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New.bonebow.top is a software that, outwardly, resembles a regular browser add-on and can function as an extra component in browsers like Chrome and Firefox. But New.bonebow.top operates differently than other common browser add-ons and seeks to make unwanted adjustments to your default search engine, homepage, and other browser settings.
The Bonebow Virus
In most cases, the Bonebow virus will be set as the default homepage, and a new search engine or toolbar will be installed without the user’s knowledge or consent. The Bonebow virus may also integrate ad-generating and page-redirecting components into the browser, which cause every page you visit to be covered with dozens of advertisements.
In this way, the browser hijacking program takes over your browser and affects your online experience by bombarding you with advertisements all the time.
Perhaps you’ve already got New.bonebow.top installed in your browser and are now wondering if there’s any way to uninstall the alterations and the annoying adverts without causing irreparable damage to your computer. The good news is that this application is not nearly as dangerous as malware like Trojan horses, ransomware, viruses and spyware. Therefore, it is quite likely that removing it will not harm your computer in any way. If you follow the steps outlined in the removal guide that our “How to remove” team has provided below, you may find the process to be even less complex than expected.
Please follow all the steps below in orderto remove New.bonebow.top!
How to remove New.bonebow.top Virus
First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find New.bonebow.top in the programs list that would show up.
Select New.bonebow.top from the list and click on Uninstall.
Follow the steps in the removal wizard.
What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:
From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to New.bonebow.top.
If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to New.bonebow.top.
If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.
Remove New.bonebow.top from Chrome
Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
Go to more tools
Now select extensions
Remove the New.bonebow.top extension
Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to New.bonebow.top and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
Get rid of New.bonebow.top by removing it from extensions
If using Firefox:
Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.
If using MS Edge/IE:
Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “New.bonebow.top” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete New.bonebow.top
Open task manager
Look for the New.bonebow.top process
Select it and click on End task
Open the file location to delete New.bonebow.top
Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
If you don’t see a “New.bonebow.top” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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This file is not matched with any known malware in the database. You can either do a full real-time scan of the file or skip it to upload a new file. Doing a full scan with 64 antivirus programs can take up to 3-4 minutes per file.
Each file will be scanned with up to 64 antivirus programs to ensure maximum accuracy
If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.
How to Uninstall New.bonebow.top
Click on the home button
Search for Startup Apps
Look for New.bonebow.top in there
Uninstall New.bonebow.top from Startup Apps by turning it off
Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any New.bonebow.top-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat.
Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found.
After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to New.bonebow.top in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
The way New.bonebow.top operates suggests that it belongs to the family of browser hijackers. The primary purpose of these programs is to earn money for their creators via clicks on pay-per-click adverts and redirects to pay-per-view pages. While they may seem dangerous, apps like New.bonebow.top actually pose no direct threat to your computer or network, however, they may be quite annoying. The reason is that they tend to aggressively promote other websites and display hard-to-remove advertisements on the user’s computer without giving the option to stop them. That’s why programs like New.bonebow.top are still frequently misidentified as malicious viruses, due to the excessive amount of pay-per-click adverts and the unauthorized alterations they make to the browser.
Is New.bonebow.top dangerous?
However, despite not being malicious, these apps may truly get on your nerves, especially if your normal web browsing is constantly interrupted by random pop-ups, banners, and redirect prompts, and you have no way of stopping that. What is more, when being exposed to random web content, there is always a risk of coming across questionable or deceptive material that may be infected with serious security threats like Trojans and ransomware. For this reason, it is wise to avoid any advertisements, links, or other forms of promotional content that may pop up on your screen when using such a program.
What actions do you have to take to in order to remove New.bonebow.top?
In order to completely get rid of the advertisements and eliminate the chances of bumping into something dangerous when you least expect it, it is much safer to follow the removal instructions in the section below (or use the automatic removal tool included in it) and uninstall the annoying program from your computer.
About the author
Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.