I wrote this article to help you remove Search.hlivetvnow.co. This Search.hlivetvnow.co removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If you see the Search.hlivetvnow.co page every time you open your browser, we have bad news for you. This page`s presence is a sign of trouble. It indicates that there is browser hijacker infection on your machine. Yes, a browser hijacker has managed to slither in your system and you need to act against it as soon as possible. Do not panic, though. The truth is that your situation could have been much worse. There are parasites which are much more dangerous than this hijacker. However, don’t take this the wrong way.
The pest is far from harmless. This is why it is called an infection. Each infection causes harm and, what is worse, each infection eventually gets out of control and causes irreversible damage. The good news is that you can remove the hijacker relatively easy. But you have to act fast. The more time it spends in your system, the more problems it causes and the more difficult your predicament gets. That’s why, take the appearance of the Search.hlivetvnow.co site as the warning it is and heed it. Once you spot it, start looking for the hijacker`s hiding place and delete it upon discovery.
This pest turns your browsing experience into a nightmare. It starts meddling from the moment it enters and makes changes in your browsers` settings behind your back. For instance, the pest replaces your previous homepage and search engine with its own domain, namely – Search.hlivetvnow.co. This site becomes your online shadow. You cannot do anything online without it interrupting. It pops up all the time. It is there when you go online and when you open a new tab. You get redirected to it at every turn. You cannot do a single online move without it. It is your new search engine after all and this is bad.
Do not trust anything you see from now on. The site is highly unreliable and it mostly shows you corrupted search results which lead to dangerous and infected pages. It also disguises some of the results. They are ads even though they are not marked as such and if you click, you end up visiting a dodgy page. From there, a single click is all it takes for you to download more infections on your already infected and underperforming PC. But let`s not forget about your completely demolished online activities. Surfing the web normally is impossible with the hijacker on board.
You are constantly interrupted, redirected and bombarded with ads. Your whole screen is covered with commercials in all shapes and forms. Even the sites which used to be ad-free are now heavy on banners and pop-ups. This is more than irritating. It is nerve-wracking. Do not tolerate the hijacker`s shenanigans but get rid of it before you infest your PC with more infections. At the end of this article, you will find an easy-to-follow removal guide which will help you deal with the intruder manually. Act now and earn the gratitude of your future self.
How did the hijacker enter your PC? This pest needs your permission to get on board and that’s why it used tricky tactics to get it. Usually, it arrives bundled with other programs and when you install these program, you install the pest as well. To prevent that from happening, always opt for the Advanced settings instead of the Basic ones. They allow you to see each additionally attached app which is about to enter your machine and deselect it on time. Do that. Remove all extras before finishing the installation of the original program and keep your machine safe. Hackers rely on your haste and carelessness. Don’t provide them.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Search.hlivetvnow.co from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.