How to get rid of the SoundJunkies New Tab
What is SoundJunkies New Tab:
Threat Classification: PUP/adware
SoundJunkies New Tab is an adware application, developed by inMind and APC and promises to provide users a large collection of free songs and mp3 files. Our security researchers have warned us that the SoundJunkies New Tab could distribute modified installers, that could recommend & install various free software products including 3rd party toolbars, video codecs, anti-virus products etc. You should be very cautious, because SoundJunkies New Tab uses stealth installation, intrusive ads marketing and nevertheless it collects various private browsing data from your computer. If your desktop starts filling with unwanted & very annoying banners, ads, pop-up windows or other 3rd party advertisements, most likely the reason for this is the SoundJunkies New Tab – classified as an adware and/or a PUP. SoundJunkies New Tab was classified as an adware because of the distribution method it uses – software “bundling“, and because it collects all kinds of private information from your computer – IP addresses, Bookmarks, Browsing History, Browsing habits, cookies, credentials even financial information if possible. SoundJunkies New Tab is capable of showing various ads on almost every webpage you visit. Once installed, the SoundJunkies New Tab adware quickly corrupts the browser’s settings, making the recovery even harder. If you start getting various web ads, claiming that they are – “By SoundJunkies New Tab”, “Ads by SoundJunkies New Tab”, “SoundJunkies New Tab Ads”, “Powered by SoundJunkies New Tab”, “Brought by SoundJunkies New Tab” or “Brought to you by SoundJunkies New Tab” – you should consider your computer infected. SoundJunkies New Tab appears to work with all the well-known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Generally, users that have it installed on their systems might experience various pop-up or pop-under ads, coupon boxes, banners, search suggestion windows, SoundJunkies New Tab link advertisements or other commercials, displayed on popular web pages. The victim should consider, that the search results are compromised as well, most likely overloaded with spam and other third-party advertising.
SoundJunkies New Tab is usually bundled with some other free ad-supported software products and is being installed by default, when the user accepts the EULA, while performing an express/recommended installation of that software bundle. The possible distribution of SoundJunkies New Tab varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, video editing software, codecs, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc..
!!! Please note, that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Automatic SoundJunkies New Tab Removal:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect SoundJunkies New Tab and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). You can find SpyHunter Installation Instructions here: (LINK) SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers unlimited scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or to purchase a subscription, which will allow you to perform an automatic removal and to receive unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.
Manual SoundJunkies New Tab Removal:
!!! Please note: You can remove SoundJunkies New Tab Adware/PUP manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore the Manual removal method is highly recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove SoundJunkies New Tab Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entry related to SoundJunkies New Tab, DNS Unlocker, Magical Find, iReview, YoutubeAdBlocker, Space Sound Pro, RoyalAds Policy, 1ClickDownload, Yontoo, FBPhotoZoom, Mac Free Converter, DP1815, Youtube Downloader HD, DVDX Player 3.2, Easy Media Converter, SafeSaver, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, Feven Pro 1.1, Couponpueke, Savings Bull, HD-Plus 3.5, LyricsBuddy-1 or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars, search for suspicious software programs, installed on the same date as the infection. If you find such, right-click on it and try to uninstall it. Although, please mind that this is an actual infection and you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.
2. Remove SoundJunkies New Tab from your browser:
Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).
*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
After Internet Explorer completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.
Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Choose “Run“.
3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter.
1. At the top of the Firefox window (top-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Refresh / Reset Firefox button in the top-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Refresh / Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will reopen.
3. Delete any folders or files related to SoundJunkies New Tab by checking the following locations: