How to remove hijacker from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

SearchNewTab is a malware, also known as adware program which is hosted on 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 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 hijacker infection is modified default homepage and search engine to 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. 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. Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for

Symptoms of 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 threat removal and it is easy to use.

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Manual Removal Instruction for

Step 1
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs). remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program. remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them. remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled completely.
  • Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove completely.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove completely.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3

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.

Information added: 09/21/2015 10:53 PM;