|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
- Guide 1: How to Remove WorldNews New Tab from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of WorldNews New Tab from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove WorldNews New Tab from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase WorldNews New Tab from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall WorldNews New Tab from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove WorldNews New Tab from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate WorldNews New Tab from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove WorldNews New Tab from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove WorldNews New Tab
Step 2: Uninstall WorldNews New Tab and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by WorldNews New Tab on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by WorldNews New Tab there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of WorldNews New Tab from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall WorldNews New Tab and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove WorldNews New Tab via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove WorldNews New Tab files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as WorldNews New Tab, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove WorldNews New Tab from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase WorldNews New Tab from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall WorldNews New Tab from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove WorldNews New Tab from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the WorldNews New Tab will be removed.
Eliminate WorldNews New Tab from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.