New Browse Browser Hijacker

Also Known As: New Browse potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Eanswers.com redirect removal instructions

What is eanswers.com?

New Browse is a browser app that, according to its developers, makes everyday browsing easier, faster and enjoyable. In other words, they offer faster searches, accurate search results, some additional features and so on. It may look like a completely legitimate app, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted application (PUA). It is because New Browse is one of those apps that people download and install unintentionally. Also because it is designed to gather information about its users, modifies browser's settings and promotes eanswers.com - a fake search engine.

eanswers.com browser hijacker

Most browser hijackers can be installed on popular browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. If installed, New Browse immediately changes browser settings such as default search engine, homepage and new tab URL. It changes them to eanswers.com. Users who has this browser hijacker installed are forced to visit this website when they open their browser (new browser window), new tab in it or enter a search query into URL bar. As mentioned in introduction, eanswers.com is a fake search engine. To be more precise, when used it displays search results generated by Yahoo (it redirects users to search.yahoo.com). Search engines that do not generate unique search results are useless. Furthermore, New Browse (and eanswers.com) are PUAs that gather browsing-related data. Typically, apps of this type record entered search queries, geo-locations, IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, URLs of visited websites and other information of this type. Nevertheless, quite often they gather other (sensitive/personal) details as well. PUAs developers share it with other (third) parties who usually misuse it to generate revenue. It is worth mentioning that some of these parties might be cyber criminals. We recommend to uninstall any unwanted browser apps (PUAs) and to use only legitimate search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and so on.

The number of browser hijackers is uncountable and it is growing by the days. FootbalScores24, BestMovies Search Plus and nJoyMovies Search Plus are just a few examples of apps that are categorized as PUAs of this type too. What most of these applications have in common is that their developers present them as legitimate and useful, however, in reality they do not deliver any promised tools, features or other benefits. Most of them are designed only to generate revenue for their developers and often cause their users various problems. Usage of browser hijackers might lead to privacy issues, problems with browsing safety. Sometimes it can cause identity theft too.

How did New Browse install on my computer?

Sometimes unwanted apps of this type are promoted using some websites. However, it is known that most people install (and downloads) them unwillingly/unintentionally. These installations usually are caused by intrusive (deceptive) ads that users click, or when software developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Bundling is used to trick users into downloading and installing PUAs within some other software that they download/install on purpose (intentionally). Developers hide unwanted apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options/settings of software download or installation setups. In other words, information about them being included (bundled) into setups is not disclosed properly. However, downloads and installations of various PUAs usually happen only when people allow them to happen. Simply said, when they leave all available download/installation setup's settings unchanged (download/install software without checking them).

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

We recommended to be cautious when browsing the web and downloading/installing various software( especially if it is free). Always analyze download/installation processes and check all available "Custom" or "Advanced" (or other similar) settings. Opt-out third party applications (PUAs)/decline all offers to download/install them. Download software only from official/trustworthy sources, using direct download links. Various third party downloaders/installers often include rogue apps and thus such tools should never be used. Most intrusive advertisements are very likely to look completely appropriate, because developers invest many resources into their design. However, if you encounter redirects to untrustworthy websites (such as pornography, adult dating, gambling etc.), then check what are the installed programs on your computer and applications on your web browser, and remove all unwanted/unknown entries immediately. If your computer is already infected with New Browse, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.

Website promoting New Browse browser hijacker:

Website used to promote New Browse browser hijacker

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Quick menu:

New Browse browser hijacker removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

eanswers.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "New Browse"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications (which cause browser redirects to the eanswers.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

New Browse browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing eanswers.com related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Change your homepage:

Removing eanswers.com from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://eanswers.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.

Change your default search engine:

Removing eanswers.com from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "eanswers.com".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the new browse potentially unwanted application, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing eanswers.com related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "New Browse" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Change your homepage:

Removing eanswers.com from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, look for a "New Browse" browser hijacker's URL (hxxp://www.eanswers.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.

Change your default search engine:

Removing eanswers.com from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list look for "eanswers.com" when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the new browse potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing eanswers.com related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "New Browse", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing eanswers.com from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://eanswers.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing eanswers.com from Mozilla Firefox default search engine

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "eanswers"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with new browse potentially unwanted application removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.

Change your default search engine:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

Removal assistance:
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