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.
|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|
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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:
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.
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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Newtab.win from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Newtab.win from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Newtab.win from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Newtab.win from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Newtab.win from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Newtab.win from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Newtab.win from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Newtab.win from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Newtab.win
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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Newtab.win 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 Newtab.win there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Newtab.win from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Newtab.win 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 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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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 Newtab.win will be removed.
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.