Do you know what TVStreamSurfer is?
TVStreamSurfer is a new extension that should help users find “popular movie and TV shows and where they are streaming online.” This extension is primarily targeted at Google Chrome users; however, versions for other browsers might exist as well, and you might notice them installed on your browsers too. If it ever happens, you should carefully think whether you want to keep TVStreamSurfer installed because this extension cannot be considered 100% reliable. We will explain to you why it is so in the following paragraphs of this article. We hope that we will help you to decide whether or not to keep TVStreamSurfer. In case you decide to get rid of this extension, remember that you can use our manual removal instructions (you can easily find them below this article).
Researchers have managed to find out that TVStreamSurfer can be downloaded from its official website tvstreamsurfer.com and the Chrome Web Store; however, it seems that only some users get this extension from these sources willingly. Specialists have noticed that there are many users’ complaints regarding the entrance of TVStreamSurfer, so we believe that it comes bundled with other applications too and might sneak onto computers rather secretly. The first symptom that TVStreamSurfer is installed is a new extension visible in the Add-ons Manager, or the presence of the extension folder popmhkegeenbmcjcopncjfclbcidlemi in C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extension. We are sure that you will also notice that your search engine is changed to Search.us.com.TVStreamSurfer screenshot
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After the installation of the TVStreamSurfer extension, you will really notice a search bar at the top. It should help you to find movies and shows online. Researchers have noticed that a list of movies and shows will be provided for you; however, the majority of links to watch them online are broken. Besides, we do not think that you need to have TVStreamSurfer installed in order to access abc.go.com and similar websites. Furthermore, our security specialists say that the search engine TVStreamSurfer will set is untrustworthy. It might even provide users with the modified search results. In other words, these search results will be full of advertisements and third-party links. They have a potential of redirecting you to corrupted web pages, so the best would be not to use the search engine at all. Of course, this is not the only reason why we suggest eliminating the TVStreamSurfer extension. We have managed to find out that this extension is capable of changing and reading users’ data on different websites. Generally speaking, it is going to gather information about you and your activities.
Unfortunately, TVStreamSurfer is not the only untrustworthy extension that exists. There hundreds of similar extensions on the web these days, and they all pretend to be perfectly decent. To find out whether you are about to install a 100% trustworthy software, you should always read users’ reviews available on the web. It is also advisable to download software from their official websites ONLY. If you continue downloading applications from file-sharing, torrent, and other web pages, you might quickly cause harm to your computer again because you will download additional unreliable software sooner or later. In some cases, it is possible to prevent them from entering systems by unchecking the corresponding box during the installation. Of course, users should not forget that it is very important to install a trustworthy security tool on the system and scan the system periodically.
We hope that you have already understood that TVStreamSurfer is not the most trustworthy extension and decided to delete it. Luckily, it will not be very hard to do that. According to specialists, the only thing that you will have to do is to remove the extension. Below you will find instructions that will help you to do that. If it happens that TVStreamSurfer does not disappear, you should definitely scan your system with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter.
- Open your browser.
- Tap Alt+F.
- Select More Tools and then open Extensions.
- Click on the unwanted extension.
- Click the recycle bin button.
- Click Remove.
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As you already know after reading through this article, TVStreamSurfer usually travels in software bundles together with other applications. As there is a possibility that unreliable software is installed too, you should check your system after you delete TVStreamSurfer manually and then take care of those remaining threats if you manage to detect them.