What is Newtab.review

Newtab.review is intrusive browser hijacker. Developers claim, that it enhances search experience by providing quick access links to popular websites (Aliexpress, Travel Guru, Booking, Gearbest, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon and eBay). In fact, website is designed only for gaining revenue from advertising, search and clicks on partner sites. Newtab.review looks very similar to Google Chrome default new tab. It has search box that redirects user queries to google.com and links to gmail.com, YouTube and Google images in the top right corner. This was made on purpose, to mislead users and make them continue using doubtful website. Newtab.review is not a virus, but using it can cause undesirable consequences, open access to your private browser data to malefactors or advertising companies. This tutorial will help you to remove Newtab.review from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer and reset browser settings.

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How Newtab.review infected your PC

Newtab.review comes bundled with download or installation set-ups. Install offer is usually hidden under “Custom” or “Advanced” options, so, many users, that quickly go through all the steps unintentionally grant access to install Newtab.review in browsers. It can also be distributed via spam e-mails, torrents, pirated software. Use anti-malware software like SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to remove Newtab.review completely.

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To remove Newtab.review completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Newtab.review and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Newtab.review manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Newtab.review removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Newtab.review installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Note: Newtab.review can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

  1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.
  2. start command prompt as administrator

  3. Type in and execute the following commands:

    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    gpupdate /force

  4. update group policy in windows

Remove Newtab.review from Control Panel

To start removing Newtab.review you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Newtab.review”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Newtab.review from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Newtab.review.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Newtab.review from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Newtab.review and click Uninstall.

Remove Newtab.review from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Newtab.review, click Uninstall.

Remove Newtab.review from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Newtab.review from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Newtab.review in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Newtab.review in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Newtab.review

In some cases Newtab.review won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Newtab.review. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Newtab.review folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Newtab.review in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove “Newtab.review”

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Newtab.review from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Newtab.review related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Newtab.review.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Newtab.review.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Newtab.review from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Newtab.review, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Newtab.review.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Newtab.review does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Newtab.review extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Newtab.review installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is the instruction to reset your browsers homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to Newtab.review. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Newtab.review may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Newtab.review.

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