What is SimpleNewTab?

SimpleNewTab is a computer infection that installs itself into browser to show different advertisements. Usually this program penetrates user’s computer without permission. A user can catch it on any malicious websites. From the moment of installation this program shows different pop-ups with links to commercial web pages with fake, but very attractive offers. SimpleNewTab tries to increase the traffic on these commercial websites. The creators of this program get money from it. So, if you notice the unknown program in your browser, for example this one, then you should remove it, so uninstall SimpleNewTab from your computer.

SimpleNewTab ads

How SimpleNewTab gets on your PC?

Free programs are the main source of infection. SimpleNewTab is bundled with free software to install secretly from user. SimpleNewTab also is able to make some changes in the browser settings in order not to have something than can prevent its malicious behavior. So, then owner of the infected browser can notice also the change of home page and redirection to some suspicious and malicious websites. So, if your case is like one that I described, then you should follow the instructions in order to uninstall SimpleNewTab.

How to remove SimpleNewTab from your computer?

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

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have SimpleNewTab in their database. You can try to use them for removing SimpleNewTab.

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You can try both of these products to remove SimpleNewTab

Or uninstall SimpleNewTab manually.

Step 1: Remove SimpleNewTab from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find SimpleNewTab.
  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 SimpleNewTab 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 SimpleNewTab, 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 SimpleNewTab 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 SimpleNewTab from your browser.

Step 2: Remove SimpleNewTab from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find SimpleNewTab.
  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 SimpleNewTab.
  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 SimpleNewTab.
  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 SimpleNewTab:

Remove following registry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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