How to Remove Ezy Photo Tab from Browser

If the homepage or any section of an internet browser application is constantly redirected to an search engine, it denotes that the computer is under the control of a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The particular threat for this kind of attack is named Ezy Photo Tab. It was categorized as a PUP mainly because computer users were unaware of the installation and did not provide authority for the setup. In addition, web users are totally oblivious to its entry to their computers because they did not initiate the downloading of Ezy Photo Tab.

The origin of Ezy Photo Tab adware

Ezy Photo Tab usually enters computers covertly and via deceptive methods without the user’s knowledge. Bundling software installations, in which Ezy Photo Tab is included with free or supposedly legal software or applications, is one popular method. Users who hastily download software without properly reading the terms and conditions may unintentionally consent to the installation of Ezy Photo Tab. This adware may also be downloaded and installed on users’ computers as a result of phishing websites or pop-ups that deceive users into clicking on fake advertisements or prompts. Once installed on the computer, it may take advantage of vulnerabilities in the internet program or other applications to prolong its presence and evade detection.

Malicious email files or links may also be used to distribute Ezy Photo Tab. Users may be persuaded to click on links or download files that really contain adware via phishing emails that seem to be from reliable sources. Social engineering techniques may also trick users into unwittingly permitting the penetration of their systems. Examples of these techniques include hiding the adware from legitimate software updates or security upgrades. Adware’s primary objective is often to generate revenue for its creators by displaying intrusive advertisements, monitoring user activity, or even obtaining personal data without the user’s knowledge or consent.

Screenshot of Ezy Photo Tab

What can it do to an infected computer?

Once the adware is installed and functions as a browser extension, it commits changes to settings and assigns as the default homepage and search engine. Due to this, computer security professionals dubbed Ezy Photo Tab a browser hijacker and listed it under the category of PUP. The threat can dominate the infected browser programs, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. For sure, attackers have an imperative reason for these browser takeovers, and here are some of them:

  • Ezy Photo Tab wants to control the online search of web users.
  • It aims to generate revenue by exhibiting different kinds of advertisements.
  • Attackers are able to display their own ad schemes, like paid links and banners, on search result pages.
  • The threat wants to promote the client’s website by redirecting search pages to sponsored sites.
  • Ezy Photo Tab is able to track web users browsing activities and display targeted or personalized ads.
  • It redirects browser pages to predefined websites and promotes associated adware.

With the given grounds for taking control of the internet browser program, not a single reason is beneficial to the end user. This confirms that the operation of Ezy Photo Tab is solely for the advantage of adware makers, and the presence of this browser extension is clearly exploiting compromised internet software. For this reason, we suggest the immediate removal of the Ezy Photo Tab using the guide on this page. Also included in the procedures are effective anti-malware and anti-virus tools that should take care of eliminating hidden files associated with Ezy Photo Tab adware.

Ezy Photo Tab Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of unwanted programs from compromised Windows computers. Aside from removing the malicious browser extension, this guide is also helpful in deleting browser hijackers and pop-ups. In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process exactly.

Quick Fix - Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows

Combo Cleaner is a trusted PC security and optimization tool equipped with powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of browser hijacker like Ezy Photo Tab through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

CC for Windows Installation

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the signature file, please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like Ezy Photo Tab, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

CC for Windows Start Scan

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete Ezy Photo Tab hijacker including all malicious objects from the computer.

Free features of Combo Cleaner for Windows includes Disk Cleaner, Big Files finder, Duplicate files finder, and Uninstaller. To use antivirus, privacy scanner, and to delete identified threats, users have to upgrade to a premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if your are comfortable to manually get rid of the threat and malicious items linked with it.

Step 1 : Delete Ezy Photo Tab Browser Extension

Most adware and unwanted programs use an application called a "browser extension" to be able to take over the settings of internet applications. Therefore, we highly recommend checking and removing the extension that is closely related to Ezy Photo Tab. If it is not present, look for and delete any suspicious browser extension.

Remove the Ezy Photo Tab Extension from Google Chrome

1. Open your Google Chrome browser.

2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.

Chrome URL

3. Find Ezy Photo Tab or any relevant entry and remove it from the Google Chrome browser.

Uninstall the Ezy Photo Tab Extension from Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. Type about:addons in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.

Firefox URL

3. Choose Extensions from the sidebar menu.

4. Look for an object that pertains to Ezy Photo Tab and remove it from the browser.

After deleting the malicious browser extension, it is expected that pop-ups and other troubles will be gone from the internet browser.

