How to Terminate TV Stream Now New Tab (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

Aug 4th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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What is TV Stream Now New Tab? And how does it work?

TV Stream Now New Tab is a newly developed browser extension compatible with both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. This extension claims to “search and discover all your favorite TV shows and movies in your browser new tab!”. The description is quite misleading since it does not have any search engine specifically created to look for movies or TV shows which is quite suspicious and one of the reasons why it is considered as both a browser hijacker and potentially unwanted program (PUP). it has the ability to modify your browser’s settings and deliver you potentially dangerous contents sponsored by third parties. So if you don’t want any potential threat near your computer, then it would be best to remove this extension especially if you don’t remember adding this.

How is TV Stream Now New Tab distributed?

This suspicious browser extension can be found at the Chrome web store but isn’t found on Firefox add-ons web page. Apart from that, it can also be obtained through untrustworthy torrents and file sharing websites. Meaning to say, you can get this extension when you download and install suspicious torrents or software bundles from free sharing sites.

To remove TV Stream Now New Tab, follow the removal instructions below:

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc at the same time.

Step 2: Go to the Processes tab and look for any suspicious processes.

Step 3: Right-click on the files, click Open File Location and then scan them using a reputable antivirus program such as SpyRemover Pro. After opening their folders, end their processes and delete their folders. If the virus scanner fails to detect something that you know is suspicious, don’t hesitate to delete it.

Step 4: Open Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter.

Step 5: Look for any suspicious program responsible for the hijacker and then Uninstall it.

Step 6: Hold down Windows + E keys simultaneously to open File Explorer.

Step 7: Go to the directories listed below and look for any software installer related to TV Stream Now New Tab.

  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  • %TEMP%

Step 8: Delete any suspicious software installer/downloader you can find.

Step 9: Remove TV Stream Now New Tab from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  • Click the tab labeled Firefox. Go to Add-ons and then Extensions.
  • Look for TV Stream Now New Tab and click the Remove button.

Google Chrome

  • Launch Google Chrome.
  • Click the wrench icon. And from the drop-down menu click on Tools and then select Extensions.

  • Under the Extensions tab, select Your Mini Truetest or other suspicious browser extensions related to it and then click on the Trash icon.
  • Click on Remove button from the confirmation dialog box.

  • Reset Google Chrome. To do that, click the three stripes icon located at the upper-right corner of your screen. And then select Settings.

  • Under Settings, look for Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page and click on it.

  • Then click on the Reset browser settings button.
  • After that, a dialog box pops up, click the Reset button to Reset Chrome.
  • Restart Chrome.

Follow the continued advanced steps below to ensure the removal of the browser hijacker, TV Stream Now New Tab:

Perform a full system scan using SpyRemover Pro. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
  2. After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.

  1. To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
  2. Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
  3. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
  2. Type in explorer http://www.fixmypcfree.com/install/spyremoverpro

A single space must be in between explorer and http. Click OK.

  1. A dialog box will be displayed by Internet Explorer. Click Run to begin downloading SpyRemover Pro. Installation will start automatically once download is done.

  1. Click OK to launch SpyRemover Pro.
  2. Run SpyRemover Pro and perform a full system scan.

  1. After all the infections are identified, click REMOVE ALL.

  1. Register SpyRemover Pro to protect your computer from future threats.

 

 

 

 

 

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