NewTabTV is promoted as a browser extension that allows you to “override the new tab and default search with search.newtabtvsearch.com and add links to your favorite media sites.”
NewTabTV is typically advertised on media related websites, including file sharing websites and torrent websites. It is frequently and deceptively promoted as a free media player, media player update, or object that is necessary to view or download media related content online.
The NewTabTV extension for Google Chrome and other internet browsers will change existing settings, which causes browser redirects to search.newtabtv.com and other webpages (similar to Us.search.yahoo.com). Search.newtabtvsearch.com is a sponsored search engine that displays sponsored search results, which generates revenue for NewTabTV.
NewTabTV is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware type browser hijacker is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove NewTabTV if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable trojan-killer.net software to eradicate any existing malicious files.
Automatic removal tool for NewTabTV.com adware:
Step by step instructions how to remove NewTabTV.com adware.
- First of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
- Then you should choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan”.
- Run to scan your computer system with it.
- After the scan is completed, you need to click on “Apply” button to remove NewTabTV.com adware:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with NewTabTV.com adware in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore this file” button. In case, if you want to terminate malicious program, you must select “Confirm”.