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How to remove search.newtab-tvsearch.com (Virus Removal Guide)

Search.search.newtab-tvsearch.com is a sponsored search engine and website that is associated with multiple browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs including NewTabTV(Media), NewTabTV plus (Awesome), NewTabTVNewTabTV plus, and NewTab-TV plus. These unwatned programs and browser extensions change your homepage, default search engine, new tab settings, and other web browser settings in order to cause your browser to redirect to newtab-tvsearch.com, search.newtab-tvsearch.com, and other webpages. Browser redirects to search.newtab-tvsearch.com occur when you open a new browser window, open a new browser tab, or search the web using the browser address bar.


The search.newtab-tvsearch.com webpage is typically utilized by unethical third-party software bundlers and download managers to generate revenue via sponsored third-party search results, advertisements, affiliate programs, and more. These third-party objects usually bundle software and browser extensions that changes your existing browser settings, which causes browser redirects to search.newtab-tvsearch.com.

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Browser extensions used to promote this website have permission to access and your personal browsing data. They can read and change all your data on the websites you visit.

The method to remove search.newtab-tvsearch.com and possible malware from your computer is simple. You must manually change your existing browser settings, possibly remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions, and possibly uninstall third-party programs. We also recommend to scan your computer for existing malware that can remain hidden on your computer.

How to remove Search.search.newtab-tvsearch.com

Step 1: Uninstall potentially unwanted programs


1.Navigate to the Control Panel on Windows Start Menu.

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2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove a program).

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3. A list of programs installed on your computer will appear. Search for suspicious and unwanted programs in the list of installed programs. Once a program you want to remove is located, double click to begin the uninstall process (or select the program and click Uninstall).

Step 2: Remove browser add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the add-on, select it, and remove it.

Step 3: Remove search.newtab-tvsearch.com search engine

  • In Mozilla Firefox, click the small search magnify glass near the search box (not url/search field) and click “Manage Search Engines…”. Remove search.newtab-tvsearch.com search engine from the list of search providers by highlighting the selections and clicking remove.
  • In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools > Manage Add Ons > Search Providers and remove search.newtab-tvsearch.com search engine from the list.
  • In Google Chrome, click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings > Manage search engines… click the X next to search.newtab-tvsearch.com search engine to remove it.

Step 4: Remove search.newtab-tvsearch.com homepage

  • In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Options or click Firefox in the top left corner and click Options > Options. Under the General tab remove search.newtab-tvsearch.com from the “Home Page:” field and replace it with your preferred home page URL.
  • In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools >Internet Options. Remove search.newtab-tvsearch.com from the Home Page field and replace it with your preferred URL.
  • In Google Chrome click the customize icon (wrench or 3 bars) and navigate to Settings.Click “Set pages” under the On startup option. Remove search.newtab-tvsearch.com and replace it with your preferred homepage URL.

Step 5: Scan your computer for malware

1. Download and Install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, open the Anti-Malware program and click the Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan. Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

3. When the malware scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to isolate and remove the detected files. You may be asked to reboot your computer to completely remove detected files.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 6: Clean up and repair settings

1. Download and Install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Open CCleaner after it is installed and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries through each tab starting from Windows, Internet Explorer, etc., all the way to Context Menu and click Disable and Delete once anything you do not recognize is found. This will help you locate and remove unwanted browser attachments and repair other settings.

Sean Doyle

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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