How to Remove Chill Tab New Tab

Chill Tab New Tab is a potentially unwanted program that is presently targeting Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers. It is offered as an extension that gives the fastest search and provides exactly what you are looking for. Chill Tab New Tab also has other amazing tools, like attractive wallpaper for the homepage and a new tab window.

Unwanted installation of Chill Tab New Tab

In most instances, users are not aware of the installation of Chill Tab New Tab. It comes bundled with freeware or shareware that was downloaded from various dubious servers. Thus, be careful and take extra precaution when obtaining free software. As much as possible, download your applications only from reputable websites.

Once Chill Tab New Tab is running on the computer, it immediately changes some settings in the browser. Chill Tab New Tab Extension integrates a bunch of features into browser applications. It can add a toolbar, a search tool, and a couple of buttons and links that are attractive at first glance. Moreover, it replaces your homepage and new tab with the Chill Tab New Tab search bar. The image below shows what your modified homepage and new tab will look like.

It causes pop-up advertisements

We can assume that the main objective of Chill Tab New Tab is to gain online revenue. The program is free and will not cost the user any money to have it. However, this adware has the intention of displaying countless advertisements in the browser. Ads by Chill Tab are the main source of profit and are highly anticipated by its developer.

Screenshot of Chill Tab New Tab

In addition, the authors of this PUP aim to partially control ad display on your browser. It will monitor your search queries and websites you frequently visit. As you can see, Chill Tab New Tab is somehow a threat to your online privacy; thus, we highly suggest that you remove this thing from your browser.

Chill Tab New Tab Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of the Adware on compromised Windows computers. Aside from removing the malicious browser extension, this guide is also helpful for deleting pop-ups and redirects. In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Step 1 : Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows

Combo Cleaner is a trusted computer security and optimization tool equipped with a powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of threat like Chill Tab New Tab through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the database file; please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like Chill Tab New Tab, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

Screenshot of Combo Cleaner PC

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete Chill Tab New Tab malware, including all malicious objects from the computer.

To fully optimize the features of antivirus and privacy scanners, users may have to upgrade to the premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if you are comfortable manually getting rid of the threat and malicious items linked to it.

Step 2 : Turn Off Sync on Google Chrome

At this point, it is crucial to turn off Google Sync to prevent Chill Tab New Tab from restoring if in case it has exploited this feature. Follow the procedures below to sign out and turn off sync.

1. Open Google Chrome application.

2. On top address bar, please type the following:

chrome://settings/syncSetup

3. Once you are in the Sync and Google Services, click on the Turn Off button.

Google Chrome Sync Turn Off Image

4. If it prompts for the confirmation, click on Turn Off once again.

5. The process will turn off the sync and logout the Google account as well. Please restart Google Chrome browser and proceed with the remaining steps.

Step 3 : Remove the Chill Tab New Tab Extension from interent browser

Most adware and unwanted programs use an application called a "browser extension" to be able to take over the settings of internet applications. Therefore, we highly recommend checking and removing the extension that is closely related to Chill Tab New Tab. If it is not present, look for and delete any suspicious browser extension.

Google Chrome

Remove the Chill Tab New Tab Extension from Google Chrome

1. Open the Google Chrome browser.

2. Input the strings below in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard:

chrome://extensions/

Screenshot of Chrome Extensions in PC

3. Look for Chill Tab New Tab or a relevant entry and remove it from Google Chrome.

Microsoft Edge

Remove Chill Tab New Tab from Microsoft Windows and Edge Browser

1. On your keyboard, press Windows Key + R. Type the appwiz.cpl command and click OK.

Screenshot of Run Command

2. The Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in a chronological manner, with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on the 'Installed On' column.

Screenshot of Program and Featires

3. Select Chill Tab New Tab or a recently installed suspicious entry from the list.

4. Click on Uninstall to remove it from the Windows system.

If Chill Tab New Tab is still present on the browser and unwanted homepage and pop-ups persist, another option is to remove the hijacker from the browser settings.

5. Open the Microsoft Edge program.

6. Input the following string in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard:

edge://extensions/

Screenshot of MS Edge Address Bar

7. Look for and Remove or Disable entries for Chill Tab New Tab from the Installed Extensions area.

Screenshot of Edge Extension Removal

8. You may now close the window and restart the Microsoft Edge browser.

Mozilla Firefox

Uninstall the Chill Tab New Tab Extension from Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. Type or copy and paste the strings below in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard:

about:addons

Screenshot of Firefox Extension

3. Click on Extensions from the sidebar menu.

4. Look for an entry that pertains to Chill Tab New Tab and Disable or Remove it from the browser using the options button.

Step 4 : Scan the computer with Sophos Home Antivirus

To remove Chill Tab New Tab automatically, scanning the computer with this powerful virus and malware removal tool is recommended. This scanner does not just uncover known threats like viruses or malware; it is also effective in discovering adware like Chill Tab New Tab.

