According to computer security professionals, “New Browse” is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the group of browser hijackers. Once hijacker infection get installed on your personal computer, it takes over your browser like Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and IE. The “New Browse” browser hijacker can make changes to your internet browser’s settings, including startpage, new tab page and default search provider, and installs undesired add-ons deep inside your personal computer. This is the main reason why you need to remove New Browse from your computer and revert back your web browser search provider and home page back to the default.
Being infected by “New Browse” hijacker, every time you open your internet browser you will see an unwanted web site. As mentioned above, this hijacker can modify the default search provider on an intrusive web site too, so all your search queries will be re-directed via “New Browse”. Thus the authors of the browser hijacker can gather the search terms of your queries, and reroute you to annoying web sites.
The “New Browse” browser hijacker is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, may make certain unwanted changes to web browsers settings, and blocks them from changing. Also this hijacker can show unwanted ads or open annoying pop-up ads. And finally, the “New Browse” browser hijacker can collect user data like what web-pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
Browser hijackers such as “New Browse” hijacker often modify all web-browser shortcuts that located on your Desktop to force you visit some annoying sites and open annoying pop up advertisements. As a result, your internet browser can still reroute you to an undesired page despite your web browser is actually clean of browser hijacker.
We suggest you to free your computer of browser hijacker as quickly as possible. Use the steps below which will help to remove “New Browse” search and other unwanted software, which may be installed onto your computer along with it.
Remove New Browse
There are a simple manual guide below that will assist you to remove “New Browse” from your MS Windows personal computer. The most effective solution to remove this browser hijacker infection is to complete the manual removal guide and then use Zemana AntiMalware, Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner automatic tools (all are free). The manual method will help to weaken this browser hijacker and these malicious software removal tools will completely remove “New Browse” and return the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge settings to default.
Delete “New Browse” redirect without any utilities
Steps to get rid of “New Browse” browser hijacker without any software are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step instructions completely to fully remove this annoying “New Browse” .
Delete suspicious applications using Windows Control Panel
Check out the Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed applications. We advise to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of software by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and suspicious applications, they are the ones you need to delete.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed in the following example.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your PC system. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of pop-ups and web-browser redirect to the annoying “New Browse” site. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown in the figure below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your personal computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of pop up ads and internet browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the application which you need to delete is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Fix internet browser shortcuts, changed by “New Browse” browser hijacker infection
A browser hijacker infection can hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all web-browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
To clear the web browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text similar to “http://site.address” which has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of New Browse from Internet Explorer
By resetting Internet Explorer internet browser you return your internet browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by browser hijacker like “New Browse”.
First, run the IE. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect.
Remove New Browse from Firefox
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the following example.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of New Browse from Chrome
If your Google Chrome web browser is redirected to undesired “New Browse” web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser program to its default settings.
First launch the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the main menu. Further, press the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as displayed in the following example and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will run the task of cleaning. When it’s finished, the internet browser’s settings including homepage, newtab page and default search provider back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your system.
How to remove New Browse with free programs
In order to completely remove New Browse, you not only need to uninstall 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 clean your computer of “New Browse” hijacker.
Run Zemana Free to remove browser hijacker
We suggest using the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) that are completely clean your machine of the hijacker infection. The tool is an advanced malware removal program created by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove potentially unwanted applications, browser hijackers, adware, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
Download Zemana Free from the link below.
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Once downloading is done, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown on the screen below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup Zemana on your computer.
Once install is complete, you will see window as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button to start checking your personal computer for the browser hijacker infection that cause “New Browse” web-site to appear. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done.
When Zemana Free completes the scan, Zemana will display a scan report. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will remove hijacker that causes web browsers to show unwanted “New Browse” web site.
Use Malwarebytes to remove “New Browse” search
Manual “New Browse” homepage removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the hijacker may be not completely removed. We recommend that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine of browser hijacker. Moreover, the free application will help you to get rid of malware, potentially unwanted programs, ‘ad supported’ software and toolbars that your personal computer can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
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Once downloading is complete, close all programs and windows on your machine. Double-click the setup file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your computer for the browser hijacker infection that causes browsers to show undesired “New Browse” page. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your system and the speed of your computer. While the MalwareBytes tool is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
Once the checking is finished, MalwareBytes Free will show a list of found items. Review the report and then press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes AntiMalware will remove hijacker that changes browser settings to replace your startpage, newtab page and search engine by default with “New Browse” site and add threats to the Quarantine. Once finished, you may be prompted to restart the PC.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to remove ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijacker infection and other malware.
Double-check for potentially unwanted software with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove “New Browse” browser hijacker and other internet browser’s malicious plugins, malicious software, PUPs and ad-supported software from PC system (MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby revert back browsers default settings (home page, new tab page and default search provider). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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- Select the directory in which you saved it as Desktop, and then press Save.
- Once the download is finished, start the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, press the “Scan” . AdwCleaner utility will start scanning the whole PC to find out hijacker that cause “New Browse” page to appear. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
- After AdwCleaner completes the scan, AdwCleaner will show a list of all items found by the scan. You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your computer, click “OK”.
The steps shown in detail in the following video.
How to stop New Browse redirect
Use ad blocker application such as AdGuard in order to stop advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your system performance and impact your machine security. Browse the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
- Download AdGuard program on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
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- When downloading is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the setup is done, click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help 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 start your PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popup ads, New Browse redirect, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
How to avoid install of “New Browse” browser hijacker
In many cases, the free software installer includes the optional ad-supported software or PUPs such as this hijacker infection. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to select a Custom, Advanced or Manual installation mode. Here disable (uncheck) all additional applications in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install the additional software which you do not trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free programs is installed, if you uninstall this software, the new tab, homepage and search engine by default of your favorite internet browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the instructions above.
Now your computer should be clean of the New Browse hijacker that reroutes your browser to various intrusive pages. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Free (to periodically scan your personal computer for “New Browse”r hijackers and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you block annoying popups and harmful sites). Moreover, to prevent browser hijackers, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to detect PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with “New Browse” redirect related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.