Do you know what NewTab Connect is?
NewTab Connect is a program that allows you to connect your browser and your mobile phone in order to help you create a “synchronized experience like never before”. It has been found out that the application allows users to connect Android, Windows, and Apple devices, which might seem as a very useful service; however, it does not mean that you should not use NewTab Connect carefully. The main reason why you should still be cautious about this application is the fact that it is classified as a potentially unwanted program. If you ever notice anything suspicious about it, you should better delete NewTab Connect from your system.NewTab Connect screenshot
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It is very probable that NewTab Connect is associated with HomeTab application because they both act very similarly. First of all, they both modify a new tab by changing it to “Hometab”. If you click on this tab, you will notice that you are offered to connect your phone and then synchronize it. As the publishers of NewTab Connect claim, you will receive alerts regarding incoming calls and text messages to your PC, you will be able to access photos and share them using your smartphone, and you will even get recommendations for places and various events.
Even though the program seems very functional, you should keep in mind that it is rather intrusive. For instance, if you add an extension to your Chrome browser, it will be able to access your data on various websites, there is a possibility that it will manage your apps and it might even detect your physical location. If the fact that NewTab Connect might access your data does not bother you at all, you can let it stay on your system; however, keep in mind that you can get rid of NewTab Connect if you think that its activities are unacceptable. You should also not keep this program on your PC if you have downloaded it from unreliable sources or if it has come bundled with additional software.
If you are not sure how to get rid of NewTab Connect, you should know that you can delete it manually or automatically. Both methods are effective; however, you should know that the automatic removal is more suitable for those computer users that have no knowledge in the removal of suspicious programs. You should just make sure that you acquire a reliable security tool.
How to get rid of NewTab Connect
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+T and then select Manage Add-ons.
- Click Toolbars and Extensions.
- Select the unwanted extension and then click Disable.
- Launch your browser and tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously.
- Select Extensions from the menu on the left.
- Locate the suspicious extension and click on it.
- Select Remove/Disable.
- Launch your browser.
- Tap Alt+F.
- Click on Tools and then move to Extensions.
- Find the undesirable add-on, click on it and then click the recycle bin button.
- Click the Remove button.
In non-techie terms:
It is very important to keep an antimalware tool enabled all the time in order to prevent various similar threats from entering the system in the future. Keep in mind that you might encounter even more serious infections than NewTab Connect, which is why it is important to be prepared to protect the system. If you do not want to infect your system with malware, you should also never download and install software from unreliable sources.