How to remove TV Now (Virus Removal Guide)

TV Now


TV Now is an unwanted browser extension that invades your privacy, hijacks your web browser, and bundles with malware, adware, spyware, and viruses.

What is TV Now?


TV Now is a browser extension compatible with Google Chrome and other popular web browsers. The TV Now extension is self-described as a tool for your browser that allows you to “search and access popular TV quick links instantly with free web search from your new tab page.” Despite the fact that this may sound like an innocuous tool for your browser, the TV Now extension is configured to execute undertakings that internet users may consider intrusive and malicious.

TV Now

The TV Now extension converts internet browser settings including the start page, new tab page, search provider, apps, extensions, and themes. The extension replaces the URL used as the start page, new tab page, and search provider with a new website such as tvnowapptab.com. This causes the affected web browser to redirect to tvnowapptab.com and other websites when the browser is launched, a new tab is opened in the browser, and a search is performed in the address bar. In addition, when a search is performed in the address bar, the search will redirect to tvnowapptab.com and then to search.yahoo.com in order to track what a user searches for and display search results from a known search engine.

TV Now extension

Furthermore, the TV Now extension has permissions which declare that they can read and change your data on all tvnowapptab.com sites and tvnowapptab.com, replace the page you see when opening a new tab, read your browsing history, and manage your apps, extensions, and themes. Moreover, Google Chrome and other web browsers cannot prevent the extension from recording your browsing history while in incognito mode.

Bundles with malware and viruses


One of the biggest issues with the TV Now extension is that it may bundle with and/or be advertised by malicious advertising networks that spread malware, adware, browser hijackers, spyware, computer viruses, and other security threats. Simply put, it is possible that your computer is infected with malware due to how the extension is distributed.

Speaking of how the extension is distributed, the TV Now extension is most often promoted by deceptive advertisements that promote it as something it isn’t and aggressive advertisements that force and pester users to install it. It can be downloaded through these advertisements and from the developer’s website and Google Web Store.

How to remove TV Now (Virus Removal Guide)


The TV Now browser extension can be manually removed through internet browser settings. However, removing the browser extension within the settings will not remove malware, adware, spyware, viruses, and other threats from an infected computer. To remove malware from an infected computer, we recommend scanning the computer with a reputable security program such as Malwarebytes Premium or Malwarebytes Free. Follow the free removal guide on this page to remove the TV Now extension and use reputable antivirus software to remove malware from your computer.

How to remove the TV Now extension

How to remove malware and viruses

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry

How to remove the TV Now extension


Follow the instructions to remove the TV Now extension from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Google Chrome

1. Open the menu and go to More tools > Extensions

2. Click the Remove button

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the menu and go to Add-ons

2. Click the Remove button

How to remove malware and viruses


Follow the instructions to remove malware, adware, browser hijackers, spyware, ransomware, viruses, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The security software recommended in this removal guide is free to use. However, we recommend registering the software to secure your computing device and stop infections before they happen.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes.

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2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, click the Scan Now button to begin scanning the computer.

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3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine Selected button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

4. Reboot the computer.

5. Once the computer is rebooted, download and install HitmanPro or HitmanPro.Alert to perform a second-opinion scan and remove the remaining malware (if applicable). To download the executable file, fill out the information on their website (name and email address) and click submit.

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6. Once HitmanPro is installed, click the Next button to begin scanning the computer.

7. When the scan is complete, click the Next button to remove all threats detected by HitmanPro.

How to remove tracking files and repair Windows registry


Follow the instructions to remove tracking files, remove browsing data, and repair the Windows registry.

1. Download and install CCleaner Free or CCleaner Professional.

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2. Once CCleaner is installed, go to the Easy Clean tab.

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3. Click the Analyze button to find trackers and junk files that CCleaner can remove.

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4. When the analysis is complete, click the Clean All button.

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5. Next, go to the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button.

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6. When the scan is complete, click the Fix selected Issues… button.

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7. As a precaution, click Yes to back up the registry before making changes to it and save the Reg File (.reg) file to your computer.

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8. Click the Fix All Selected Issues button and then click Close once all problems have been removed.

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. Sean's content has been featured in numerous publications.

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