Do you know what Search.htv-now.co is?
Do not install a piece of software named TV Now if you do not want to find Search.htv-now.co set as your new homepage and New Tab URL on your web browsers. Yes, it will apply these changes immediately after you install it on your computer. At the time of writing, the browser hijacker promoting Search.htv-now.co affected only Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, but it is only a question of time when the new version for Google Chrome will be developed. Some users download TV Now willingly from its official website http://tv-now.co/, whereas others cannot understand why they have it installed, which clearly shows that it might be able to slither onto computers unnoticed. If you are 100% sure that you have not installed this application yourself expecting to get access to online video content, there is no point in keeping TV Now installed on the system. We are sure you will find a better program to install in its place, so delete TV Now without further consideration.
Users install TV Now because it promises to provide access to “popular online video content.” There is one thing the majority of them do not know about it – it alters browsers’ settings. To be more specific, Search.htv-now.co is set on browsers as a homepage and New Tab URL. As a consequence, users see it open automatically when they launch the web browser they use. Search.htv-now.co looks like an ordinary search provider, but it is not exactly what it seems to be at first glance, so you should not use it as your default search tool. Yes, quick-access buttons opening popular websites can be found at the top, which is quite useful, and, on top of that, there is a search box in the middle of the page, but, unfortunately, it does not mean that it is safe to perform web searches using it, so you should use another tool instead. We do not say that Search.htv-now.co is malicious, but it has been observed that it might show some modified Yahoo! search results even though this search engine is, technically, legitimate. These modified search results might redirect you to untrustworthy websites, so if you decide to use Search.htv-now.co for your web searches, which we, of course, do not recommend doing, you should carefully inspect search results you are about to click. Unfortunately, we cannot promise that you will recognize all modified search results, so the chances are high that you will one day still click on them. We cannot promise that you will be redirected to a harmless website. In some cases, users find themselves on dubious websites after clicking on a single modified search result, so we cannot guarantee that this will not happen to you.Search.htv-now.co screenshot
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There are two possible reasons Search.htv-now.co has been set on your web browser. First, you have installed the browser extension TV Now on your computer from its official website http://tv-now.co/, or you have installed the entire software bundle with this browser hijacker inside on your computer. Bundling is a popular distribution method usually used to spread adware, potentially unwanted programs, and, of course, browser hijackers. It does not mean that there is nothing an ordinary user can do to prevent it from entering the system. Untrustworthy software could not illegally enter your computer if you enable a security application on your PC. You must quit your bad habits and become more careful too.
You can remove Search.htv-now.co from your browsers if you have found it set without your knowledge. You will erase it from Mozilla Firefox by deleting the browser extension named TV from it. Speaking about Internet Explorer, you will no longer see Search.htv-now.co set after you erase the application named TV Now using your Control Panel. If this does not tell you much, feel free to use our manual removal guide.
How to delete Search.htv-now.co
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A after opening Mozilla Firefox.
- Select the TV extension.
- Click Remove.
- Click Start.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the undesirable browser extension and click Remove.
- Tap Win+R.
- Type Control Panel and click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select TV Now.
- Click Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
Search.htv-now.co is a search tool that might become your new homepage and New Tab URL. If it ever becomes set on your web browser, there is no doubt that the browser extension TV Now, which is often referred to as a browser hijacker, has been installed on your computer. It must be removed if you decide to get rid of Search.htv-now.co because it is the only way to make it gone from the affected web browser.