TV Stream Now New Tab is a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that is supposed to allow you to watch streamed movies. However, testing has shown that it replaces the default homepage and new tab page to its featured search engine but does that without your knowledge or consent. Therefore, we have classified it as a browser hijacker and recommend that you remove it. Like most browser hijackers, TV Stream Now New Tab features modified search results that include promotional links supplied by shady sources. It can also collect anonymous usage and technical information about you to present you with personalized, region-specific links to generate more ad revenue. For detailed information, please read this whole article.
This browser hijacker was published by a company named Plasko LLC. The problem is that there is no information that could verify the existence of this company. It does not have a website, but, according to its end user license agreement, the governing law of TV Stream Now New Tab is that of the United States, and it was created specifically for the US-based users. Nevertheless, that does not mean that this program will be useful for its US-based user base.
We have found that this browser extension has a dedicated distribution website at Gettvstreamnow.com/lp4/. This website promotes this extension as a movie streaming service that offers an extensive movie catalog. This website is deceptive because if you click the green Install button first without checking the box to install EasyArcade on your homepage and new tab, then the installation will not be initialized. This website features installers for Chrome and Firefox. However, there is another distribution channel for the Chrome version, and that is the Chrome Web Store. Indeed, this hijacker was uploaded to that store, and it is regrettable that a malicious browser extension has made its way there. Furthermore, we have received information that suggests that this browser extension is distributed using malicious software bundles as well. Malicious software bundles featured on freeware websites can have this extension installed on your PC secretly because the bundles may not disclose and let you deselect its installation.
If a software bundle installs TV Stream Now New Tab on your PC, then this extension will replace the homepage and new tab page of the supported browsers automatically. It replaces the default homepage and new tab page with Mysearch.com. This search engine was created by APN LLC. It is a company known for making malicious search engines dedicated to showing questionable promotional links. Therefore, Mysearch.com is inherently unreliable because the links that it includes in the search results can redirect you to malware infested websites that can compromise your computer’s security. Also, it can feature links to phishing websites as well as links to fake online shopping sites that can extract your credit card credentials.
To summarize, TV Stream Now New Tab is a browser hijacker because all of its distribution methods include the clandestine replacement of your browser’s homepage and new tab page. Its featured search engine collects information to show you promotional links in its search results. However, the results come from unknown and, thus, unreliable sources. If you want to remove this hijacker, then please see the guide below.