If you’ve come to our article looking for a way to remove GoodTab Class (suptab.dll) from your computer then rest assured – you’ve came to the right place. Our removal guide below will handle the virus and we’ll try our best to inform you about the tricks and disguises these things use. If you learn their pattern you’ll be much better prepared to spot and deal with them in the future.
GoodTab Class (suptab.dll) works like an Adware virus – in that it generates Advertisements (Ads) and harasses you with them. The Ads will be created whenever you start your browser or load a new page/tab/link in it. The Ads will come in the form of pop-ups, banners or even whole pages filled with Ads to the brim. They might even turn certain words of all texts you read into hyperlinks, which also show pictures when you hover your mouse over them.
Never interact with the Ads short of closing their window
There’s two very serious dangers associated with the Ads. First there are the fake/fraud sites that the Ads often lead to. They are very hard to spot from legitimate sites and they will steal any money if you ever make the mistake of giving them any.
More importantly there are the viruses that GoodTab Class (suptab.dll) will try to install on your computer. They will come in the form of offers for free software. GoodTab Class (suptab.dll) will try to make installing them seem necessary, even mandatory. You’ll be shown fake warning messages about bogus problems with your computer. Things like missing plug-ins, virus infestations, registry errors and more.
All of this means you should avoid installing any software presented to you by GoodTab Class (suptab.dll) as nothing good will ever come out of those. If you are looking for an anti-malware program try our recommendations below this article.
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove GoodTab Class (suptab.dll) from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove GoodTab Class (suptab.dll) from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Delete the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
7: Optimize your PC after the removal is done.
Remove GoodTab Class suptab.dll
Before we start we should warn you that unfortunately some of the following steps may not be necessary for your computer. There are a few different versions of GoodTab Class (suptab.dll) circulating around the internet and they all require different things to be done in order to remove them. Unfortunately we cannot remotely know which version has infected your computer, so you’ll have to run all steps. If any of the following steps don’t produce the result explained here and you are certain you did everything correctly then feel free to simply move on to the next step.
Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button ,then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
When GoodTab Class (suptab.dll) installed itself on your computer it also infected all of your internet browsers including any that are installed on your computer, but you are no longer actively using. You will have to remove every single copy of the virus from all browsers, otherwise you risk the chance of the virus copying itself back even if one clone remains. To remove it run steps 2&3 for each browser you have on your computer.
As you perform the removal itself be on the lookout for any messages that might be created just before removing GoodTab Class (suptab.dll). It might try to download and reinstall itself under a different name offering “services”. You obviously don’t want that and overall I’d say you should abstain from installing any software in any way related to GoodTab Class (suptab.dll).
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find GoodTab Class (suptab.dll) . Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Go to STEP 3.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
GoodTab Class (suptab.dll) should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
Go to STEP 3.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the virus and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
Go to STEP 3.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Go to STEP 3.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Continue with STEP 4.
(Works for XP, 7, 8, 8.1)
Hold the Windows Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the new field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for GoodTab Class (suptab.dll) and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Windows Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Go to STEP 5.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
AN IMPORTANT WARNING HERE! READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING!
This is likely the most difficult, but also important step of our removal guide. Read everything carefully and follow the guide closely. Doing a big mistake here could cause a lot of damage to your PC. If you are wprried we advise you to download professional software that can handle GoodTab Class (suptab.dll) safely for you. As an added reason it can also search your computer for other, well hidden threats like Trojans and keyloggers that are next to impossible to find and remove manually and some of them are quite capable of stealing credit card data and passwords.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Move on to STEP 6.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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STEP 7 – Optimization
We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested – How To Remove Guide’s Optimization Tips.