New Tab Assistant is a browser extension that caused suspicion as quite a few users reported that their browsers were inserted with this add-on without their knowledge. Due to this dubious way of entering the browser, and some quite invasive activities malware experts categorized New Tab Assistant as a PUP that is short for a potentially unwanted program. This extension is only compatible with the Google Chrome browser for now. It is likely that in the near future the developers of New Tab Assistant will make the extension available for more browsers. Our team advises you to remove New Tab Assistant as soon as possible because it is not beneficial in any way. Furthermore, the extension is suspected to be linked with other suspicious applications. Below you will find all the information about the browser extension and a detailed removal guide.
Once New Tab Assistant is installed on your browser you will notice that your default new tab page has been modified. You will notice that New Tab Assistant contains a search box within each new tab page. If you try to search by using the provided search box, it will redirect you to Yahoo! search. The provided results can be trusted as Yahoo! search is known to be a legitimate search provider. Unfortunately, it is possible that you could also be redirected to a suspicious third-party search page. Often search results provided by suspicious search provider are linked to malware distribution. Cybercriminals are known to buy the top spots on dubious search pages so unsuspecting users would be redirected to websites possibly implanted with an arbitrary code execution exploit, meaning that just by landing on such a website your PC will almost definitely get infected with some unknown malware.
Another suspicious thing about New Tab Assistant is that it can manage your browser applications, extensions and themes. Also, it can access your data and modify your browsing history. These activities might suggest that certain personally identifiable information is gathered without your knowledge. The information could include most visited websites, IP address, ISP (Internet Service Provider), your name, email address, etc. All of this information could be precious to cybercriminals. Keep your system and information safe and remove New Tab Assistant immediately.
The removal of New Tab Assistant is rather simple as removal of the extension will do the trick, and no leftovers of the unwanted program should remain. It is important to note that before installing anything – a browser extension or some application – it is important to research it first. Make sure that it is not related to any dubious application. Installing a reliable antimalware tool is a wise idea as it can warn you about any dubious application instantly; plus, it provides real-time security.
Remove New Tab Assistant from Google Chrome