The New Tab Aid is a browser hijacker. The appearance of New Tab Aid extension in your web-browser means that your personal computer has been hijacked with potentially unwanted program from the browser hijacker family, which may make certain unwanted changes to settings of internet browsers by modifying the new tab, home page and search provider by default. So, if you find that when you run your web-browser, it displays an unwanted site or your searches are redirected to Yahoo, then you do not need to wait . Perform the step-by-step guidance below and get rid of New Tab Aid extension as soon as possible.
A browser hijacker alters browsers settings, but often that the unwanted software can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see an intrusive site every time start the browser.
If your computer is infected with New Tab Aid browser hijacker you will be forced to use its own search provider. It could seem not to be dangerous, but you still should be very careful, since it may show annoying and dangerous ads made to mislead you into buying some questionable applications or products, provide search results that may redirect your browser to some deceptive, misleading or malicious pages. We recommend that you use only the reliable search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
The New Tab Aid hijacker is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, introduces various changes to settings of all your typical browsers, and blocks them from changing. Also this browser hijacker infection may install additional internet browser addons, extensions and modules that will display advertisements and popups. And finally, the New Tab Aid browser hijacker can gather lots of personal info like what pages you are opening, what you’re looking for the Web and so on. This information, in the future, can be used for marketing purposes.
Table of contents
- What is New Tab Aid
- New Tab Aid search removal guidance
- Manual New Tab Aid removal
- Use free malware removal utilities to completely remove New Tab Aid extension
- Run AdBlocker to block New Tab Aid and stay safe online
- Tips to prevent New Tab Aid and other unwanted software
- To sum up
We suggest you to remove New Tab Aid and free your system of browser hijacker as quickly as possible, until the presence of the hijacker infection has not led to even worse consequences. Perform the guidance below that will help you to completely remove New Tab Aid extension, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
New Tab Aid search removal guidance
We can help you delete New Tab Aid, without the need to take your system to a professional. Simply follow the removal guide below if you currently have the intrusive hijacker on your computer and want to remove it. If you’ve any difficulty while trying to remove the hijacker, feel free to ask for our assist in the comment section below. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your machine.
Manual New Tab Aid removal
If you perform exactly the guide below you should be able to get rid of the New Tab Aid hijacker.
Uninstall New Tab Aid related software through the Control Panel of your computer
The best way to start the PC cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious applications. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded programs can clean up the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge from pop-ups hijackers and so on.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown in the figure below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and remove all applications which has the name similar to the site that has been set as your Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge homepage, newtab page and default search provider. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. uwhen you have found anything suspicious that may be the browser hijacker infection, ‘ad supported’ software or potentially unwanted applications, then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your system.
Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the browser, and not on any unknown file.
Right click on the shortcut of infected web-browser as shown on the screen below.
Select the “Properties” option and it will open a shortcut’s properties. Next, press the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as shown on the screen below.
Then press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all browsers that are rerouted to the New Tab Aid annoying web-page.
Remove New Tab Aid from Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the newtab page, homepage and search provider by default that have been modified by the New Tab Aid browser hijacker infection.
First run the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will open 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 shown on the screen below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will start the task of cleaning. When it’s finished, the web browser’s settings including homepage, new tab page and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your system.
Use free malware removal utilities to completely remove New Tab Aid extension
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users may not completely remove browser hijacker from the infected PC system. So, we recommend to check your computer for any remaining malicious components with free browser hijacker removal programs below.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to remove New Tab Aid search
You can get rid of New Tab Aid automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malware removal utility because it may easily get rid of browser hijacker infections, PUPs, ad supported software and toolbars with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana antimalware from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When downloading is finished, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana anti malware will try to update itself and when this process is complete, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the New Tab Aid browser hijacker infection .
This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is checking, you can see count of objects and files has already scanned. Make sure all entries have ‘checkmark’ and press “Next” button.
The Zemana anti-malware will start removing all detected folders, files, services and registry entries.
How to delete New Tab Aid with Malwarebytes
Remove New Tab Aid browser hijacker manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and adware that your PC can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After the download is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is finished, press the “Scan Now” button for checking your computer for the New Tab Aid hijacker infection . This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan it’ll detect all threats present on your PC. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
If the problem with New Tab Aid is still remained
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and use to delete browser hijackers, adware, malicious software, potentially unwanted software, toolbars and other threats from your computer. You can run this tool to detect threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
After the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the tool is opened, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button to begin checking your system for the New Tab Aid browser hijacker that cause a redirect to various unwanted sites. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. As the scanning ends, the results are displayed in the scan report as on the image below.
Review the scan results and then press “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box as on the image below.
You need to click “OK”. When the cleaning process is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC system. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Run AdBlocker to block New Tab Aid and stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web-pages, you need to run ad-blocking application that blocks an access to dangerous ads and web-sites. Moreover, the program can stop the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- When the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “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 run automatically and stop popup ads, as well as other malicious 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 icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
Tips to prevent New Tab Aid and other unwanted software
To sum up
Once you have finished the step-by-step tutorial outlined above, your PC system should be clean from malware and New Tab Aid browser hijacker. The Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer show undesired start page on startup and redirect your searches. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2015
- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next press “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the scanning is finished, the scan button will read “Save log”, press it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, 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 New Tab Aid extension.