Remove Search-NewTab Ads virus removal instructions

Remove Search-NewTab Ads virus removal instructions
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Search-NewTab Removal Fixing Browser Prevention

What is Search-NewTab?

Also Known As: Search-NewTab virus



The Search-NewTab is a typical advertising program that displays ads and pop-ups in your internet browser. This application is developed to generate profit for the creators over the Internet. Search-NewTab Ads are being generated on all widely used web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and so on. This tricky program may be installed as an extension to your regular browsers and it is a difficult to block once it runs. The DLL module for the adware can be masking as a legit extension and you may just skip it accidentally.

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Even though, Search-NewTab is being promoted as a normal program that may improve search results and make them more relevant, in truth, the program will show you ads and useless links that only here to promote sponsored products, fake services, viral redirects. There are several ways for this kind of app to break inside of your computer. Most likely, this is application may be installed on the machine through third-party programs by being bundled with them, especially freeware. The problem though is that Ads by Search-NewTab easily get into the machine even without your consent.

When you find it irritating and wanted to delete Search-NewTab virus, you cannot detect it in the list of legit applications on your PC. Also you may check the list of browser extensions. Neither will you be able to find anything untrustworthy or doubtful. Thus, the unwanted software will not let you to terminate it. In fact, the program will require complex removal process to eliminate it fully.

How do we remove this nasty Ads by Search-NewTab once and for all? The program does not appear in the Control Panel. Therefore, you cannot delete it via the standard deletion way. Moreover, system restore and the reinstalling web browser will not work. In this situation, you need to use a proven and mighty removal tool, such as GridinSoft Anti-Malware. The guide below will help you to remove Ads by Search-NewTab safely, quickly and effectively.

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STEP 1. Search-NewTab removal guide

In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:

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Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:

The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:

Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:

Scan computer for Search-NewTab related files

Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:

When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:

(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some adware\malware\browser hijackers it is advised to Reset your browser settings. GridinSoft Anti-Malware allows you to do that with flexible options.

STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser

GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:

Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings

Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:

Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):

STEP 3. Protect your computer from Search-NewTab reinfection

Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:

  • Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advice to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.

  • Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.

  • Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.

  • Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.

  • Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.

Anti-Malware GridinSoft On-Run Protection Screen

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