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How to Remove RocketTab and Stop Ads by RocketTab? (Adware Removal Guide)


Being haunted by pop-ups powered by RocketTab? Wondering what is RocketTab and how does it infiltrate into your computer? Want to get rid of those pop-ups? Then read on.



About RocketTab



RocketTab is an adware that generally referred to as a “PUP”, namely, potentially unwanted program by the industry. On its official website, RocketTab is promoted as a browser application that can provide you with the best, fastest and most comprehensive local search experience possible.

RocketTab on Google

It seems that RocketTab is a useful browser extension, but due to its sneaky behaviors such as install itself without computer users’ knowledge and permission, people rank low in acceptance of this software.


Since it is an ads-supported application, RocketTab will display ads and sponsored links in your search results or the webpage that you are visiting. Computer users often don’t know there is an application called RocketTab on their PC until they see those ads. Most of computer users are freaked out when RocketTab ads bombard their web browser. Actually, you don’t have to be worried about it, because RocketTab is very easy to remove.


Please follow the instructions below to remove this computer infect step by step. Should you have any problem, please leave a reply below and we will be more than happy to help you.



RocketTab and RocketTab Ads Removal Guide



Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove RocketTab adware and stop RocketTab adware ads manually

Step 1 Uninstall RocketTab and related malicious programs

Step 2 Remove RocketTab extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

Option 2 > Remove RocketTab and stop RocketTab ads with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips.




Option 1 > Remove RocketTab and stop RocketTab ads manually


Step 1 Uninstall RocketTab and related malicious programs


As mentioned above, RocketTab often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall RocketTab and any suspicious and unexpected programs that installed recently.


For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall RocketTab and other unknown or unexpected programs.


For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall RocketTab and any suspicious third-party application



For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove RocketTab and any suspicious third-party application



Step 2 Remove RocketTab extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome


If you are still encountering RocketTab ads after removing RocketTab and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove RocketTab leftovers on your web browser.


For Internet Explorer Users:

To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on RocketTab and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

RocketTab on IE


For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions (RocketTab)

RocketTab on Firefox

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins


For Google Chrome Users:

To remove extension: Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) > Tools > Extensions → locate RocketTab and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

RocketTab on Chrome



Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries


Please note that although RocketTab and related malicious program is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.


1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link:

Cloud System Booster Purchase link:


2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Quick Care button.

Cloud System Booster-home


3. Click on Clear button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-scan



Option 2 > Remove RocketTab and stop RocketTab ads with Cloud System Booster



To remove RocketTab and stop RocketTab ads automatically, you only need to download and install Cloud System Booster, a system cleaner and optimizer.

Cloud System Booster free download link:


1. Uninstall RocketTab with Anvi Uninstaller


Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.

Launch Cloud System Booster → go to Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → scroll down the Recently Installed list and locate any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove

RocketTab-uninstall 1


Please note that the Prefect Scan feature is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link:


2. Remove RocketTab browser extension and plugins


Slim Toolbar featured in Cloud System Booster enables you to manage toolbars and extentions on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome simultaneously.

Click on the up arrow on the Home tab of Cloud System Booster to go to Slim Toolbar, then remove all the suspicious extensions and plugins.

CSB 3.0-Slim Toolbar

When you are not on the Home tab, you can find Toolbar Manager on the right side.

Cloud System Booster-toolbar manager

RocketTab extension remove


3. Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries


Please note that there would be some leftovers in your computer after uninstall programs especially those malware. You’d better clean up your system with a system cleaner and optimizer and that’s what Cloud System Booster developed for.

Switch to Home tab → click Quick Care button → click Clear button after scan finished

Cloud System Booster-scan

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of RocketTab. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.



Malware Prevention Tips                     


1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, RocketTab sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.


2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.


3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Adware like RocketTab may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link:

Anvi Smart Defender-1


There is an Anvi Ad Blocker integrated in Anvi Smart Defender, which can block malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites that cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. If you are pro version user of Anvi Smart Defender, it is free to use for you. Also, you can download its trial version to create you a clean and secure online environment.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: (expires in 15 days)


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