How to remove Rocket Tab ads

What is Rocket Tab?

Rocket Tab is a false browser add-on that will bring a lot of trouble to a user who has it installed. Though the application cannot be called a virus, it possesses some unpleasant features that question the use of the add-on. After the installation Rocket tab start to display the characteristics of an adware – a user may notice that pages that once were clean of advertisement now are full of it. Besides showing you the materials in which you are not interested, the malware may cause redirections to promoting sites either with the help of these commercials, or simply unpredictably opening a new tab. And since the malware has an ability to recover its files, you need to remove Rocket Tab completely from system, as well as from browsers.

Rocket Tab page

How Rocket Tab got installed on your computer?

One can install the application believing that it is a tool that would make browsing more fruitful. Nevertheless it’s not the reason why so many users suffered its infections – more often it is installed occasionally with other software that doesn’t raise suspicions. To keep your system secure pay attention to setup process of such applications. First of all, go for Advanced installation, which will expand the setup steps, then look through the list of additional components and deselect the ones that look like malware.


Symptoms of Rocket Tab infection

  • First and the most striking proof of what you have an adware is ads generated on pages where they haven’t appeared before. The ads can be of any type – pop-ups, in-text hyperlinks, banners and their amount increases on shopping sites. Some of them may be labeled as “Ads by Rocket Tab”, “Brought by Rocket Tab”, “Powered by Rocket Tab”, etc.
  • Another indicator of adware infection is appearance of new programs that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for adware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides slowing down the computer itself, adware infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

How to remove Rocket Tab?

To make sure that the adware won’t appear again, you need to delete Rocket Tab completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Rocket Tab files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download Norton

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Rocket Tab. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Rocket Tab, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Rocket Tab manual removal

Uninstall Rocket Tab from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the adware appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Rocket Tab you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Rocket Tab from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Rocket Tab and click Uninstall

How to remove Rocket Tab from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Rocket Tab and click Uninstall

How to remove Rocket Tab from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Rocket Tab

How to remove Rocket Tab from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Rocket Tab and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Rocket Tab from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove Rocket Tab from browsers

Since most of adware threats use a disguise of a browser add-on , you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Rocket Tab from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Rocket Tab or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Rocket Tab from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Rocket Tab or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Rocket Tab from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Rocket Tab or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Rocket Tab from Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Extensions
  4. Click the gear icon near Rocket Tab or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them
  5. Choose Remove

Remove files and registry entries added by Rocket Tab

Sometimes removal via Control Panel is not enough since the built-in application can leave some files that shortly will restore the adware. So, you need to find all of the following items and delete them.

Remove Rocket Tab files and folders:

%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Search Extensions\Client.exe
%PROGRAMFILES%\Search Extensions\uninstall.exe
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Search Extensions
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Search Extensions
RocketTab.dll
%PROGRAMFILES%\Search Extensions
chrome-extension_eegbcllkjnijlnjahbfcgogkomnnbncf_0.localstorage
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Search Extensions
chrome-extension_eegbcllkjnijlnjahbfcgogkomnnbncf_0.localstorage-journal
Uninstall RocketTab.lnk
%UserProfile%\LocalSettings\ApplicationData\Google\Chrome\UserData\Default\Extensions\eegbcllkjnijlnjahbfcgogkomnnbncf
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\eegbcllkjnijlnjahbfcgogkomnnbncf
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RocketTab
%USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RocketTab
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Installer\{2C8EBA8C-51A3-44A6-8532-05DFBECFCB3B}

Remove Rocket Tab registry entries:

Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\C8ABE8C23A156A44582350FDEBFCBCB3
Software\Microsoft\Installer\UpgradeCodes\5227358269A898740B62A52AF9D7EEA7
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\5227358269A898740B62A52AF9D7EEA7
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{B3791C53-EE85-4A60-8134-3FEE81687D5C}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{B3791C53-EE85-4A60-8134-3FEE81687D5C}
Software\RocketTab
.DEFAULT\Software\RocketTab
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{B3791C53-EE85-4A60-8134-3FEE81687D5C}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{B3791C53-EE85-4A60-8134-3FEE81687D5C}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{2C8EBA8C-51A3-44A6-8532-05DFBECFCB3B}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {B3791C53-EE85-4A60-8134-3FEE81687D5C}
.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: RTMaintenance
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\RocketTab
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{CE6AFBA5-0F48-4112-B972-9653B4EF4668}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{C8416388-DA4B-48A2-A2BE-33FA8FEF2B84}
Software\Search Extensions, value: RocketTab
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\RocketTab Update Task
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\RocketTab
Software\RocketTabInstalled
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer-gg_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer-gg_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer-c_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer-c_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer-c_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer-c_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\gb-installer-core_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\gb-installer-core_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\gb-installer-core_RASMANCS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstaller\RocketTab

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