How to remove Smartnewtab.com

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What is Smartnewtab.com?

Smartnewtab.com is an advertising website that can periodically reopen on users’ PC and redirect to various shady sites: online casinos, adult sites, shops etc. This strange behavior indicates an adware virus getting installed on the computer. Smartnewtab.com virus has multilanguage support and can target users PC around the world. Also, the user may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since the running of the applications required for malware activity may consume a lot of CPU. Software similar to Smartnewtab.com is usually distributed bundled with free programs that can be downloaded from the Internet. This guide will help you to uninstall the adware and remove Smartnewtab.com pop-ups from your browsers.

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How to remove Smartnewtab.com?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Smartnewtab.com completely. For this, you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Smartnewtab.com files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to the automatic removal tool.

Download Removal Tool

Performing an antimalware scan with SpyHunter Removal Tool would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Smartnewtab.com. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Smartnewtab.com, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Smartnewtab.com manual removal

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Smartnewtab.com you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Smartnewtab.com from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Smartnewtab.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Smartnewtab.com from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Smartnewtab.com and click Uninstall

How to remove Smartnewtab.com from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Smartnewtab.com

How to remove Smartnewtab.com from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Smartnewtab.com and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Smartnewtab.com from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove Smartnewtab.com from browsers

How to unlock Windows Group Policies

Before you will started to remove Smartnewtab.com from browser you should perform following instructions in Command Prompt
This step is necessary to delete Windows Group Policies created by Smartnewtab.com
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  1. Start Command Prompt as Administrator
  2. To do this in Windows 10/8 or Windows 7 click Start and in the search box type cmd. Right-click on the found result and choose Run as Administrator.
  3. While in command prompt type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
  4. Press Enter button.
  5. Then type:
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
  6. Press Enter button.
  7. Finally, type:
    gpupdate /force
  8. Press Enter button.

Since some of hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Smartnewtab.com from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on More tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Smartnewtab.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Smartnewtab.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Smartnewtab.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Smartnewtab.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Smartnewtab.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Smartnewtab.com from Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Extensions
  4. Click the gear icon near Smartnewtab.com or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them
  5. Choose Remove

Reset your browsers

How to reset settings in Google Chrome

  1. Click on the icon in the right-upper corner
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Click Advanced settings
  4. Click the Reset button
  5. In “reset” window click the Reset button

How to reset settings in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the icon in the upper right corner
  2. Choose Help
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information
  4. Click the Refresh Firefox… button

How to reset settings in Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Tools button
  2. Go to Internet options
  3. Go to the Advanced tab
  4. Click Reset

How to reset settings in Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Settings
  4. Under the Clear browsing data category select Choose what to clear
  5. Select everything and click Clear

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Smartnewtab.com.

Download Removal Tool

We also recommend to download and use SpyHunter to scan the system after Smartnewtab.com removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover Smartnewtab.com.

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