Users often experiment with different Web browser extensions that offer interesting and quirky features. If you are a person of this type, then you might have encountered AwayTab, a Google Chrome add-on, which promises to provide its users with attractive vacation offers whenever they open a new tab page. This may sound great at first, but you should not forget that the installation of AwayTab will prevent you from using a helpful new tab page. Instead, you will always be welcomed by a random vacation spot that is accompanied by offers to book a hotel or buy plane tickets. In general, browser add-ons that apply changes to the browser’s configuration are frowned upon, and AwayTab is not an exception. Many security applications will advise for AwayTab’s immediate removal.
Another thing that users of AwayTab should know is that the extension’s developers do not use random offers for the hotels and plane tickets. They promote affiliate links intentionally, which guarantee that they will get a fraction of the money spent when visiting this link. It is safe to assume that they will not promote the best offers under these circumstances and, instead, AwayTab will prefer to push the more expensive opportunities that will bring the developers more money. It is recommended to remove the AwayTab add-on either manually or with the use of a credible security tool.
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