Search.tvplusnewtabsearch.com is a new questionable search engine that has recently emerged from an infamous family of browser hijackers that include identical and similar clones, such as Search.newtabtvgamasearch.com, Search.futuremediatabsearch.com, and Search.yourmediatabsearch.com. It is quite possible that you have installed free programs lately and that is how this hijacker entered your system. But, if this is true, it is also likely that this malware infection did not come alone. While it is possible to install this browser extension officially, it is still more likely that your computer has been infected with a bunch of malware threats when you find this tool in your browsers. Right now it seems that this browser hijacker does not affect Internet Explorer; however, it does hijack your Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers and changes their default search engine and new tab page settings. If you do not want to be exposed to potentially unreliable third-party web content and thus infect your computer with more threats or end up as a victim of online scams, we suggest that you remove Search.tvplusnewtabsearch.com right now.
It is quite easy to infect your browsers with such a browser hijacker because it via freeware bundles. This means that this infection can be bundled with other malware threats, including adware programs, other hijackers, keyloggers, Trojans, fake alerts, and potentially unwanted programs. These infections are generally packed with a legitimate-looking free program that you may target and search for on the web to download. However, you may easily end up on one of the malicious file-sharing websites, such as descargar.es, and think that you are downloading your chosen new application but, instead, you will only infect your computer with a number of malware infections. This is why we always emphasize the importance of downloading software and updates only from official and reputable vendors' sites. If you may have installed this browser extension this way, you should make sure that you do not leave any potentially harmful applications on board after you delete Search.tvplusnewtabsearch.com. We suggest that you use a reliable malware scanner for that.
In order for you to download such a malicious package it is also possible that your system is infected with adware. Such a program can display unreliable third-party ads while you are surfing the web. These ads are usually very annoying; however, they can be dangerous as well. Clicking on fake updaters or other misleading types of ads could lead to your downloading a bundle containing several malware infections. If you want to keep your system clean, you should stay away from third-party ads and make sure that there are no ad-supported programs on your computer. But first, you should delete Search.tvplusnewtabsearch.com from the affected browsers.
In all fairness, we must also mention that there is an official webpage that promotes this useless browser extension at tvplusnewtab.com. This is a very simple webpage with limited information about this tool. The main feature on this page is clearly the "Add to Chrome" button. If you click on this button, you can directly install this extension. But you can also find it in the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tvplusnewtab/jakhkknhjanpoeokpcjdgaebmlmdjchg. It seems that only 72 users have installed this application so far, which cannot be called popular at all. As a matter of fact, we recommend that you remove Search.tvplusnewtabsearch.com from your browsers even if you acquired it through the official channels.
We have found that this browser hijacker is very similar to Nyknicksbuzzsearch.com, Easysearchit.com, and Mystartabsearch.com, which are all hosted on the same IP address. All these risky search engines are created by an Israel-based company called Imali Media. This particular browser extension offers you easy access to streaming TV and movie websites, news, sports, and other media-related third-party websites. And, of course, the main feature is the search engine itself. Well, our research shows that you should not trust any of these contents coming from this tool because it may inject questionable third-party advertisements into the related sites, let alone the modified search results you may be introduced to. This hijacker forwards all your queries to Yahoo and displays a normal-looking search results page. However, this can be misleading and you may think that you can trust all content on this page. Unfortunately, it could contain questionable third-party ads and sponsored links that may also come from cyber criminals. In other words, there is a chance that you end up infecting your computer or get scammed by crooks if you engage with such unreliable contents. This is the main reason why we advise you to remove Search.tvplusnewtabsearch.com as soon as possible.
If you want to take matters into your own hands, we suggest that you remove this questionable extension from the browsers it affects. If you need help with this, please follow our instructions below this article. All this process should not take more than a minute or two even if you are not an experienced computer user. However, you should keep in mind that this is just the beginning and there is more work to be done if you want to make sure that you are using a clean and secure computer. What's more, you should also make sure that it all stays that way. Therefore, we recommend that you use a reliable anti-malware program like SpyHunter that can automatically take care of all your system security issues.
How to remove Search.tvplusnewtabsearch.com from your browsers