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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 #2,749
United States Rank #7,443
Reach 0.2201%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 38.05 days
1122.47 days >
Average installed length: 589.77 days


VersionDistribution 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.05% 0.02% 0.37% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.05% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.28% 0.99% 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% 1.04% 0.02% 0.05% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.05% 0.02% 0.02%
575 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
Pr.exe (7032658c1bbf50c287e06df3526d13ff) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost Adware.MegaSearch!wT6cEWi93sM
Avira AntiVir SPR/Tool.397824.1
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.MegaSearch
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.MegaSearch.AR
Bkav FE W32.Clod4ba.Trojan.248b
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.29
ESET-NOD32 9339 probably a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.K.gen
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/Megasearch
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.AdWare
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/MegaSearch.lgj
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10963 Adware ( 00490ca81 )
K7GW 9.175.10963 Adware ( 00490ca81 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.MegaSearch.at
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.MegaSearch.at.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!7032658C1BBF
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!7032658C1BBF
Panda Antivirus Trj/Genetic.gen
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH07KP13
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.MegaSearch
VIPRE Antivirus 25826 JustPlugIt (fs)
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)
51d668acb99e5.dll (05234975b085632d70d89c2f420c5107) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.07.05.00 Adware/Win32.MegaSearch
Comodo Security 16548 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8529 a variant of Win32/Adware.MultiPlug.I
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.MultiPlug.I.(kcloud)
Sophos 4.90.0 FastSave
Vba32 AntiVirus BScope.Adware.MegaSearch
VIPRE Antivirus 19314 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 52 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: "C:\ProgramData\SearchNewTab\uninstall.exe" /path=C:\ProgramData\SearchNewTab
Estimated size: 571.93 KB

Program filesFiles installed by SearchNewTab

Program module:51926bfb5375b.dll (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • pr.exe (by Setup)
  • (Malware detected) 1.dll
  • (Malware detected) 51d668acb99e5.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) z.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 51926bfb5375b.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SeEaRch--NiewTab' with the class of {E5E79E18-A717-0F4C-73D2-9C47CEEC1EF3}.
  • 51c37bd95fc2c.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'savenashare' with the class of {6754CBE8-FD9F-55AC-60F1-1CA59D326461}.
  • vWUA6Q.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SearchNewTab' with the class of {885D1CB3-872A-D62A-A2D7-EC7C7E3B2174}.
  • 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}.

How do I remove SearchNewTab?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 10 0%
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.94%
Windows 10 17.77%
Windows XP 7.65%
Windows Vista 3.57%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.27%
Windows 7 Professional 10.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.61%
Windows 8 Pro 4.17%
Windows 8 4.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 14.01%
  Indonesia 5.41%
  Taiwan 5.24%
  Brazil 4.50%
  Israel 3.51%
  Italy 3.17%
  India 3.13%
  Egypt 3.05%
  MA 2.91%
  United Kingdom 2.43%
  Canada 2.07%
  Thailand 1.95%
  Australia 1.90%
  Germany 1.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.76%
Acer 19.04%
Dell 18.08%
ASUS 11.15%
Toshiba 8.17%
Samsung 4.37%
Lenovo 3.52%
Intel 2.38%
American Megatrends 0.85%
MSI 0.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.59%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.70%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.70%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.60%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.30%


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