Unreliable programs usually use clever disguises or attractive promises, and TvNewTab is no different. In order to trick users into downloading it, the creator of this potentially unwanted program (PUP) has created a scam to convince computer users that it is very helpful. Would you be interested in a free program that supposedly could provide you with free access to TV directly from your own PC? Many people would be interested in this kind of service, and it is not surprising that so many users have acquired the PUP already. If you are still thinking about installing this program, you should keep reading this report, because we reveal the reasons why trusting this seemingly legitimate program is dangerous. Our final say is that you need to delete TvNewTab from your computer, and, if you do not care about the reasons, you can scroll down to see a removal guide.
TvNewTab is introduced to users as a beneficial, free program that provides free access to media; however, all it does is provides links to third-party media websites, such as netflix.com, cbs.com, or hulu.com. Sure, the links this tool provides are authentic, and it is unlikely that malicious links will be presented; however, this reveals that this program is misleading and, therefore, untrustworthy. As you now know, this program merely provides links to third-party websites like a simple toolbar would. Although this is not necessarily dangerous, you should not keep misleading software on your computer and browsers. If you keep TvNewTab active on your Firefox and Chrome browsers, it is possible that your virtual security will be jeopardized. For one, this browser extension installs an unreliable browser hijacker that might redirect you to third-party sites and showcase unreliable content. This hijacker (search.tvnewtabplussearch.com) was created by the developer of the PUP, Imali Media Ltd., and they will always come packaged together. In fact, it is likely that this hijacker is the reason its developers have created the misleadingly attractive PUP.
If you have not downloaded TvNewTab from its official website, tvnewtab.com, or the Chrome web store (only for Google Chrome users), you might have acquired it using a third-party downloader. This is dangerous because third-party downloaders tend to bundle different programs together, and they could be dangerous. We have found that SocialNewPage, MediaNewPage, and other infamous PUPs created by Imali Media can be spread by unfamiliar installers as well, and they might enter your operating system along with malware. Even if you have the opportunity to reject the undesirable programs that come as an addition to the PUP, it is unlikely that you will be able to reject the search.tvnewtabplussearch.com hijacker because it is an integral part of the extension. This hijacker might seem harmless at first, but you should soon realize that it is not reliable because of redirecting to a different search engine. Even if you are shown the search results via the Yahoo search engine, know that your search queries are redirected via SafeFinder, a hijacker that was found to present sponsored links instead of genuine search results.
You can remove TvNewTab by erasing the unwanted Chrome and Firefox extensions. Alternatively, you can also delete the files of this undesirable program, and this is the method that is shown in the guide below. One more method you need to consider before you jump to the elimination of this PUP is automatic removal. This method is particularly helpful to those whose operating systems and browsers are infected with other threats, and we know that this is possible, considering that the PUP might be introduced by third-party downloaders. In fact, we suggest implementing automated anti-malware software even if you proceed manually because this software can ensure reliable full-time protection against malicious infections in the future!