- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Newtab.win is a legitimate-looking search engine that may show up in your browsers if you get redirected there, but we would like to warn you that we are not convinced about its intentions. As a matter of fact, this new search engine is an identical clone of Newtab.today, which emerged a few months ago. You may not actually notice that this search engine page has loaded in your browser because it is practically identical to the Google Chrome default homepage and new tab page. Although we have not yet found any malicious activities going on in the background, there are still some traits worth examining and know about so that you do not put your system security at risk at all. We suggest that you should remove Newtab.win from your browsers as soon as possible even if right now it does not seem to show you modified search results.
If you find this questionable search engine in your browsers, it can mean two things. First, it is quite possible that your computer has been infected with a browser hijacker or an infection that is capable of redirections, such as an adware program. You can easily infect your computer with such threats when you install a free software package you have downloaded from a shady file-sharing (freeware or torrent) website. If you have not done so recently, it is also possible that you clicked on the wrong third-party content and this is how you dropped a malicious bundle, which may usually contain potentially unwanted programs, adware programs, browser hijackers, fake alerts, and more. In order to avoid such infections by bundles, you should keep away from suspicious file-sharing, online betting, gaming, dating, video streaming, and porn-related sites altogether. It is also important that you refrain from clicking on third-party advertisements on such sites because it can easily result in your dropping an infectious bundle or getting redirected to malicious pages. All in all, if you want to make sure that your PC is safe for you to use, you should run a reliable malware scanner to detect all suspicious programs after you delete Newtab.win from your browsers.
Second, it is also possible that you get redirected to this search engine after you click on a corrupt link or a compromised third-party advertisement. This can happen when you are viewing a suspicious website. But as we have just explained above, when your computer is infected, you could also be exposed to such content even on otherwise reputable pages. So, if your system is perfectly clean, you can still end up on this questionable search page, and in this case it may be enough for you to close your browser in order to delete Newtab.win.
If you want to eliminate this search engine from your browsers, it is best to reset all possibly affected browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. Please use our instructions below this article if you would like to do this manually but need some assistance. Since there may be other threats on your system, it would make sense to hunt them all down right now. Otherwise, you may risk further exposure to malicious web content and thus, further infections or online scams. This is why we suggest that you use a reputable malware removal application, such as SpyHunter.
How to remove Newtab.win from your browsers