How to remove Lightning Newtab Adware

How to remove Lightning Newtab Adware

How to delete LightningNewtab

How to remove LightningNewtab Ads, How to remove Ads by LightningNewtab, How to remove “by LightningNewtab” adware, How to remove LightningNewtab virus

 

What is Lightning Newtab:

Threat Classification: PUP/adware

LightningNewtab or Lightning Newtab is an ad-supported browser extension for Chrome, which is described as a browser enhancement tool, that will help you save time by quick dialing your favorite web sites. Although this might sound handy, we recommend avoid installing this software on your computer, because it is classified as an adware and a PUP for several reasons – because of the distribution method it uses – “bundling” and because of its suspicious activity while working – gathering private data from you.  LightningNewtab is capable of showing various annoying & unwanted advertisements on almost every webpage you visit. Once installed, the LightningNewtab adware quickly corrupts the browser’s settings, making the recovery even harder. If you start getting various web ads, claiming that they are – “By LightningNewtab”“Ads by LightningNewtab”, “LightningNewtab Ads”, “Powered by LightningNewtab”, “Brought by LightningNewtab” or “Brought to you by LightningNewtab” – you should consider your computer infected. LightningNewtab appears to work only with 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, LightningNewtab 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.

LightningNewtab 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 LightningNewtab 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..

The main purpose of LightningNewtab is to generate as much traffic as possible to certain domains, which could easily be monetized via one of the many online marketing platforms. Please note, that the creators of such or similar adware or malware would collect information that might be used to track your browsing habits, however often they collect much more then your web search history. LightningNewtab may use cookies and other relevant techniques, that might be used to collect private data like account information, username, passwords, financial information including credit card and bank account numbers etc. That’s why this malware infection should not be left unattended, and needs to be terminated immediately, as it is a serious threat to your private data and online security.

!!! 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.

Removal Process:

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 regular or novice users) using a Professional Malware Removal Software.

2. Manual Removal (recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).

Automatic LightningNewtab Removal:

We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

You can download and install SpyHunter to detect LightningNewtab 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 LightningNewtab Removal:

!!! Please note: You can remove LightningNewtab Adware/PUP manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore this Manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.

1. Remove LightningNewtab 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 LightningNewtab, LightningNewtab, iReview, Obrona Blockads, Media Player 1.1, Video Player, YoutubeAdBlocker, Enterprise Policy, 1ClickDownload, Yontoo, FBPhotoZoom, Mac Free Converter, DP1815, Youtube Downloader HD, DVDX Player 3.2, Fast Free Converter, SafeSaver, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, Savings Bull, Feven Pro 1.1, Couponpueke, Savings Bull, HD-Plus 3.5, LyricsBuddy-1 or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. If you find such, double-click on it and try to remove 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 LightningNewtab from your browser:

 

Google Chrome:

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

3. Delete any folders or files related to LightningNewtab by checking the following locations:

%ProgramFiles%

%AppData%

%ProgramData%

%LocalAppData%

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