What is Television Fanatic toolbar?
From the first sight, Television Fanatic toolbar may look to you like a very useful application that can easily improve your browsing experience. Officially, it should help you reach your favorite websites with just one click. However, it seems that this application is not as peaceful as it may look from the first sight. It has been labeled as ‘adware’ and ‘potentially unwanted program’ because it is capable of initiating various system’s modifications on each of web browsers. In addition, it may start initiating continuous redirects to unknown websites, annoying pop-up ads, slow downs and other problems. If you want to avoid redirects to questionable websites, annoying pop-up ads and slow downs that may be noticed on each of your web browsers, you should try to avoid Television Fanatic toolbar. This program is not considered malicious, so it can be downloaded from various download sites. Of course, we don’t recommend this. It should also be added that this program may appear on your computer without downloading it there. That’s because it is spread using a questionable distribution method, which is known as ‘bundling’. If you want to prevent unexpected appearance of suspicious programs, you should remove Television Fanatic toolbar from the system.
How can Television Fanatic toolbar infiltrate my computer?
As we have already mentioned, Television Fanatic toolbar may show up on your computer out of nowhere because it is actively spread using ‘bundling’. This distribution technique is closely related to freeware and shareware, so you should either stop using it or start monitoring its installation process. You can do that with a help of Custom or Advanced installation method that allows people to see what components are spread in a bundle. If you happen to see a check mark that says that you agree with the installation of Television Fanatic toolbar, you should uncheck it. Otherwise, this program may start initiating various system changes. It may easily alter your start page or default search engine to Ask.com, Ask-tb.com and other search engines without your permission asked, start showing you commencial pop-up notifications and initiate other unwanted activities. Please, do NOT ignore them because these activities may lead you to the infiltration of other adwares and similar suspicious applications. In order to help you remove Television Fanatic toolbar and other potentially unwanted programs, we have prepared special steps that can be found below. Of course, if you want to be sure that all PUPs were eliminated, you should opt for Automatic removal option. A full system scan with Spyhunter or other reputable anti-spyware will help you to check the whole PC system.
Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from 2-spyware.com website. We believe that we shouldn’t do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of Television Fanatic Toolbar can detect it and help users to remove it from the system. As it is mentioned under each of download buttons, we ARE affiliated with these anti-malware programs, and while some of them are free, others can remove a virus only after purchasing them. These mentions fully fulfill each of the requirements of FTC.
Nevertheless, we have recently decided to make a revision of this and other posts that are related to this developer. We claim that all of them are described properly.
How to remove Television Fanatic toolbar?
If you have installed this program voluntarily, then you should think whether it’s worth keeping it on the system or not. Think about Television Fanatic toolbar redirects, ads and similar things. If you don’t see anything malicious in this, you can keep this application on your computer. For eliminating it, please follow this guide:
- Uninstall programs that are related to Television Fanatic from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for Television Fanatic Toolbar and other programs that are unknown to you.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
- Reset your web browser:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (Television Fanatic, MyWay, MyWebSearch, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on menu icon, choose ‘Settings’ -> ‘On startup’ section -> ‘set pages’.
4. Here, eliminate myway.com by clicking on the “X” and enter your preferred website.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the menu icon -> ‘Settings’ -> ‘Search’ section.
6. Here, click ‘Manage Search Engines…’ and add your preferred domain name.