New Tab Search is a special add-on (extension) developed by Visicom Media Inc. It may become the part of all major browsers today, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. The purpose of this add-on though is not to assist users in finding what they need to find, but rather in collecting a lot of information regarding their search preferences. Then this data may be transmitted to various third parties, which may use it later on for various illegal purposes related to further adware distribution.
In any case, it is a quite annoying fact to see New Tab Search when you attempt to open blank search tab. And this is exactly what happens when you try to open the new search window. No matter how many times you try to do that, New Tab Search comes up. All your search queries made through the built-in search field will be redirected through local Yahoo Search. Definitely, it’s your personal decision whether to keep this add-on installed or not. Our recommendation is that you get rid of it, as well as other browser hijackers currently infecting various browsers.
It is important for you to be careful when you install any free applications today. This New Tab Search add-on may be bundled with some other free applications. Also, you may be suggested to make all other extras as the part of your computer. Your job in this case is to pay close attention to what you’re going to make the part of your computer. And if you do read about some extras you don’t need, make sure you switch to the advanced or custom installation mode where you may uncheck these extras from being brought into your computer by default.
To get rid of New Tab Search from your browser we recommend you to follow this uninstall tutorial set forth below. The guide contains instructions on both automatic and manual elimination of it. If you require more help on our part, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Anti-malware tool necessary to eliminate New Tab Search automatically.
Detailed automatic removal instructions:
- Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer via the download button (above).
- Install the application and scan your computer with it.
- At the end of scan click “Apply” to remove all infections related to this adware:
- Important! It is also very important that you reset your browsers using GridinSoft Trojan Killer after you delete this particular adware. Shut down all your available browsers right now.
- In GridinSoft Trojan Killer click on “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Select which particular browsers you would like to be reset and choose the reset options:
- Finally, Click on “Reset” button.
- You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully.
- Reboot your system now.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
Manual (free) instructions to get rid of New Tab Search.
Step 1. Uninstalling New Tab Search from the Control Panel of your computer.
- Make sure that all your browsers infected with New Tab Search are shut down (closed).
- In Windows XP, Vista and 7 click on “Start” and go to the “Control Panel“:
- To access the Control Panel in Windows 8 or 8.1, move the PC mouse next to the left-bottom hot corner of your Windows 8 or 8.1 screen, then right-click on it:
- In Windows XP click on “Add or remove programs“:
- In Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 click on “Uninstall a program“:
- Uninstall New Tab Search program from your system. To do it, in Windows XP click “Remove” button related to it. In Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 right-click on New Tab Search program with the computer mouse and click on “Uninstall / Change“.
Step 2. Removing the adware from the list of add-ons and extensions of your browser.
In addition to removal of any suspicious adware programs from the Control Panel of your PC as explained above, you also need to remove this adware from the add-ons or extensions of your browser. Please follow this guide for managing browser add-ons and extensions for more detailed information. Remove any items related to this particular adware and other unwanted applications installed on your PC.