What is MediaNewTab?

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MediaNewTab (also searched for as MediaNewTab virus) is an ad-serving browser extension displays advertisements, collects browser data, and modifies existing browser settings. Once MediaNewTab is installed it will change your existing homepage, new tab setting, and default search engine to a sponsored website such as search.medianewtabsearch.com or cooliosearch.com. This will cause affected web browsers to redirect to unwanted webpages when you open a new window or search the web through the address bar.


The MediaNewTab extension is usually introduced to a computer system via deceptive advertisements, third-party freeware download managers, and third-party software bundlers. The object may automatically install this adware may be advertised as something it is not like a media player, media codec, java update, flash player update, torrent file, plugin, or something else.

Threat Details

Names MediaNewTab, MediaNewTab virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description Watch movies and tv shows easily from legit streaming websites.Override the newtab and default search with medianewtabsearch.com
Symptoms Advertisements and sponsored search results in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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MediaNewTab Removal Options

Manual Removal Guide

This manual MediaNewTab removal guide contains steps to help you completely remove MediaNewTab and other threats from your computer. In order to eradicate this threat please follow each step in order.

MediaNewTab Removal Steps

1. The first step to remove MediaNewTab is to uninstall the program from Windows Control Panel if there is a usable uninstall entry. To uninstall MediaNewTab go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (or Add and Remove Programs) and search for MediaNewTab and other suspicious programs in the list. Once you have found MediaNewTab, double click it to begin the uninstall process. Repeat this step for any other suspicious programs you may have found.

MediaNewTab virus removal guide

2. The second step to remove MediaNewTab is to remove any unwanted browser add-ons and extensions that may have installed from each web browser on your computer.

Google Chrome Go to Customize and control Google Chrome > More Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox Go to Menu > Add-ons
Microsoft Internet Explorer Go to Tools > Manage add-ons
Apple Safari Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions

3. The third step to remove MediaNewTab is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

4. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. Open Malwarebytes and click the large blue Scan Now button to begin a scan.

6. Once the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and Finish button afterwards. If Malwarebytes suggests that you restart your computer please do so.

7. The fourth step to remove MediaNewTab is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using HitmanPro; a reputable second-opinion scan and removal tool.

8. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

9. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

10. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button and then click the Reboot button. *To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

11. The fifth step to remove MediaNewTab is to clean-up and repair settings with CCleaner.

12. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

13. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

14. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

15. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.

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