How to uninstall (remove) NewTab_searchsmart

What is NewTab_searchsmart

NewTab_searchsmart is an adware that comes as a browser extension and hijacks Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. After penetration, NewTab_searchsmart begins to display annoying banner ads and coupons that relate to popular online stores, such as eBay, Amazon, and others. This program offers you to make the best bargain and find the best deals online stores. In fact, these offers are false. A primary goal of NewTab_searchsmart – get you to spend money on anything. NewTab_searchsmart can lead to your computer other malicious programs without your consent. NewTab_searchsmart significantly slows down the browser and does not do anything useful. If you find NewTab_searchsmart on your PC, then you need to remove it right away. Do not waste your time.

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How NewTab_searchsmart gets on your PC?

Potentially unwanted programs, such as NewTab_searchsmart, sneak into a computer bundled with other free software. It comes without the user’s consent. The user may not realize that their computer is infected. This can happen when the user downloads the free software or application, such as Archiver, converter, player and so on. Some sites create special download managers that hide malicious software. You must follow a few rules to avoid penetration by malicious software. Always read the user agreement in full. You should know what you are offering. Also, always choose an advanced installation type and don’t agree with the proposals to install the unfamiliar and unwanted program. Don’t click “Next” until you have verified that the program is safe. Follow the installation process and take your time. Be careful. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to remove NewTab_searchsmart.

How to remove NewTab_searchsmart from your computer?

To uninstall NewTab_searchsmart remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have NewTab_searchsmart in their database. Please, use them to remove NewTab_searchsmart.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of NewTab_searchsmart – files, folders, registry keys.


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Alternative Solutions:

1. Plumbytes Anti-Malware – detects files, registry values and folders of NewTab_searchsmart.


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2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds NewTab_searchsmart – can clean up leftover items after removal.


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Or uninstall NewTab_searchsmart manually.

Step 1: Remove NewTab_searchsmart from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find NewTab_searchsmart.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find NewTab_searchsmart and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find NewTab_searchsmart, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate NewTab_searchsmart and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove NewTab_searchsmart from your browser.

Step 2: Remove NewTab_searchsmart from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find NewTab_searchsmart.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose NewTab_searchsmart.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable NewTab_searchsmart.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of NewTab_searchsmart:

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