Hello, I’ve got a redirect infection Search.newtab-mediasearch.com on my Firefox on my Asus laptop, but I can’t get rid of it at all! I try to run antivirus to do a full scanning, but nothing is found. That means there is no threat like malware or virus on computer, but what is this redirect infection? What kind of tool can remove this infection completely? I am now busy with a thesis and I need to submit it to my professor online. So what can I do with it? Can you give me advisable idea for that?

Description of Search.newtab-mediasearch.com Hijacker

Many people now are misled by this fake webpage Search.newtab-mediasearch.com. They thought it’s a useful search page as those legitimate search tools Google, Yahoo or Bing, but actually it can’t help you do anything as usual as what you do on the good web browser. Once it corrupts the web browser, it will change the homepage totally and you can’t change it back, and when you try to type something or URL on the search bar, it can’t redirect you to correct place. You will get endless pop-up ads, banner message or fake security notification and so on. Since this fake webpage gets on the browser, the browser will work slower than before. If you open many new tabs at the same time, web browser will get frozen soon or crash down. Many pop-ups will take up too much Internet resource, so Internet speed is slow down. Search.newtab-mediasearch.com redirect also spies on your online track and records your important data like online bank card details, credit card information or your business data, and then transfers those important and profitable information to remote hackers. And cyber hackers will sell or use your personal information illegally. You may suffer financial loss in the future. Therefore, please eradicate this redirect infection as quickly as you can.

Many victims are very curious that how this Search.newtab-mediasearch.com redirect can get into their device as they even don’t do anything malicious. They said they just download some simple program like video player or listen to the music or read the e-book on the Internet and so on. This browser hijacker is usually distributed on the Internet by cyber hacker. They put this redirect infection into the website that can be controlled by them well. Usually those websites pop ups ads, flash pictures, attractive video, fake computer security message or message asking you to upgrade some software and so on. When you accidentally click on something malicious or virus-infected, then the threat will soon sneak into computer. Besides, this redirect will be put into spam email attachment to mislead computer users. When you read and check your email, you should not open those junk emails in order to avoid this redirect or other malware infection getting into your computer. Similarly, you should also be cautious to what you download from the Internet.

Main Traits of Search.newtab-mediasearch.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Search.newtab-mediasearch.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

The Screenshot of Search.newtab-mediasearch.com Hijacker


Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Search.newtab-mediasearch.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this browser hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to Search.newtab-mediasearch.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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Search.newtab-mediasearch.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Search.newtab-mediasearch.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 10, 2016 8:58 am

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