YourTelevisionCenter.com is the domain for a browser hijacker named Your Television Center. The developer of the hijacker is the SaferBrowser company. That developer is notorious for its browser hijackers. The unwanted program changes the new tab window, homepage, and search engine for all your browsers. A toolbar will appear on top of the new page of your browser applications. The hijacker can also add a related add-on. You can experience redirects. To remove the hijacker, you should read the article in full.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The hijacker can change the homepage, search engine and new tab on every browser application you own.|
|Symptoms||The homepage, search engine and new tab of your browsers will be switched to YourTelevisionCenter.com. You will be redirected and could see advertising content.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by YourTelevisionCenter.com |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss YourTelevisionCenter.com.|
YourTelevisionCenter.com – Delivery
Your Television Center has different delivery ways. Third-party installer setups are one of those ways. Without notification, freeware, and bundled packages could put this hijacker on your computer device. Install setups like that can be set by default to put additional content. To prevent getting any undesirable content installed, is manageable if you find Custom or Advanced settings in the setup.
Your Television Center can be delivered via a browser extension. Plug-ins or add-ons connected to this hijacker could be found across the Internet and used as another delivery way. Social media, including file-sharing networks might be used to deliver install packages containing the hijacker program. The browser hijacker redirect might pop up from redirect links and advertisements generated by suspicious websites. Browsers that can get affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari.
YourTelevisionCenter.com – Information
YourTelevisionCenter.com is the primary search page and default Web address for the browser hijacker named Your Television Center. The website claims to give quick access to platforms for watching TV series like Netflix and Hulu. It does that by placing a toolbar on top of the new homepage which redirects you to such sites. Be careful, though, as some of the redirect links can generate bulks of advertisements or lead to other places. The default search engine for all of your browser programs is also switched and will load the Search.YourTelevisionCenter.com page if this hijacker affected them.
You can see how the new search engine looks:
In case this hijacker is found residing on your computer device, you can get redirected to the search engine related to it. Browser settings will be replaced with other ones by the undesired program, like your homepage, new tab, themes and more. The developer for this hijacker is the SaferBrowser company. You can see that SaferBrowser created quite a lot of redirect platforms with browser hijacking capabilities.
Browser extensions associated with this hijacker could be put inside your browser applications and alter the new tab window, homepage, and default search setting. This is something that becomes apparent with all the redirects flooding your web pages when you are online. Different types of data will be acquired from you and be sent to servers of the YourTelevisionCenter.com website owners. Third party partners or affiliates could get some of that data, too.
The extension could do the following:
- Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
- Manage your apps, extensions, and themes
The YourTelevisionCenter.com page is used as a filter for each search query you make through any related server. Sponsored content and targeted advertisements could be displayed when you do a search or when you surf the Web. The advertising content can be of various types, and be shown as in-text links, pop-ups, pop-unders, or similar adverts.
The above picture displays how you get redirected before seeing the search results from the YourTelevisionCenter.com hijacker. The redirect link is a sub-domain for the hijacker and appears briefly. Every search query that you make will be filtered, and the data you provide with them will be collected and sent to the sub-domain for storage. Afterward, you will land on the search results page of a legitimate search engine. Below in the snapshot you can see an example of the search results page of Yahoo:
You should be wary of entering personal details as terms in search bars, especially if they contain data about credentials, accounts, etc. Continue reading and find out what exactly is being collected from you as information.
The policy specifies that the following information is collected:
- Search queries and all data you type in searches
- Search data and specifics of searches
- Country of residence, home address
- URLs and clicks
- IP address
- Browser (version and type)
- Name, education, interests
- Communications preferences
- Telephone number
- Operating System (plus other related data)
You can see the policy from the image below:
Reading the whole policy reveals the statement of how using any service or application associated with the YourTelevisionCenter.com website is considered as your approval for data collection. The SaferBrowser company acquires information from you and your Web activity. The site uses browser cookies as well as other tracking technologies, like Web beacons, to gather further information.
Remove YourTelevisionCenter.com Fully
To remove YourTelevisionCenter.com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the browser hijacker entirely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software helps keep your computer secure in the future.