Do you know what Search 4newtab is?
Search 4newtab is a Google Chrome browser extension users usually install on their computers from the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-4newtab/ipfobdkmlckfpjpobngkhodnocngbiip?utm_source=inline-install-disabled) expecting that they could perform web searches straight from their address bars. Of course, not all users install this piece of software on their computers willingly. Some of them cannot even explain why this extension has affected their browsers. If you do not know anything about its installation too, remove it without consideration as soon as possible. We suggest that you get rid of it not only because it is not as beneficial as it claims to be. It has turned out that it is a typical potentially unwanted program. These programs are not malicious applications, but they are not fully reliable programs either, so they might act in an undesirable way. The next paragraph of this article will provide more information about Search 4newtab. You should read it carefully if you still cannot understand why it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program and why it is better to remove it.
If you install Search 4newtab on your computer voluntarily, or it somehow enters your system without your knowledge and affects your Google Chrome browser, its settings will be altered right away. Specifically speaking, this extension will change the default search engine. As a consequence, your all searches will be redirected through http://blpsearch.com before you see Yahoo! search results when you search for the information by typing search queries in the URL bar of your web browser. This does not sound like something dangerous, but the chances are high that you will be presented with the modified search results. They might not differ much from the rest of the search results displayed to you, but we are sure you will understand when you click on any of them – you will end up on a website that does not contain any information you are searching for. Theoretically, you might be redirected to dubious websites too, so we suggest that you undo the changes applied to your browsers today. You can do this only by disabling Search 4newtab. If you do not do anything about its presence, your all searches will go through http://blpsearch.com and, as a consequence, you might see untrustworthy search results. In addition, it is very likely that this piece of software will record some information about you, e.g. your search queries and links you click. Luckily, the suspicious browser extension can be disabled quite easily.Search 4newtab screenshot
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Research has shown that the browser extension Search 4newtab can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store by anyone. At the time of writing, there were 15 604 users who installed this piece of software from this source; however, a total number of users who have this extension installed on their browsers must be higher because it has also turned out that it might be distributed differently too. Specifically speaking, it might be promoted by pop-up ads, specialists say. Users might see these ads on third-party websites, or they might have an ad-supported program (adware) installed on their computers. If it turns out to be the latter situation, this program must be erased from the system as soon as possible. What else our security specialists recommend for you is installing reputable security software on the system in order not to allow new undesirable software to enter the system.
Luckily, Search 4newtab is a potentially unwanted program. This means that it is not very hard to remove it. All you need to do is to access the add-ons manager on Google Chrome, find this extension on the list, select it, and click the trash icon. Check below-provided instructions if it is the first time you are going to remove the extension from your browser manually.
Delete Search 4newtab
- Open Google Chrome.
- Press Alt+F.
- Click More tools.
- Open Extensions.
- Select Search 4newtab.
- Click the recycle bin button.
- Click Remove in the confirmation box.
In non-techie terms:
Search 4newtab is not a piece of software you should install on your computer even if it claims that it will make it possible to perform web searches from the address bar. This extension cannot be fully trusted because it has turned out that it is a potentially unwanted application. It changes the default search tool right away and, as research has shown, it might be the reason why users see modified search results.