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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar

MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar is another browser plugin developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. It is distributed on free.mytelevisionhq.com, so if you click the Install button there, you will notice a toolbar added immediately. This is not the only change that will be applied. Many users find MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar very useful at first sight because it allows them to access Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and find other video streaming websites. On top of that, easy-access links placed on the main page of the search engine that will be set after the installation of MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar will enable users to access Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Wikipedia, Pinterest, eBay, Instagram, and other popular websites. In fact, we do not think that it is the reason to keep MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar installed. You should especially eliminate it if you have not added it consciously, or you simply want to start using another search engine.

It is not surprising at all that many users find MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar useful because this toolbar simply provides a list of legitimate web pages where users can watch movies and sports. In addition, specialists at pcthreat.com say that MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar takes all the relevant information from ak.wdata.televisionfanatic.com. The information received from there is the basis of MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar. MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar uses a legitimate search engine ask.com too. As can be seen, MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar is not a very beneficial toolbar. In addition, it is definitely not a unique piece of software.

There is plenty of other Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. toolbars. All of them are based on the same template, and they simply claim that they act somehow differently, e.g. one of the toolbars is advertised as a beneficial program for checking flight info. Specialists have noticed that there are three toolbars that are related to MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar very closely. These are DictionaryBoss, TotalComicBooks, and Undeaddies. If you wonder how we know that these toolbars are closely related, you should know that they are all based on the same web server (IP As they are so similar, users who install any of them notice immediately a toolbar and a new search engine. Of course, there is no doubt that you have encountered MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar if you detect such files as TPIManagerConsole.exe, fthighin.exe, ftmedint.exe, HiddenToolbarReminder.dll, assist.exe, AppIntegrator.exe, and config.xml too. In order to find these files, follow this path C:\Program Files (x86)\MyTelevisionHQ_ft.

We believe that it is rather dangerous to keep MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar and use the search engine it has set. Yes, ask.com is known to be a legitimate search provider; however, it might present users with the modified search results when it comes with MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar. These links and ads might redirect to untrustworthy third-party web pages within seconds. We do not think that it is worth keeping ask.com and MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar also because they might collect information day after day, and thus cause you privacy-related problems.

MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar can be downloaded from its official website free.mytelevisionhq.com; however, users usually do not install it themselves. Our researchers have found that many users complain regarding the entrance of MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar, and they decided to find out how this browser plugin travels. It has been observed that MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar is often spread through bundled malicious installers. On top of that, users might see adds on torrent and other web pages offering to download MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar. If a user clicks on such a commercial, the installation of MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar is initiated.

If you are sure that you do not want to keep MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar, you have to erase it right now. If you want to do that manually, you can reset your browsers (see instructions below) and MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar will be gone. Unfortunately, it leaves a bunch of leftovers. They have to be removed too. If you are going to do that manually, pay close attention to the information provided below. Have you decided to erase MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar automatically? If so, you will not need to worry about these junk files because a reliable tool, e.g. SpyHunter will erase them all.

Get rid of MyTelevisionHQ Toolbar

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the program and click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the undesirable software.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Launch RUN and enter Control Panel in the box. Click OK.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the unwanted software and click Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet Options and click on the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset and put a tick in the box alongside Delete personal settings.
  4. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  3. Select the extension and erase it.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+F and click Settings.
  3. Scroll down and select Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Reset settings.
  5. Click Reset.

Remove leftovers:

In registry

  1. Erase {0E3C47DF-1C03-4E11-9032-3FA686832A31}, {64887E44-8249-4A56-BBD0-192E61EAB74F}, {79D46772-5DF2-40F1-A3B4-133ABFB0E6E7} from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions
  2. Set another search engine in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\mytelevisionhq.dl.tb.ask.com
  3. Delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{09d6c9b0-22cc-4d4a-a8ea-04a2c8e1652d}
  4. Delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\MyTelevisionHQ_ft
  5. Delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MyTelevisionHQ_ft
  6. Delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MyTelevisionHQ_ft

Remove CLSID

  1. {1CE42401-F027-4188-A97C-B661338D814A}
  2. {2B5DC4A0-DF0F-46E1-87D5-D6A842F59AD5}
  3. {2E4BCAA7-8400-4D2B-92A3-A05DDFBBF3AF}
  4. {34854612-480E-4378-BC28-71B98A0462DA}
  5. {3731DA20-DC12-4F35-8FF6-41EC8B8AF134}
  6. {3E597075-98B1-4145-AFE5-3B9B007F7936}
  7. {44EF5BA5-D499-4D7A-B6F9-2BB20CC37843}
  8. {4984EBD7-185F-4660-BCB5-DBE5CD204B8D}
  9. {5A3FB2C7-9112-4C4F-8740-BCC0253210FD}
  10. {6E1501E4-B27F-4C26-83B7-3DF3142CCCF9}
  11. {7AE5FB5B-F9D6-4510-AD31-38C826B60E13}
  12. {8D91E690-6409-4505-9810-6C0F2E1A635D}
  13. {90AEC272-FD28-429B-B360-973AB6559500}
  14. {92CEF378-8A5E-4C9E-9E73-54CB5B17C43C}
  15. {9E19D43A-C8C7-48B2-9E72-38F55901A601}
  16. {EB23847E-76C0-4579-AA33-45642807D6D4}
  17. {F2B68F4C-A658-464B-937E-2EE3C4AF8096}
  18. {F5759505-1FCC-403D-9901-344565BD322E}
  19. {FD711CEB-92EE-49E7-BAB5-9AE8FA6709AD}

Remove all files from directories

  1. c:\Program Files (x86)\MyTelevisionHQ_ft
  2. c:\Program Files\MyTelevisionHQ_ft

Get rid of files

  1. http_mytelevisionhq.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage
  2. http_mytelevisionhq.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal
  3. http_mytelevisionhq.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage
  4. http_mytelevisionhq.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal

in c:\Documents and Settings\user\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage


c:\Documents and Settings\user\AppData\Local\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStore\[random letters]\ mytelevisionhq.dl.tb.ask[1].xml

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