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SoundJunkies New Tab. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - -   Also known as Sound Junkies | Type: Adware

What is SoundJunkies New Tab?

SoundJunkies New Tab by inMind is a free browser extension that is very similar to Mobius Radio, Myradioplayer, NetRadio, and many other apps that are supposed to provide users with a quick access to music, radio stations and other content. However, our research team has found out that it’s a regular ‘adware’ and a ‘potentially unwanted program’ (PUP) that is actively involved in advertising activities. Once installed on PC’s system, it targets web browsers in order to hijack them and start manipulating. Consequently, you may notice a toolbar with a small search box and an excessive amount of pop-up, pop-under, banner, full-page ads, in-text links and other irritating content during your browsing. No matter how trustworthy and eye-catching “Ads by SoundJunkies New Tab” may look like, avoid clicking on them because you can never know whether affiliates of this program are reliable, what means that you may be rerouted to doubtful or even unsafe websites right after clicking on SoundJunkies New Tab ads. On top of that, this doubtful adware is also considered to be a data tracker. Usually, it is filled with tracking cookies that are set to accumulate and store such data as search terms, pages viewed, data entered in them, clicks, IP address, PC’s location, email address, and so on. Thus, if you anti-virus have recently started informing you about PUP. SoundJunkies, do not ignore that because it’s a clear sign that your PC has been infected. In order to remove SoundJunkies New Tab virus, our recommendation would be to use Reimage or another reputable anti-spyware.

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How can SoundJunkies New Tab hijack my computer?

Our research team has also found out that SoundJunkies New Tab adware is usually distributed along with other freewares/sharewares. Such distribution technique is known as ‘bundling’. This way, doubtful companies are trying to spread potentially unwanted programs without requiring for user’s authorization in a direct manner. Therefore, if you are not keen on experiencing SoundJunkies New Tab redirects as if out of nowhere, you are strongly advised to investigate ‘Advanced’ or ‘Custom’ settings all the time because it’s the only way yo find out what ‘optional downloads’ are traveling along side the freeware that you are going to install. Moreover, security experts warn that SoundJunkies New Tab may be involved in the distribution and promotion of other third-party toolbars. It seems that it may be actively involved in the distribution of Ask search. Therefore, tight after installation of SoundJunkies New Tab redirect virus, you may find your default search provider replaced with search.tb.ask.com and a default start page with home.tb.ask.com. In this particular case, you should avid browsing the net and take needed actions to remove all potentially unwanted programs from your PC’s system.

How to remove SoundJunkies New Tab virus?

SoundJunkies New Tab is not a difficult task since it’s a legitimate application that can be found on Programs and Features. If you need a guide explaining how to remove SoundJunkies New Tab virus manually, you can find it down below. Nevertheless, our strongest recommendation would be to render a reliable anti-spyware because only this way you will be sure that all potentially unwanted programs are gone and that your PC is safe to use.

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To remove SoundJunkies New Tab, follow these steps:

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Erase SoundJunkies New Tab from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall SoundJunkies New Tab and related programs
    Here, look for SoundJunkies New Tab or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Delete SoundJunkies New Tab from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for SoundJunkies New Tab or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Uninstall SoundJunkies New Tab from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for SoundJunkies New Tab and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete SoundJunkies New Tab removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Eliminate SoundJunkies New Tab from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, SoundJunkies New Tab should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Get rid of SoundJunkies New Tab from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select SoundJunkies New Tab and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete SoundJunkies New Tab removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Remove SoundJunkies New Tab from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select SoundJunkies New Tab and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete SoundJunkies New Tab removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Erase SoundJunkies New Tab from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for SoundJunkies New Tab or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete SoundJunkies New Tab removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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