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How to Remove Screendream.yournewtab.com Redirect

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This article aims to reveal how to remove Screendream.yournewtab.com and all suspicious elements associated with the redirect. Follow the detailed removal instructions below to eliminate Screendream.yournewtab.com from affected browsers and PC.

Screendream.yournewtab.com is a domain known for its hijacking capabilities. It alters essential browser settings placing the website Mysearch.com as a homepage and a new tab page. Once it affects the system, it changes the default search engine so it can provide custom search results flooded with a lot of advertisements. All modifications are possible due to the unattended installation of two plagued browser extensions – Screen Dream and MySearch D3-3. They can further obtain details about your browsing habits and online preferences.

Threat Summary

Name Screendream.yournewtab.com
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description The redirect can install browser extension and then hijacks the homepage, search engine and new tab on every browser application you own.
Symptoms The homepage, new tab and search engine of all your browsers will be switched to Mysearch.com. The pages display the navigation bar Screen Dream. You will be redirected and could see sponsored content.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Screendream.yournewtab.com – Distribution Methods

Typically browser infections like Screendream.yournewtab.com come bundled with other free applications. The configuration panels of such apps often are set to install additional potentially unwanted components by default. How you may get infected with the dubious browser extension Screen Dream is by following the regular installation steps.To prevent such adverse aftereffects, it is good always to select the Advanced/Custom installation options provided in the configuration panel instead of just clicking the Next button until the Finish one appears. The Advanced options usually reveal all further components that are part of the setup and will be installed along with the first software, and you can choose if you want the additional elements or not. Once you opt out all potentially unwanted programs, you can continue with the installation steps and stay away from nasty browser infections.

It seems that the dubious Screendream.yournewtab.com targets Chrome users primarily. However, once it gains access to the system, it can invade all other frequently used browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.

Screendream.yournewtab.com – Detailed Analysis

Screendream.yournewtab.com redirect is a page that offers you to download a browser extension which allows you to watch exciting new trailers from your new tab page. It usually occurs after the installation of free apps. After Screen Dream extension sneaks into the browser it configures your new tab page to provide quick access to the hottest movie and TV show trailers and the top streaming sites.

Screendream.yournewtab.com redirect homepage stf

In fact, its main purpose is to obtain and gather information so its owners can monetize the project by using it for advertising purposes or selling it to third-party providers.

Additional impact noticed after infection with Screendream.yournewtab.com is a changed search engine. The nasty app configures the search engine browser settings making the domain mysearch.com a default one. As a matter of fact, this is another browser hijacker that belongs to a company different than the company owner of Screendream.yournewtab.com or just Screen Dream. It has its own Privacy Policy and Terms of Service which means that it also collects information that may then use it for targeted campaigns. Below you can see how a Chrome browser infected with Screen Dream extension and hijacked by mysearch.com looks like:

chrome browser affected by Screendream.yournewtab.com Screen Dream and MySearch D3-3 browser extensions

Once Mysearch.com hijacks the browser the Screen Dream feature appears as a navigation bar at the top of the page.The simple design resembles a lot those of one of the most trustworthy search engine provider Google. This trick aims to make you believe that you receive a service so useful and secure as Google. Well, it’s true that the hijacker does not harm your system like severe malware infections like ransomware, but it can serve as an open gate for such. Furthermore, it primarily wants to collect various data about you and then flood your browser with numerous annoying advertisements. This aftereffect significantly diminishes your browsing experience and can also lead to frequent browser causes.

Having installed the Screen Dream extension on the browser you give it your permission to the following:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Replace the page you see when opening a new tab
  • Read and change your browsing history
  • Manage your downloads
  • Read and change your bookmarks
  • Manage your apps, extensions, and themes

Immediately after the installation of the first browser extension, Screendream.yournewtab.com pushes another one named MySearch D3-3. Unfortunately, even if you refuse to add the second extension the browser hijacker Mysearch.com associated with it gets installed automatically as we mentioned above. In case that MySearch D3-3 extension somehow finds its way to affect the browser it can:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Read and change your browsing history
  • Change your search settings to: search.mysearch.com
  • Manage your downloads
  • Manage your apps, extensions, and themes

Screen Dream and Myserach.com – Privacy Policy

Below we will reveal details obtained by the Privacy Policy sections of the companies owners of Screendream.yournewtab.com redirect and Mysearch.com hijacker that operate as business partners.

The company owner of Screendream.yournewtab.com redirect is The Whiz. They confirm the collection of personal as well as non-personal information from people who are using their services. Thus they obtain the following details about you and your browsing activities:

  • You name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Information you provided in public forums and/or social networks
  • Information you provided us including your device identifier or IP address
  • The pages you visit
  • The number of page views
  • Link clicks
  • Login times
  • Your browser type and language
  • Access times
  • The content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted form us (see “Cookies” below)
  • Software installed upon and/or devices connected to your computer and/or device

In addition the company allows third-parties to collect information.

We may allow third-parties, including our authorized service providers, parent and subsidiary companies, affiliates, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements or place ad tags or beacons on or via our Site. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness.

Now let’s look at the Privacy Policy of the hijacker promoted by Screen Dream – Mysearch.com. Its owner is APN. Mysearch.com obtains both personally and non-personally identifying information too. All acquired information may be disclosed to third-parties, like affiliates and partners of the browser hijacker platform. In the policy it is stated that the following information is collected:

  • Your machine name
  • Computer user name
  • IP address
  • Operating system information
  • Machine/user permissions
  • Browser type
  • Browser version
  • Your clicks including clicks on ads
  • The URL of the web sites you visit
  • New tab page and/or default search settings
  • Your search queries
  • The address of the web pages you previously visited

By using any services or programs associated with Mysearch.com is considered that you automatically grant your permission for the collection of your information.

Remove Screendream.yournewtab.com and Screen Dream Completely

Screendream.yournewtab.com redirect is a rarely violent and persistent infection that endangers your privacy and online security. As long as its Screen Dream extension and the hijacker it pushes Mysearch.com are installed on the browser your system is vulnerable to malware attacks. If you want to take over the control of your online security you should remove Screendream.yournewtab.com, its extension and the hijacker from the infected device. You can fulfill the complete removal process with the help of our step-by-step instruction guide provided below.

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

How to Remove Screendream.yournewtab.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Screendream.yournewtab.com

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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 Screendream.yournewtab.com 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 Screendream.yournewtab.com 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 Screendream.yournewtab.com 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 Screendream.yournewtab.com 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.


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Get rid of Screendream.yournewtab.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Screendream.yournewtab.com and remove related files and objects

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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 Screendream.yournewtab.com:

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 Screendream.yournewtab.com. 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 Screendream.yournewtab.com. 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 Screendream.yournewtab.com 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 Screendream.yournewtab.com. 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 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.



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Remove Screendream.yournewtab.com 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.


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Erase Screendream.yournewtab.com 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.



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Uninstall Screendream.yournewtab.com 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.



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Remove Screendream.yournewtab.com 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 Screendream.yournewtab.com 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 Screendream.yournewtab.com 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.


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