Do you want to access movies, documentaries, and series on popular streaming sites for free? If you do, you might think that WatchMyTVShows Toolbar is the extension that can help you with that. According to the description on the official download website (watchmytvshows.com), the extension can make it possible for you to watch content for free, but that is a lie. If you find the extension on the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/watchmytvshows/ljogjmjeadopnnchhhplbeebbbcmmlme), no such claims are made in the description. Ultimately, regardless of the source, we do not recommend installing the extension. In fact, if you have installed it already, we recommend removing it. Obviously, if you found the PUP installed with something else, you might have to deal with other threats as well. If you know that you need to delete WatchMyTVShows Toolbar along with other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) or even malware, there is a quick solution for that. Continue reading to learn about your options.
WatchMyTVShows Toolbar has a unique interface. Once you install it, it changes the New Tab page on the browser (either Firefox or Chrome), and if the New Tab page is set to open on startup, it might seem as if the homepage was hijacked. Due to this, some identify the PUP as a browser hijacker. The New Tab page is hp.myway.com/watchmytvshows/ttab02chr/index.html?p2=$%7BpartnerID%7D&n=$%7BinstallDateHex%7D&ptb=$%7BtoolbarID%7D&si=$%7BpartnerSubID%7D, and it presents a list of easy-access links at the top, boxes with easy-access links in the main body, and also a search dialog box. The interface of the PUP is very busy, and it might appear as if it is offering a great deal of services. That is not exactly the case. If you take away the colorful boxes and icons, all you really have left is a bunch of links to third-party sites. These include streaming (e.g., netflix.com, primevideo.com, hulu.com), sports (e.g., espn.com, nbcsports.com), entertainment (e.g., variety.com), social networking (e.g., facebook.com), and shopping (e.g., amazon.com, ebay.com) websites. Needless to say, if you remove WatchMyTVShows, you could still access all of these sites. If you want easy-access shortcuts, we suggest using the bookmark feature.
So, although WatchMyTVShows initially suggests that it can show movies and tv series for free, it actually cannot do that. Perhaps the attractive service is meant to push Firefox and Chrome users into installing an extension that is simply meant to introduce them to a search tool. WatchMyTVShows was created by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., and this company is notoriously known for hundreds of PUPs. They all have similar interfaces, and while they might introduce different links (e.g., MyFileConvert Toolbar should show links to file conversion sites and PackageTracking Toolbar to package tracking sites), they all introduce the same search tool. Search.myway.com is the search tool that all Mindspark/ASK Applications PUPs use, and it is not exactly trustworthy. That is because it is expected to showcase sponsored content, which might be based on the browsing history that WatchMyTVShows Toolbar can track. The PUP also has the permissions to display notifications and manage apps/extensions/themes. If you find this to be intrusive, and we do, you should consider performing the removal.
It is not difficult to remove WatchMyTVShows Toolbar manually. If you choose to follow the instructions below, we are sure that you will be able to get rid of the potentially unwanted program all by yourself. If you follow the guide carefully, you should also be able to delete the data-tracking cookies, clear browsing history, and erase all traces of the PUP. Of course, if the extension was installed along with threats – which might have happened if you used a bundled downloader – you ought to install a malware scanner and run a full system scan. Hopefully, nothing malicious exists, but if you need to delete WatchMyTVShows Toolbar along with other threats, you want to know about it as soon as possible. If you are having trouble deleting all threats manually, this might be the perfect time to install trusted anti-malware software. After all, besides ensuring full removal, it also can ensure full protection.