What is Search.easytowatchtv.com? And how does it function?
Search.easytowatchtv.com, also called Easy To Watch TV, is advertised as a legitimate program that allows users to watch TV through the internet. At first glance, it might seem that this program won’t ever cause any malicious behaviour. And even though it helps you in finding links to popular TV shows, Sports, as well as latest news, this does not change the fact that Search.easytowatchtv.com is classified as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program that could harm your computer. And since this program is created by Polarity Technologies Ltd. this only means that it’s a program you should stay away from as this company has a reputation of developing unwanted programs, Search.easytowatchtv.com being one of them.
Aside from links to TV shows, Sports and news, Search.easytowatchtv.com also offers links to dubious websites that promote online gaming. It might seem enticing first especially if you’re an online gamer, however, do not let its nice colours and promise of funny games and videos fool you – the quality of the games it promotes suck big time as they’re extremely poor so it’s a total waste of time. This only shows that Search.easytowatchtv.com mostly gets its revenue by displaying sponsored content.
As soon as it is installed on your computer, Search.easytowatchtv.com will change the default homepage, search engine and the new tab URL of your browsers. This means that the next time you open your browser you will be forced to use this hijacker in browsing the internet. Take note that some of the contents it displays are not to be trusted as they could redirect you to websites that may try to get your personal information and even promote malicious programs.
How is Search.easytowatchtv.com distributed online?
This browser hijacker typically spreads through freeware and shareware offered on free sharing websites. A lot of users from time to time are often tricked into installing not just one but two or more programs when they install this kind of software package. This is because programs like Search.easytowatchtv.com are hidden in the package so when users install this software package using only the quick or standard setup, they will most likely install every program in the package.
Follow the instructions below to successfully erase Search.easytowatchtv.com from your computer.
Step1. Close all the browsers infected with Search.easytowatchtv.com. If you’re having a hard time closing them, you can close them using the Task Manager just tap on Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
Step2. After you open the Task Manager, go to the Processes tab and look for the infected browser’s process and end it.
Step3. Reset all your browsers back to default to their default state.
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Tap Alt + T and select Internet options.
- Click the General tab and then overwrite the URL under the homepage section.
- Click OK to save the changes.
- Now switch to the Advanced tab and click the Reset button.
- Then check the box for “Delete personal settings” and then click Reset again.
- Launch Google Chrome, press Alt + F, move to More tools, and click Extensions.
- Look for Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com or any other unwanted add-ons, click the Recycle Bin button, and choose Remove.
- Restart Google Chrome, then tap Alt + F, and select Settings.
- Navigate to the On Startup section at the bottom.
- Click on Advanced.
- After that, click the Reset button to reset Google Chrome.
- Open the browser and tap Ctrl + Shift + A to access the Add-ons Manager.
- In the Extensions menu Remove the unwanted extension.
- Restart the browser and tap keys Alt + T.
- Select Options and then move to the General menu.
- Overwrite the URL in the Home Page section.
- Tap Alt + H to access Help.
- Next, select “Troubleshooting information” and click “Refresh Firefox” at the top of the page.
- Now click “Refresh Firefox” again to confirm the reset.
Step4. Open Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter.
Step5. Look for any suspicious program that is affiliated with Search.easytowatchtv.com and then Uninstall it.
Step6. Hold down Windows + E keys simultaneously to open File Explorer.
Step7. Navigate to the following directories and look for suspicious files associated to Search.easytowatchtv.com and delete it/them.
Step8. Close the File Explorer.
Step9. Empty your Recycle Bin.
To make sure that nothing is amiss and that Search.easytowatchtv.com is completely removed from your computer, follow the advanced steps below.
Perform a full system scan using SpyRemover Pro. To do so, follow these steps:
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the SafeMode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in explorer http://www.fixmypcfree.com/install/spyremoverpro
A single space must be in between explorer and http. Click OK.
- A dialogue box will be displayed by Internet Explorer. Click Run to begin downloading the program. The installation will start automatically once a download is done.
- Click OK to launch it.
- Run SpyRemover Pro and perform a full system scan.
- After all the infections are identified, click REMOVE ALL.
- Register the program to protect your computer from future threats.