THREAT REMOVAL

Remove Newtab.win Redirect

remove Newtab.win Redirect

This article reveals how Newtab.win redirect can be removed from affected browsers and computer.

Newtab.win redirect is designed to hijack frequently used browsers (Chrome, Mozilla, Explorer, and Safari) and then push a dubious search engine. It alters essential browser settings like those of the homepage, new tab page and default search engine. That’s why the redirect appears each time the affected browser is loaded. As long as Newtab.win has access to the browser it may obtain and record information related to your search queries, visited websites, IP address and other details about the browser and the system. Many nasty advertisements may flood the affected browser and redirect you to websites of unknown origin.

Threat Summary

Name Newtab.win
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description The URL of this hijacker can be set as homepage and new tab on each affected browser. Newtab.win also sets a hoax search engine.
Symptoms The homepage, new tab and search engine of affected browsers will display the domain Newtab.win. You will be redirected and could see sponsored content.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
Detection Tool See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware

Download

Malware Removal Tool

User Experience Join Our Forum to Discuss Newtab.win.

Newtab.win – Distribution

There are several ways possibly used for the distribution of Newtab.win redirect. One of them can be bundled software packages. In this case, when you download any freeware from the net it may have additional potentially unwanted programs like Newtab.win in its installer. As the installation of these additional components is set by default, the redirect may sneak into the system without your knowledge. Happily, there is a way to prevent such a nasty side effect. By choosing the Advanced or Custom options in the setup, you can see if some undesired software is set for installation and deselect it.

Another spread technique employed by the owners of the redirect may be malvertising. The technique takes into action various compromised web pages that contain the infection code for Newtab.win redirect. Those pages are distributed via various kinds of online advertisements like banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, and links to sponsored content. Once you click on such an ad, it lands you on a web page that is designed to install the redirect on your PC automatically.

Newtab.win redirect can affect commonly used browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

Newtab.win – Detailed Overview

Newtab.win redirect has a plain design that resembles a lot those of some of the most trusted browsers – Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The homepage provides shortcuts to websites of popular social media websites as well as e-commerce and traveling services. However, the primary function of Newtab.win is supposed to be the delivery of useful serach results. In fact its hoax search engine does not have its own search database and as a result all search queries are displayed via Google. Below you can see the main page of the redirect:

Newtab.win Redirect homepage

In case of infection with this potentially unwanted program your browser settings may be completely modified. This is why the suspicious domain Newtab.win appears each time you open the affected browser. The redirect can take over the homepage, new tab page and the default search engine. Then it starts displaying numerous advertisements all over your browser and eventually causes browser crashes.

At first you may find the website Newtab.win reputable but then you realize that it is a doubtful website that may cause annoying redirects and display a lot of nasty advertisements. Not only this but it is also believed to obtain sensitive details about you, your credentials and browsing habits. Records of all the details are kept on the redirect’s servers.

Newtab.win – Privacy Policy

In fact, Newtab.win doesn’t provide a specified Privacy Policy page on its main page. The lack of any policy is yet another sign that Newtab.win is a shady website that should be removed as soon as it is noticed on the PC. Otherwise, it may lead to privacy theft and severe malware intrusions.

Based on our research experience we may assume that the redirect possibly obtains both personally and non-personally identifiable information from you. Thus, the details listed below may be recorded on the Newtab.win‘s servers:

  • Email address
  • IP address
  • Home address (mailing address)
  • Search queries and all data you type in searches
  • Search data and specifics of searches
  • URLs and clicks
  • Browser type
  • Your name
  • Your geographic location
  • Your ISP (Internet Search Provider)
  • Communications preferences
  • Operating System (and other related data)

As long as Newtab.win redirect is running in your browser you give its owners whoever they are the permission to collect information about you and your online habits. The collected information may be disclosed to third-parties and partners of the company owner. Your details may be added to a database used for advertising purposes.

How to Remove Newtab.win Redirect

The steps in the guide below reveal how you can remove Newtab.win redirect form affected browsers and computer. Have in mind that some files associated with Newtab.win the redirect may be hardly detectable and the manual removal may not be enough to eliminate this nasty hijacker completely. For maximum efficiency think about following both the manual and the automatic removal approaches.

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana has a bachelor's degree in Marketing. She has been with the STF team for five years, researching malware, reporting on the latest computer infections, and following digital marketing trends.

More Posts

Follow Me:
Google Plus


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer

How to Remove Newtab.win from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Newtab.win

OFFER

Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Newtab.win 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Newtab.win on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Newtab.win there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Newtab.win with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer

Get rid of Newtab.win from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Newtab.win and remove related files and objects

OFFER
Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Newtab.win:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Newtab.win. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Newtab.win. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 Newtab.win 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Newtab.win. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Newtab.win files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Newtab.win, 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.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Newtab.win:


Download

SpyHunter for Mac



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove Newtab.win 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.


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Erase Newtab.win 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.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Uninstall Newtab.win 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.



Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Remove Newtab.win 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".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Newtab.win will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


Windows Mac OS X Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Microsoft Edge Safari Internet Explorer


Eliminate Newtab.win 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.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Stay tuned
Subscribe for our newsletter regarding the latest cybersecurity and tech-related news.