"SEARCHNEWTAB" – Easy Removal Guide

I will tell you in this post how to fix the issue manually and how to clean it automatically using a special powerful removal tool. You can download the removal program for free here:

Manual removal instructions:


SEARCHNEWTAB is classified as Win32:PUP-gen (potentially unwanted program).

What is PUP? PUP is crapware.
SEARCHNEWTAB have several types of unwanted behaviour:

  1. Displaying popup ads.
  2. Hijacking your browser.
  3. Infecting your desktop shortcuts, etc.
  4. Inserting ads to the web pages.

SEARCHNEWTAB can redirect your browser search, collect your personal information and sell it for advertising.
SEARCHNEWTAB is usually hard in removing. Some people could not find uninstall program for SEARCHNEWTAB in the Control Panel.
Sometimes SEARCHNEWTAB uninstaller does not work.


How SEARCHNEWTAB got on your computer?

Usually you got SEARCHNEWTAB with as part of a bundle with another tool you downloaded from the Internet. Since SEARCHNEWTAB manufacturer pays software developers for distributing SEARCHNEWTAB within their applications, SEARCHNEWTAB is often included as part of the installer.
Usually, you have not only one SEARCHNEWTAB problem, but a bunch of similar WIN32:PUPs.

You have 2 ways to remove SEARCHNEWTAB:

You have 2 ways

Remove it automatically1. Remove Automatically.
Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

  1. You know only one virus name: "SEARCHNEWTAB", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
    The UnHackMe program detects this threat and all others.
  2. UnHackMe is quite fast! You need only 5 minutes to check your PC.
  3. UnHackMe uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module.
  4. UnHackMe is small and compatible with any antivirus.
  5. UnHackMe is fully free for 30-days!

Here’s how to remove SEARCHNEWTAB virus automatically:

STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 2: Scan for malware using UnHackMe (1 minute)

STEP 3: Remove SEARCHNEWTAB virus (3 minutes)

So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove SEARCHNEWTAB redirect or other unwanted software.

How to remove SEARCHNEWTAB manually:

STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.


You can see SEARCHNEWTAB or another web site at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.

In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.

STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.

check installed programs to uninstall

STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to SEARCHNEWTAB in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove SEARCHNEWTAB virus from running processes

Remove SEARCHNEWTAB virus from running processes

STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove SEARCHNEWTAB virus from Windows services

Remove SEARCHNEWTAB virus from Windows services

Disable the services with random names or contains SEARCHNEWTAB in it's name or description.

STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Remove SEARCHNEWTAB from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to SEARCHNEWTAB. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from SEARCHNEWTAB virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove SEARCHNEWTAB virus from Windows registry

Remove SEARCHNEWTAB virus from Windows registry

Find and delete all keys/values contains SEARCHNEWTAB.

STEP 7: Remove SEARCHNEWTAB from Google Chrome.
Remove SEARCHNEWTAB Virus from Chrome Extensions

STEP 8: Remove SEARCHNEWTAB from Internet Explorer.

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

Set Internet Explorer Homepage

STEP 9: Remove SEARCHNEWTAB from Mozilla Firefox.

Change Firefox Home Page

Change Firefox Home Page

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.

But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.