Finding Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com in your browser can mean one thing only: you computer has been penetrated by malware infections. If this questionable search page emerges in your browsers as your home page and new tab page, it usually indicates that a browser hijacker has crawled on board. But in order for this hijacker to enter your machine, either your system has to be infected with adware or you need to visit shady websites. This search page is quite unreliable and may present to you potentially unreliable third-party ads and links through its search results or other content it may provide you with. That is why we think that you should remove Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com as soon as possible along with all other possibly harmful applications you may find on your computer. Please read our entire article if you want to learn more about this malware infection, the related risks, and the solutions to protect your PC from similar threats.
The most likely way for you to infect your PC with this browser hijacker is to click on a corrupt third-party ad, such as a pop-up commercial ad. It is possible to see such ads while you are surfing the web if your computer is infected with ad-supported programs, such as NextFlix, ShopperSaga, and GameShift. Another possibility is that you land on suspicious websites that host several third-party ads. These sites can be torrent, shareware, gaming, and pornographic pages as well. You may have noticed that such pages are filled with flashy and annoying ads. Most often these are even disguised so that you are more likely to click on them. It should be suspicious for you, for example, when you find 3 or 4 download buttons and links on one page or flashing system notifications, urgent software update messages, and so on. These are all third-party content and if you click on such, you can easily end up with a bunch of malware infections on your system.
Practically, it does not matter how you infected your PC with Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com, because there is a good chance that there are several threats hiding on your computer now. This is why you should be very careful what kinds of websites you visit and where you click. You should stay away from shady-looking, unfamiliar websites and only use reputable pages for downloading software and other files. However, if you are in doubt as to your malware situation, we recommend that you find a reliable free online malware scanner and check out your system right after you delete Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com from it.
Our research has revealed that this infection is identical to Search.myspeedtestxp.com, Search.mygamesxp.com, Search.MyTelevisionXp.com, and many other browser hijackers that are essentially each other’s clones. This malware infection seems to change your home page and new tab page settings during installation, thus making you exposed to its questionable content any time you use your browsers. It is important to understand that while this search page may look like a useful and legitimate one, it is just the misleading surface. Unfortunately, this hijacker can spy on you and use the collected information to target you with third-party ads and sponsored links, which are the base for its income actually. The bad news is that cyber criminals can take advantage of this browser hijacker and misuse it. Therefore, you may find corrupt ads and links among the search results.
Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com displays a fake toolbar at the top of the search page that contains a search tool, and a couple of quick links to movie, TV and gaming-related third-party sites. It is possible that these pages are reputable ones and work properly, but they may still display potentially unreliable third-party ads, which, by the way, might be injected by this hijacker. In fact, we do not advise you to engage with any content coming from this search page. Even more so when it comes to the search tool itself. We have discovered that this search engine forwards your requests to extsearch.maxwebsearch.com and then redirects them to a possibly modified Yahoo results page. The truth is that you should not trust anything you find on this Yahoo page because, as we have said, this hijacker can include its promotional ads and links that could be corrupted by criminals. If you do not want to let more infections onto your PC or end up sharing your personally identifiable information and banking details with cyber criminals posing as an online shop, you should remove Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com right now.
We have found that the quickest and easiest way to eliminate this source of potential threats is to reset all the affected browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. If you are not familiar with the necessary steps, please use our guide below. It is really not too complicated to manually put an end to this infection even if you are an inexperienced user. However, you cannot forget about the rest of the infections that may be endangering the normal performance of your PC. That is why we recommend that you use an up-to-date anti-malware program that will automatically detect and eliminate all threats present and protect your system from further malicious attacks.