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

Easy Television Access

Easy Television Access is a browser extension that changes browser settings and adds a toolbar below the browser's URL address box. After analyzing the application, malware researchers categorized it as a browser hijacker. The category already suggests that the Easy Television Access program should be removed from the computer. The program can be spread alongside other free programs and installed without your permission, which may cause a lot of changes and difficulties. More important, Easy Television Access promotes the search provider, which may retrieve malicious search results in an attempt to cause harm. Because of all these features, it is highly advisable to remove Easy Television Access from Internet browsers and consider implementing a reliable antimalware program to prevent similar issues in the future.

Easy Television Access, also called Easy Television Access Now, may seem a regular browser extension as it has the official website The website gives users basic information about the software, including the major feature allowing users to access favorite TV streaming websites with one click. However, no specific websites offered by the extension are mentioned, which means that the user can find them out only after installation. Moreover, the official website does warn visitors that the startup page of new tabs will be changed to after installing the program. Once you click on the button to download the Easy Television Access program, a pop-up notification asking your permission to install the program and access your browser settings appears on the screen. The program wants your permission for managing your extensions, themes, and other settings, which is quite typical to such applications. Nevertheless, you may not like the changes implemented by this application.

Once installed, the Easy Television Access extension changes the home page of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The home page is set to, which is similar to,,, and some other similar websites all of which fall to the category of browser hijacker. The primary aim of such search engines is to get more traffic to specific websites and generate greater revenues. It has been immediately noticed that the retrieves Yahoo! search results, which may be modified by hackers to lure you into visiting unreliable websites. For this reason, we advise you to remove Easy Television Access and restore your former browser settings.

The toolbar added to the browsers offers quick access to several websites, including the news website and TV streaming website According to the privacy policy and terms of use, Easy Television Access is not oriented towards revealing your identity or obtaining valuable information. It is claimed that it does not collect personal information, but some identifiable information may be collected when you interact with the Easy Television Access team or on certain websites storing your credentials. Like the majority of browser extensions, Easy Television Access collects information about your browsing behavior and may sell the information obtained to third parties.

It is also important to mention that the so-called browser hijacker may get onto your computer without your permission. The Easy Television Access program can be bundled with other programs, including extensions, video players, and desktop programs and placed on freeware sharing websites. Such websites are very convenient for programmers building deception-oriented websites; hence, it is essential not to ignore the notifications displayed during software installation. Sometimes the software installer may not give any details about bundled programs, which may result in the installation of a browser hijacker, spyware program, or some other type of malware. Consequently, you may run into trouble trying to remove undesirable programs. Not only is it important to bypass freeware websites. A reputable spyware and malware prevention program should be running on your computer all the time you are surfing the Net. Unlike other unwanted programs, Easy Television Access do not steal personal information and does not delete your valuable data. But these scenarios are possible without an antimalware tool, so it is worth thinking out your further actions towards online security.

If you want to try removing Easy Television Access manually, our instructions given below should help you remove the unwanted extension. Feel free to comment below in case of any question.

How to remove Easy Television Access

Google Chrome

  1. Press Win+R and type in %LocalAppData% or %UserProfile% (for Windows XP).
  2. Click OK.
  3. Follow the path %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default to find the files Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data.
  4. Open these files and replace the unwanted URL with a new one.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and type in regedit. Click OK.
  2. Follow the path HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main|Start Page and modify the Start Page value.
  3. Access the registry key HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} and edit these values so that they are not set to launch
    • FaviconURL REG_SZ
    • FaviconURLFallback REG_SZ
    • TopResultURL
    • URL REG_SZ

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+R and type in %Appdata%.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Go to %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[RANDOM_NAME] and open the file prefs.js.
  4. Find the line user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "") and replace the unwanted URL with a new one.
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