Simple New Tab Removal Guide

Do you know what Simple New Tab is?

Simple New Tab is classified as a potentially unwanted application because it is associated with suspicious programs, and it could be installed on the target system accidentally. Users who did not intend on having this application on their systems are encouraged to remove Simple New Tab for good because keeping it on your computer would not be the greatest idea. Please scroll down to the bottom of this article for the manual removal instructions, as this application cannot be deleted via Control Panel. If you are not sure of your own skills, consider addressing a professional.

The official website for Simple New Tab is located at The site provides you with the general information on the application. It says that with this extension you can “open what you want” because Simple New Tab “allows you to customize the new tab URL.” Basically, with the application you should be able to modify your New Tab settings, and the next time you click for a new tab, the URL you have specified will open automatically. The point is, however, that you can actually do that without any additional third party programs. It is possible to modify and adjust the new tab via your browser’s settings. Thus, why would you need a completely redundant application?

Next, the thing that bothers us about Simple New Tab is the fact that it can come bundled with freeware. The Chrome and Firefox versions of the application can be downloaded and installed from the official website. However, the Internet Explorer version of this program can also come in a software package, together with some unfamiliar applications. It is also possible that users download and install this New Tab app without even realizing it. You see, when you download something from a file-sharing website; it is very likely that you are focused just on one application you have been looking for. However, there are bound to be more programs included in the package, and if you happen to go through the installation process automatically, the chances are you install the likes of Simple New Tab automatically.Simple New Tab Removal GuideSimple New Tab screenshot
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Now, even if you do like the New Tab modifications this application can provide you with, you have to remember that it is associated with various websites that do not enter the top list of the safest pages. For example, having Simple New Tab on your browser will eventually redirect you to, disregarding the fact that you might enter some other URL into the new tab settings. This website is related to yet another potentially unwanted application called SocialDownloadr Toolbar. What’s more, there are other websites this application could redirect you to.

For example, other versions of the application are known to set your browser’s homepage to This website remains on your browser even if you do reset the homepage and new tab settings. Therefore, Simple New Tab and all the websites related to it are intrusive and annoying, and you should not tolerate them.

When a program indulges in aggressive promotional patterns, you can expect it to lead you to commercial websites that are highly corrupted. In the worst case scenario, it would not be surprising if you ended up installing Trojans, rogue antispyware, ransomware applications, and other dangerous threats on your computer. Applications like Simple New Tab are often exploited by cyber criminals for their own malicious purposes, and an average computer user often does not understand what is going on until it is too late to do anything about it.

Before your computer gets infected with malware or your personal data gets stolen, please make sure you terminate all the potentially harmful applications, and that would include Simple New Tab, too. If this program came to your computer bundled with freeware, then you should scan your PC with a licensed antispyware tool to check for other unwanted applications.

Also, once you remove Simple New Tab from your computer, a full system scan with a security tool of your choice would also be a good idea. You have to make sure that you have no other leftover files or registry entries remaining in your system that could eventually help malevolent third parties restore the unwanted programs. Do all you can to protect your PC from harm.

How to Remove Simple New Tab

  1. Press Win+R and type %AppData%. Press OK.
  2. Delete the simple_new_tab folder and open Local.
  3. Go to Google and go to Chrome.
  4. Open User Data and go to Default.
  5. Delete simple_new_tab from the directory and go to the Extensions folder.
  6. Delete the pmgkeimkiojpjcoiiipekfjaopchhjga folder.
  7. Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  8. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software and delete the SimpleNewTab key.
  9. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer.
  10. Open Approved Extensions.
  11. Delete the {5C2DD58F-613F-4580-8AC0-F10D760AF938} class ID on the right.
  12. Go back to Internet Explorer and open Extensions.
  13. Delete the {59F39B89-94C3-44C5-B903-9A6B85C32921} class ID.
  14. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects.
  15. Locate the {5C2DD58F-613F-4580-8AC0-F10D760AF938} key and delete it.
  16. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects.
  17. Find the {5C2DD58F-613F-4580-8AC0-F10D760AF938} key and delete it.

In non-techie terms:

Simple New Tab is an application that could inadvertently expose you to malicious third party content. The advantages of having this program on your computer are doubtful, and if you really care about protecting your personal information from potential exploitation, perhaps you should get rid of New Tab as soon as possible. For any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.