Search.newtab-tvsearch.com Removal Guide

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It seems like Search.newtab-tvsearch.com is a browser hijacker that appears together with an extension called FunkyMediaTab. The add-on is advertised as a tool capable of turning user’s browser into “TV media center,” but once installed it only adds a few bookmarks and allows Search.newtab-tvsearch.com to replace your default search engine and preferred homepage. If you expected to get a different application than this, our specialists advise not to waste any time with the browser hijacker and delete it before anything goes wrong. Apparently, the software could show search results with additional third-party advertisements, and some of this content could originate from web pages that are malicious. Therefore, the application does not appear to be reliable, and for your computer’s safety, you may want to remove it. The software can be erased manually, in fact, if you slide below you will find our recommended deletion steps.

It is most likely that FunkyMediaTab extension might be distributed through pop-up advertisements. Unfortunately, often such suspicious ads appear with the help of other unreliable software on the user’s computer. For example, if the extension was promoted among search results, it could be another browser hijacker. Also, malicious pop-up ads might be shown by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and adware. If you did notice lots of annoying advertising content lately, it would be advisable to scan the system with a reliable security tool of your choice and get rid of possible threats. Nonetheless, users should also pay more attention to applications they install. It is important to know who published the program and if this company is reputable.

As the browser hijacker settles in, it might replace either your homepage or both the homepage and default search engine. These changes depend on the browser you use. At the moment, Search.newtab-tvsearch.com is compatible only with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Our specialists also learned that the search engine might use yahoo.com to gather the results, but then modify them by adding doubtful third-party advertisements. The problem with these ads is that some part of them could be from malicious websites and you could be redirected there after clicking such content. There is a chance you might come across malware, such as Trojans or viruses. Some of the ads could promote similar browser hijackers to Search.newtab-tvsearch.com like PUPs, adware, and so on.

The mentioned extension could have been created just to distribute and promote Search.newtab-tvsearch.com. Its description promises a useful tool that turns user’s browser into “TV media center,” although in reality, it installs the browser hijacker and leaves a couple of links that you can easily add to your bookmarks without installing any software. Thus, the application looks rather useless and to make matters worse it may display possibly malicious content. Needless to say, we advise against its usage and believe it is safer to remove it.

To get rid of Search.newtab-tvsearch.com manually you would have to locate files belonging to the browser extension and remove them from the system. Plus, you would need to alter specific files that might have been modified by the browser hijacker. Simply scroll below this text to find more accurate instructions. However, since the process could be a little bit too complicated for some users and there might be other threats on the system, it could be better to use a reliable antimalware tool instead. All there is to do is to install the tool and do a system scan. Afterward, the software should allow you to erase all detected threats with only one mouse click.

Eliminate Search.newtab-tvsearch.com

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E to access your File Explorer.
  2. Locate the particular directory: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{user profile}\extensions
  3. Look for a file titled as FunkyMediaTab-the-extension1@mozilla.com.xpi, right-click it and select Delete.
  4. Then go to this location: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{user profile}
  5. Find a file that is called prefs.js, then open it with Notepad.
  6. Search for and remove the following line user_pref(“browser.startup.homepage”, “http://search.newtab-tvsearch.com/”).
  7. Tap Ctrl+S and close the document.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Explorer (Win+E) and locate this specific path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
  2. Locate a folder called kpcijmdjpgpkndihacfcbidnehmcapgi, right-click it and choose Delete.
  3. Then navigate to this path: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  4. Search for another folder called kpcijmdjpgpkndihacfcbidnehmcapgi, right-click too and select Delete.

Erase Search.newtab-tvsearch.com from other Google Chrome profiles

  1. Access the Explorer (Win+E).
  2. Look for these specific paths separately:
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\{user profile}\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\{user profile}\Extensions
  3. Search for folders titled as kpcijmdjpgpkndihacfcbidnehmcapgi, right-click them one by one and click Delete.
  4. Search for these directories:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
  5. Look for the listed files and right-click them separately to delete:
    chrome-extension_kpcijmdjpgpkndihacfcbidnehmcapgi_0.localstorage-journal
    chrome-extension_kpcijmdjpgpkndihacfcbidnehmcapgi_0.localstorage
  6. Then navigate to the listed path: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  7. Find a couple of files called Preferences and Secure Preferences, right-click them separately and press Delete.
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