What kind of application is Daily Tab?
We have discovered the Daily Tab application/browser extension while examining pages that use questionable advertising networks and other suspicious pages. It was found that Daily Tab is a browser hijacker that changes the settings of the affected web browser to promote search.daily-stop.com (a fake search engine).
Daily Tab browser hijacker in detail
Daily Tab promotes search.daily-stop.com by making it the default search engine, homepage, and new tab page. It forces users to visit an address/use a fake search engine that redirects them to trendads.co - the address of a questionable search engine.
Usually, fake search engines like search.daily-stop.com promote untrustworthy pages or show results generated by shady (or legitimate) search engines. In any case, it is advisable not to use fake search engines and browser hijackers.
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Browser Extension(s)||Daily Tab|
|Supposed Functionality||Improved browsing experience|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit the hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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Browser hijackers in general
In some cases, browser hijackers (and fake search engines) can gather browsing data and even sensitive information. Daily tab can manage and open downloads, and read data on visited pages. Using apps of this type can be a threat to privacy and cause other problems such as redirects to shady websites.
How did Daily Tab install on my computer?
Browsers often get hijacked through fake/deceptive installers downloaded from untrustworthy pages. Also, it often happens when software is installed without changing "Advanced", "Custom", or similar settings. Those settings usually are available in downloaders/installers that contain browser hijackers or other unwanted apps.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download applications from legitimate/trustworthy websites. Do not trust apps and files downloaded from shady pages, P2P networks, using third-party downloaders, etc. Also, do not click on advertisements while visiting shady websites. Deselect optional downloads or installations before downloading or installing software.
If your computer is already infected with Daily Tab, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Search.daily-stop.com redirects to trendads.co (GIF):
Website promoting Daily Tab browser hijacker:
A notification displayed by a browser containing information about Daily Tab:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Daily Tab?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Daily Tab application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Daily Tab browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove search.daily-stop.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove search.daily-stop.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Daily Tab browser hijacker removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "Daily Tab"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications (which cause browser redirects to the search.daily-stop.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Daily Tab browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove Daily Tab browser hijacker using Combo Cleaner:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Daily Tab" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "Daily Tab", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.search.daily-stop.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.
Change your default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list look for "search.daily-stop.com", when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.daily-stop.com redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Daily Tab", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window disable "Daily Tab", remove hxxp://search.daily-stop.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "extensionControlled"
Set both results to "false" by either double-clicking each entry or clicking the button.
Computer users who have problems with search.daily-stop.com redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.daily-stop.com redirect, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the purpose of forcing users visit search.daily-stop.com website?
Search.daily-stop.com is more profitable for its developers when more users visit it. The revenue that the developers of Search.daily-stop.com generate directly depends on the count of page visitors.
Is visiting search.daily-stop.com a threat to my privacy?
Fake search engines can be designed to gather various information about their users. It is known that the Daily Tab browser hijacker that promotes search.daily-stop.com can read and change data on all visited pages, open and manage downloads.
How did a browser hijacker infiltrate my computer?
Browser hijackers are often distributed using social engineering tactics, such as browser notifications and intrusive advertisements. Also, they are distributed via fake (or deceptive) installers promoted on shady websites and downloaders and installers for other programs.
Will Combo Cleaner help me remove Daily Tab browser hijacker?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and remove browser hijackers. Pretty often, browser hijackers can reinstall one another. Thus, a removal process becomes complicated when multiple browser hijackers are present. In such cases, all of them have to be removed at once. It can be achieved with the Combo Cleaner app.