Remove Ezy Photo Tab from Microsoft Windows and Edge Browser

1. On your keyboard, press Windows Key + R and then, type the appwiz.cpl command.

2. The Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in a chronological manner, with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on the 'Installed On' column.

Add-Remove Malware

3. Select Ezy Photo Tab or a recently installed unwanted entry. Then, click on Uninstall to remove it from the Windows system.

If Ezy Photo Tab is still present on the browser and there are still homepage and pop-ups, another option is to remove the browser hijacker from the browser settings.

4. Open the Microsoft Edge program.

5. Input edge://extensions/ in the URL bar and press Enter on the keyboard.

6. Look for and Remove or Disable entries for Ezy Photo Tab from the Installed Extensions area. Additionally, delete the same object from the Search Providers section by executing the Hijacker Removal Procedure for Edge.

7. Close the window and restart Microsoft Edge.

Step 2 : Scan the computer with Sophos Antivirus

To remove Ezy Photo Tab automatically, scanning the computer with this powerful anti-virus tool is recommended. This scanner does not just uncover known threats like viruses or malware, it is also effective in discovering browser hijacker like Ezy Photo Tab that slows down online browsing activities.

1. Download Sophos Virus Removal Tool from the link below. Save the file on your computer where you can easily access it.

2. Once the download completes, browse the location of the file. Double-click to run the program and begin the install process.

3. On first windows of installation wizard, click Next to continue. Then, it will display the program’s License Agreement. You need to Accept the terms in order to proceed. If Windows prompts for User Account Control, please click Yes to proceed.

Screenshot of Sophos EULA Page

4. On succeeding windows, click Next or Continue to carry on with the installation. After completing the installation process, Launch Sophos Virus Removal Tool.

5. Internet connection is required when running this scanner in order to download important updates. Make sure that everything is up-to-date to effectively remove malicious program like Ezy Photo Tab.

6. Click the  button to  carry out the Scan. This will check the system for presence of malicious objects, malware, and viruses. The tool reveals items that were found linked to Ezy Photo Tab and other suspicious entities. Be sure to remove all identified threats.

Screenshot of Sophos Virus Scan

The above procedures should have totally eliminated the Ezy Photo Tab browser hijacker. However, if you found that there are still remnants of the threat, please proceed to manual removal of associated objects as outlined below.

Step 3 : Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of Ezy Photo Tab on the browser that was not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications as well as invalid browser entries that produces hijacking, redirects, and pop-ups.

1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.

2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer especially browsers affected by Ezy Photo Tab.

3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

Image of AdwCleaner Dashboard

4. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated to Ezy Photo Tab. It will also check for suspicious entries on browser settings that is associated with the hijacker.

5. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.

6. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of detected threats.

Check if your internet browser application is no longer being bothered by Ezy Photo Tab. If the browser hijacker still persists, please continue with the steps below to reset internet programs to default settings.

Optional : Reset Internet Browser Program

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with Ezy Photo Tab. The procedure below discusses on resetting various browsers to their default state.

Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

Resetting Google Chrome to its default settings is helpful in deleting hard-to-remove extensions, such as Ezy Photo Tab. This method is highly advisable to perform if you have difficulty removing unwanted extensions.

1. Open the Google Chrome internet browser.
2. On the address bar, type chrome://settings/reset and press the Enter key.
3. Click on Reset Settings on the sidebar and choose Restore settings to their original defaults.
4. On the confirmation window, click the Reset settings button to clear all entries for Ezy Photo Tab.
5. Close the existing tab and restart Google Chrome. That should have removed the Ezy Photo Tab extension and associated objects.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

This section describes how to remove unwanted extensions from Firefox that may be related to Ezy Photo Tab. This process can fix many browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you desire to remove only a specific extension, please see the manual removal of add-ons from Firefox.

1. Input the string about:support on the Firefox web address and press Enter on the keyboard.
2. You will now see the Troubleshooting Information page of Mozilla Firefox.
3. You will notice a section in the upper-right corner of the screen stating, Give Firefox a tune-up. Click the Refresh Firefox button.
4. If a confirmation window appears, click Refresh Firefox to continue.
5. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. Ezy Photo Tab should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

Restore Microsoft Edge to Default Settings

1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
2. On the address bar, please input edge://settings/reset and press Enter on the keyboard.
3. Once you are on the Reset Settings page, click on Restore settings to their default values.
4. A confirmation window will appear; click on the Reset button to continue.

Your data, like favorites, bookmarks, and history, will remain in the browser. However, this process will delete add-ons by Ezy Photo Tab and other unknown objects.

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