Remove RocketTab Adware

RocketTab is adware program that usually be bundled with other software, for instance, YTD Video Downloader, Ashampoo Burning Studio Elements, VIO Media Player, etc. If you didn’t pay attention while installing these software, it is likely that you already have RocketTab installed on your computer.

RocketTab isn’t a dangerous adware. It doesn’t do any serious damage to your system. It displays advertisements and sponsored links on search result page on your web browser as you see in the figure below with the text “Ad by RocketTab” or “Powered by RocketTab“.
RocketTab on Google Result Page

Sometimes, your anti-virus may try to delete RocketTab adware, but not completely remove it which result in the error message every time your system starts:

Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Search Extensions\Client.exe'. Make sure you
typed the name correctly, and then try again.

Windows cannot find 'C:\Program File (x86)\Search Extensions\Client.exe'

Solution to Remove RocketTab Adware

  1. Uninstall RocketTab from Control Panel
    First, you have to uninstall the program from Control Panel.
  2. Remove RocketTab with Malwarebytes Anti-malware
    Second, you should scan your computer with Malwarebytes Anti-malware to see if the adware is still there or any other malware installed and remove it. Click the above link for step-by-step guide.
    Example scanning result on Malwarebytes Anti-malware
  3. Remove RocketTab with AdwCleaner
    Lastly, your computer should be clean now. But it is recommended to scan your computer with another program (AdwCleaner). Click the above link for step-by-step guide.

(Optional) If you have internet connection problem after perform above steps as the messages below:
On Internet Explorer:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage.

On Mozilla Firefox:

Secure connection failed.

On Google Chrome:

Unable to connect to the proxy server.

To fix the issue, you need to clear the proxy configuration on Internet Explorer. Follow the guide here, Step-by-step to Fix Internet Connection Problem.

Step-by-step to Uninstall RocketTab from Control Panel

  1. Open Control Panel.
    • On Windows XP or Windows 7, click on the Windows icon on bottom left of the screen and select Control Panel.
      Open Control Panel on Windows 7
    • On Windows 8.1, right-click on the Windows icon on bottom left of the screen and select Control Panel.
      Open Control Panel on Windows 8.1
  2. On Control Panel, click Uninstall a Program under Programs section.
    Uninstall a Program in Control Panel
  3. Click on RocketTab and click Uninstall/Change.
    If you can’t find RocketTab or any other similar name, you can proceed to next step on the solution section.
    Note: If there is other known adware program listed, it is advised to uninstall it.
    Uninstall RocketTab
  4. On Uninstall, select any option and click Continue.
    Uninstall RocketTab
  5. Click OK.
    Uninstall Completed

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Step-by-step to Fix Internet Connection Problem

  1. If you can’t access the Internet after remove RocketTab, follow steps below to fix the issue.
    Cannot display the webpage after remove RocketTab
  2. On Internet Explorer, click Tools -> Internet Options.
    Open Internet Options on Internet Explorer
  3. On Internet Options, select Connections tab and click LAN settings.
    Select LAN Settings on Internet Explorer
  4. On LAN Settings, uncheck Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections) and click OK.
    Note: If you need to use proxy server, click Advanced and see the step below.
    Disable Proxy Server on Internet Explorer
  5. If you need to use proxy server, make sure that the value on Proxy Settings is correct. The value and port on HTTP and Secure should be replaced with your proxy server.
    Proxy Settings on Internet Explorer
  6. Now you should be able to access the Internet.
    Google on Internet Explorer

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