SearchNewTab is a malware, also known as adware program which is hosted on searchnewtab.com web page. On the web page you will find search engine that we do not recommend using. SearchNewTab can also be classified as a browser hijacker, because it can hijack user’s web browser and forcibly redirect to numerous sponsored websites. With the help of fake search results provided by SearchNewTab.com search engine and misleading advertisements, blinking banners and other advertising tools, SearchNewTab hijacker is able to redirect user anywhere. You’ve probably seen a lot of fake security alerts like “Please update your Flash Player” or Java. If you click on these ads you will automatically download a malware and if you install it, you will open door for third parties to perform malicious activities on your computer.
The first sign of the SearchNewTab.com hijacker infection is modified default homepage and search engine to SearchNewTab.com. You cannot rely on your antivirus protection, because adware developers are making their programs invisible for antivirus software. Technically those programs are not viruses, they do not act like virus, however, they can easily download and install almost anything on user’s computer without his knowledge. With time, you may notice that your antivirus software have stopped updating virus databases or it even can be disabled, so the malware can perform malicious activities on the infected computer without being bothered by antivirus. If you think that you can reinstall web browser to get rid of SearchNewTab hijacker, you are wrong. It will appear in the freshly installed browser within few minutes. Also, you should not ignore the presence of this threat. It’s not just in your web browser. While you using your computer, the SearchNewTab malware is collecting your personal information. At first, it will collect your browsing history, search queries and cookies just to learn more about you, to be able to provide you with ads based on your interests. After that SearchNewTab adware may collect your emails, logins and passwords and other confidential information. All of that will be automatically transferred to the third parties without your agreement.
SearchNewTab.com hijacker was developed by cyber criminals for the commercial purposes in order to promote sponsored websites and sell unwanted services and goods. The most popular web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer are vulnerable to SearchNewTab malware. Commonly, this hijacker appears on your computer after installing fake update for Flash Player or Java. Also, it can be installed together with freeware programs like pdf converters, download managers or PC optimizers, downloaded from unofficial websites. If you want to get rid of SearchNewTab malware from your computer, we recommend you to follow our removal tutorials written below. We will guide you through the whole removal process and you will remove this browser hijacker from your computer within next few minutes. You may also try our automatic removal tool that was designed to completely remove browser hijackers like SearchNewTab.
Symptoms of SearchNewTab.com infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for SearchNewTab.com threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SEARCHNEWTAB.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.