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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection

TV Genie

TV Genie is a browser add-on, published by Western Web Applications, which is available at The application is said to improve your video watching experience as it can dim the irrelevant content of the web page when you watch a video. The application is said to be virus-free; however, it is clearly stated that TV Genie is an ad-supported application, which may encourage you to remove this potentially unwanted program (PUP) from your PC and browsers.

TV Genie is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. It installs a “Lights Off!” button below the YouTube video so that you can hide distractive contents of the web page whenever you want.  As you already know, it can generate various advertisements, including in-text and display ads, which are supposed to be unobtrusive. The number of ads may vary from 1 to 5 on a web page, and their contents may be absolutely irrelevant to your earlier search queries. If you do not want to accidentally click on a suspicious advertisement, you should remove TV Genie from the PC.

The browser add-on is not a virus; however, it is advisable to remove it from the PC in order to minimize the risk of computer infections. Do not risk your privacy and uninstall TV Genies from the computer by following our step-by-step removal instructions. Even though some advertisements may be non-related to your interests, TV Genie monitors your browsing actions and sends the collected information to third-party advertisers. The removal of the application puts an end to the monitoring, so do not wait and take immediate actions.

Before you start the removal procedure, note that the system should be protected against various computer threats, so once you finish the removal, implement our recommended free scanner which is available below.

How to remove TV Genies

Windows Vista/7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove TV Genie.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Mark TV Genies and click the Remove button.

Windows 8

  1. Hover the mouse over the lower left corner of the screen and right-click it.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Remove the unwanted application.
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How to manually remove TV Genie

Files associated with TV Genie infection:


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