Do you know what Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com is?
Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com is a search engine page that you do not want to find in your browsers uninvitedly because it may introduce you to unreliable third-party web content. Our researchers have classified this infection as a browser hijacker because it has the capability to change your home page and new tab page settings. This hijacker seems to mainly affect Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. So if you use any of these, you will put your system at risk until you remove Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com. Unfortunately, there could be other malware threats on your computer, too. For details, please read our full article.
The main reason why your computer can be infected with this malware is that you may have clicked on an unsafe third-party ad (pop-up) lately. This can happen when there are adware programs on your system, including TapBreaker and NextFlix to mention a few recent threats. These infections are capable of showing you unreliable advertisements in your browsers or even hijack legitimate commercials on reputable websites. In other words, when an adware application hides on your machine, you are never safe to click on any advertisements (banners, in-text, or pop-ups). Another way to encounter such ads is to end up on unfamiliar and questionable websites that are filled with third-party ads. This can happen, for example, after a web search for free files or programs to download. There are lots of fake and malicious pages that pose as your “gold mine” for free stuff. But once you click on a download button or link, you will simply drop a package of malicious software installers and potentially unwanted programs onto your system. As you can see, the likelihood of being infected by several threats is quite high. Therefore, it is best for you to run a malware scanner to find all threats after you delete Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com from your browsers.Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com screenshot
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This browser hijacker is an identical clone of Search.MyTelevisionXp.com, Search.mycouponsxp.com, and Search.myinterestsxp.com, which all belong to the same hijacker family. This malware infection provides you with a pseudo toolbar with several easy-access links to third-party websites related to TV, news, sports, movies, and games. You need to know that using any third-party services or sites through this browser hijacker could be a big mistake. It is possible that Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com can insert its affiliates’ ads into these pages and put you at risk. Nevertheless, the biggest threat seems to come through the search engine itself. This hijacker may actually alter the search results although they seem to come from Yahoo. In fact, your queries are first redirected to a remote server (extsearch.maxwebsearch.com) and then, to a manipulated Yahoo search results page. Most users would be misled and think that they are on a legitimate Yahoo page indeed. You should keep in mind that you arrive there through this unreliable search page and the results should not be trusted.
Unfortunately, this hijacker is an easy target for cyber crooks. They can easily exploit its capabilities and send tailored advertisements or links to your screen. However, you will not be able to tell the difference between the normal and the injected results. Clicking on unreliable content could lead you to unsafe websites and you could easily infect your system with more malicious programs. In the worst case scenario, you might give up your banking information along with your personal details to criminals. This means that you can lose money as well as become a victim of identity theft. This should be enough for you to want to remove Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com right away if you are a security-minded person. So let us tell you how you could do that.
In fact, it is not a brain surgery. In other words, it is quite easy to eliminate Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com from your browsers. Our researchers suggest that you simply reset all the affected browsers. You may not make setting changes in your browsers regularly, so we have included instructions for your assistance. Please remember that in order to have a perfectly secure computer, you should clean all infections from your system. You can try to do this manually if you are an advanced computer user, but for best results and protection we advise you to download and install a professional malware removal tool, such as SpyHunter or any other security software you find reliable. In order to decrease the vulnerability of your Windows operating system however it is important that you regularly update your programs and drivers as well.
Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com removal from browsers
- Tap Alt+H and choose Troubleshooting Information.
- Press Refresh Firefox.
- In the confirmation window, click Refresh Firefox.
- Press Finish.
- Tap Alt+F and open Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings at the bottom.
- Click Reset.
- Tap Alt+T and access Internet Options.
- Choose the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Tick Delete personal settings and press Reset.
- Click Close.
In non-techie terms:
Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com is a risky search page that offers you quick links to TV, movie, news, and gaming-related websites, but using it may put your virtual security at risk. As a matter of fact, if you find this browser hijacker in your browsers (home page and new tab page), it is quite likely that your computer has been infiltrated by other malware infections as well. This could cause multiple security and privacy-related issues for you. Therefore, we suggest that you remove Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com as soon as possible and identify all other potential threat sources as well in order to make sure that your PC gets properly cleaned. If you are not the manual type, you should try to use a professional anti-malware application.