How to remove Never Forget Tab browser hijacker
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
What kind of application is Never Forget Tab?
While inspecting the Never Forget Tab browser extension, we found that it is a browser hijacker designed to promote two fake search engines: find.eonenavigate.com and neverforgettab.com. This app promotes them by changing the web browser's settings. It is strongly recommended not to trust the Never Forget Tab app and fake search engines promoted through it.
Never Forget Tab browser hijacker overview
The Never Forget Tab application alters the default search engine, homepage, and new tab page with the intention of compelling users to browse the Internet through find.eonenavigate.com and neverforgettab.com. Both of these fake search engines redirect users to bing.com and display results generated by a legitimate search engine (Bing).
It is important to note that fake search engines may display ads or links that lead to websites that distribute malware or viruses. Some fake search engines may prompt users to install software or browser extensions that are malicious or unwanted. Also, they can generate a large number of unwanted ads and pop-ups, which can be annoying and disruptive.
Additionally, fake search engines may collect and track users' browsing data and personal information, which can be used for targeted advertising or other malicious purposes. Thus, it is important to be cautious and avoid using suspicious search engines such as find.eonenavigate.com and neverforgettab.com.
|Name||Never Forget Tab|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Browser Extension(s)||Never Forget Tab|
|Supposed Functionality||Improved browsing experience|
|Promoted URL||find.eonenavigate.com, neverforgettab.com|
|Detection Names (find.eonenavigate.com)||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Detection Names (neverforgettab.com)||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address (find.eonenavigate.com)||184.108.40.206|
|Serving IP Address (neverforgettab.com)||220.127.116.11|
|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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More about browser hijackers
Browser hijackers can modify browser settings such as the default search engine, homepage, and new tab page, making it difficult for users to change them back to their original settings. Some browser hijackers can reinstall themselves after being removed, making it difficult for users to permanently get rid of them.
Examples of different browser hijackers are Hockey Start, My Cloud Tab, and GPT Search Navigator.
How did Never Forget Tab install on my computer?
Browser hijackers can be bundled with free software that users download and install from the internet. These software bundles may contain additional programs or features that the user did not intend to install. Also, users can accidentally install browser hijackers by clicking on malicious ads or links that lead to fake download or installation pages.
In other cases, users may be prompted to install fake software updates that actually contain browser hijackers or other unwanted software.
How to avoid installation of browser hijackers?
Check user reviews and ratings before downloading apps to ensure that they are safe and legitimate. Download apps from official pages and verified stores. Be careful when clicking on ads or pop-ups on shady websites. Do not allow suspicious sites to show notifications.
Check installers for unwanted apps and deselect them before installing software. If your computer is already infected with Never Forget Tab, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Appearance of find.eonenavigate.com
Appearance of neverforgettab.com:
Permissions asked by Never Forget Tab browser hijacker:
Deceptive website promoting Never Forget Tab browser hijacker:
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Never Forget Tab?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Never Forget Tab application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Never Forget Tab browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove find.eonenavigate.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove find.eonenavigate.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Never Forget 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, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications (which cause browser redirects to the find.eonenavigate.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Never Forget Tab browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
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 "Never Forget Tab" and other recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "Never Forget Tab", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.find.eonenavigate.com or hxxp://www.neverforgettab.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 "find.eonenavigate.com" or "neverforgettab.com", when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Delete".
- If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Google Chrome.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the find.eonenavigate.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 extensions from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate "Never Forget Tab", as well as all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Settings", in the opened window disable "Never Forget Tab", remove hxxp://find.eonenavigate.com (or hxxp://neverforgettab.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 "Accept the Risk and Continue".
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 find.eonenavigate.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 find.eonenavigate.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 find.eonenavigate.com and neverforgettab.com websites?
The revenue earned by the creators of find.eonenavigate.com and neverforgettab.com is directly proportional to the number of visitors to their websites.
Is visiting find.eonenavigate.com and neverforgettab.com a threat to my privacy?
Yes, to some extent. Websites such as find.eonenavigate.com and neverforgettab.com usually collect different types of information about their visitors.
How did a browser hijacker infiltrate my computer?
Bundled installation setups, deceptive promotional webpages, free file-hosting and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer networks, online scams, questionable browser notifications, and intrusive ads are among the most common ways browser hijackers are distributed.
Will Combo Cleaner help me remove Never Forget Tab browser hijacker?
Combo Cleaner can scan your computer and remove any existing browser-hijacking applications. However, manual removal may not always be effective, particularly when multiple browser hijackers are present and designed to reinstall each other.
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