Do you know what Search and Newtab is?
Search and Newtab is a potentially unwanted program. Researchers report that it can change browser preferences as well as display notifications. No doubt, such behavior could seem annoying for some users. Therefore, we highly recommend learning more about this browser extension before you decide whether you really you want to install it. So far, the application works only on Google Chrome and according to the multiple reviews from the Chrome Web Store users, it might be difficult to erase it. If you cannot get rid of it, we can offer our removal guide available below the article that shows how to delete Search and Newtab manually. To learn about other ways to eliminate the potentially unwanted program as well as more about its working manner, we encourage you to read our full report.
It seems that Search and Newtab can be found on its official website and the Google Chrome Web store platform. However, this application has more than a few negative user reviews on the Chrome Web Store page at the moment of writing. Some of the reviews say that the application is annoying and that it keeps coming back after being deleted. Some user comments even accuse the extension of being a virus. Thus, we doubt that a lot of users would want to download it from the mentioned platform. Nonetheless, potentially unwanted programs like Search and Newtab are often spread through bundled software installers, pop-up ads, and similar means. Therefore, it is possible that users could come across it while visiting unreliable file-sharing web pages. Naturally, if you never want to come across a tool like this again, we recommend staying away from untrustworthy web pages.Search and Newtab screenshot
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If Search and Newtab is installed it might settle in be creating a folder called SearchNewtab in the %AppData% directory. Also, users might notice that the potentially unwanted program could ask them to give it permission to “Replace the page you see when opening a new tab.” Our researchers say that the potentially unwanted program might need this permission to change your new tab page with a search page called toupdate15.com that might redirect you to the Google search engine. Moreover, Search and Newtab could ask you to let it show notifications. What you should know is that some potentially unwanted programs ask for such a permission to be able to show advertisements. We recommend being cautious with such content as it could come from unknown third parties and might be potentially dangerous.
If you are not enjoying this extension and you are looking for a way to erase it, we recommend using our removal guide that is available below this paragraph. It shows how to delete Search and Newtab data from your computer manually. If the potentially unwanted program comes back our researchers advise resetting your browser or installing a reliable antimalware tool that could eliminate Search and Newtab for good. You can leave us a message in the comments section available at the end of this article, if you have any questions about the extension or its deletion.
Delete Search and Newtab
- Press Windows key+E.
- Navigate to: %AppData%
- Find the potentially unwanted program’s folder that should be called SearchNewTab.
- Right-click the unwanted extension’s folder and click Delete.
- Close File Explorer.
- Empty Recycle Bin.
- Reboot your computer.
In non-techie terms:
Search and Newtab is it browser extension that was classified as a potentially unwanted program. It happened because it was noticed that the application can have undesirable functionality. To be precise, it could display notifications or change your browser preferences. It seems that such functionality might seem annoying to many users as we found multiple negative user reviews on the Chrome Web Store page. If you are not happy with this browser extension yourself and do not know how to get rid of it, you could try our removal guide available below. If the potentially unwanted program still comes back, you may have to reset your browser to delete it for good. On the other hand, you could employ a reputable antimalware tool that would eliminate Search and Newtab for you if erasing it manually appears to be too challenging.