What kind of software is The Beach Tab?
The Beach Tab is a rogue extension that promises to display beach/seaside-themed browser wallpapers. Our examination revealed that this piece of software is a browser hijacker. It makes modifications to browser settings in order to promote (through redirects) the find.allsearchllc.com fake search engine. The Beach Tab also spies on users' browsing activity.
The Beach Tab browser hijacker overview
Browser-hijacking software reassigns browsers' default search engines, homepages, and new tab/window URLs to the addresses of promoted websites.
In the case of find.allsearchllc.com, these settings are changed to the find.allsearchllc.com page. Hence, with this extension installed: new browser tabs/windows opened and search queries entered into the URL bar – result in redirects to find.allsearchllc.com.
Fake search engines are rarely capable of providing search results, so they redirect to legitimate Internet search websites. At the time of research, find.allsearchllc.com led to the Bing search engine (bing.com). Keep in mind that this site could lead elsewhere, as factors like user geolocation may impact redirects.
It is noteworthy that browser hijackers often use persistence-ensuring mechanisms to complicate removal and prevent users from recovering their browsers.
What is more, The Beach Tab has data-tracking abilities. Information of interest may include: visited URLs, viewed webpages, most frequently visited sites, IP addresses (geolocations), Internet cookies, usernames/passwords, personally identifiable details, finance-related data, etc. The gathered information can then be monetized via sale to third-parties.
To summarize, browser-hijacking software like The Beach Tab may cause system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||The Beach Tab|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Browser Extension(s)||The Beach Tab|
|Supposed Functionality||Beach/Seaside-themed browser wallpapers|
|Detection Names (find.allsearchllc.com)||CyRadar (Malicious), Seclookup (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address (find.allsearchllc.com)||126.96.36.199|
|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).|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Browser hijacker examples
Browser-hijacking software appears legitimate/harmless and offers a wide variety of "handy" features. However, this software rarely works as advertised. It must be stressed that operational functionalities are not an infallible indicator of a program's legitimacy or safety.
How did The Beach Tab install on my computer?
Browser hijackers can have "official" promotional pages, and they are endorsed on deceptive/scam sites. Users predominantly access these webpages via redirects caused by mistyped URLs, websites that utilize rogue advertising networks, intrusive ads, spam browser notifications, or installed adware.
"Bundling" – packing ordinary program installers with unwanted/malicious additions – is also used to distribute browser-hijacking software.
The risk of allowing bundled content into the system is increased by downloading from untrustworthy sources (e.g., freeware are third-party sites, P2P sharing networks, etc.) and by rushing through installations (e.g., skipping steps, using "Easy/Quick" settings, etc.).
Intrusive advertisements proliferate browser hijackers as well. Once clicked on, some of these adverts can execute scripts to perform downloads/installations without user permission.
How to avoid installation of browser hijackers?
We highly recommend researching software before downloading or purchasing it. Additionally, all downloads must be performed from official and verified channels. When installing, we advise reading terms, inspecting possible options, using the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opting out of all additional apps, extensions, etc.
Another recommendation is to be vigilant while browsing since fraudulent and dangerous online content typically appears legitimate and harmless. For example, despite their ordinary/innocuous appearance – intrusive ads redirect to unreliable and questionable websites (e.g., gambling, scam-promoting pornography, adult dating, etc.).
In case of continuous encounters with such adverts/redirects, check the system and immediately remove all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with The Beach Tab, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Permissions asked by The Beach Tab browser hijacker:
Appearance of find.allsearchllc.com redirecting to the Bing search engine (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is The Beach Tab?
- STEP 1. Uninstall unwanted applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove The Beach Tab browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove find.allsearchllc.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove find.allsearchllc.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
The Beach 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, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
The Beach 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 "Extensions" and click "Manage Extensions". Locate "The Beach 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 "The Beach Tab", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.find.allsearchllc.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.allsearchllc.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.allsearchllc.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 "The Beach 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 "The Beach Tab", remove hxxp://find.allsearchllc.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.allsearchllc.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.allsearchllc.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 to visit find.allsearchllc.com website?
Cyber criminals (e.g., developers of search engines and browser hijackers, etc.) generate revenue through redirects to sites like find.allsearchllc.com.
Is visiting find.allsearchllc.com a threat to my privacy?
Most likely, yes. Websites classified as fake search engines (e.g., find.allsearchllc.com, etc.) typically collect visitor data. The information can then be sold to third-parties.
How did a browser hijacker infiltrate my computer?
Browser-hijacking software is mainly distributed via bundled installation setups, online scams, deceptive promotional pages, freeware and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, spam browser notifications, and intrusive advertisements.
Will Combo Cleaner help me remove The Beach Tab browser hijacker?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and eliminate detected browser-hijacking apps. Note that manual removal (unaided by security software) might not be a perfect solution. In cases where multiple browser hijackers are present, after one is removed – the others may reinstall it. What is more, browser-hijacking software may be capable of denying access to removal-related settings and/or undoing user-made changes. Therefore, it is paramount to remove browser hijackers thoroughly and all at once.