Television Fanatic virus is a notorious adware which can be installed to any computer without user`s awareness. It is used to promote http://televisionfanatic.com and its Television Fanatic app designed for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari type web browser. It is distributed as Television Fanatic toolbar which brings you Online TV and sports channels, web search, social networks, email and other features that you could access with one click. But along with these services (that even do not work mostly), this software will cause serious damages and loss to infected computer. It is actually a tricky program that offers attractive features but once you install, it will perform criminal tasks on your PC, instead.
It is not important that you have downloaded Television Fanatic toolbar or not, it can be installed on your PC via third parties websites or software you may have downloaded from Internet. usually such websites and programs are free versions that bring this infection packed with their installation package. Anyhow, after being invaded by Television Fanatic malware, you,ll notice that it has changed homepage and search engine settings on your PC. The new links would be like www.televisionfanatic.com/ or some similar domains. From now on, your browser will be frequently redirected to unwanted websites while you surf the Internet. Apart from this, Television Fanatic toolbar malware will slow down the victim machine and even it may cause your system to crash. being associated with Cyber crooks, the Television Fanatic virus is also utilized for remotely spying the targeted computers and to steal personal user information. We strongly recommend you to uninstall Television Fanatic toolbar before it ruins your system.
Disadvantages and risks of having Television Fanatic:
- It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
- Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
- Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
- Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
- Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
- It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
- Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack Television Fanatic?:
To manually remove Television Fanatic, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “Television Fanatic”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Television Fanatic. Disable if found any.
Block Television Fanatic pop-ups
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “Television Fanatic”
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.
Still Spyware Television Fanatic lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete Television Fanatic infected files:
%Profile%\Local Settings\Temp\televisionfanatic 64bar.dll
Have you tried methods above but still malware not removed? Then try Restoring your computer to an earlier state.
Click Start menu > All Programs > System Tools > System Restore
Start menu > Backup and Recover > Recover System
Television Fanatic toolbar virus removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
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