Newsearch2016.com is a new search engine page that has emerged recently. This questionable search engine looks a bit different from its peers that usually try to look similar or identical to popular and reputable search engines, such as Google. However, we have found that this infection is not the first of its kind to hit the web either. In fact, this malware is an identical clone of Mim-search2016.com. You can find this search engine in your browsers after a browser hijacker manages to sneak on board. This hijacker may spy on you and expose you to potentially unreliable web content. Strangely enough, this browser hijacker does not seem to function right now just like its previously released “sibling.” Since it is also possible that this threat source is not the only one on your system endangering your virtual security, we suggest that you remove Newsearch2016.com as soon as possible. Then, you can scan your system for all other possibly harmful programs so that you can clean your computer and feel secure again in your virtual world.
Although our research shows that this hijacker is not too popular yet, it is possible that you infect your computer with it after clicking on unreliable web content; mainly third-party advertisements, including pop-ups and banners. In order for you to be able to protect your computer from similar threats, it is important that you understand how such a browser hijacker can appear in your browsers. You can see unsafe third-party commercials when, for example, your system is infected with adware programs. This is bad news, if so, because such an infection can reroute otherwise legitimate third-party ads and take you to malicious websites or drop a bundle of malware threats onto your machine.
It is also possible that you land on a shady website that hosts several unreliable third-party ads. These websites are usually related to gaming, gambling, pornography, or file sharing (torrent and freeware pages). You need to be very careful if you ever end up on unfamiliar pages because you can easily click on unsafe content. If you find this browser hijacker in your browsers, there is a good chance that there are other threats as well, including adware programs, other hijackers, fake alerts as well as potentially unwanted programs. If you want to make sure that your system is safe and secure, you should delete Newsearch2016.com right away and use a free online malware scanner that can automatically detect all potentially harmful programs on your system.
This browser hijacker seems to be down temporarily but it is also possible that it only works in specific corners of the world. In any case, when we tested this infection, it showed no function at all. Wether you use the search box or the quick links organized into categories below it, nothing budges. When it works, it may redirect your queries to a third-party search engine’s results page that could be modified and contain potentially unreliable ads and sponsored links. It is also possible that the authors are waiting for the right moment to activate this threat source once it begins to gain popularity. Until then it is in sleep mode and appears to be totally innocent; for which reason, users may keep it on board. Nevertheless, you should not leave such a time bomb on your computer. If you click on unreliable search results, you could end up on malicious websites and download more malware threats or get scammed by cyber criminals. If you do not want to experience any of the possible bad scenarios, you should not hesitate to act and remove Newsearch2016.com from your browsers.
This hijacker seems to affect three of your browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. This infection may change your browser settings to become your new home page. It may also appear as your new tab and your default search engine as well to make sure that you cannot escape its presence and its potentially unsafe contents. If you want to use a clean computer, it is important that you do not keep any program or tool on your system that could mean the slightest threat to your virtual security.
Programs that do not seem to function for the time being could activate in the near future and expose you to dangerous content. Therefore, we suggest that you use our instructions below to delete Newsearch2016.com from your browsers manually. If you want to be more effective in protecting your computer from similar threats, we advise you to download and install a trustworthy anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. But you can do your own web search in order to find a proper security tool that suits your specific needs. Another important tip we can give you is that you should keep all your programs and drivers (Flash and Java) always up-to-date even if your PC is protected by a malware remover.