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The Television Fanatic Toolbar - Watch Free TV Online

2012-11-28T08:00:00  +
The Television Fanatic Toolbar - Watch Free TV Online

The website: "televisionfanatic.com," has a toolbar which it claims is a must-have for television fans. But, I have gotten numerous calls and e-mails from persons asking me how to remove this toolbar from their computers. I did a scan on this toolbar and several anti-virus and anti-spyware software reported it as containing potentially dangerous software and adware. So, we do not recommend that you install The Television Fanatic Toolbar.

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The Televisionfanatic Website

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The Television Fanatic Toolbar

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The Television Fanatic Toolbar (TelevisionFanatic.exe) was scanned at http://www.virustotal.com. "TelevisionFanatic.exe" is the installation file that you download and install on your computer.

Update (Nov. 9, 2012):
There is another website and filename: filmfanatic.mywebsearch.com and FilmFanatic.exe. Everything is the same, only the names have changed.

The Result of the Scan:

File size: 207.2 KB (212216 bytes)
File name: TelevisionFanatic.exe
File type: Win32 EXE
Analysis date: 2012-11-08 19:50:12 UTC

  • Avast anti-virus software detected the adware Win32:FunWeb-J [PUP].
  • AVG anti-virus software detected Zango
  • Comodo anti-virus software detected the adware ApplicUnwnt.Win32.AdWare.FunWeb.DA
  • Emsisoft anti-virus software detected Riskware.WebToolbar.Win32. MyWebSearch.AMN (A)
  • ESET-NOD32 anti-virus software detected Win32/AdInstaller
  • F-Prot anti-virus software detected W32/MyWeb.G
  • Fortinet anti-virus software detected Riskware/MyWebSearch
  • K7AntiVirus anti-virus software detected adware not-a-virus: WebToolbar.Win32. MyWebSearch.gen
  • Kingsoft anti-virus software detected Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
  • SUPERAntiSpyware anti-virus software detected PUP.AdInstaller
  • Vipre anti-virus software detected MyWebSearch.J (v)

Based on the result of the scan, the Television Fanatic Toolbar will install adware, riskware and possibly a Trojan on your computer.

Other persons told me that it was almost impossible to get rid of this program, because it was installed all over their computers. Also, it is alleged that it will install a keylogger program on your computer; this is a program that captures your computer key strokes for the sole purpose of recording your password, credit card and other information.

The toolbar also makes Safari unstable on the Apple Macintosh (MAC). Safari may crash after using it for a few minutes.

How to remove Television Fanatic Toolbar from your computer?

You can use Spybot-Search and Destroy to remove Television Fanatic Toolbar and other programs it may have installed. Click here to download and install it. You may also use the AdwCleaner software to remove this malware. Click the following link for instructions: Remove Browser Hijacker with AdwCleaner.

How to uninstall Television Fanatic Toolbar for Safari users on a MAC?
  • Open the Finder application and browse to Applications.
  • Scroll down to Toolbars and click on Free TV Bar.
  • Double-click on “Uninstall”.
  • Fill in the “User name & Password” and click the OK button.
  • If you still cannot uninstall the Television Fanatic Toolbar, do the following:
  • Visit Television Fanatic Toolbar's download page and reinstall the toolbar.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Uninstall the toolbar again.

If you want to watch television online, there are websites out here which do not require the download of any program to watch movies. The only softwares that you are required to watch videos online are Macromedia Flash, Microsoft Silverlight and Java.

Please DO NOT download and install programs from any website that you are not familiar with or one that is not popular.

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  • Posted: 2015-03-12T11:27:16 by an anonymous user from or near: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States

    What do you think of this site: http://www.watch-tvseries.net?

    It says free tv movies etc. but always wants to install their suggestions.

    Thanks,
    N

    delete


    • Posted: 2015-03-12T12:47:21 by info

      The website is not malicious, it is the advertisements that they are displaying. Never install software from pop-up or advertising windows.

      delete


  • Posted: 2013-09-29T04:15:59 by an anonymous user from or near: Athens, Attikí, Greece

    I totally agree with your comments regarding Television Fanatic . It is malware 100%
    . It messed up my pc and the irony was that I couldn't even watch the intended tv show .I had it removed myself using an ESET application for removing rogue programs.

    SK/Greece

    delete


  • Posted: 2013-06-16T21:25:32 by an anonymous user from or near: Santa Ynez, California, United States

    Just a new computor person. Did have televisionfanatic offer come up a couple of times. Asks to install app. real hesitant to do. googled name -- saw your alert. omg thank you!!

    delete


  • Posted: 2013-05-21T09:46:46 by info

    This software now has an option, selected by default, which the user can deselect during the installation process. If you deselect this option, the Potentially Unwanted Programs will not be installed. But, most users do not see this option.

    delete


  • Posted: 2013-05-21T09:17:11 by an anonymous user from or near: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    I have used television fanatics for awhile and have not encountered any problem

    delete


  • Posted: 2012-11-22T17:42:49 by an anonymous user from or near: Kingston, Jamaica

    DO NOT install this toolbar if you want to live in peace!!!

    delete


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