1. Please click on the link below to download the program.

2. After downloading, locate the file SophosInstall.exe in the Downloads folder.

3. Install by double-clicking on the file.

4. If it prompts "Do you want to allow this app to make changes on your device?" please click Yes.

5. Next, it will display the Terms and Conditions page. Click the Install button to begin.

Screenshot of Terms by Sophos Home

6. Run the installation with the default settings. Please note that an internet connection is required in order to download important updates.

7. After finishing the installation, you must login to the dashboard. If you already have a Sophos account, please login. Otherwise, please enter your details and click on the Create Account button.

8. Once you are in the Sophos Home console, click the Scan button to start checking the computer for Chill Tab New Tab components.

Screenshot of Sophos Home

9. Scanning may take a while; please wait for this process to finish.

10. After scanning the computer, Sophos Home will start cleaning or deleting files infected with Chill Tab New Tab.

11. You may now close Sophos Home. The computer is now free from Chill Tab New Tab, as well as associated malware and viruses.

The above procedures should have totally eliminated Chill Tab New Tab adware. However, if you find that there are still remnants of the virus, please proceed to the next steps below.

Step 5 : Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of Chill Tab New Tab on the browser that were not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications.

1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.

2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer, especially browsers affected by Chill Tab New Tab.

3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner.exe to start running the tool.

4. If Windows displays a prompt saying, "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" click Yes to proceed.

5. On the AdwCleaner dashboard, click on Settings.

Screenshot of AdwCleaner Policies

6. While in the Settings window, please turn On the Reset Chrome Policies and Reset IE Policies.

Screenshot of AdwCleaner Scanner

7. Go back to the Dashboard and click the Scan Now button.

8. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated with Chill Tab New Tab.

9. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.

10. AdwCleaner will then prompt an option to run another repair, which will reset Winsock and other settings. Please click the Run Basic Repair button.

Screenshot of Basic Repair

11. A message will appear stating that "All processes will be closed..." Please click Continue.

Image of Basic Repair Message

12. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of Chill Tab New Tab as well as other detected threats.

Check if your internet browser application is no longer being bothered by Chill Tab New Tab. If the adware still persists, please continue with the steps below to reset internet programs to their default homepage and search settings.

Step 6 : Restore the homepage and search settings

Google Chrome

Remove Chill Tab New Tab from the Homepage and Search of Chrome

1. Open the Google Chrome browser. Type or copy and paste the following on the address bar. Then, press Enter on the keyboard:

chrome://settings

Screenshot of Chrome Settings Page

2. Go to the left sidebar and click On Startup.

3. Select "Open a specific page or set of pages" in the right panel.

Chrome On Startup Screenshot

4. Locate the unwanted Homepage URL, click on More Actions icon (3-dot), and select Remove or Edit.

5. If you choose Edit, enter the desired web address as your home page, replacing Chill Tab New Tab. Click Save.

6. To set the default search engine, go to the left sidebar, and this time, select Search Engine.

Screenshot of Search Settings

7. Click on the Manage search engines and site search button in the right panel.

8. Find the unwanted Search Engine in the list. Click on More Actions icon, and then click Delete.

9. Go back to the left side bar and click Search Engine.

Default Search Engine Screenshot

10. In the right panel, choose a valid entry from the "Search engine used in the address bar."

You can now restart the Google Chrome browser to see if the unwanted homepage and search engine related to Chill Tab New Tab are gone.

Microsoft Edge

Get Rid of Chill Tab New Tab from the Homepage of Edge Browser

1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser on your computer.

2. In the address bar, type or copy and paste the string below, then press Enter on the keyboard:

edge://settings/startHomeNTP

MS Edge Start Page Screenshot

3. Go to the "When Edge Starts" area. Under the "Open these pages" section, click More Actions (3-dot).

4. Select Edit to open the Edit Page window.

5. Input your desired address to replace the homepage settings of Chill Tab New Tab.

Screenshot of Home URL

6. Click the Save button. You may now restart Microsoft Edge browser.

Mozilla Firefox

Delete Chill Tab New Tab from the Homepage and Search of Firefox.

1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser on your computer.

2. Type or copy and paste the following on the address bar, then press Enter on the keyboard:

about:preferences

3. Click Home in the sidebar area.

Firefox Preferences Screenshot

4. Under "Homepage and new windows", you may choose Firefox Home (Default) or Custom URLs.

5. If you chose Custom URLs, input the desired URL to replace Chill Tab New Tab settings.

6. To configure the default search engine, select Search in the left sidebar to display the settings.

Screenshot of Firefox Default Search

7. Under the "Default Search Engine" list, please select a legitimate one (i.e., Google).

8. Scroll down to "Search Shortcuts" and select an unwanted search engine.

Remove Search from Firefox Image

9. Click on the Remove button to delete the unwanted search engine. You may now restart the Mozilla Firefox browser.

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2 thoughts on “How to Remove Chill Tab New Tab”

  1. I tried all the fixes suggested around the internet but still found that chill-tab was able to continue its onslaught of pop-ups and eventually re-install itself in full. I haven’t seen anyone else post the following so if you have the same problem give this a try: apparently the ‘Flash Player’ I had most recently installed was actually chill-tab in disguise, so uninstalling Adobe Flash Player altogether solved the problem.

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