TelevisionAce Toolbar

What is TelevisionAce Toolbar?

Are you familiar with Mindspark Interactive Network? That is the company that has created TelevisionAce Toolbar, an extension that is represented via the New Tab to help you find your favorite TV shows and stream episodes. While the extension itself is free, it will not help you stream TV shows or movies for free. Instead, it will provide you with a list of services that you can sign up for to stream the desired content. Besides that, the add-on specifically promotes ESPN, NBC, Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix streaming services. Also, it promotes and, both of which offer movie and TV-related content. The suspicious extension provides users with links to YouTube, Facebook, Target, Walmart, Instagram, and other popular sites as well. Undoubtedly, at first sight, the extension seems quite useful, but our researchers do not recommend making any assumptions. If you want to learn why we recommend deleting TelevisionAce Toolbar and why we classify it as a potentially unwanted program, you need to keep reading.testtest

How does TelevisionAce Toolbar work?

Have you downloaded the TelevisionAce Toolbar without fully understanding it? This could happen if you use a suspicious third-party installer that offers the toolbar bundled with other unfamiliar programs. Trusting software bundles offered by unknown parties is extremely dangerous because they might spread malware. Are you 100% sure that malware has not invaded your PC? If you are not, do not waste time and install a legitimate malware scanner to figure out what is going on. Hopefully, you will find out that the only threat you are dealing with is the PUP. TelevisionAce Toolbar is classified as a potentially unwanted program because besides offering what it is meant to offer it also exposes users to a strange search tool, and it can act in an unwanted way in the background. For example, it can record your browsing history. Also, third-party advertisers can track information on behalf of Mindspark Interactive Network to expose you to targeted advertisements. They could be shown via the search engine that – as some believe – is the main reason Mindspark toolbars are created in the first place.

It is not exactly fair to classify TelevisionAce Toolbar as a browser hijacker because it does not change browser’s settings without permission. If you are installing the toolbar onto Chrome, only the new tab should be changed. On the other hand, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users are asked to agree to homepage and/or search provider modifications before they can install it. We cannot know for sure if users are warned about this via third-party installers, but this is how and Chrome app store ( installers work. Users installing WorldOfNotes Toolbar, InternetSpeedRadar Toolbar, OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar, and other similar extensions are introduced to the same conditions. All in all, whether or not you think that you were forced to install this search tool, trusting it is a tricky thing. It uses the name of “Google” to make its search services appear more trustworthy, but it is important to note that sponsored content can be delivered via this search engine. It is likely that Mindspark earns money if you click on sponsored links.

How to delete TelevisionAce Toolbar

Have you made up your mind? Do you want to remove TelevisionAce Toolbar? If you do, you can follow the instructions below to eliminate this suspicious, potentially unwanted program from your browsers. As you can see, the instructions change depending on the browser because the PUP is installed differently on all of them. Also, while you can delete TelevisionAce Toolbar directly from Chrome and Firefox browsers, you need to operate via Control Panel if you want to get rid of this PUP from Internet Explorer. Of course, we suggest manual removal only to those users who are not dealing with other threats on their PCs. If that is not the case, cleaning your operating system and browsers manually can be difficult, if not impossible. Due to this, our strong recommendation is that you employ an anti-malware tool to automatically erase all unreliable and, potentially, malicious programs. If you have any concerns or questions, you can contact us via the comments section.

Removal Instructions

Internet Explorer:

N.B. You need to uninstall the unwanted application via Control Panel first (see the guide below).

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T.
  2. In the Tools menu select Internet options.
  3. Click the General tab and then move to Home Page.
  4. Overwrite the URL representing the hijacker and click OK.
  5. Tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  6. Navigate to the Search Providers menu.
  7. Set the desired provider, Remove the hijacker, and click Close

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Navigate to the Extensions menu and Remove the unwanted one.
  3. Tap Alt+T to access the Tools menu and select Options.
  4. In the menu on the left click Searches.
  5. Overwrite the URL in the Home Page section.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and enter chrome://extensions/ into the address bar.
  2. Click the recycle bin next to the unwanted extension and select Remove.

How to uninstall applications via Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Move to the Taskbar and click the Start menu button.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu.
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the undesirable application and then choose Remove.

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10:

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+R keys to launch the RUN dialog box.
  2. Enter control panel into the box and click OK to open the menu.
  3. Navigate to the Uninstall a program menu.
  4. Right-click the undesirable application and then choose Uninstall. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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