, just ignore offers to install anything besides the utility that you've wanted. If those offers are displayed – you should watch out.
  • You have to stop clicking. That’s the wont you have to build: you're searching for some program – find it in Google. If advertising appears on some site or on your computer, it's not obvious that you should click it. If someone proposes you to download any tool and says that it’s great – google its name. The best proofs come when you add "delete".

How to remove Home.specialtab.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Home.specialtab.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Home.specialtab.com from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

 

If you want to eliminate Home.specialtab.com – we can offer two techniques to execute it. #1 is to check the scheduled tasks menu, and all other places where you might find the traces of Home.specialtab.com. You will have to recover the settings of your browser to their previous position,. After you do this – clear the registry from unwanted strings, and do the same with the Scheduled Tasks list. In some cases it might require inspecting the hosts file. For those who want to defeat Home.specialtab.com by hand – just abide to the directions. If you don't have any idea about how to solve the issue and just need pop-ups to go away – there is another way for you. It’s much more efficient than the manual option, as it gives you strong defense against these utilities. The method we're offering is Spyhunter, and it’s the very efficient antiviral program. The interesting thing is that it’s serving us for more than ten years already, and there are an army of satisfied clients, whose computers function alright and are not infected by adware. If you need to make your device secure – click the link below to download Spyhunter and feel its advantages.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Home.specialtab.com" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Home.specialtab.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Home.specialtab.com

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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