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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine is a search engine that comes with Terms of Use Agreement, Privacy Policy and other components common to legitimate software. Nevertheless, we are forced to categorize the application as a browser hijacker because performs browser settings changes without your permission. Unsolicited browser adjustments can easily lead to serious computer security issues. Unless you remove right now, sooner or later a dangerous computer infection could find its way onto your PC. You must do all you can to protect your system from potential harm. comes from the same group as, or All of these browser hijackers spread via bundled downloads. According to our research team, is usually bundled with fake Java and Adobe Flash upgrades. These fake upgrade links often appear on adware-related websites. Needless to say, that by clicking these links you will not download the upgrade. You will download and other adware applications.

It is also possible that travels with freeware installers because other affiliated browser hijackers usually make use of PC Optimizer Pro or EZDownloader freeware apps to distribute themselves. Either way, you have to be very cautious when you download applications from unfamiliar websites. It is very easy to get infected with

Apart from changing your default homepage and search engine to, this browser hijacker also adds extension to your default browser (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer). This extension generates its name randomly. It can be SearchNewTab, SNNT, SNT, NewTaab, etc. extension collects information on your web browsing habits. This information is necessary for the browser hijacker so that it could display commercial advertisements.

When displays commercial advertisements, they are usually related to your likes and preferences. This infection figures out what you like, because it tracks your web browsing habits. What is more, has a privacy policy which states that the website is not responsible for the security of a third party content. Therefore, you can never be sure whether all those commercial advertisements displays are safe or not.

Not to mention that does not even provide you with reasonable search engine. If you try to perform a web search via this browser hijacker, you will only be redirected to

It is obvious that is a useless domain that is often used as a tool by suspicious third parties. You ought to remove from your computer right now. We provide instructions for manual removal below this description. After manual removal, you need to run a full system scan with a licensed antimalware tool. Since usually comes bundled with freeware, there is a high chance that there are more than just one potentially unwanted application on your computer, and you have to remove them all at once.

How to remove

Windows 8

  1. Drag mouse cursor to the bottom right of your screen.
  2. When Charm bar appears click Settings and select Control Panel.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program and remove SNT.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove SNT.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and select Control panel.
  2. Open Add or remove programs and uninstall SNT.

How to remove from your browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and select Internet options.
  2. Click Use Default under General tab and press OK.
  3. Press Alt+T and click Manage add-ons.
  4. Click Search providers on the left pane.
  5. Set a new default search engine and delete Web Search.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search engine icon on the search box (top right corner).
  2. Select Manage search engines on drop-down menu.
  3. Remove Web Search from the list and click OK.
  4. Press Alt+T and go to Options.
  5. Click Reset to Default under General tab and click OK.
  6. Press Alt+T and click Add-ons.
  7. Disable and remove SNT from Extensions. Restart browser.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Tools. Select Extensions.
  2. Remove SNT from the list and click Settings on the left.
  3. Select Open a specific page or set of pages under On Startup.
  4. Click Set pages and change your homepage address. Click OK.
  5. Under Appearance, click Change next to Show home button.
  6. Remove, enter a new homepage address and click OK.
  7. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  8. Set a new default search engine; delete Web Search and press Done.
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