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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is MyVideoTab?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that MyVideoTab is a browser NewTab. These so-called "NewTabs" can 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.
MyVideoTab is a member of the APN family also known as Mindspark/IAC Applications.

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

You may see this Chrome extension:

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these warnings during install:

warning1.png

warning2.png

and this newtab page in the affected browser:

startpage.png

How did MyVideoTab get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from their website.

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but it is also available in the webstore:

webstore.png

How do I remove MyVideoTab?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
You can use their own uninstall instructions first, but I would advise to follow the steps below anyway.
  • 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 MyVideoTab?
  • If you are using an older version of Malwarebytes, you may have to remove the Chrome extension manually under Tools > More Tools > Extensions. Click on the bin behind the MyVideoTab entry and confirm Remove in the prompt.
  • 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 MyVideoTab hijacker. It would have blocked the website before install:

protection2.png


Technical details for experts

Possible signs in a FRST log:

 CHR Extension: (MyVideoTab) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj [2018-03-16]
Changes made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0
       Adds the file dynamicNewTab.html"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 932 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="3/16/2018 8:15 AM, 2531 bytes, A
       Adds the file product.html"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 932 bytes, A
       Adds the file stubby.html"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 932 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="3/16/2018 8:15 AM, 3881 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="11/15/2017 11:26 AM, 4749 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\config
       Adds the file config.json"="11/15/2017 11:26 AM, 1806 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\icons
       Adds the file icon128.png"="3/16/2018 8:15 AM, 5435 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon16.png"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 555 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon19disabled.png"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 426 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon19on.png"="3/16/2018 8:15 AM, 796 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon48.png"="3/16/2018 8:15 AM, 2222 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js
       Adds the file ajax.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 2250 bytes, A
       Adds the file b2b-partner-tracking.js"="11/15/2017 11:26 AM, 11050 bytes, A
       Adds the file background.js"="11/15/2017 11:26 AM, 19852 bytes, A
       Adds the file chrome.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 180 bytes, A
       Adds the file content_script.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 5917 bytes, A
       Adds the file dlp.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 5690 bytes, A
       Adds the file dlpHelper.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 1836 bytes, A
       Adds the file extension_detect.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 4343 bytes, A
       Adds the file index.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 82 bytes, A
       Adds the file logger.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 575 bytes, A
       Adds the file pageUtils.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 2241 bytes, A
       Adds the file product.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 4434 bytes, A
       Adds the file storage.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 1675 bytes, A
       Adds the file TabManager.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 189 bytes, A
       Adds the file TemplateParser.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 3080 bytes, A
       Adds the file ul.js"="11/15/2017 11:26 AM, 3862 bytes, A
       Adds the file urlFragmentActions.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 2521 bytes, A
       Adds the file urlUtils.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 5385 bytes, A
       Adds the file util.js"="11/15/2017 11:26 AM, 4877 bytes, A
       Adds the file webtooltabAPI.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 8357 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\libs
       Adds the file PartnerId.js"="11/9/2017 9:29 PM, 22130 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj
       Adds the file 000003.log"="3/16/2018 8:15 AM, 5280 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="3/16/2018 8:15 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="3/16/2018 8:15 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="3/16/2018 8:15 AM, 185 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="3/16/2018 8:15 AM, 41 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj"="REG_SZ", "8774AB42B6265362F3CA5930A1FC56B6DD17B7C59CA86E6A3B4BD79790A25E6E"
The Malwarebytes scan log:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 3/16/18
Scan Time: 8:26 AM
Log File: 5a07bf41-28eb-11e8-a022-080027235d76.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.3.1.2183
Components Version: 1.0.262
Update Package Version: 1.0.4378
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: 243759
Threats Detected: 49
Threats Quarantined: 49
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 37 sec

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

-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: 8
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\config, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\icons, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\libs, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\EFMHMEJGAPADJDCOOBEKOELCIFIEDIDJ, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378

File: 41
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\000003.log, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\CURRENT, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\LOCK, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\LOG, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\LOG.old, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\EFMHMEJGAPADJDCOOBEKOELCIFIEDIDJ\13.321.12.20379_0\MANIFEST.JSON, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\config\config.json, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\icons\icon128.png, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\icons\icon16.png, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\icons\icon19disabled.png, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\icons\icon19on.png, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\icons\icon48.png, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\ajax.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\b2b-partner-tracking.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\background.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\chrome.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\content_script.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\dlp.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\dlpHelper.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\extension_detect.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\index.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\logger.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\pageUtils.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\product.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\storage.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\TabManager.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\TemplateParser.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\ul.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\urlFragmentActions.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\urlUtils.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\util.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\js\webtooltabAPI.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\libs\PartnerId.js, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\dynamicNewTab.html, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\product.html, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\efmhmejgapadjdcoobekoelcifiedidj\13.321.12.20379_0\stubby.html, Quarantined, [1404], [467555],1.0.4378

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
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