Probably you are one of those people, who are facing Content/newtab.html and other unwanted malicious changes in web-browser settings, may think that there is something wrong with your PC system. An unwanted start page and search engine redirects may cause the difficulty of browsing the Net. Your attempts to restore your favorite web browser’s start page, new tab and default search provider are mostly in vain because restoring the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge settings to default states becomes impossible unless you fully remove Content/newtab.html browser hijacker from your machine.
Table of contents
- What is Content/newtab.html
- Remove Content/newtab.html
- Manual Content/newtab.html removal
- How to get rid of Content/newtab.html with free applications
- How to stay safe online
- Why is my browser redirected to Content/newtab.html?
- Finish words
If your computer has been infected by Content/newtab.html hijacker, every time you start your internet browser you will see this page. Of course you may setup your start page again, but next time you open a browser you will see that Content/newtab.html return. As mentioned above, the browser hijacker infection can alter the default search provider on this unwanted web-page too, so all your search queries will be rerouted to an unwanted search page. Thus the authors of the hijacker can collect the search terms of your queries, and redirect you to annoying web-sites.
Also, ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) can be installed on the computer together with Content/newtab.html browser hijacker infection. It will insert a huge number of advertisements directly to the web-sites which you view, creating a sense that ads has been added by the creators of the web site. Moreover, legal ads may be replaced on fake ads which will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the Content/newtab.html browser hijacker has the ability to gather your data that can be later transferred to third parties.
The Content/newtab.html browser hijacker can modify web browsers settings, but often that the unwanted software may also infect all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see Content/newtab.html unwanted page every time launch the web-browser.
The tutorial below explaining steps to delete Content/newtab.html problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the browser hijacker that may attack Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and IE and other popular internet browsers. The few simple steps will allow you restore your settings of installed web-browsers which previously modified by hijacker.
The following few simple steps will help you to get rid of Content/newtab.html redirect from the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, the instructions below will help you to delete malicious software such as potentially unwanted software, ‘ad supported’ software and toolbars that your PC may be infected. Please do the guide step by step. If you need help or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Some of the steps will require you to reboot your machine or exit the web-page. So, read this guide carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual Content/newtab.html removal
The useful removal instructions for the Content/newtab.html redirect. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete Content/newtab.html startpage let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall PUPs through the Control Panel of your system
In order to delete PUPs like this browser hijacker, open the Microsoft Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed applications. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, hijacker infection or potentially unwanted software. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a programs which you do not use, then removing them off will increase your machine start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts
Unfortunately, the hijacker can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your browsers shortcuts), so that the Content/newtab.html will be displayed when you open the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Edge or another web browser.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut that you use to open your browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web-browser which is redirected to the Content/newtab.html or other annoying page.
Further, necessary to look at the text that is written in the “Target” field. The browser hijacker can rewrite the contents of this field, which describes the file to be launch when you open your internet browser. Depending on the internet browser you are using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text similar to “http://site.addres” which has been added here, then you should remove it, like below.
Next, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you launch the web-browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Content/newtab.html or any other intrusive web pages. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove Content/newtab.html from Google Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the web-browser new tab page, startpage and search engine by default that have been modified by the Content/newtab.html browser hijacker.
- First run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is finished, your web browser’s startpage, newtab and search provider by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Content/newtab.html homepage from FF
The Mozilla Firefox reset will keep your personal information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and delete unwanted search engine and home page like Content/newtab.html, modified preferences, extensions and security settings.
First, start the FF and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, click the Help button () as on the image below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker that cause a redirect to Content/newtab.html. When, it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Content/newtab.html from Internet Explorer
By resetting Internet Explorer web browser you return your web browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by hijacker infection.
First, run the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
How to get rid of Content/newtab.html with free applications
In order to completely delete Content/newtab.html, you not only need to remove it from the web browsers, but also delete all its components in your computer including Windows registry entries. We advise to download and run free removal tools to automatically free your PC system of Content/newtab.html hijacker infection.
How to get rid of Content/newtab.html with Zemana
We recommend using the Zemana Anti Malware that are completely clean your system of the browser hijacker. The utility is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove potentially unwanted applications, browser hijackers, ad supported software, malware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
Download Zemana by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
Once the downloading process is complete, launch it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana AntiMalware will try to update itself and when this process is finished, click the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti Malware utility will start scanning the whole computer to find out hijacker which cause a reroute to Content/newtab.html.
This task may take some time, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana Free will detect all threats present on your personal computer. You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove hijacker infection that causes internet browsers to show undesired Content/newtab.html web-page.
Run Malwarebytes to get rid of Content/newtab.html redirect
You can get rid of Content/newtab.html homepage automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malicious software removal utility because it can easily delete hijackers, ad supported software, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: August 31, 2017
Once the download is finished, close all applications and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the browser hijacker that reroutes your web browser to annoying Content/newtab.html web-page. When a threat is found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
After that process is done, you will be displayed the list of all found threats on your PC system. Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes will remove browser hijacker that causes web-browsers to open intrusive Content/newtab.html page. Once the procedure is complete, you may be prompted to restart the PC system.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove adware, browser hijacker and other malicious software.
Remove Content/newtab.html browser hijacker and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and use to delete hijackers, adware, malware, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and other threats from your computer. You can run this utility to find threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download AdwCleaner on your machine by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: August 29, 2017
Once the download is finished, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. After the tool is opened, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Content/newtab.html hijacker infection and other browser’s malicious plugins. After the scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your computer as shown below.
In order to remove all threats, simply click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box like below.
You need to click “OK”. After finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stay safe online
It’s important to run ad blocker applications like AdGuard to protect your machine from harmful pages. Most security experts says that it is okay to stop advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard may to block Content/newtab.html and other annoying web sites.
Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
After the downloading process is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popup ads, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Why is my browser redirected to Content/newtab.html?
Many browser hijacker infections such as Content/newtab.html come from web browser toolbars, browser extensions, BHOs (browser helper objects) and additional programs. Most often, these items claim itself as programs which improve your experience on the World Wide Web by providing a fast and interactive home page or a search engine that does not track you. Remember, how to avoid the unwanted programs. Be cautious, start only reputable software which download from reputable sources. NEVER install an unknown and suspicious application.
After completing the few simple steps shown above, your computer should be clean from this browser hijacker and other malicious software. The Google Chrome, FF, Edge and IE will no longer open undesired Content/newtab.html on startup. Unfortunately, if the step by step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying Content/newtab.html page.