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Search.newtab-mediasearch.com Redirect Removal

remove Search.newtab-mediasearch.com redirect

This article aims to help you with the removal of Search.newtab-mediasearch.com redirect redirect from affected browser and system. Follow the detailed guide at the end to get rid of this annoying website in full.

Search.newtab-mediasearch.com is a browser redirect that appears in commonly used web browsers without users’ permission. In case of infection with this undesired program, the homepage and each new tab page of preferred web browser may redirect to its main page. It is also possible that the default search engine will be replaced by the hoax one provided by Search.newtab-mediasearch.com redirect. Keep reading to understand what the other impacts of this redirect are.

Threat Summary

Name Search.newtab-mediasearch.com
Type Browser Hijacker, Redirect, PUP
Short Description Search.newtab-mediasearch.com is the domain of suspicious website that affects commonly used web browsers by modifying the settigns of their homepages and new tab pages. Its rogue search engine replaces the ones set as default.
Symptoms The homepage and new tab page of affected browsers redirect to the main page of the suspicious Search.newtab-mediasearch.com website. Many advertisements flood the browser and make it sluggish.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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Search.newtab-mediasearch.com – Spread Techniques

Probably one of the main questions that you have is how did Search.newtab-mediasearch.com infect your PC? There are a few answers to this question. The first one is via a software bundle. Actually, the most common channel used for the distribution of potentially unwanted programs like Search.newtab-mediasearch.com is via other free third-party apps. Usually, the installation code of extra programs is incorporated into the installers of such apps. So you might have unnoticeably installed this annoying program on your computer during the installation process of a desired free app. Such side effect is preventable with the help of the Advanced or Custom configuration options as they reveal the existence of additional apps as well as way to opt out their installation.

Search.newtab-mediasearch.com might also land on your PC after a visit of a corrupted web page. After bad intenders inject the installation code of the undesired program in the source code of a web page they could set this page to download automatically the PUP directly on users’ devices.

Frequently used web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Safari could be affected by Search.newtab-mediasearch.com redirect.

Search.newtab-mediasearch.com – More About Its Impact

Once Search.newtab-mediasearch.com redirect gains access to your system, its harmful code modifies essential browser settings. The modifications may affect the homepage, new tab page and default search engine of your preferred web browser. By replacing them with its main page, the redirect leaves you no other choice than using its dubious services.

Chrome browser affected by Search.newtab-mediasearch.com redirect

The features embedded in this website may make you believe that its unexpected appearance in the browser may be for good. Even though Search.newtab-mediasearch.com enables you to access some of the most popular gaming, movie, shopping, social media, news, and other commonly visited websites with only a few clicks don’t get tricked that it is a website that you could trust.

In fact, this redirect only pretends to be an independent search engine. It provides a hoax search engine that is set to redirect each search query to Yahoo search.

As found in its privacy policy the files installed by Search.newtab-mediasearch.com enable it to spy on your online activities and send certain details to its servers. This could be explained by the fact that the owners of the redirect aim to make you a target of various advertising campaigns. And once they know what you like they could easily push specialized ads in an attempt to make you visit the promoted websites. Each time you click on ad generated by Search.newtab-mediasearch.com its owners gain revenue by the advertiser.

Search.newtab-mediasearch.com – Privacy Policy

The first thing that gets cleaaer then you open the privacy policy of Search.newtab-mediasearch.com hijacker is name of its owner – Imali Media Ltd. In fact, this nasty app is not the first associated with this comapny. Our team detected and reported several other websites that are similar to this redirect that alike it harass online users. Some of them are Search.newtab-tvsearch.com, Mediatvtabsearch.com and Funcybertabsearch(.)com.

The policy further reveals that Imali Media Ltd.‘s products are able to collect automatically specific details from users’ browsers and store them on their servers. Thus, by using the services of Search.newtab-mediasearch.com you agree with that it will obtain the following data:

  • Your IP (internet protocol) address
  • The type of browser you use
  • The time at which you visited the site
  • Which pages you visited throughout the site

Information you provide that can be collected:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Country of origin
  • Your nickname
  • Telephone number
  • Website
  • Company
  • Job title

Unfortunately, a sure consequence of data collection is its use for advertising purposes. Be careful if deceptive blanks pop up on your screen as the hijacker may try to trick you into providing some personally identifiable details that at worst may be used for identity theft. Such fishy blanks may also enable Imali Media Ltd. to disclose your information to third-parties of unknown origin.

To summarize you risk a lot if you choose to use the doubtful services of Search.newtab-mediasearch.com redirect so it is better to consider its complete removal from your affected device.

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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.

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

How to Remove Search.newtab-mediasearch.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Search.newtab-mediasearch.com

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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 Search.newtab-mediasearch.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 Search.newtab-mediasearch.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 Search.newtab-mediasearch.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 Search.newtab-mediasearch.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.


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

Get rid of Search.newtab-mediasearch.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Search.newtab-mediasearch.com 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 Search.newtab-mediasearch.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 Search.newtab-mediasearch.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 Search.newtab-mediasearch.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 Search.newtab-mediasearch.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 Search.newtab-mediasearch.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.



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


Remove Search.newtab-mediasearch.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.


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


Erase Search.newtab-mediasearch.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.



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


Uninstall Search.newtab-mediasearch.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.



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


Remove Search.newtab-mediasearch.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 Search.newtab-mediasearch.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 Search.newtab-mediasearch.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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