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What is Media New Tab?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Media New Tab is a browser NewTab. These so-called "NewTabs" can manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Media New Tab?

You may see this browser extension:

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these warnings during install:

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You may see this icon in your browsers menu-bar:

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this new startpage:

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and this new setting:

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How did Media New Tab get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from the webstore:

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after a redirect from their website:

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How do I remove Media New Tab?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
You can use their own uninstall instructions first, but I would advise to follow the steps below anyway.

  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Media New Tab?

  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Media New Tab completely.
  • If your browsers have been hijacked, you should read our Restore Browser page. You can read there how to fix additional browser redirect methods.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the Media New Tab hijacker. It blocks traffic to some of their domains:
 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in a FRST log:
 

CHR NewTab: Default ->  Active:"chrome-extension://ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg/index.html"
CHR Extension: (Media New Tab) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg [2019-05-06]

Significant changes made by the installers:
 

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
---------------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0
       Adds the file config.js"="4/18/2019 11:20 AM, 1006 bytes, A
       Adds the file index.html"="4/18/2019 11:20 AM, 124 bytes, A
       Adds the file load.js"="4/18/2019 11:20 AM, 614 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="5/6/2019 9:07 AM, 1479 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="5/6/2019 9:07 AM, 680 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="4/18/2019 11:52 AM, 2320 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\bg
       Adds the file background.html"="4/18/2019 11:20 AM, 146 bytes, A
       Adds the file background.js"="4/18/2019 11:20 AM, 2696 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\img
       Adds the file icon128.png"="5/6/2019 9:07 AM, 4793 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon16.png"="5/6/2019 9:07 AM, 591 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon48.png"="5/6/2019 9:07 AM, 1908 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\inject
       Adds the file onInstallCallback.js"="4/18/2019 11:20 AM, 646 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg"="REG_SZ", "B84B6B68C3D234CCF788E8DBCE404EF8EC5678175DC73C7462E04800E2DD9E7B"

The Malwarebytes scan log:
 

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 5/6/19
Scan Time: 9:16 AM
Log File: de249aca-6fce-11e9-81d3-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.7.1.2839
Components Version: 1.0.563
Update Package Version: 1.0.10480
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 236186
Threats Detected: 22
Threats Quarantined: 22
Time Elapsed: 7 min, 12 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 2
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS.SETTINGS|ILKABDCNLAIOOMJFDAFCBKKNGCCKKILG, Quarantined, [331], [678788],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 6
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\inject, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\img, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\bg, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\EXTENSIONS\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480

File: 14
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\bg\background.html, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\bg\background.js, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\img\icon128.png, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\img\icon16.png, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\img\icon48.png, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\inject\onInstallCallback.js, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\config.js, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\index.html, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\load.js, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ilkabdcnlaioomjfdafcbkkngcckkilg\1.0.2_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [331], [678787],1.0.10480
PUP.Optional.MediaNewTab, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, [331], [678787],1.0.10480

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected. 

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