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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine


We believe that users get infected with the Search.yourtelevisionnow.com browser hijacker when they download programs from unfamiliar websites. It is very unlikely that users would install the program that brings Search.yourtelevisionnow.com along willingly. However, if you happen to be one of the few users who have installed the application willingly, you should remove it at once. This program is not reliable, and it can easily expose you to malicious websites that will want to steal your money or destroy your computer. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions, and do not forget to acquire a powerful antispyware tool if need be.

The reason we say it is possible to download Search.yourtelevisionnow.com directly is that the program has an official website. The homepage is located at yourtelevisionnow.com, and at the first glance it might seem as though the application can really enhance your TV watching experience. The website says that with this application, you can “watch TV on your computer – including your favorite shows and live sports.” So technically, the program is like a browser plug-in that allows you to enjoy your favorite TV shows via the Internet. However, the problem that we have with the app is that it brings many annoying things along.

For instance, if you install the full version of this application, it will also change your default homepage and search engine on Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The homepage will be changed to Search.yourtelevisionnow.com, and you can be sure that all of your web searches will be monitored and redirected. This browser hijacker does not even provide you with an original search function. If you perform a web search via Search.yourtelevisionnow.com, you will see that the search is redirected to extsearch.maxwebsearch.com. If that were not enough, your search query will be further rerouted to Yahoo! Search engine, and you will be given modified search results.

Modified search results mean that they cannot be trusted. Most of them will be customized according to your web browsing habits because Search.yourtelevisionnow.com is able to track your online activity. For the most part, this type of activity is more annoying than dangerous, but the problem is that this browser hijacker could be easily exploited by cyber criminals to promote their content, too. So, the next time you click a modified search link, you might be landing on a website that is associated with malware distribution.

That is why it would be for the best to remove Search.yourtelevisionnow.com from your computer immediately. Although it is not possible to delete the hijacker via Control Panel, you can restore your browser settings by changing them manually. Please follow the instructions below to do it.

Finally, you should be really careful about the other potential threats that could be running on your PC right now. If you are not sure which programs must be eliminated from your system, scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner. If you are not a computer security expert, only a full system scan will help you determine the actual state your PC is in. If any unwanted programs are found, please remove them automatically, and make sure you have a legitimate sentinel program guarding your computer against similar infections.

How to Remove Unwanted Programs

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 & Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R and the Run command prompt will open.
  2. Type “control panel” into the Open box and click OK.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program and remove unwanted applications.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove unwanted applications.

Windows XP

  1. Press the Start menu button and select Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or remove programs and uninstall unwanted applications.

Restore Your Browser Settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Press Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. Press the Refresh Firefox button at the top right of the new tab.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Scroll down again and press the Reset Settings button.
  4. Click Reset.
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