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Remove Television Addict virus

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The major characteristics of the Television Addict virus

Questions about Television Addict virus

Having in mind the vast number of dangerous viruses that currently roam the Internet, the Television Addict virus is far from it. But that does not mean it should be ignored. Even though it may not lock your data or drain your computer’s resources, the virus is an adware-type program, so its activities on the computer can become a serious cause of concern if you do not remove it in time. Luckily, the Television Addict removal is simple. Professional antivirus systems, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, can take care of it in just a few minutes. However, the important thing is to recognize the first signs of the Television Addict hijack. We will discuss the most common characteristics of this virus below.

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Once the suspicious Television Addict program settles on the computer, it may start messing with your browser. The users report that the virus changes the homepage and the default search engine of the infected computer to a predetermined website, which will not go away by simply changing the settings back to your default ones. However, the most prominent characteristic of all the adware programs is the abnormal amount of ads that they inject on the random Internet sites you visit. The Internet security experts warn that most of the Television Addict ads are deceptive and designed merely to lead the unsuspecting users to some sponsored websites which often promote questionable content. You also should not be surprised if you end up on a website, completely unrelated to the initial content of the ad. Television Addict redirect practice is commonly used for the promotion of obscure sites which the users would not normally visit. To make the ads more appealing, the virus also spies on your browsing habits using cookies to track and record your search queries, most visited websites, and viewed pages. Let us just say it is not the best service an application can provide. So why keep it installed on your computer? Remove Television Addict without a delay and get back to your regular, uninterrupted browsing.

How can I protect my PC from this adware?

Looking from one perspective, protecting your PC from potentially unwanted programs is easy. Just download an antivirus software and let it do the rest for you. However, you should also take into consideration the fact that antivirus software probably will not protect you from all the computer threats unconditionally. So it is recommended to reconsider your own behavior online. If you are often download applications, make sure you choose only the reputable sources. Also, check the downloaded software for additionally attached components by opting for the “Advanced” installation mode. And, finally, make sure your system is always updated, to ensure its stability and security is in the best state.

Suggestions on the Television Addict removal:

When dealing with removal of potentially unwanted programs, the security experts suggest one of the two approaches: manual or automatic. However, you should remember that both of these strategies have their benefits and drawbacks. For instance, manual Television Addict removal is risky because you might accidentally skip some of the virus components when eliminating the virus from the system. That is why it is better to opt for the automatic option and get rid of the virus using some professional antivirus tools. But there are some drawbacks here as well. You have to make sure the software is constantly updated. Otherwise, it may not remove Television Addict from the system because such virus simply does not exist as a threat in the outdated virus database. Nevertheless, if the program is kept updated, it has more advantages and is considered a preferable virus removal option.

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To remove Television Addict virus, follow these steps:

Erase Television Addict from Windows systems

  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 Television Addict and related programs
    Here, look for Television Addict 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'

Eliminate Television Addict from Mac OS X system

  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 Television Addict 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'

Remove Television Addict from Internet Explorer (IE)

  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 Television Addict 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 Television Addict removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Television Addict virus from 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, Television Addict should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of Television Addict from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  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 Television Addict 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 Television Addict removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Television Addict from Google Chrome

  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 Television Addict 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 Television Addict removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase Television Addict from Safari

  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 Television Addict 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 Television Addict removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Arya says:
    June 2nd, 2016 at 9:17 am

    The television commercials are annoying, but nothing compares to this adware. It is impossible to browse properly

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