Simple New Tab

What is Simple New Tab?

Simple New Tab is untrustworthy software that is promoted on simplenewtab.com. As we have managed to find out, this piece of software claims that users will be able to customize their New Tab URLs easily and quickly if they install it on their systems. It seems that only Mozilla Firefox users can download this software from its official website; however, the truth is that Google Chrome will be affected too. In case of the version of Simple New Tab for Internet Explorer, it slithers onto computers with the help of other applications in most cases. You will definitely notice if Simple New Tab manages to enter your system because it will apply changes to your browsers. If you do not set your own settings, you might find Simple New Tab really annoying. In this case, you have to eliminate this program from your computer. We suggest doing that also if you have detected this program on your computer and feel that it has appeared on your PC out of nowhere.testtesttest

How does Simple New Tab act?

It seems that there are two main versions of Simple New Tab. The first one redirects users to ttp://search.socialdownloadr.com/?channel=scd5&t=32B9474CBEB504F4 immediately after they open their New Tab pages. It is known that this search engine belongs to SocialDownloadr Toolbar, which is known to be questionable software as well. If you do not change the settings after you install this program and continue using Internet Explorer, you might also notice that search.socialdownloadr.com has replaced your homepage as well. This version acts in a slightly different way because it is a simple .dll inject (you can find the file simple_new_tab.dll in the %LOCALAPPDATA% directory). There is another version of Simple New Tab. Specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com have noticed that it redirects users to another search engine http://search.fbdownloader.com/?channel=fpo_nt&t=32B9474CBEB504F4. Unfortunately, it is very likely that it will not disappear even if you change the settings of your browsers. In other words, you will always be taken to this search engine after you open a New Tab page. Unfortunately, it will not be so easy to change that, but, of course, you can still do that. In the meantime, make sure that you do not use any of the search engines you will be redirected to because you might infect your system with malicious software really quickly. This might happen after you click on any of those sponsored links you will come across.

As Simple New Tab is capable of entering systems without permission, it might be rather hard to detect it on your PC. If you still do not know whether you have really encountered this application, you should check the %LOCALAPPDATA% directory and the system Registry. If you can locate the simple_new_tab folder in %LOCALAPPDATA% and such registry keys as HKCU\Software\SimpleNewTab and HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{59F39B89-94C3-44C5-B903-9A6B85C32921}, we are sure that Simple New Tab has managed to enter your system. Believe us, there are thousands of untrustworthy programs on the web and they might act much worse than Simple New Tab, so you should take care of your system’s safety. Security experts working at anti-spyware-101.com suggest installing a security tool on the system. Of course, you should surf the web carefully from now too.

As you already know, Simple New Tab has an official website; however, not all the users download it from there because it travels in bundles with other applications too. In most cases, programs it attaches to are different free applications that are available for download on third-party web pages and various torrent websites. You should download programs from trustworthy web pages in the future. It is also advisable to install applications attentively because, in some cases, you might be informed about additional software and thus have a chance not to allow undesirable software to enter your system.

How to delete Simple New Tab?

Simple New Tab is definitely not a trustworthy program that should be kept installed. Therefore, we highly recommend eliminating it. In fact, you do not need any program for modifying your New Tab page settings because it is possible to do that rather easily without any software. Unfortunately, it is not easy to eliminate Simple New Tab from the system. Therefore, you should use our manual removal instructions which you will find below this article. Another thing that you can do to get rid of it is to scan your system with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter.

Remove Simple New Tab

  1. Open Explorer (Windows key + E).
  2. Copy and paste %LOCALAPPDATA% in the address bar and delete simple_new_tab.
  3. Go to %APPDATA% and delete simple_new_tab.
  4. Enter %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data in the address bar and remove the simple_new_tab folder.
  5. Remove the pmgkeimkiojpjcoiiipekfjaopchhjga folder from %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extension and %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default directories.
  6. Remove the simple_new_tab folder from %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default and %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default (locate it, right-click on it, and select Delete).
  7. Tap the Windows key + R.
  8. Enter regedit into the box and click OK.
  9. Right-click on HKCU\Software\SimpleNewTab and delete it.
  10. Move to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, locate the {5C2DD58F-613F-4580-8AC0-F10D760AF938} Value, right-click on it and select Delete.
  11. Eliminate the following registry keys:HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{59F39B89-94C3-44C5-B903-9A6B85C32921}
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{5C2DD58F-613F-4580-8AC0-F10D760AF938}
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{5C2DD58F-613F-4580-8AC0-F10D760AF938}
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