This page aims to help you remove NewTab-TV. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
This text will give a detailed description for a really irritating program called NewTab-TV. It could result in the full modification of the appearance and behavior of all your browsers. Among the results of its acts we can name redirections to various online locations; the constant generation of pop-up and other different advertisements whenever you open your Chrome, Firefox, Explorer or other browser; also an unauthorized substitution of your favorite homepage and default search engines. Keep reading the next paragraphs to learn more about this browser hijacker and also find out how to effectively remove it. When we talk about hijackers, it is really important to say that these products might only infect your browser apps and have nothing to do with any known kind of viruses activities. They are only marketing driven and all the alterations that they make can be explained by the fact that their creators have been paid to promote a certain website, search engine, product, homepage or service. Programs like these are legal and may be regarded as ad-generating ones like Adware.
What differentiates NewTab-TV from a version of a malicious program:
Viruses based on Trojans or Ransomware will do something really hazardous once installed on your personal computer. A few of them can encrypt files, while others could destroy them or format all your disks. Some will even require you to pay money in exchange for having the damage undone, while others could drain your bank accounts by themselves. Some of them target data, others – the whole info about you. As for browser hijackers, all they can do is check your latest search requests online and adjust the generation of advertisements to your recent interests and searches. This could at first appear somehow compulsive, but a research like this might be good to you. Like that you will get the best proposals that you will like automatically. Yet, some users see a review like this as shady and are scared that some pop-ups could in fact lead to infected web pages. For that reason browser hijackers are known as unwanted programs in general.
If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.
If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove NewTab-TV from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove NewTab-TV from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove NewTab-TV from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!
Potential ways of catching NewTab-TV (and other versions of hijackers)
You are likely to find any browser hijacker almost anywhere on the Internet (parts of torrents or incorporated into websites). They may get distributed by spam or fake advertisements. The most common source is every single free program bundle available on the web. As you could expect, a bundle is in fact many various programs bundled and spread together. There (inside it) could be games, apps, Adware-based programs, hijackers and a lot of other types of software. Just bear in mind that downloading a bundle is not the actual cause for an infection. The next paragraph will explain to you how to install bundles correctly and save yourself and your machine from the irritation caused by these ad-generating programs like NewTab-TV.
How to install a program bundle so as NOT to catch any hijacker which may be lurking inside it:
If you follow the advice below, you won’t be affected by NewTab-TV or any other similar program. You will see the available installation options right after the installation wizard comes up. Look for the Advanced (sometimes Custom or Customized) one. You should use it only to complete the process. Be sure that avoid all other installation characteristics. They could have different names – Brief, Typical, Default, Automatic, Quick. They are bad for your system. When you use them, you have no choice of what to leave outside and what to put into your system.
Some more advice on prevention
- Avoid every possible source of browser hijackers.
- Be sure that your operating system functions well and is up-to-date. Install any updates manually.
- Check for a good anti-virus program. If you don’t have such, purchase one. Some of them may warn you about sources of ad-producing programs which are possibly shady.
- Maybe turning on your pop-up blocker will be a good idea. Just remember that it will only stop the webpage-hosted ads.
- Check whether your Firewall functions well. If not, update it/ enable it. Sometimes it could block some of the infection causes.
- Remember what you visit online. Develop healthy browsing habits.
If the infection has already occurred, we advise you to follow the steps of our Removal Guide which is below.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Some annoying modifications of your browsers.|
|Distribution Method||Spam, torrents, bundles – everything on the web might be a source.|