What is Searchtabnew.com?
Did you let Searchtabnew.com in or did it take over your browsers without your knowledge? This search tool is usually identified as a potential threat because it modifies settings and because it could do that without your notice. It is very important that you know how this tool has entered your operating system because the discussion can go in two different ways. Needless to say, if it corrupts your browsers illegally, you already know that it is a threat and that it must be deleted. However, if the search tool enters with your knowledge, it might harder for you to understand that it requires elimination. All in all, if you are reading our report, you probably already know that this tool deserves your attention. Anti-Spyware-101.com malware analysts have recently analyzed this threat, and you should continue reading this report to learn more about our findings. Of course, the conclusion is that you should delete Searchtabnew.com from your browsers, but there are other things you need to know about.
How does Searchtabnew.com work?
If the suspicious Searchtabnew.com has modified the New Tab and homepage settings with your knowledge, it is likely that you have downloaded the Search Tab New extension, which appears to be compatible with Chrome and Firefox browsers. At the moment, the installer for this extension does not work via its official site, get.searchtabnew.com, but it could be spread via third-party installers. While we do not recommend installing this add-on at all, if you install it, we recommend using the official installer. Third-party installers could package the add-on with other unreliable programs and even malicious threats, and you might be tricked into letting them in without even realizing it. Obviously, if malware slips in, you have to remove it immediately. Are you convinced that no other threats are active on your operating system? Run a malware scanner just to make sure because the last thing you want to do is to ignore malicious infections active on your operating system. If you do not know which malware scanner to use, you can click the Download link to install a trusted and free scanner.
According to our malware researchers, the suspicious Searchtabnew.com is related to another suspicious browser hijacker, findwide.com. It was found that both of these search tools share elements in their codes, and the detections match. It is possible that both of them were created by the same company, unless, of course, one was created mirroring the other one. In general, both tools are classified as potential threats, and it is best for you to delete them. If you do not remove Searchtabnew.com, you will have to worry about data-tracking cookies that could deliver information about you to unknown parties. If you think that it is completely safe to use this search tool for web browsing, you need to think again. This “search tool” is only good at redirecting users to third-party search engines, which makes it 100% useless. Furthermore, no one can guarantee that the results will not be modified to promote sponsored links. The good news is that you can easily avoid all potential risks by eliminating the hijacker. According to our analysis, it should be very easy to get rid of this threat, even if you are inexperienced.
How to delete Searchtabnew.com
The reasons for removing Searchtabnew.com should be clear by now, and the only question is how to succeed. We suggest removing Search Tab New, an extension that is usually introducing users to the suspicious search tool. You can follow the guides below to learn how to eliminate this extension from your browsers. Clearly, the process is very straightforward and easy. Well, what if it does not work? In that case, you might have to modify homepage URL or, better yet, reset the corrupted browser. The comments section below is open for all questions, and you should not hesitate to contact us if you need help. Of course, you cannot forget about additional threats that might be active. If you are overwhelmed, you can always use anti-malware software for automated malware removal. Keep this tool installed and updated if you want to prevent malware from slithering into your operating system in the future.
- Launch Chrome and tap keys Alt+F.
- In the menu on the right select More tools and then click Extensions.
- Find the unwanted extension and click the trash bin button next to it.
- Select Remove and then restart the browser.
- Launch Firefox and tap keys Ctrl+Shift+A.
- In the Add-ons Manager move to the left and click Extensions.
- Click the Remove button next to the undesirable extension.
- Restart your Firefox browser.
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