What is

You do not want set as your homepage or default search provider, and you do not want it represented via the New Tab either. That is because this search tool is a browser hijacker that was created to redirect you to a third-party search engine without your permission, showcase sponsored content by modifying the search results you see, as well as collect information about you using intrusive web cookies. These are the reasons you should delete from your web browser immediately. Of course, it is most likely that there is at least one more piece that you need to remove from your browser, and that is an extension called “Watch TV Instantly.” This extension, most likely, is responsible for hijacking your web browser. Unfortunately, other undesirable programs – and maybe even malware – might exist on your operating system. Therefore, if you have faced the hijacker and/or the unwanted extension, immediately perform a full system scan.test

How does work?

Our research team at has faced quite a few clones of Some of them include,, and All of them were created by the same party, Polarity Technologies Ltd., but all of them are introduced by unique extensions. As we have mentioned already, is introduced by “Watch TV Instantly.” The official downloader is available at, and it is offered to Google Chrome users via the webstore as well. Considering that this extension is meant to help users watch TV directly from their browser, it is possible that some would find it on the official source and download it willingly. However, in many cases, such potentially unwanted programs are spread using bundled downloaders. These downloaders are usually offered via unreliable sites, and they usually use more alluring programs – such as Watch TV Instantly – to trick users into downloading malware or useless programs. Of course, if you have scanned your system using a legitimate malware scanner as advised at the beginning of this report, you must have figured out already if or not you need to delete any additional threats. If you do, go ahead and remove them as soon as you can.

Yahoo Search is exploited by to make it appear more legitimate and trustworthy. The search engine is known by most users, and the results that are shown after the hijacker redirects to it appear to be normal. That is the trick. In reality, the hijacker has the ability to modify the results and inject anything, which might include ads, sponsored content, and links created by malicious parties and schemers. Unfortunately, just like the useless extension, these results might be made to appear useful. Using tracking cookies, the creator of the infection can spy on you and collect unique information about your virtual behavior. Then, this information can be passed on to the interested parties to help them propose relevant links, but that does not mean that all relevant links can be trusted. The easy-access links shown via the home page of can be trusted because they route to legitimate sites, including,, and On the other hand, we do not recommend trusting or links that are shown as well. All in all, a few legitimate links do not make up for the fact that the extension is useless.

How to delete

How will you remove That depends on the browser that was affected, and whether or not an extension is involved. If it is not, you will need to modify homepage and search provider settings directly via your browser, but if “Watch TV Instantly” is to blame, you need to delete it, and the hijacker will be gone when you take care of that. When it comes to the extension, you can eliminate it from Google and Firefox browsers, but if the hijacker affected the Internet Explorer browser, you will need to remove an application installed on your operating system. That is very easy to do, and you can use the guide available below if you need assistance. Eliminating the PUP/hijacker manually is not ideal if other infections exist, in which case utilizing an anti-malware program is strongly recommended. Do you want to discuss anything regarding the hijacker or your virtual security with our research team? The comments section is open to all discussions.

Removal Instructions

Internet Explorer:

  1. Click the Start menu icon on the Taskbar and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to the Uninstall a program menu and then Uninstall the undesirable application.

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and enter chrome://extensions/ into the address bar.
  2. Click the Remove button associated with the unwanted extension and then confirm the choice.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and enter about:addons into the address bar.
  2. Click the Remove button associated with the unwanted extension. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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