What is Search.yourinstanttelevision.com?
The first thing you need to ask yourself when you find Search.yourinstanttelevision.com set as your homepage is where did this suspicious search tool come from? Did you install it yourself or was it installed without your permission? Most “victims” will admit to knowing about this search tool but not knowing how it works. The thing is that it is originally represented as a browser extension called “Your Instant Television.” Well, when you install this extension, you realize that you need to accept homepage modifications. Moreover, there is nothing more to this extension than the search tool itself. It’s all a little confusing, but the bottom line is that the extension was created to introduce you to the search tool, and you are forced to accept it if you want to proceed with the installation. After thoroughly analyzing it, Anti-Spyware-101.com malware researchers have come to a conclusion that it is best to delete Search.yourinstanttelevision.com because it acts as an unpredictable browser hijacker.
How does Search.yourinstanttelevision.com work?
Did you know that Search.yourinstanttelevision.com is a clone of Search.yourinstantfileconverter.com, Search.yourinterestscenter.com, Search.youremailnow.com, and many other browser hijackers that are represented via SaferBrowser extensions? Sure, these hijackers have unique features, but, in general, they are identical. Even their distribution is somewhat predictable. In most cases, these hijackers – or extensions representing them – are spread via software bundles or alluring pop-up offers that are represented by malware. As our malware researchers have found out, in many cases, these pop-ups are showcased by TermTrident, InteliTerm, and similar ad-supported programs. Of course, if the hijacker has found its way into your operating system via pop-ups introduced to you by adware, you have more things to worry about it. Even if the hijacker came packaged with seemingly harmless programs, you have to research them thoroughly before you can be 100% sure that they are truly harmless. If you discover that they are malicious, you should immediately remove them from your PC.
How to delete Search.yourinstanttelevision.com
If you expect to get free access to your favorite TV shows using Search.yourinstanttelevision.com, you are mistaken. This browser hijacker provides links to sites where this content is available, but you will need to pay money for it. Due to this, we consider this tool to be completely useless. We also consider it to be unreliable because it spies on its users, redirects them to third-party sites, and showcases sponsored links instead of reliable links. Overall, it is a good idea to erase this hijacker from your PC and web browsers, and you have to decide which method suits you best. If you think you can handle everything yourself, it is most likely that you will decide to follow the steps below. If you want to kill two birds with one stone, you will employ anti-malware software. It will eliminate existing threats –remember that the hijacker could be accompanied by other threats – and keep the PC protected at the same time.
- Tap Win+R to launch RUN.
- To access Registry Editor, enter regedit.exe and click OK.
- Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
- Double-click the value named Start Page.
- Overwrite/delete the hijacker’s URL and click OK.
- Tap Win+E keys to launch Explorer.
- Enter %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ into the address bar at the top.
- Open the folder whose name contains your unique Mozilla user ID.
- Open the file named prefs.js (open it using Notepad) and find the hijacker’s URL.
- Overwrite the URL and save the file.
- Now move to the extensions folder.
- Right-click and Delete the file that represents Your Instant Television.
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