How to remove (uninstall) Newtab.pro

Do you notice annoying ads on the Internet, marked as “pop-ups by Newtab.pro”? Do you see the name Newtab.pro somewhere else on your machine? If those things are true – the PC is infected by adware, and our article was created to help you in eliminating it.

Newtab.pro

What is Newtab.pro

The program that generates ads is called Newtab.pro, and it is adware. Newtab.pro can do nothing helpful, as it’s made to do one thing: to annoy you. Of course, the mere irritation isn’t its real task, but it’s easily delivered while the virus does its job – distributes ads. It gets into the workstation, it modifies the browser settings and shows you lots of links, to ensure that you click at least on some of them. Swindlers get a few cents for every click you're making, and now you understand why the ads keep appearing: it’s a honeypot. In the sections below, we’ll explain how Newtab.pro infected the laptop and how it can be guarded against such viruses. In case you’re not interested and just want to uninstall Newtab.pro one way or another – don't mind the following sections and look at the deletion tips.

Immediately after the penetration, Newtab.pro switches the settings of your browser. That's its single goal, as the core role in this play is left for the fake search engine to which you're being redirected. So, adware changes your default homepage and the pre-set search engine and puts the fake webpage in their place. Now you can't use the reliable Bing, Yahoo, Google or another search you prefer – you will browse the Web through the crude fake tool that shows advertising banners pop-up windows wrong websites and other suchlike trash. Adware also substitutes the controls of the shortcuts of infected browsers so that even if you restore the regular controls, you'll see the fake search in the starting tab.

Newtab.pro can't be erased as a common software, and if you attempt to do it - the virus will recover. It occurs because of the Newtab.pro's defensive algorithms, and we will unriddle to you how they work:

  • The easiest manner of defense is to develop a scheduled task on the reinstallation of the virus if you've removed it. These tasks are not often utilized by usual computer owners, so the adware just develops a task to check if it is working, and if it isn't – to get and set it again. The task verifies the virus' presence after each restart, and that’s why Newtab.pro keeps reinstalling.
  • The second manner has the similar aim, but it uses the system registry instead of the Scheduled Tasks service. You need to clear the registry to defeat this manner, but it’s a rather difficult task for a newbie. The regular registry items are needed for your computer to function, and by deleting one of them, you might cause significant damage to the system.

 

How Newtab.pro was installed in the system

To simplify the things a bit, we’ll depict the process in total. 99% of the advertisement-oriented viruses are each other's copies, replicated many times and sold to various hackers with lesser changes made. One of those lads purchased this one in the Dark Web, added their logo and put it on file-sharing sites around the Internet. And then, there was you, searching for it. Wait, are you sure that you didn’t search for a utility that will drive you mad? Or, you wanted a perfect messing-it-all-up utility for the computer, and got a direct link to Newtab.pro installation file? Still wrong? Okay, in that case, it could be another tool that is really helpful. Kind of a toll-free utility from an unknown company, or a pirated replica of some paid program you just don't want to pay for.

We know this manner as the “bundled installation”, and it's based on that swindlers merge the installers of 2-3 viruses and a sole helpful software to create one package. The essential point of that installer is that its composition prevents you from discovering its content inside of it. On one of the middle steps, they display an offer to install more utilities, with the required fields filled and the natural decision is to install them and move on. We suppose that you proceeded, as you're on this website today. Don't forget about another method, with the “manners of installation”. Usually, the expert installation method means that you can pick a folder for a utility to be established, which extra modules do you need, and which ones are useless. In Newtab.pro's case, choosing the recommended installation means that you let all the viruses from the viral installer into the machine.

Methods to remove Newtab.pro

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Newtab.pro manually

Step 1. Uninstall Newtab.pro from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Newtab.pro from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

At this moment you understand how Newtab.pro works, and you see in which way it penetrated your PC. We’ve told you almost everything, apart from the highly important thing: the methods to eliminate Newtab.pro. Let’s get to it. Newtab.pro can be uninstalled through following two simple methods. One of them is what you have just attempted to perform – deletion in manual mode. We can do it right, and below this paragraph, you’ll see the instructions on manual deletion. The worst drawback is the incapability to erase several viruses through it as it will require too much time. We offer you the faster method: you might fully remove the adware in five minutes via Spyhunter antivirus. This antivirus has multiple benefits, and among them are rapid scanning, 24/7 customer support, extended signature database and the compatibility with many anti-viruses. It's time to stop trying to clean the PC with unpaid utilities – try the decent anti-viral tool. Push the button below to download a trial scanner.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Newtab.pro from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Newtab.pro and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Newtab.pro
  • C:\ProgramData\Newtab.pro
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Newtab.pro

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Newtab.pro" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Newtab.pro and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Newtab.pro from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Newtab.pro and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Newtab.pro from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Newtab.pro

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Newtab.pro

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Newtab.pro

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Newtab.pro and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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