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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers

Start.androidnewtab.com

Start.androidnewtab.com is a browser hijacker that enters your system via malignant plug-in known as HomeTab. The hijacker exhibits quite a few malicious traits as is capable of slowing down your network speed and disrupting browsing experience in general. This particular hijacker was crafted by Simply Tech Ltd. a shady company that has produced infamous applications and extensions like Certified Toolbar and Zapp. These applications are well known by any virtual security professional and are considered to be malign. Start.androidnewtab.com is no exception, and you should remove it urgently.

Start.androidnewtab.com may infiltrate your system in different ways; however, it is usually distributed using bundled software, e.g., DomaIQ. In most cases, bundled software could be intrusive and annoying, or something that you do not need at all; thus you have to pay extra attention while installing any software onto your operating system. Any virtual security professional will give you the same advice: always download your software from official vendor website, as it is your best bet to avoid any bundled of corrupted software and always use the advanced installation because sometimes it allows you to disable the installation of third-party bundled software.

As soon as HomeTab installs on your system your default browser settings alters, your home page switches to start.androidnewtab.com, and your search engine is changes to search.newhometab.com. Just like other browser hijacker creators, Start.androidnewtab.com developers mainly profit from the generated traffic. Often malware distributors or suspicious vendors will pay the developer of the hijacker so these malicious applications would prompt their websites. So search result might turn out to be harmful to your operating system. Thus, it is quite evident why our research team strongly recommends you to remove HomeTab from your computer and restore your browser settings by following the guide provided below.

You should delete everything that associates with Start.androidnewtab.com immediately as it only features negative traits. As mentioned earlier, this hijacker could present you with links to corrupted websites that might be related to the arbitrary code execution exploit meaning that only by visiting these websites the operating system could get infected with Trojans, keyloggers or any other dangerous infections. It could be detrimental as your personal data might be stolen, and you operating system might get corrupted. After you follow the provided manual removal guide, you should scan your system with a licensed malware detection and removal tool because Start.androidnewtab.com hijacker might be capable of restoring itself. Running a professional antimalware tool on your operating system is required if you desire to avoid any other infections in the future and value the content on your hard drive.

Remove Start.androidnewtab.com from your computer

Remove from Windows 8

  1. Access the charm bar by tapping Windows key + Q simultaneously on your keyboard.
  2. The search box will appear. Type Control Panel and tap Enter on your keyboard.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the unwanted application and remove it from the list.

Remove from Windows 7 & Windows Vista

  1. Click the Windows Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the unwanted application and uninstall it.

Remove from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the unwanted application and remove it from the list.

Remove Start.androidnewtab.com from your browser

Remove from Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F on your keyboard simultaneously and select Settings.
  2. Check Open a specific page or set of pages under the On startup section and click Set pages.
  3. Delete the address provided by the infection and enter a new website of your choice, then click OK.
  4. Now check Show Home button under the Appearance section and click Change.
  5. Remove the address provided by the infection and enter a new website of your choice, then click OK.
  6. Click Manage search engines… under the Search section.
  7. Select a new default search engine and then remove the one provided by the infection, then click OK.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+T on your keyboard simultaneously and select Options.
  2. Select the General tab and remove the address provided by the infection from the Home page section and set a new one.
  3. Click the search icon and select Manage Search Engines.
  4. Remove the search engine provided by the infection and set a new one.

Remove from Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+T on your keyboard simultaneously and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Select Search Providers and select a new search provider then remove the one provided by the infection.
  3. Once again tap Alt+T but now select Internet Options.
  4. Delete the address provided by the infection from the Home page section and enter the website of your choice.
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How to manually remove Start.androidnewtab.com

Files associated with Start.androidnewtab.com infection:

HomeTab.dll
ProtectedSearch.exe

Start.androidnewtab.com DLL's to remove:

HomeTab.dll

Start.androidnewtab.com processes to kill:

ProtectedSearch.exe
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