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Project Free TV. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Project Free TV is a movie streaming site that may lead to malware infections

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Project Free TV is a dubious video streaming service that serves unsafe ads

Questions about Project Free TV

Project Free TV is a suspicious domain that offers users thousands of movies and TV shows to watch. However, the domain is known to be associated with adware, flash numerous pop-ups which constantly load and make users click on unsafe links, and redirect to sponsored websites, that might not be safe. Additionally, the provided video content might be copyrighted and be illegal to view. However, in this article, we will focus on security, and help you avoid the dangers of Project Free TV.

Summary
Name Project Free TV
Type TV streaming site
Category Adware
Main dangers Installation of unsafe or malicious software
Infiltration Accidental clicks on pop-ups, software bundling
Elimination Check our manual guide below, or use anti-malware software
Optimization Make sure you check your system with Reimage to repair virus damage

Project Free TV virus has already changed its domain name for several times now. Most probably, it was due to the copyright issues. However, it remains one of the most popular sites for people who want to watch movies online for free. At the moment, it seems that it is safe.

However, multiple users reported that they got tricked with fake Flash Player updates or other pop-ups. After that, they found Conduit virus installed on their PCs. Additionally, some users said that they have been asked to provide personal details while using Project Free TV:[1]

The site is asking me to validate my email address with a credit card. is this something I should have to do?

Thanks?

Please never provide any personal details on suspicious websites. Only trusted sources should have access to your credit card details; otherwise, they might end up sold on the black market, which consequently would result in stolen money or identity theft.

Also, you should always pay attention to the piracy-related[2] concerns and problems that are usually cannot be separated from such websites. Besides, this site is also known for displaying intrusive, aggressive and even dangerous ads. Project Free TV ads might show up as pop-ups, banners and even sound ads.

Project Free TV pop-ups and redirects might show up when browsing the database and looking for the desired movie or trying to create (or login) to a personal account. After clicking one of such messages, you might be redirected to some unknown website. These redirects are definitely annoying and can diminish your browsing quality.

No matter how harmless this Project Free TV redirect tendency seems, keep in mind that you can easily end up on a fake tech support site[3], a phishing domain or a simply infected website. Thus, if you use this entertainment site, we highly recommend protecting the computer with reputable antivirus or anti-malware program, such as Reimage to protect your device from threats. Project Free TV removal is recommended as well.

Streaming data will not harm your PC, but clicking on ads will

After the latest reports, Project Free TV has been found to be not harmful. However, as we have mentioned, you should use it carefully because of suspicious online ads that might redirect you to high-risk websites. These websites have a tendency to work on tricking users into revealing their personally non-identifiable or personally identifiable information[4] or, in the worst-case scenario, they may fool their victims into downloading potentially unwanted programs, such as adware and browser hijackers.

What is more, some of our users have reported that they noticed frequent redirects to Project Free TV site. This website has been promoted aggressively with the help of adware[5] programs.

This potentially unwanted program (PUP) can easily show up on your web browser right after downloading freeware or shareware[6] to your computer. As soon as Project Free TV application sneaks inside, it alters your browser’s settings (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc.) and start its aggressive advertising campaigns.

In this case, you will need to remove Project Free TV ads using a reputable anti-spyware program. It’s the easiest way to get rid of all undesired apps that might have entered the system.

Increased amount of online ads might be the sign of an adware infection

According to Project Free TV, its ads are caused by third parties that seek to increase web traffic to their sites and collect sales. The company in its Disclaimer claims that it doesn't have to take any responsibility for them. However, it seems that it hasn't blocked these ads for another reason – they help their project stay alive.

Thus, if you continue using Project Free TV site, we recommend ignoring all intrusive ads. No matter that ProjectFreeTV hasn't been noticed to spread viruses, its files may be filled with optional components and may trick you into downloading Babylon ToolbarFunmoodsConduit and other potentially unwanted programs. After that, you may start suffering from such inconveniences as redirects, slow downs and unwanted pop-up ads that may interrupt you during your browsing.

Project Free TV redirects
While the site itself is not malicious, its hosted ads may be. Additionally, the videos shared on the site could be illegal

Ways to protect yourself from Project Free TV dangers

To protect your computer from this and other adware-type programs, you should be very attentive when downloading files from the Internet. You should double check files when downloading something from this site as well because some of them may be used to spread adware and browser hijackers.

In order to stay safe, you should select Custom or Advanced installation method when downloading freeware to your computer. In addition, you should try to find all suspicious statements and uncheck them.

We have briefly mentioned that some of adware programs might also initiate redirects to Project Free TV site as well and display ads promoting this service. This problem might have occurred during the incorrect installation of freeware or shareware as well.

As we have already explained, in order to avoid this situation, you have to choose Advanced/Custom installation settings instead of Quick/Recommended. Thus, if you’re dealing with this problem, the next section of the article will be useful to you.

Getting rid of Project Free TV virus

Regular Project Free TV users cannot escape these annoying ads. However, they should be careful and at least avoid clicking them. It helps preventing cyber infections and keep your personal data protected. Of course, the best decision is never to visit this site full of questionable ads again. However, it may not be suitable for everyone.

Meanwhile, if you suspect that your computer is infected with an adware program that is responsible for redirecting to this video streaming site, you have to take care of computer’s state. In order to remove Project Free TV virus, you have to find the adware program and uninstall it. It might show up in the Programs list in the Control Panel, or it may have expanded the list of browser extensions.

Our instructions provided below will help you investigate the system and find the core of the problem. However, you can always speed up Project Free TV removal by employing anti-malware program.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Project Free TV, follow these steps:

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Delete Project Free TV from Windows systems

Follow the steps below to remove Project Free TV from Windows. Make sure you look up for potentially unwanted programs that might be initiating redirects to this website.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Project Free TV and related programs
    Here, look for Project Free TV or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Eliminate Project Free TV from Mac OS X system

To remove the virus from Mac, follow these instructions. They will help you locate suspicious applications that may have sneaked into the device and started displaying intrusive ads.

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Project Free TV or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Erase Project Free TV from Internet Explorer (IE)

Follow the instructions to clean all suspicious elements from Internet Explorer that might be responsible for displaying annoying ads.

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Project Free TV and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Project Free TV removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Uninstall Project Free TV from Microsoft Edge

Make sure that any suspicious components haven't been installed to Microsoft Edge.

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Project Free TV should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove Project Free TV from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

From the list of Firefox's extensions remove all apps that might be related to Project Free TV.

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Project Free TV and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Project Free TV removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Get rid of Project Free TV from Google Chrome

We suggest looking for suspicious browser extensions and resetting Google Chrome. These two tasks are important if you are suffering from Project Free TV redirects.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Project Free TV and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Project Free TV removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Delete Project Free TV from Safari

Follow the steps below to get rid of all unwanted activities in the browser.

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Project Free TV or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Project Free TV removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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