Search tab.net is part of the browser hijacker family of Malware. Search tab.net is developed by a company called Apply Advanced Mobile Technologies Ltd. Most users will notice that Searchtab.net has been installed on their computers after opening their browser, and instead of the default home page, it loads searchtab.net. The new tab page and default search engine also will be modified. The user’s Internet searches will still be carried by Google, but Searchtab.net will insert sponsored links among the search results. Thanks to a pay-per-click scheme, this could allow the developer of the program to generate revenue. Users should note that having unreliable search links added to their search results increases the chances of getting infected by additional malware substantially.
Additionally, Searchtab.net may start displaying numerous ads from different advertising networks such as Propeller Ads Media, PopAds, Ads Terra, RevenueHits and Aedgency. Beyond the sheer annoyance of having your browsing interrupted by all kinds of unsolicited ads, some of the advertisements could lead to more harmful forms of malware potentially. Searchtab.net also could redirect the user to Finishedupdate.thebroadandbig4upgrade.download, which appears to be a website created for the distribution of malware, specifically. Another domain that the users may be redirected to is Viralyet.com, which contains ads from the Ads by Taboola adware.