If you are one of those users who tend to have multiple tabs open at the same time, you might be disturbed to see Searchnewtab.com on your browser one of these days. Our security experts consider it to be a browser hijacker because the application modifies your browser settings without your permission. You have to remove Searchnewtab.com at once because constant redirections to unfamiliar and potentially harmful websites may eventually result in severe computer damage. Please scroll down this page for the manual removal instructions and do not forget to invest in a legitimate antispyware application that would help you prevent similar intruders from entering your system.
Needless to say, you would NEVER download and install Searchnewtab.com willingly. This potential computer security threat often comes bundled with freeware applications. In our case, the infection came with the potentially unwanted program called DownloadBoss. As you can probably tell, the browser hijacker works only on the Google Chrome web browser, and other major browsers are not affected by it. However, even if you do not use Google Chrome, but this program enters your PC, you should still run a full system scan and delete all the potential threats present. You can never know what might happen if you leave these unwanted applications unattended.
It is possible to download Searchnewtab.com even if you do not use Google Chrome because the program does not have one distribution source. There are many ways for this application to spread. It might come bundled not only with the aforementioned DownloadBoss. The program might as well arrive with some application you have recently downloaded from a third-party website. Since users often go through the installation process automatically, they fail to notice the messages about the additional programs about to be added to their browser or installed on their PC. Consequently, once the installation takes place, the next time to open a new tab on Google Chrome, Searchnewtab.com pops up into action.
Unlike genuine browser hijackers, Searchnewtab.com does not affect your default homepage. The only thing it changes is your default tab settings. However, that is enough to get exposed to the potentially harmful content. This program is created to look like a genuine search engine, but if you were to search for something via Searchnewtab.com, you would see this search engine displays modified results, based on your web browsing habits. Most of the modified results are commercial in one way or the other, so it is obvious that Searchnewtab.com tries to make easy money by redirecting you to affiliated websites.
On top of that, it is also possible that in the long run Searchnewtab.com may start displaying commercial ads when you search the web. That is definitely something one should avoid, as third-party commercial ads might as well be embedded with corrupted outgoing links. To put it simply, you have to delete Searchnewtab.com right now to protect your PC from harm.
You will need to reset the Google Chrome browser to default to get rid of this new tab setting. However, once you are done with that, do not forget to scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. We are sure that you will find many other programs that require to be deleted at once.