|Name||Ads by SimpleNewTab|
|Short Description||The application may promise useful services but is in fact classified as adware.|
|Symptoms||Advertisements are generated. User information may be collected..|
|Distribution Method||Bundling, freeware installers, from the official website.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Ads by SimpleNewTab|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss about Ads by SimpleNewTab.|
How Is SimpleNewTab Browser Extension Distributed?
SimpleNewTab Browser Extension is officially distributed on its website simplenewtab(dot)com. The site provides an option to add the extension to the browser. The logo of Firefox is illustrated in the button. Any attempts to initially add SimpleNewTab Browser Extension to Chrome or Internet Explorer through simplenewtab(dot)com leads to failure.
Obviously the users of Chrome and Explorer web browsers cannot initially install this extension from both the official website and the web stores. As regards the Firefox web browser, the app can be installed following the setup steps.
It’s an interesting fact that when the user tries to search the app trough Mozilla’s add-ons store for Firefox there is no result with that name.
However, this is not the only possible way to get involved with SimpleNewTab Browser Extension execution. It is classified as a potentially unwanted program and may act like an adware. There is a possible chance for the user to notice the presence of SimpleNewTab Browser Extension in the form of pop-up ads, banner ads, in-text links and other irritating forms of ads during Internet browsing. There is nothing wrong with the ads except that they may redirect the user to doubtful third-party websites. Visiting unreliable third-party websites may lead to interaction with unsafe content and misleading practices. For safety, it is advisable to avoid clicks on these ads.
Every user should be very careful when installing freeware packages because most of the times they contain bundled software like SimpleNewTab Browser Extension. Do remember always to manage the process of installing software by reading all the provided information and included software in the installation package. Sometimes installation of freeware may lead to system slowdowns or, in particular, to SimpleNewTab ads everywhere in the browser.
About SimpleNewTab Browser Extension
SimpleNewTab Browser Extension allows the user to customize the new tab URL. Once the user adds it to the browser, there is a provided option to set manually the new tab URL.
However, once the SimpleNewTab is executed, it may install cookies that collect either personal or non-personal information of the users.
→“The only personal information collected by Company is that which is voluntarily provided by User.”
Regarding non-personal information they declare:
- “Non-personally identifiable information does not identify you directly. Therefore, Company may use such information for any purpose, including improving our website and products or services. Further, we reserve the right to share such information, which does not personally identify you, with third party vendors, for any legal purpose.”
- “Company collects and tracks certain non-personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to, IP numbers and browser type, access times, domain names, usage habits and other information, which does not specifically identify any individual. “
Have in mind that the app is detected to act like an adware.
Ways to Remove SimpleNewTab Browser Extension
Our team has compiled a professional step-by-step removal manual for SimpleNewTab Browser Extension. By following it, you can remove the unwanted extension completely from Windows and your browsers. Keep in mind that in some cases there may be leftover files, and SimpleNewTab ads may still appear. If ads continue to appear after the manual removal, it is recommended to download a professional malware scanner and clean all unwanted and malicious files from the PC. Using a professional AV removal tool will ensure good and safe system performance.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Ads by SimpleNewTab in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Ads by SimpleNewTab.
Step 2: Remove Ads by SimpleNewTab from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Ads by SimpleNewTab and click “Remove”
After Ads by SimpleNewTab is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Ads by SimpleNewTab to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After Ads by SimpleNewTab has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Ads by SimpleNewTab
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Ads by SimpleNewTab. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Ads by SimpleNewTab will be removed.