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NewTabTV “Malware” Removal (Jan. 2018 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove the NewTabTV “Malware”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

This article is going to describe the typical characteristics and potential results and effects of the appearance of NewTabTV “Malware” on your PC. This is a program that may manifest itself by generating a big number of various ads (pop-ups, banners) and may affect every single browser (for instance – Chrome, Explorer or Firefox). Other ways, in which it may affect your browser apps, is by making them set new homepages and search engines or redirect you to strange, unknown websites. You are going to learn a lot about this browser hijacker’s standard way of infecting a computer, its distribution, as well as the most successful prevention and removal instructions down here in our article and Removal Guide.

This program may be focused on producing irritating ads and broadcasting various pop-ups, banners, boxes and tabs – that is all this hijacker can do. Consequently, it has been identified as an ad-generating piece of software – a representative of the group of the so-called browser hijackers. All such products have been developed with the sole purpose to advertise and popularize different services and products. The developers of these programs get paid for programming them in such a way. More precisely, every single ad accumulates profits in the bank accounts of the developers, who create and distribute Adware.

Spreading hijackers:

For the purpose of distributing NewTabTV “Malware” and other programs like it, their creators started developing mixtures of software called bundles. Generally, the so-called bundles include ad-showing software (hijackers/ Adware) and a fascinating original program (perhaps a game), which could trick the users into downloading such a program combo. These combos are distributed on the web for free. Other possible causes for an infection with ad-related programs could be all the pages, infected by it, all the torrents, websites, spam and regular emails, which might contain it. But that shouldn’t be reason for you to worry immediately; your PC has NOT been contaminated with any virus. NewTabTV “Malware” possesses NO malicious features (like locking up data, requiring the payment of a ransom, making an entire machine unusable, exploring program or system vulnerabilities as the typical virus types such as Ransomware and Trojans normally do).

If NewTabTV “Malware” is not malware, are there any possible suspicious activities such a program may perform?

The only quite questionable and rather intrusive actions that you could expect from NewTabTV “Malware” are the matching of your current searches to the recently shown advertisements. As an advertising tool, Adware will always strive to understand what a user needs or wants, and for that purpose programs like NewTabTV “Malware” might be able to explore your browsing history in search of your supposed interests. In this way some of the affected users end up being overwhelmed only by pop-ups and banners, advertising great deals about products or services they might be interested in.

Will you be able to easily remove NewTabTV “Malware” from your computer?

Normally, you may have no problems while removing NewTabTV “Malware” from your computer if you know exactly what you are doing. To help you with that, we have assembled some useful uninstallation instructions. You will find it below. Simply make sure you follow every single one closely and you should have no difficulty uninstalling such a hijacker. Prevention should a priority: The tips we are going to share with you here will not only save you from programs like NewTabTV “Malware” in the future, but also – from various browser hijackers, and even malicious programs based on Ransomware. In general, there is some prevention advice you are supposed to learn by heart and try to always follow:

When it comes to installing new software:

When you start installing anything new on your device, always bear in mind that most cyber-related issues normally come from software you download from suspicious sources. That’s the reason why we indeed recommend you should carefully choose the places from which you download any kind software. Second of all, you are always supposed to perform the installation process in a clever way. The only way is using the ADVANCED installer option when the wizard asks you about how to proceed with the installation. This option guarantees that all the details about, for instance, the bundle you are installing, will be shown to you. Consequently, you will be able to exclude all ad-related products from the to-be-installed ones.

Perhaps the most difficult part of the prevention process is to always choose the places you go to online. Try to stick only to pages with a good reputation and learn to avoid all torrents, emails, bundles and hyperlinks that don’t appear to be particularly trustworthy.



Name NewTabTV
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms The only affected components of your systems are your browsers and they might behave differently: they may launch the production of ads; redirection of homepage substitution.
Distribution Method Via bundles mostly; also via spam, contagious webpages and torrents.
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

NewTabTV “Malware” Removal

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.


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

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:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

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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.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. 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.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove NewTabTV “Malware” from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove  NewTabTV “Malware” from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove  NewTabTV “Malware” from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

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
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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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    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!

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