What is Newpage16.site?
Newpage16.site is a browser hijacker that comes into your system uninvited. It is a computer infection that has been created to generate a financial profit. Luckily, browser hijackers are not severe security threats, but our main problem with that is that they can be easily exploited by malware distribution and personal information collection. Of course, no one would want to go through that, so it is up to you to remove Newpage16.site from your system as soon as possible. We have provided the manual removal instructions below this description, but if you feel that you do not want to do it on your own, you can always get yourself a powerful antispyware tool.
Where does Newpage16.site come from?
To put it simply, Newpage16.site comes from Russia. To be more specific, it is hard to pinpoint one exact distribution source. We know for sure there is an entire group of identical browser hijackers, and so all of them should come from the same source. Here you might say that this browser hijacker is no threat to you because you do not live in Russia, but just because you do not live in the target region, it does not mean the infection cannot enter your system.
Perhaps you frequent the sites that host the hijacker’s installer file. Perhaps you often install browser extensions that are associated with Newpage16.site. Perhaps some of those extensions promote and distribute the hijacker, too. In other words, you have to be careful about what you install on your computer because some of those programs may prove to be extremely dangerous.
What does Newpage16.site do?
Our research team suggests that this browser hijacker is usually active on the Google Chrome browser. However, it does not mean that others browser cannot be affected by it. After all, Newpage16.site comes from the same group as frext.tk, wowstart.online, monsear.xyz, monsear.xyz, and a number of other hijackers, so it is very likely that sooner (rather than later) one of these programs will be compatible with other browsers, too.
Upon the infection, Newpage16.site changes your homepage and the new tab settings. This domain looks pretty sleek and user-friendly, so for some users, it may take some time before they understand their computer’s security has been compromised. If anything, it might look like this search engine is one of the best new search providers, and so users may feel compelled to make use of it.
After all, it is not just the search bar that comes with this browser hijacker. It also has a few shortcut tabs to Yahoo!, YouTube, Facebook, eBay, Amazon, Instagram, and other popular websites. If those happen to be your most frequently visited pages, Newpage16.site could really seem like a very convenient application.
Unfortunately, does not intend to improve your web browsing experience. Instead, it may collect sensitive information and display commercial ads. These commercial ads may interfere with your usually browsing habits, thus exposing you to potentially corrupted web content.
From this, you may guess that this browser hijacker is more annoying than dangerous, but we must not forget that the information collected by the program might also be exploited by malevolent third parties. For instance, you may be subjected to seeing multiple commercial ads on your browser every single day. Some of those ads main contain embedded links to unfamiliar and sometimes even corrupted websites.
As you can see, a browser hijacker does not intent to infect you with malware, but it might as well expose you to malware-related websites accidentally. You have to protect yourself and your computer from such instances by removing Newpage16.site from your PC today.
How do I remove Newpage16.site?
This program does not have an entry in the list of installed programs, so you cannot delete it via Control Panel. The best way to terminate the infection is to restore your browser settings to default. As mentioned, as of now the hijacker affects only the Chrome browser, but we will also leave instructions for other browsers, too. Just in case. Perhaps you have some unfamiliar extensions on your other browser as well, and restoring the settings may help you get rid of these extensions.
Finally, to make sure that similar intruders do not enter your computer again, please scan the PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. A full system scan is necessary if you want to keep your personal information safe and your computer clean.
Manual Newpage16.site Removal
- Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
- Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Select the Delete personal settings option and click Reset again.
- Click Close.
- Press Alt+H and select Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox on the new tab.
- Press Refresh Firefox and click Finish.
- Press Alt+T and open Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Scroll down again and click Reset settings.
- Press Reset to confirm.
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