Are you facing a problem with the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge or Chrome web-browser that constantly redirects to a dubious webpage named Quicknewtab.com? Then, there are chances that are your PC is affected by a potentially unwanted program (PUP) from the category of browser hijackers. It is created for the purpose of modifying certain web browser settings (such as home page, search engine by default and new tab page) without the user’s consent or knowledge. If you want to change browser homepage or search provider back to default, you will not succeed, because the Quicknewtab.com browser hijacker is very stubborn. Using the steps listed below, you surely can get rid of Quicknewtab.com completely from your internet browsers.
The browser hijacker changes your browser’s search engine so that all searches are sent via Quicknewtab.com, that redirects to Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search engine which shows the search results for your query. The devs behind this browser hijacker are using legitimate search engine as they may generate money from the advertisements which are displayed in the search results.
The browser hijacker can not only alter your startpage or search provider, but redirect your web browser to shady websites. What is more, Quicknewtab.com can analyze your browsing, and gain access to your confidential data and, later, can sell it to third parties. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to get rid of Quicknewtab.com from your web browser.
We suggest you to clean your computer of browser hijacker as soon as possible. Use the step-by-step tutorial below that will help to remove Quicknewtab.com and adware that may be installed onto your PC along with it.
How can a browser hijacker get on your machine
Usually, Browser hijackers such as Quicknewtab.com gets into PC as part of a bundle with freeware, sharing files and other unsafe applications which you downloaded from the Net. The creators of this hijacker infection pays software authors for distributing Quicknewtab.com browser hijacker within their programs. So, third-party software is often included as part of the setup file. In order to avoid the install of any hijackers like Quicknewtab.com: choose only Manual, Custom or Advanced install type and disable all optional apps in which you are unsure.
|Type||search engine hijacker, redirect virus, browser hijacker, homepage hijacker, PUP|
|Affected Browser Settings||search provider, home page, newtab page URL|
|Removal||Quicknewtab.com removal guide|
How to remove Quicknewtab.com redirect
There are a simple manual steps below that will help you to remove Quicknewtab.com from your MS Windows system. The most effective solution to remove this browser hijacker infection is to perform the manual removal instructions and then use Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Free or Hitman Pro automatic tools (all are free). The manual method will assist to weaken this browser hijacker infection and the free malware removal tools will completely remove Quicknewtab.com and revert back the Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome and Microsoft Edge settings to default.
To remove Quicknewtab.com, perform the following steps:
- How to manually remove Quicknewtab.com
- Automatic Removal of Quicknewtab.com redirect
- Run AdBlocker to stop Quicknewtab.com redirect and stay safe online
- To sum up
How to manually remove Quicknewtab.com
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the Quicknewtab.com redirect from the IE, Chrome, Edge and Mozilla Firefox web-browsers.
Delete potentially unwanted apps using MS Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed applications on your PC system and uninstall all unknown and newly added apps. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malicious software and you should clean it off first with malware removal tool like Zemana Anti-malware.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will display the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any questionable and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Remove Quicknewtab.com from Google Chrome
If hijacker infection, other program or plugins modified your Google Chrome settings without your knowledge, then you can get rid of Quicknewtab.com and return your browser settings in Google Chrome at any time. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed in the figure below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Delete Quicknewtab.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you’ve unwanted plugins or toolbars on your browser, that installed by a malicious software.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed on the screen below.
When the task is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s startpage, default search provider and new tab to default state.
Delete Quicknewtab.com from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
Resetting Mozilla Firefox web browser will reset all the settings to their original state and will remove Quicknewtab.com, malicious add-ons and extensions. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
Run the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the following example.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Quicknewtab.com browser hijacker. When, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Automatic Removal of Quicknewtab.com redirect
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove hijacker from the infected computer. So, we advise to scan your machine for any remaining malicious components with free browser hijacker removal software below.
Use Zemana AntiMalware to remove Quicknewtab.com startpage
Zemana is a malware removal utility created for MS Windows. This tool will help you remove Quicknewtab.com browser hijacker, various types of malicious software (including adware and potentially unwanted programs) from your computer. It has simple and user friendly interface. While the Zemana AntiMalware does its job, your PC system will run smoothly.
Now you can install and use Zemana Anti-Malware to remove Quicknewtab.com homepage from your browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Zemana Ltd
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Update: July 16, 2019
Launch the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to setup this utility on your PC.
During installation you can change some settings, but we advise you do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation is done, this malicious software removal tool will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as shown in the following example.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker that causes internet browsers to display the Quicknewtab.com web-page. This task may take some time, so please be patient. While the utility is scanning, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
After that process is finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will get rid of hijacker responsible for redirects to Quicknewtab.com and move the selected items to the Quarantine. After the task is complete, you can be prompted to restart your PC to make the change take effect.
Remove Quicknewtab.com browser hijacker and malicious extensions with HitmanPro
In order to make sure that no more harmful folders and files linked to Quicknewtab.com are inside your PC system, you must run another effective malicious software scanner. We suggest to run HitmanPro. No installation is necessary with this tool.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of HitmanPro for Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Update: June 28, 2018
After the download is done, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. Once the utility is started, you will see a screen as shown on the screen below.
Further, click “Next” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the hijacker responsible for redirects to Quicknewtab.com. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. Once Hitman Pro has completed scanning, a list of all items detected is created as shown below.
When you’re ready, click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
How to get rid of Quicknewtab.com with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
We advise using the MalwareBytes that are fully clean your machine of the hijacker. The free utility is an advanced malicious software removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you delete browser hijacker, potentially unwanted apps, malicious software, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Click the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) for MS Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Double-click the set up file named MBSetup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like the one 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 install is complete successfully, click “Get Started” button. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes Free program will scan through the whole computer for the browser hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to Quicknewtab.com. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware or potentially unwanted programs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
Once the scan get completed, MalwareBytes Free will show a list of detected items. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine” button. The MalwareBytes Free will begin to delete browser hijacker responsible for changing your browser settings to Quicknewtab.com. Once the cleaning procedure is done, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove adware, hijacker and other malicious software.
Run AdBlocker to stop Quicknewtab.com redirect and stay safe online
We suggest to install an ad blocker program that may block Quicknewtab.com and other unwanted web pages. The ad-blocking tool such as AdGuard is a application which basically removes advertising from the Internet and stops access to malicious web pages. Moreover, security experts says that using adblocker applications is necessary to stay safe when surfing the World Wide Web.
Please go to the link below to download AdGuard. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen such as the one below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block Quicknewtab.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
To sum up
After completing the tutorial above, your computer should be free from hijacker related to Quicknewtab.com and other malware. The Firefox, MS Edge, IE and Chrome will no longer open intrusive Quicknewtab.com web site on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help here.