NewTab. Search happens to be a potentially unwanted program, but tons of users have it added to their browsers. Of course, just because it is a potentially unwanted program, it doesn’t mean that this extension is a malicious computer infection. In fact, it is up to you to decide whether you want to keep this app or not. However, if it was not your intention to add this extension to Chrome, you can scroll to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. Also, you are always welcome to drop us a comment if you have more questions about the issue.
This extension can be bound on the Chrome Web Store, and the statistics there says that more than 100,000 users have added NewTab. Search to their browser. However, there are only four reviews. Two reviews in Russian say that it’s a very useful extension, but there’s one user how says that even though delete it, it keeps on re downloading itself, so they’re not sure how they’re supposed to get rid of it. So, here we can see two clear sides of the same coin. Some users install it willingly, but some probably don’t even notice how it arrives at their system.
This can happen because the official sources are not the only places where you can get NewTab. Search. It wouldn’t be too surprising if some users got this extension from a file-sharing website or through some pop-up that jumped into their screens when they were browsing some page. But whether you wanted to it have or not, the point is that you still allow NewTab. Search to perform a number of modifications on your browser. Even if it looks like you’ve been attacked by a browser hijacker afterwards, you still give your permission to:
Read and change your browsing history
Change your search settings to: newtab.club
So, with these modifications, NewTab. Search can supposedly provide you with an efficient web search service. But at the same time, it can read and change your browsing history. Hence, it means that NewTab. Search employs tracking cookies to collect information on the websites you visit and the search keywords you use. This kind of information is usually collected for online marketing purposes. So, the longer you keep NewTab. Search, the more likely it is that you will be exposed to all sorts of advertisements.
Now, the main objective of this extension is to help you improve your web search experience. However, the side effect is that you could be exposed to a variety of commercial ads that cannot and do not get reviewed. After all, even though NewTab. Search displays shortcuts to a number of popular websites, the app’s page at the Chrome Web Store also says that “NewTab. Search is an unofficial extension and it is not supported, related or certified by Yandex, Mail.ru, Yahoo or Google. All the logos and trademarks displayed on this Chrome extension are property to these companies.”
So, what’s the point of keeping NewTab. Search if you can just access the shortcuts you need yourself? How about just keeping a shortcut or a bookmark bar right below your address bar? Not to mention that NewTab. Search may inadvertently display potentially harmful content through third-party ads, and you most definitely should avoid that.
The best way to remove NewTab. Search is by restoring your browser’s settings to default. Deleting the app through the Extensions menu might not be enough. Also, to be 100% sure that you got every single element of this application, it is also recommended to scan your computer with a licensed antispyware tool after manual removal.