|Name||WorldNews New Tab|
|Short Description||It promises that it will inform users about the latest breaking news.|
|Symptoms||The search provider may be changes and the browser’s settings are modified.|
|Distribution Method||Via bundling, or from its official website.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By WorldNews New Tab|
What Is WorldNews New Tab?
WorldNews New Tab is a browser extension that promises that it will keep you posted on the latest in breaking news, as well as grant access to your favorite news websites in just a click. This add-on is highly reminiscent of the ones offered by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., such as MapsGalaxy and EasyMailLogin Toolbar.
Although WorldNews New Tab has seemingly been developed by another company, the similarities in their official web pages, as well as in their activities are uncanny. WorldNews New Tab is a browser hijacker, which makes it a potentially unwanted application. If you do not remove it, you can expose your system to virtual risks.
What Does WorldNews New Tab Do?
Once WorldNews New Tab gets installed on your computer, it will do a few things:
- Change the homepage of your browser.
- Change the default search provider on the browser.
- Present ads and sponsored links.
These changes can be made on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. It is not advised that you use the search engine that the browser hijacker has provided. This is because it will start displaying sponsored links. So, you will be shown websites that have nothing to do with your search. There is more to this, however.
The Dangers of WorldNews New Tab
The problem with this browser extension is that it can be easily manipulated by cyber criminals so that it promotes links leading to malicious websites. This is how you can become a victim of malicious parties. Landing on a website run by schemers can lead to a few things:
- Your system is attacked by malware and your sensitive data is stolen.
- The web page tries to trick you into downloading some software that is actually malware.
- The web page claims you have won a prize and wants your personal and financial information.
How Did I Get WorldNews New Tab
This browser hijacker has an official website. If you have stumbled upon it, you could have downloaded it yourself. The more likely scenario is that it has entered your PC with the use of bundling. In other words, it has been attached to the installer of a free application and has been installed automatically alongside it. This can be easily prevented. Just do the following:
- Avoid third-party software distributors.
- Pay attention when installing freeware.
- Go for Advanced/Custom installation. This will give you the opportunity to refuse any additional software.
How to Remove WorldNews New Tab
You can get rid of WorldNews New Tab yourself. Go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, find the application, and uninstall it. Then, you will have to reset your browser’s settings.
Do not be fooled into believed that this is enough to ensure that your computer is safe. There may be more unwanted programs on it, and malware could easily infiltrate it. This is why we recommend installing a powerful AV program. This will get rid of all intruders. With reliable security software on your computer, you do not have to worry about it getting compromised again. So you can be sure that your data is safe.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter