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Remove TVHero virus (Free Instructions)

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Browser hijacker

Can you trust TVHero program?

Have you decided to install TVHero virus lately? We are sure that you did that without knowing that this program is considered to be a potentially unwanted one (PUP). Luckily, it is not a severe computer threat (some computer users use the term “virus” because they do not know that the real category of this program is called “browser hijacker”). No matter what, computer security experts from our team recommend users to remove TVHero from the computer system without a hesitation. Now let’s get into the details and explain reasons why this search engine should not be trusted.

Questions about TVHero virus

TVHero software can be installed on your computer system without asking for a direct authorization, and when it enters the system, it immediately changes settings in user’s browser, changing home and new tab page address. It alters these settings in order to make Mysearch search engine appear on the homepage. Sadly, this search engine is not famous for its beneficial features, because it hardly has any. It is better known as a search engine that serves modified search results with an intention to make users visit suspicious third-party websites. Please be careful and think twice before clicking on these search results, because you can never know where they can direct you to. Every search result contains a link pointing to a certain web page, and this web page does not necessarily have to be a safe one. Hence, if you decide to explore these search results, keep in mind that you do that at your own risk. In the worst scenario, you might open malicious websites after clicking on a catchy-looking pop-up advertisement, banner or button. Please be mindful as you browse the world wide web, because although it is full of entertaining content, it is as well filled with dangerous content as well. If you already think about TVHero removal, consider using an automatic spyware removal tool to delete it from your PC. If you do not have such one, you can install Reimage Reimage Cleaner and scan your PC with it.

TVHero hijackTVHero distribution techniques

You can go directly to the website that advertises this program and download it from there, or, you can just forget secure-browsing rules and install this application accidentally. Reportedly, this piece of software is distributed alongside other free programs, so please be careful when you install new apps on your PC. Even if you are sure that the program you have just downloaded is spyware and malware free, double check that by selecting Advanced or Custom settings for its installation. These settings reveal all additional applications, toolbars, search tools, and other pieces of software added to your desired software. In order to reject unwanted extras, just remove checkmarks next to them.

Easy TVHero removal instructions

If your browser settings have already been modified by TVHero hijack, do not give up. You can still remedy a situation by uninstalling this browser hijacker from your system. For that, follow TVHero removal instructions given below, or just choose an anti-spyware program that looks the best to you and run an auto system scan with it. If you decide to delete this program manually, be very careful and before you delete any of its components, make sure that it is the right one. This way, you will avoid deleting essential files and programs from your system. If you have any questions about TVHero virus, please do not hesitate and share them with us via “Ask Us” section.

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To remove TVHero virus, follow these steps:

Erase TVHero 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 TVHero and related programs
    Here, look for TVHero 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'
  5. Remove TVHero from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Remove TVHero 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 TVHero 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'

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

Delete TVHero 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, TVHero should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of TVHero 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 TVHero 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. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. 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'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete TVHero removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate TVHero 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 TVHero 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. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete TVHero removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase TVHero 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 TVHero or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by TVHero, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. 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...'
  6. 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 TVHero removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. tvherosucks says:
    August 23rd, 2016 at 9:44 am

    This is the third time i get infected with mysearch… my antivirus removes it and removes it again, now I have decided to learn how to prevent installing these stupid computer parasites!

  2. Gerbert says:
    August 23rd, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I didnt find this search engine useful, too!

  3. Snickers says:
    August 23rd, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Very useful information provided here 🙂 I love the fact that I removed this virus by myself! 🙂

  4. Wera says:
    August 23rd, 2016 at 9:46 am

    So true! Thats how I feel right now 🙂 I dont need this browser hijacker in my life

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