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Should I remove SearchNewTab?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,147
United States Rank #6,013
Reach 0.3570%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 39.26 days
1158.08 days >
Average installed length: 608.48 days


VersionDistribution 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.05% 0.02% 0.38% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.05% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.28% 1.01% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.12% 0.02% 1.06% 0.02% 0.05% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.05% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02%
572 versions


What is SearchNewTab?

Search-NewTab (NewTab) is a 'Just Plug It' toolbar that utilizes the WebPick InstalleRex download manager and installer that integrates with major web browsers including IE, Chrome and Firefox. In IE for example, it installs as a random file name and plugs in as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) which as the ability to modify all HTML content within a web page. The toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party programs in order to help monetize free (and some paid) software. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked.

About  (from Standart)

Support for all major browsers with customized platforms that allow you to integrate a selection of functions, tailor-made for you. Powerful and unified API to achieve ease and simplicity in the development process. Integrated Plug-in Directory available to boost your apps and increase user experience. Automatic update...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SearchNewTab.
51926bfb5375b.dll (0e39b69f32aafde9527e88beabef66af) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-130527 Win32:MultiPlug-X [PUP]
AVG 2014.0.3449 Generic5
Comodo Security 16325 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 7.8377 a variant of Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.I
McAfee 5600.7087 RDN/Generic PUP.x!xo
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7087 RDN/Generic PUP.x!xo
Vba32 AntiVirus BScope.Adware.MegaSearch
VIPRE Antivirus 18138 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
sz.exe (2f21b030acc94619252a33d36dc2694c) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Application.Generic.581476
Agnitum Outpost Adware.MegaSearch!U3F4HYVicxo
AhnLab-V3 2014.01.09.00 Trojan/Win32.Preloader
Avira AntiVir SPR/Tool.494080.4
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.MegaSearch
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG Generic5.AKLS
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.MegaSearch.40
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Application.Generic.581476
Bkav FE W32.FoltaskmeLTAAJ.Trojan
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.Megasearch.at (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.31
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.K.gen
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/MultiPlug_K
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application.Generic.581476
G Data 22 Application.Generic.581476
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.Malware
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/MegaSearch.nyr
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10766 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
K7GW 9.175.10776 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.MegaSearch.at
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.MegaSearch.at.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.CRXDrop.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!2F21B030ACC9
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!2F21B030ACC9
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.581476
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.MegaSearch.cqxtkw
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA IC
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LP13
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LP13
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.MegaSearch
VIPRE Antivirus 25218 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
1.dll (e1d10cccd5dde588af8ee2cb7309523c) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.A.1051
AVG Generic5.AHSR
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.MultiPlug.40
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Generic.574554
Comodo Security 17105 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8914 a variant of Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.I
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application.Generic.574554
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.SuspectCrc
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Multiplug
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.MultiPlug.chwzkb
Panda Antivirus Suspicious file
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1008
VIPRE Antivirus 22376 JustPlugIt (fs)
       View all 55 all detections
SearchNewTab has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SearchNewTab
URL: justplug.it
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\searchnewtab
Uninstaller: "regsvr32.exe" /s /n /C:"ExecuteCommands;UninstallCommands" "C:\ProgramData\SearchNewTab\oCfKbRri.dll"
Estimated size: 571.93 KB

Program filesFiles installed by SearchNewTab

Program module:51926bfb5375b.dll (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) sz.exe (by Setup)
  • (Malware detected) 1.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) z.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 51926bfb5375b.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SearchNewTab' with the class of {9D8C11E1-470E-5597-8997-BE4D1BBB2B17}.
  • nlaWCW5vH.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SearchNewTab' with the class of {E36CA6A6-BEF3-49DA-D819-2B3E30232205}.
  • vWUA6Q.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SearchNewTab' with the class of {DCA1CA53-AF0D-5FF9-2DCD-D385317B6524}.

How do I remove SearchNewTab?

Quickly and completely remove SearchNewTab from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove SearchNewTab from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall SearchNewTab from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SearchNewTab, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SearchNewTab.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by SearchNewTab you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.06%
Windows 8 17.64%
Windows XP 7.72%
Windows Vista 3.52%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.36%
Windows 7 Professional 10.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.65%
Windows 8 Pro 4.25%
Windows 8 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 13.19%
  Indonesia 5.50%
  Taiwan 5.37%
  Brazil 4.51%
  Israel 3.55%
  Italy 3.16%
  India 3.13%
  Egypt 3.11%
  MA 2.96%
  United Kingdom 2.46%
  Canada 2.07%
  Thailand 2.02%
  France 1.95%
  Australia 1.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.67%
Acer 19.03%
Dell 18.17%
ASUS 11.20%
Toshiba 8.60%
Samsung 4.41%
Lenovo 3.58%
Intel 1.84%
American Megatrends 0.87%
MSI 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.73%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.70%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.76%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.64%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.23%


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