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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

NewTab Connect

Any security-minded computer user should never install an application that connects to the Internet without permission and has full access to user web browsing history. That is one of the reasons why you should not keep NewTab Connect on your computer. It may be promoted as an extremely useful tool that can synchronize your Android device with your computer, but computer security experts strongly recommend removing NewTab Connect from your computer, in order to avoid a list of potential computer security problems. Luckily, manual removal is not complicated and you can accomplish it on your own.

Our security research shows that currently NewTab Connect is compatible with Google Chrome browser only and so it is available at Google Chrome Web Store. It is possible to add NewTab Connect as an extension to your computer via the Store. Also, it is not clear whether the application is being distributed bundled with freeware or other adware programs. Nevertheless, it is labeled as a potentially unwanted application due to its behavior and slightly disturbing features.

As far as the façade of this application is concerned, with NewTab Connect installed on your browser you should be able to connect your Android device to your browser. It also says that you can choose Windows and Apple mobile platform but “Android is our favorite”. With your browser and Android device synced, you should be able to get alerts about incoming phone calls and text messages right on your browser’s window. NewTab Connect should also allow you to reply text messages via your desktop. It all seems to be very interactive and useful, but we cannot ignore some of the side effects related to NewTab Connect.

When you are about to add NewTab Connect to your browser you are access to accept the extension by confirming that you know the implications such addition might bring. For example, it is indicated that NewTab Connect can access your data on all websites and then it can read and modify your browsing history. It may also access your tabs and browsing activity, and even detect your physical location. It all leads to an assumption that NewTab Connect is involved in online advertising network, as the application can clearly collect data on your web browsing habits.

What is more, NewTab Connect might also be exploited by a malevolent third party to collect your data and then leak them for online marketing purposes or even worse – it could be used in malware distribution scheme. Therefore, remove NewTab Connect from your browser right now and then scan your system with SpyHunter free scanner. A full system scan will help you determine whether your computer is safe or not.

How to remove NewTab Connect

  1. Open Google Chrome web browser.
  2. Press Alt+F and click Tools.
  3. Select Extensions and remove NewTab Connect from the list.
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  1. ivan Oct 2, 2015

    Like much

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