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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Lightning Newtab from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Lightning Newtab from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Lightning Newtab from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Lightning Newtab from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Lightning Newtab from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Lightning Newtab from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Lightning Newtab from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Lightning Newtab from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Lightning Newtab
Step 2: Uninstall Lightning Newtab 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 Lightning Newtab 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 Lightning Newtab there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Lightning Newtab from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Lightning Newtab 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 Lightning Newtab 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Lightning Newtab 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 Lightning Newtab 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 Lightning Newtab 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 Lightning Newtab 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 Lightning Newtab will be removed.
Eliminate Lightning Newtab 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.