What Is Lightning Newtab?
Lightning Newtab is a browser extension that claims that provides a number of useful features for Chrome users. It promises to provide quick access to all of the user’s favorite websites. It will also allow you to customize the wallpaper on your browser, grant access to weather forecasts, Extension Manager, Favorites, History, etc. However, this program has been classified as a potentially unwanted program. This is because it falls under the category of adware. It is not recommended that you have such programs on your computer as they may lead to problems for its security. This is why it is recommended that you remove it right away.
Where Did Lightning Newtab Come from?
Lightning Newtab has an official website. Downloading it from there, however, is impossible. There are instructions on how to acquire it from the Chrome Web Store, but the extension is currently unavailable from there, as well. Still, do not think that it will not manage to enter your computer in some other way. Typically, this is done via bundling. This method consists of Lightning Newtab being attached to some other free program that is available on some third-party dispenser. The majority of adware programs use this tactic to spread. What is more, this will most likely happen without users noticing. You see, installation of Lightning Newtab will be set up by default, so unless you decline it, the program will be installed. And if you keep clicking the Next button until installation is done, then you will definitely install it.
What Does Lightning Newtab Do?
The thing about Lightning Newtab is that it will start displaying advertisements. It will also collect data on your browsing. The ads that it shows may not always lead to secure websites, and may expose your system to virtual risks. This extension is also known to be distributed along with several browser hijackers. This means that after Lightning Newtab has been installed, you can expect to have the home page and default search provider on your browser switched. Browser hijackers are also unwanted programs as they can also expose the system to risks. If you notice that the settings on your browser have been changed without your authorization, then you have to take immediate measures to remove the intruders from your computer. Otherwise, you risk having your system infected.
How to Remove Lightning Newtab?
Lightning Newtab can be uninstalled manually via Control Panel. Just open it up, then go to the list of program and uninstall Lightning Newtab. In some cases, however, this method proves insufficient. The program may have spread its files to numerous folders. Also, there are more unwanted programs on your computer (the browser hijackers), and if you have browsed the web while Lightning Newtab was on your computer, then some infection may also be on it.
Due to these risks, the recommended thing to do is acquire a reliable security tool. It will remove all unwanted software from your computer automatically. What is more, it will prevent unwanted applications as well as malware from infiltrating your PC in the future. This way you can be sure that your data is safe at all times.
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