NewTab.club is considered to be the homepage of a hoax search engine that affects frequently used browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Due to its hijacking capabilities, it changes the homepage, the new tab page and the default search engine once it is installed on the system. The hijacker then displays annoying advertisements and causes redirects during your browsing.
This article aims to show you how to get rid of NewTab.club redirect infection. Follow the removal instructions below to restore affected browsers and clean PC.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The hijacker can redirect you and display lots of advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Browser settings which are altered are the homepage, search engine and the new tab.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by NewTab.club |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss NewTab.club.|
NewTab.club – Spread Techniques
The annoying NewTab.club browser redirect may penetrate the system along with other freeware programs. If it is bundled with a desired freeware you can unnoticeably installed it by following the installation steps. In order to prevent this it is good to read the End-user license agreement (EULA) of the software installer carefully. It should provide information if additional software is packed in the installer. Another way is to check for Custom or Advanced install options and unmark the unwanted content.
NewTab.club – Technical Details
Having a plain and convenient design the NewTab.club redirect resembles the design of the most trusted browsers – Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The homepage contains shortcuts to websites of popular third-party services and a search engine powered by Google. At first you may find NewTab.club website to be a website with a good reputation but then it starts displaying numerous advertisements all over your browser and eventually causes browser crashes.
NewTab.club redirect appears on the browser without asking you for permission. It can change essential browser settings and set its domain http://newtab.club as a homepage, anew tab page and a preferred search engine. This makes the hijacker really annoying as it forces you to use its services each time you open the affected browser.
Even though that the search results are powered by Google, they can be customized to display targeted content and sponsored results based on the data obtained from your online activities. As a result, you may notice that your browsing experience significantly diminishes. At worst severe malware infections may penetrate the system after you click on the sponsored results.
The following information might be gathered by the hijacker:
- Your email address
- Cookie data
- Your IP address
- Your computer operating system details
- Type of browser(s)
- Your search queries
- Visited Websites
The NewTab.club also uses numerous cookies to gather non-personal information. They can be used to identify your computer and gather details about your online habits. So, each time you access a selected website by using NewTab.club services, its cookies record all the webpages you visit. If you want to keep your online privacy secure it is good to avoid signing in your email and social media profiles after you access the login pages through NewTab.club. And if they offer you to become a member of their “club” our advice is to abstain from providing any of the asked information.
We have noticed that the hijacker also sets cookies related to the website of the massively multiplayer online military game War Thunder. The reason for this may be that the two companies work in partnership so they can quickly develop their projects. The cookies expire when your browsing session ends. However, while the session is active you may receive various kinds of advertisements that push the game site.
Remove NewTab.club Redirect
NewTab.club redirect threatens the online privacy and security of all affected users. That’s why if you notice its presence during your online browsing you should consider its immediate removal. For the purpose, you can use the removal instructions below that are applicable to all Windows versions and all frequently used browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Security researchers recommend the help of an advanced anti-malware tool for maximum efficiency.