- Uninstall the 'DefaultTab' program from Windows (Control panel -> Uninstall a program)
- Navigate to C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\' (Figure 3)
- Delete the 'DefaultTab' folder (Figure 3)
Friday, September 6, 2013
How to: Remove 'Search Results, LLC' from Internet Explorer. The Disable button is not editable
I recently was using someone else's PC with a different logon and they had all sorts of malware on the PC. No wonder the internet was always slow for that person... There was one browser add-in that was clearly malware even though they pretend not to be. The program was called 'DefaultTab' aka 'Search Results, LLC'.
The thing that sucks about this one add-on to Internet Explorer is that you don't have the option to Enable/Disable it (Figure 1). It is essentially on your IE as a permanent 'feature'. What sucks even more is that its a poorly coded add-on. The code behind it is sloppy and buggy with the newest release of IE. The things I read online about getting rid of it were pretty complex, a pain, and didn't work for me.
The below video was pretty much how things went down. Get off my plane! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118571/)
Here are the steps to get rid of it:
Doing the above got rid of this thing for me. Pretty simple. Not too crazy. Hope it helps someone else out.
Figure 1 - The 'Search Results, LLC' program not allowing for Enabling/Disabling in IE Add-ons
Figure 2 - Remove the 'DefaultTab' program from installed programs. Note it is missing in this screenshot as I already removed it
Figure 3 - The 'DefaultTab' folder is what we need to delete
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