Remove Betternewtabsearch.com “Virus” from Chrome/Firefox

I wrote this article to help you remove Betternewtabsearch.com. This Betternewtabsearch.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The Betternewtabsearch.com page is trouble. It is a harbinger of bad news. Seeing this page all the time means only one thing – there is a cyber infection on your system. Betternewtabsearch.com indicates the presence of a nasty browser hijacker. If you have not dealt with a hijacker before, embrace yourself to see what the pest has in store for you. Actually, its name kind of gives it away. This parasite hijacks your browsing. It turns it into a nightmare. And the problems and issues keep piling up until at some point you realize that not using your machine at all is the best option. Don’t sit around waiting for things to worsen.

Take action. The more time the hijacker spends on board, the more problematic it gets. Even if it cannot be compared with ransomware pieces and Trojan horses, this infection can and will cause you some irreversible damage. Don’t allow it. As soon as you spot the Betternewtabsearch.com page, take it as a warning. It is practically a big neon sign announcing an infection. The hijacker uses it as a front while messing with your PC from the shadows. Don’t put up with that. Delete the intruder on the spot. Luckily, we can help you with that. But first, take a few minutes to understand all about the parasite you are dealing with and, most importantly, how to protect yourself from future attacks.

First of all, the hijacker enters your system in complete silence but, once in, you cannot miss its presence. The mess-making starts immediately. All of a sudden your previously normal browsing experience changes significantly and not for the better. You are being constantly disrupted by the hijacker. The Betternewtabsearch.com page becomes your online shadow. It appears all the time. When you open a new tab, it is there. It appears among the search results. You get redirected to it whenever you try loading another page. It even replaces your homepage and search engine. But this page is not alone. The parasite forces you to visit all kinds of suspicious pages which are probably brimming with infections. Not to mention the ads.

You are flooded with a never-ending pile of pop-ups on daily basis. Coupons, banners, video ads, discounts, deals, offers, etc. They completely take over your screen, popping and blocking content. And you cannot close them with the “X” button. No… if anything, an attempt to close an ad may lead to more viruses entering your machine. Yes, the ads conceal more malware and sometimes only a single click is enough for you to get infected. Your click equals your consent. Stay away from everything the hijacker generates. It cannot be trusted. The last thing you need is more pests wrecking your machine, which, by the way, is already suffering. Its speed slows down to a crawl. It crashes and reboots frequently.

Remove Betternewtabsearch.com
The Betternewtabsearch.com Virus

Your browsers freeze as well due to the ad bombardment. You may even experience problems with your internet connection. But somehow, all of the above-mentioned issues pale in comparison with the security risk you are facing while the hijacker is on your machine. The pest spies on your and keeps close track of everything you do online. It has access to IPs, email addresses, usernames, passwords, browser-related data, etc. But it can even get to your personally identifiable and financial information. Moreover, the hijacker doesn’t just observe. It shares everything it finds with the crooks who published it. They have access to your privacy. Is this a risk worth taking? Of course, not. So don’t take it. Use our removal guide at the end of this article and get rid of the hijacker for good.

Once you do that, make sure you won`t get infected again. Do you know how hijackers and other infections travel the Web? They rely on trickery and finesse but what they need the most is your carelessness, haste, and distraction. If you provide them, any trick from the hijacker`s book will work. For example, the pest hides behind freeware bundles, spam email messages, corrupted links/pages/torrents, fake program updates, etc. The thing is that the hijacker is still a program and it needs to be properly installed. It is bound to seek your permission on the installment.

That’s why it uses the above-mentioned tactics. But what it and all infections really pray for, is your negligence. Without it, you would never allow them to enter. Be more cautious. Read carefully what you agree to. Don’t rush installation processes. Don’t open any email you receive especially if it is from an unknown sender. Never skip the Terms and Conditions/EULA and forget about blindly pressing “next/I agree” until the installation is over. If you do, you are practically helping the hackers infect you. Be vigilant and protect yourself and your machine.

Betternewtabsearch.com Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Betternewtabsearch.com from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Betternewtabsearch.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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