This page was specifically designed for the removal of the SupTab Virus (also known as MiuiTab) from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Works for all versions of Windows.
The SupTab Virus (MiuiTab) is a program that behaves in a very suspicious pattern reminiscent of a whole family of viruses called Adware. It will create a lot of advertisements and it will keep harass you with them until you remove it from your computer. The aim of this article is to help you permanently delete it, as well as how teach how the dangers and tricks used by viruses like SupTab Virus (MiuiTab).
Ads created by the SupTab Virus (MiuiTab) can be advertising all kinds of goods, but it’s most likely they’ll try to sell you things for which you’ve recently searched on the internet. SupTab Virus (MiuiTab) is capable of reading you browsing history and search queries in order to decide what Ads to present you. The Ads will spawn whenever you load your browser or open a new page/tab in it and they’ll come in the form of pop-ups, banners or even whole new pages covered in Ads. Sometimes they might even turn words in text you read into hyperlinks that also show a picture when hovered over.
Do not click on the Ads
It is a simple piece of advice, but it is also solid. As long as you abstain from interacting with the Ads nothing bad will happen to your computer. The real danger always comes when you try clicking on them or taking one of their offers. The Ads will lead you to fraudulent shop sites that don’t sell anything but will rather just steal any money you give to them.
SupTab Virus (MiuiTab) may also present you with an offer to download free software. Do not fall for this trap as the software is always infected by a virus. You might even see some fake warning messages generated by SupTab Virus (MiuiTab) prior to the software download offer. Something about missing plug-in, bogus virus infestations or registry errors.
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove SupTab Virus (MiuiTab) 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 SupTab Virus (MiuiTab) from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Delete the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
7: Optimize your PC after the removal is done.
Remove SupTab Virus (MiuiTab)
Here begins the removal guide in earnest. There is however one very important point to be made before you begin the steps. SupTab Virus (MiuiTab) has been known to exist in a few different versions and even though they all work in the same way they require different steps to remove. We’ve written this article to encompass the removal steps for all versions of the virus, but this also means that some of these won’t be necessary for some people.
Carefully review each step – if you don’t see anything like what we are describing, move on with the next one and don’t worry. If you need any assistance, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments.
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 SupTab Virus (MiuiTab) was installed on your computer it installed itself in ALL of your internet browsers. You’ll have to clean it from every single on of them, otherwise the virus will just copy itself between browsers. This means running Steps 2&3 for every single browser in your computer. This includes even old browsers that might have been installed in the past, but are no longer used. We remind you that Internet Explorer comes with all versions of Windows in case you are using other browser.
Also be on the lookout for pop-up messages might spawn while you remove SupTab Virus (MiuiTab). It will try to install another co[y of itself under a different name if you allow it to. Until SupTab Virus (MiuiTab) is completely gone from your computer never accept any software installations.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find SupTab Virus (MiuiTab) . 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.
SupTab Virus (MiuiTab) 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 SupTab Virus (MiuiTab) 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.
IMPORTANT! READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING
Next follows the most difficult and dangerous step of this article, which unfortunately is also mandatory if you want to permanently remove SupTab Virus (MiuiTab). Please be extremely careful. Doing this can damage your PC significantly if you make a big mistake. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download a professional anti-malware program that can remove SupTab Virus (MiuiTab) for you – risk free.
Another reason to recommend using professional software is because it can scan your PC for hidden rootkits and keyloggers that may steal your private data. These are nearly impossible to find manually.
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.