Remove Newfolder.exe Virus | Updated


I wrote this article to help you remove Newfolder.exe. This Newfolder.exe removal guide works for all Windows versions.

The Newfolder.exe virus is a Trojan horse infection. Upon penetrating your system, the malicious Trojan starts doing all kinds of tasks to lower your computer’s defense. The ultimate goal is to open the door for other infections, such as adware, hijackers, ransomware, worms and others. It will penetrate your browser and alter its DNS settings. This can allow the Newfolder.exe virus to change your homepage and default search engine to another website. If this happens, you should not trust the unfamiliar site to carry out your searches.

Your browser can start behaving strangely because of the Trojan’s activity. It can redirect you to random websites during your sessions. New browser windows and tabs can be opened at random times. In many cases, they come in the forms of commercial advertisements. The ads will show you offers for various commercial goods. They will come at bargain prices to get your interest. You should never follow them. They could lead you to corrupted websites, spreading malware. The Newfolder.exe virus can also keep track of your browsing sessions and collect all kinds of input about your history, cookies, preferences and personally identifiable information (PII). This data can be sold to third parties who have criminal intentions.

The Newfolder.exe virus uses furtive distribution methods to enter users’ machines unnoticed. The most common technique is spam e-mails. The Trojan can be disguised as an attached document, falsely listed as a .doc or .pdf file. In reality, the attachment is a malevolent program in an .exe format. Spam e-mails often misrepresent reliable companies and websites whose services you may be using. To check whether a given letter from your in-box comes from a reliable sender, do a checkup of his name and contacts. If the sender’s e-mail corresponds to an actual company e-mail, you can take it as genuine.

Some spam e-mails can list your own address as the sender of the e-mail. This may surprise you, if it has not occurred before. If you do not recall sending yourself an e-mail that comes from your own address, simply disregard it. The Newfolder.exe virus can also be transferred through a corrupted website. Be careful about the pages you visit. If you are unfamiliar with a given site, look up information about it to see if it is considered safe to visit. A compromised link can also take you to an infected page. You should only trust sources and people you are familiar with. A link from an unfamiliar site or person can really be a redirect to a dangerous domain.

The Newfolder.exe virus does all kinds of changes to your internal settings. This allows it to weaken your defense which makes it easier for malicious programs to enter your machine and gives the Trojan the option to access your browsing history. The Trojan can block your firewall to make your system vulnerable to external attacks. It will attract all kinds of insidious tools and allow them to enter your PC. The Newfolder.exe virus will change your homepage and default search provider to a different website. The unfamiliar search engine can lead you to corrupted websites that are used to spread hijackers, adware, worms, ransomware and other kinds of spyware. Your computer will slow down and you may experience system crashes.

The Newfolder.exe virus will also generate pop-up ads, showing you offers for a wide variety of commercial goods. These ads come from third party websites with a suspicious reputation. They can get you infected with malware, as well. By tampering with your DNS settings and your firewall, the Trojan will gain access to the information stored in your browser. It can record your history, tracking cookies, IP address, geographic location, user names, passwords and other PII. The data gathered on you can be sold to third parties without your knowledge or permission.

You have to delete the Newfolder.exe virus and all files it has created on your hard drive. The Trojan can make registry entries which could still be used by malevolent software looking to enter even after Newfolder.exe has been removed. There are guidelines below to help you carry out the process. Please, make sure you follow the removal steps strictly and maintain their original order. To check for additional harmful files, you can conduct a scan with an AV program.

Newfolder.exe Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Newfolder.exe from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.


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