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Remove TvNewTab(.)com and Search.TvNewTabPlusSearch(.)com Effectively

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TvNewTab(.)com is a website that both hosts an extension for a browser or redirects to one. The extension is of the same name but is sometimes referred to as TvNewTab(Plus). Redirects and adverts are generated by this adware that also has capabilities as a browser hijacker. The unwanted program is created by Imali Media Ltd. To remove it and get your settings restored, you should read this article carefully.

Threat Summary

NameTvNewTab
TypeAdware, Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionYour browsers will have their homepage, new tab and the search engine changed. Sponsored adverts appear in your search results.
SymptomsShows ads, redirects and modifies a browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundle Packages
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TvNewTab(.)com – How Did I Get It?

TvNewTab(Plus) can be found inside third-party installers. The unwanted app can enter your PC without you suspecting. That can happen due to it hides in freeware installers and bundle packages. Similar packs sometimes have additional components for installation selected by default. Avoiding getting them installed is possible by checking for a Custom or an Advanced menu within an installation.

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TvNewTab is also on the Chrome Web Store as you can see above. The TvNewTab(.)com website hosts add-ons and extensions for it as well. Clicking advertisements or visiting suspicious sites could help it spread further. All browsers could be affected, like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.

TvNewTab(.)com – A Detailed Look

TvNewTab(.)com is the main website domain of this undesirable program, sometimes referred to as TvNewTab(Plus). The program is developed by Imali Media, Ltd. and has hijacking capabilities. The home page, new tab page will be changed to search.tvnewtabplussearch(.)com. See below:

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When inside your computer, the program makes changes to every browser it can find. Even the search engine could be modified. A toolbar is also installed linking to various sites. The extension related to the unwanted app could do the following things:

  • Read and change all your data on all tvnewtabplussearch(.)com sites
  • Change your search settings to search.tvnewtabplussearch(.)com

Your searches will be filtered through the search.tvnewtabplussearch(.)com domain for each of your queries. You can get redirected to other sites partnered to TvNewTab(.)com. Sponsored advertising and content could appear among search results. You can get misdirected.

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As you see in the picture up above, Yahoo might be used as a search engine, to throw you off. Sometimes you might see the logo of Yahoo being changed and redirect you to other unwanted programs. Advertising could be present on sites as pop-ups, pop-unders, banners or else. Websites you could end up getting redirected to could be getting revenue with the aid of a pay-per-click scheme.

The Privacy Policy of TvNewTab(.)com is short, but transparent. Imali Media Ltd. collect personal and non-personal information. Under some circumstances, said information might be shared with third-parties. And as stated in the policy, that information which may be collected is:

  • Your IP address
  • Referral data
  • Your browser and platform types
  • Date and time of visiting their services
  • What you clicked on
  • Name and e-mail address
  • Shipping address and zip code
  • Age and gender
  • Occupation and household income
  • Platform (OS) type and other information

You can see a snapshot of the Policy down below:

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Using the TvNewTab(.)com site, and all related services or search applications, you grant your consent for your data to be collected. Cookies and other tracking technologies could be used to gather said information.

Remove TvNewTab(.)com Completely

To remove TvNewTab(.)com manually from your PC, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided down below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the browser hijacker and redirects completely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a tool will help keep your system safe in the future.

Manually delete TvNewTab from Windows and your browser

Note! Substantial notification about the TvNewTab threat: Manual removal of TvNewTab requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

1. Remove or Uninstall TvNewTab in Windows
2. Remove TvNewTab from Your Browser
3. Fix registry entries created by TvNewTab on your PC

Automatically remove TvNewTab by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove TvNewTab with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to TvNewTab in the future
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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