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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is TubeTab?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that TubeTab is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.
TubeTab is a member of the Spigot family as described in the blogpost Spigot browser hijackers.

How do I know if my computer is affected by TubeTab?

You may see this Chrome extension:

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this icon in your Chrome toolbar:

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and these warnings when you open Chrome during or after the install:

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and this new startpage in the affected browser(s):

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How did TubeTab get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove TubeTab?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of TubeTab?
  • If you are using Chrome, you may have to remove the Extension manually under Tools > Settings > Extensions. Remove the checkmark and click on the bin behind the TubeTab entry.
  • If your browsers have been hijacked, you should read our Restore Browser page. You can read there how to fix additional browser redirect methods.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the TubeTab hijacker. It would have warned you before the hijacker could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

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and it blocks traffic to some of their domains:


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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in a FRST log:

 CHR DefaultSearchURL: Default -> hxxp://search.searchytdvta.com/s?remove=remove&query={searchTerms}
 CHR DefaultSearchKeyword: Default -> ut
 CHR Extension: (TubeTab) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce [2017-08-14]
 CHR HKCU\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\...\Chrome\Extension: [jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce] - hxxps://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx
The changes made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0
       Adds the file background.js"="7/12/2017 2:29 PM, 16416 bytes, A
       Adds the file contentscript.js"="7/12/2017 2:29 PM, 1540 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon.png"="8/14/2017 9:10 AM, 6164 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="8/14/2017 9:10 AM, 1794 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\_locales\en
       Adds the file messages.json"="8/14/2017 9:10 AM, 269 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="8/14/2017 9:10 AM, 1223 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="7/12/2017 2:29 PM, 2783 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\css
       Adds the file description.css"="7/12/2017 2:29 PM, 1008 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.css"="7/12/2017 2:29 PM, 95 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\html\popup
       Adds the file description.html"="7/12/2017 2:29 PM, 259 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.html"="7/12/2017 2:29 PM, 214 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\js
       Adds the file userNewTab.js"="7/12/2017 2:29 PM, 2587 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\js\popup
       Adds the file popup.js"="7/12/2017 2:29 PM, 805 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\newtab
       Adds the file newtab.html"="7/12/2017 2:29 PM, 190 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce
       Adds the file 000003.log"="8/14/2017 9:10 AM, 268 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="8/14/2017 9:10 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="8/14/2017 9:10 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="8/14/2017 9:10 AM, 184 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="8/14/2017 9:10 AM, 41 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce]
       "update_url"="REG_SZ", "https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx"

The Malwarebytes scan log:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 8/14/17
Scan Time: 9:24 AM
Log File: mbamTubeTab.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.1.2.1733
Components Version: 1.0.160
Update Package Version: 1.0.2581
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 321366
Threats Detected: 25
Threats Quarantined: 25
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 34 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 11
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\_locales\en, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\html\popup, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\js\popup, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\_locales, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\newtab, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\html, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\css, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\js, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\JLHPIJOLPCIMADHJINGADNBCJNCMJDCE, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581

File: 14
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\JLHPIJOLPCIMADHJINGADNBCJNCMJDCE\2.4_0\BACKGROUND.JS, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\css\description.css, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\css\popup.css, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\html\popup\description.html, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\html\popup\popup.html, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\js\popup\popup.js, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\js\userNewTab.js, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\newtab\newtab.html, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\_locales\en\messages.json, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\contentscript.js, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\icon.png, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlhpijolpcimadhjingadnbcjncmjdce\2.4_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, [1902], [362981],1.0.2581

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
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