How to remove Search.socialmedianewtabsearch.com hijacker
The Search.socialmedianewtabsearch.com is a web page that looks like a search engine. But because of the installation way and process of altering browser settings, this website is considered as a browser hijacker. It installs by using tricky methods and after that messes with your browser. That is why it is advised to remove this page from your computer as soon as you can.
Right after installation, the Search.socialmedianewtabsearch.com website will be set in your browser as a home page a default search provider. You will start to see this hijacker every time when you open your browser. This trick is very common and the purpose is to generate some traffic and make users use this service. The owners will track the information like your IP address, search queries, and shopping preferences. Also, the search result page will contain different ads and pop-ups that can redirect you on potentially viral pages.
How does Search.socialmedianewtabsearch.com get into my system?
The main purpose is to make users open this page and use it. To do that, the developers are wrapping Search.socialmedianewtabsearch.com page in the installation of other free program and downloaders that can be downloaded from shady and unreliable websites. It is strongly advised to remove Search.socialmedianewtabsearch.com hijacker and scan your computer for any bundled threats inside. Follow the instruction below to do that.
Removal tool for Search.socialmedianewtabsearch.com:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Search.socialmedianewtabsearch.com in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):