Hey, there! My computer seems to be infected with some malware as now I see many popups and fake message coming from the page I visited. And the homepage of my Firefox has become Tvtabsearch.com, but the original homepage is a news website that I usually like to browse. Whatever I try to change it back, this crap page is still there. I don’t know why it can come into my web browser, but I guess I should click on something malicious. So do you have any good clue to help me out?
Brief Description of Tvtabsearch.com Hijacker
Tvtabsearch.com has been classified as a browser hijacker not a useful website. Even though it offers the quick link to Facebook, Youtube, and Gmail, which looks real as what Google or Yahoo does, it just will show unrelated search results while you look up something via this search page. Many people though this page should be related with TV serials or TV show programs, but actually it will bring many trouble to computer system as it’s caused by a malicious adware, which means that your computer has been added some kind malicious malware or adware. Like any other browser hijacker, this Tvtabsearch.com hijacker changes the homepage, modifies the search engine provider, pops up different ads, deals, discounts, false notification about installing apps or fake computer security alert message and redirects you to junk websites. Browser hijacker also can insert some strange, useless even malicious add-on, extension or plugin into web browser’s background. If you open Favorite, bookmark or add-on of browser, there may be some unwanted add-on or useless links. Tvtabsearch.com hijacker also can slow down computer performance by creating junk files in system. You will find computer starts to run slowly, web browser often gets stuck even can’t load up the webpage.
Tvtabsearch.com hijacker is usually distributed on the Internet, so to avoid getting this kind of computer infection, you should some tips to protect computer from getting malware or virus infection and be cautious to your online activities. For example, remote hacker may put this Tvtabsearch.com hijacker’s file into spam email as a link or the attachment. If you open the email and click on the link or attachment, this computer infection will get installed into system and you even don’t know it has downloaded. Similarly, you should refuse to receive files or links from stranger, as those stuff things may also contain malware or virus even Trojan horse which will be more dangerous. Besides, you should notice junk websites which usually pops up ads, discounts or fake warning message or flash pictures. Junk websites may be controlled by cyber hacker and hackers put the malware, adware like this Tvtabsearch.com hijacker, or virus on those websites. While people visit the website or click on anything popping up, this computer infection will sneak into system soon within few seconds. Anyway, keeping an eye on what you perform will help avoid computer infections.
Main Symptoms of Tvtabsearch.com Hijacker
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back
-Can always redirect you to other websites
-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.
-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Tvtabsearch.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
The Screenshot of Tvtabsearch.com Hijacker
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of browser hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC these three keys together at the same time to pull up Windows Task Manager; click Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find and end odd processes related to this Tvtabsearch.com hijacker. Names of the processes are random.
Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start Menu, then open Programs, click on Uninstall a program. Find suspicious programs or tool-bars related to the Tvtabsearch.com hijacker. Right click on it and select Uninstall.
Step 3: Go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then mark “Show hidden files, folders, and drivers” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files” (Recommended) and then click Apply or OK.
Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the Tvtabsearch.com browser hijacker.
Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.
Tvtabsearch.com hijacker has the ability to insert into web browser and spy on user’s online activities, so it is suggested to delete all history, data and cookies of the infected web browser before a complete removal. Take Internet Explorer for example:
a. From the “Tool” menu button in the upper-right corner of the Internet Explorer window, choose “Safety” > “Delete browsing history…“.
b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.
Step 6: Change your homepage of the infected web browser (Take Internet Explorer as Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options, then click General tab, and input the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK.
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Tvtabsearch.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data like online banking details, credit card or paypal account information or your business data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Those pop-ups it creates will take up too much Internet resources and slow down Internet speed. The webpage will be hard to load up and even can’t be open after you have tried many times to open the webpage you need. In system, many unwanted junk files will be produced to occupy the rest of system capacity. Even thought at the beginning this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms or payware, this Tvtabsearch.com hijacker also has the ability to bring those harmful viruses to attack computer system, which will greatly slow down PC performance and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of browser hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 8, 2016 3:17 am