Pics4Newtab Removal

What is Pics4Newtab

Pics4Newtab is a browser extension promoted through picslp.4newtab.com pop-ups. It is advertised as a feature to help you get free amazing pics every time you open a new tab in Google Chrome. The pop-up indicates you will be able to redesign your browser with these images, plus you may customize your New Tab with beautiful images and wallpapers. The picslp.4newtab.com pop-up basically mentions that if the current design of your Google Chrome browser is boring to you, the extension will help you make your browser look more stylish.

Pics4Newtab Removal

Regretfully, the picslp.4newtab.com pop-up promoting Pics4Newtab does not clearly mention that the extension additionally modifies a lot of your browser settings, such as:

The default home page, i.e. Your startup page; Your main search engine; New tab URL.

Installing and activating Pics4Newtab means that a lot of your browser parameters will no longer be defined by you, but rather by the extension. Changing these settings manually will not help. The Pics4Newtab extension will be controlling them until you finally get rid of it. Considering a lot of unauthorized browser modifications introduced by the extension, it is strongly advised that you immediately remove Pics4Newtab to restore your browser back to the parameters that were initially tailored based on your own preferences.

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How does Pics4Newtab affect your browsing

Upon successful activation, the Pics4Newtab extension will keep its promises and you will have a chance to download and use some of its amazing pictures directly from the home page controlled by the extension. However, you will no longer be able to start your search straight from Google home page or another decent startup page of your search. 4newtab.com page is what you will notice each time you start your browser. Plus, the same page will appear whenever you try to open the blank tab. Submitting your search queries through the search box on the page controlled by Pics4Newtab will redirect your queries through some other third-party search engine, most likely through Yahoo Search. Probably Yahoo search provider is good for some people, but why should the Pics4Newtab extension be in control of your search preferences? In other words, why should Pics4Newtab make the decision regarding your default search engine instead of you?

While the Pics4Newtab extension is active you will keep encountering the wide range of advertisement banners and sponsored links. They will be placed on your hijacked home page, or on top of the pseudo search results delivered through the associated third-party search engines. It is clear that the extension works like typical adware by promoting some content. Unfortunately, clicking on the ads displayed by the Pics4Newtab extension may lead you to many websites that are not safe and may cause you to install a lot of other unwanted applications.

The Pics4Newtab extension additionally performs spying over your browsing habits. It tracks the search queries you submit through its integrated search box. It analyzes what you prefer looking for on the web. The extension collects this information regularly and sooner or later transfers this information to third parties. Obviously, this is done in an illegal way, whereas sometimes this strictly private and confidential information may even be sold to online criminals.

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How to uninstall Pics4Newtab

Pics4Newtab can be found in the list of your Google Chrome extensions. Access your browser settings in the form of three vertical dots, click on “More Tools†and select “Extensionsâ€. Find Pics4Newtab in the list and remove it. If you find other similar third-party extensions that are not familiar to you, get rid of them in a similar way. The fact that Pics4Newtab was installed into your Google Chrome means that there might be some other unwanted programs active within your system right now. It is a good idea that you check the list of your available programs in the Control Panel. Uninstall third-party software that you do not remember installing directly. Finally, scan your computer with Anti-Malware Tool or Anti-Malware Tool anti-malware software that will help you to identify other malicious components that may secretly dwell within your system and cannot be visually identified.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to Pics4Newtab. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Pics4Newtab Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for Pics4Newtab or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Pics4Newtab Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for Pics4Newtab or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Pics4Newtab Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for Pics4Newtab or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If Pics4Newtab.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Pics4Newtab Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for Pics4Newtab or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that Pics4Newtab is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the Pics4Newtab program.
  7. Select Pics4Newtab or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from Pics4Newtab

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete Pics4Newtab

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect Pics4Newtab, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find Pics4Newtab in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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