Lightning Newtab extension is categorized as harmful and useless browser addons that are lurking over Internet and get attached to your system when you surf the Internet carelessly. Just like other adwares, Lightning Newtab will also cause annoying problems such as unwanted advertisements to popup on your screen, browser redirects, slow Internet browsing etc. Additionally, this Lightning Newtab malware is utilized to collect personal and confidential information of the victim users. Due to total harmful activities found from Lightning Newtab virus, it should be uninstalled soon once noticed.
What is Lightning Newtab and how dangerous it is:
- Basically The Lightning Newtab is a bad software/application designed by cyber criminals to harm your computer and alternatively achieve commercial advantages.
- It is an intrruder that uses unfair tricks and methods to get into your computer. Usually its aim is getting installed without your knowledge
- It can and it will modify your current system/browser configurations to send malicious commands to your machine.
- It promotes Spam and drives you to network of unsafe web domains, it may install further corrupt software from Internet too.
- It Spams on infected computers, displays annoying advertisements.
- It breaks into your privacy, captures keywords, collects persoanl information by tracking your web browsings.
Manual removal of Lightning Newtab:
To manually uninstall Search engine, plugins/extensions and toolbars installed by Lightning Newtab virus, open the Add-on manager of your browser which can be accessed through Tools > Internet options in Internet explorer. Similarly, open the Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox or other program`s settings. It may looks like (or a bit different) as shown in the image below.
Now go to, Toolbars and Extensions menu and remove the Lightning Newtab if listed. Then select the Search Providers and find the Lightning Newtab and remove if it appears.
Now open Browser settings/configurations and:
Delete cache content and web history.
Make sure the Pop-up blocker is turned ON.
Homepage is pointing to a safe website or is Blank.
Now go to the windows Control Panel:
open “Programs and Features” or “Add/Remove Programs”
Look for Lightning Newtab in the list of installed programs and then Uninstall/Remove.
Lightning Newtab virus removal tool
Choose a download from the list below to get rid of this malware using an automatic software.