How to remove Television Addict (Virus Removal Guide)

Television Addict

This Television Addict removal guide contains free information about the Television Addict extension and a guide to help you remove Television Addict, viruses, malware, and other threats from your computer.

Television Addict

Television Addict is a browser hijacker that takes over your homepage, default search engine, and new tab page. When you are affected by Television Addict your browser will start-up on a Television Addict search page and your browser will redirect to the same webpage when you perform a search via the address or omni bar. Native and cooperating browser applications (including the Television Addict extension for Google Chrome) are used to replace existing internet browser settings once they have been installed. The Television Addict extension also permissions set allowing it read and change data on the websites you visit while it is enabled.
Names Television Addict, Television Addict virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description With Television Addict you can keep up to date with the latest tv shows and gossip from your Chrome new tab!
Symptoms Advertisements in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Permissions Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
Communicate with cooperating websites
Distribution Method Television Addict and other objects that can cause your browser to redirect to Television Addict search engine are usually promoted in advertisements on media and torrenting websites. The user might be tricked into accepting the download under the guise of a program update or something that it is not.

How to remove Television Addict (Virus Removal Instructions)

These Television Addict removal instructions will help you completely remove Television Addict, viruses, malware, and other threats from your computer.

  1. Manually remove Television Addict extension
  2. Scan your computer for malware with Malwarebytes
  3. Scan your computer a second time with HitmanPro
  4. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

Remove Television Addict extension

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Television Addict extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Television Addict add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the Television Addict add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2. Search for the Television Addict extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

Scan your computer for malware with Malwarebytes

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.

4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.

Scan your computer a second time with HitmanPro

1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.


Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.