NewTab Connect is a web browser add-on that is currently compatible with Google Chrome web browser only. It has not been detected to be distributed bundled with freeware, which means that if you have NewTab Connect installed on your browser, you most probably have done it yourself. It might also be possible that you accidentally clicked a link to Google Web Store while browsing some commercial website. However, it should be pointed out that NewTab Connect is not a dangerous computer threat and you can remove NewTab Connect manually without any problems.
Our computer security specialists are forced to categorize NewTab Connect as a potentially unwanted application due to its dubious nature. On the Google Web Store this add-on is presented as a tool that can help you connect your browser and your Android device, creating a “synchronized experience like never before”. The main features include getting alerts about incoming calls and text messages on your computer screen, replying text messages via your desktop, instantly viewing photos on your phone via your PC and many more.
It seems that NewTab Connect is a really useful application that can help you improve your social networking experience. However, there are certain security concerns that we cannot overlook. First of all, NewTab Connect has a rather low ranking (three stars out of five with only 2 votes), and no reviews whatsoever. Also, when you try to add NewTab Connect to your web browser, you need to confirm the new extension, and you are given a list of things NewTab Connect can do.
For example, it says that NewTab Connect can access your data on all websites, detect your physical location, read and modify your browsing history, access your tabs and browsing activity, manage your apps, extensions and so on. Perhaps it is normal when you consider the fact that NewTab Connect should synchronize your Android device with your computer, but it is definitely not safe.
Take note of the fact that NewTab Connect gets access to your entire web browsing history, your applications and even your data on all websites. Due to such features, NewTab Connect can be easily exploited by malevolent third parties to collect your data for online marketing purposes. In other words, NewTab Connect certainly does not try to infect you with malware or anything, but having it on your PC is definitely risky, because the add-on is too vulnerable to outside exploitation.
Remove NewTab Connect from your browser right now to make sure you avoid potential security issues. Also, we recommend scanning your PC with a licensed antimalware tool that would ensure your computer is completely protected from harm.