TVStreamSurfer is an extension that you might find added to the list of add-ons on your Google Chrome browser. According to specialists at 411-spyware.com, people tend to download and install this piece of software from its official website or the Chrome Web Store because it promises to help them find movies and TV shows and where to watch them online. In most cases, TVStreamSurfer enters systems together with other applications, so if you are a fan of free applications and download them from file-sharing, torrent, and other third-party websites rather frequently, it is not surprising at all that you have the TVStreamSurfer extension installed on the system. Many users believe that this extension cannot do anything bad; however, we have to upset those users by saying that the TVStreamSurfer extension might expose users to threats. Security specialists who have revealed this suggest getting rid of the extension in the near future. There is no doubt that you will find a better application instead of it.
Users who do not install TVStreamSurfer themselves usually do not know that they have this piece of software on their computers. Of course, they notice the changes this extension applies sooner or later. First of all, they notice that their search engine and New Tab page settings are modified. Secondly, they come across the folder whose name consists of random letters (popmhkegeenbmcjcopncjfclbcidlemi) in C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions. Third, they notice that their default search engine is Search.us.com. More experienced computer users might also accidentally notice the modified Preferences and Secure Preferences files in C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default. If you prefer to restore those changes, you will need to delete TVStreamSurfer completely.
As we have already mentioned in the first paragraph, TVStreamSurfer is not a 100% trustworthy extension. First of all, we do not think that it can be trusted because the search engine it sets might provide users with bad search results that can lead to corrupted web pages. Actually, the same might happen if you use the search bar located at the top to find different movies and shows online. Yes, you can never know where you will be taken after clicking on the name of the movie/show even though the extension promises to provide links to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video (legitimate websites) mainly. Believe us; you are the only one who is responsible for the safety of your system, so you should not expect that somebody is going protect it from malware. If you wish to prevent malicious software from entering the system, the only thing that you should do is to remove TVStreamSurfer and other undesirable software that might have sneaked onto your computer together with this extension.
We say that TVStreamSurfer comes together with additional software because we know that this extension is spread in software bundles as well. These bundles can be downloaded from file-sharing and torrent websites mainly, so users who tend to download software from third-party web pages are at risk. To protect your system from harm, you should download software from reliable sources only and always check whether the program you are about to install is 100% reliable. Specialists working at 411-spyware.com also suggest acquiring and keeping a reliable antimalware scanner installed on the system.
As TVStreamSurfer is just a simple extension, it will not be hard to eliminate it from the system and thus restore the search engine and New Tab page. If you still find it quite difficult to eliminate this extension, use instructions that you can find below this article. Of course, you can also use an automatic malware remover to get rid of TVStreamSurfer. There are hundreds of different tools on the web, so we are sure that is hard to decide which one to install on the system. To help you to decide easier, we suggest using SpyHunter. It will take care of all the existing threats, and it will also protect your PC from future harm.