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Foxtab - how to destroy?


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#1 HHReplica

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:50 PM

At wits end here, I have diligently followed all of the instructions regarding Chrome and how to remove Foxtab as a default browser to no avail. Add/Remove programs does not see it, I have tried numerous programs like SuperAntiSpyware, Spybot etc, as well as trying 'Best Uninstaller and Revo but no joy. Heartily sick of it now (and before you ask I have tried Safe Mode for removal as well, thanks)I have run out of ideas and seek your wisdom. I looked onsite for other threads about Foxtab but could find none matching my problem. Something tells me I may not be alone, however.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:15 PM

It's a browser add-on...there's no reason to expect to find it in Add/Remove Programs. Per http://www.foxtab.com/gettingstarted/#uninstall :


"To uninstall the FoxTab addon, please follow the following instructions:
At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu and select Add-ons.
In the Add-ons window, select the Extensions panel.
Select FoxTab, Click the Uninstall button. When prompted, click Uninstall to confirm."

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:50 AM

Many thanks Louis, but as I say I am not actually using Firefox, I'm using Google Chrome, and this parasite simply refuses to go away. I have followed the instructions given and they simply do not work, am moved at this point to try a system restore and Malwarebytes anti-malware to get rid of it, can't think of anything else. Grr etc.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:10 PM

on Chrome go to Options menu --> Extensions --> Remove the "foxtab" or something that maybe related with your problem.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:22 PM

Bless your heart abauw that's the one thing I didn't try and guess what, it only worked! May you be blessed with a thousand camels. Thank you.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:32 PM

Nice to know that your problem solved :thumbup2:

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You don't have to close your eyes to dream :busy:
You can find escape inside this moment :smash:
And I will follow  :whistle:





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