I wrote this article to help you remove Timelive.info. This Timelive.info removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If you get redirected to the Timelive.info website, or you see ads by it, we have some bad news for you. Your computer is no longer infection-free. You have adware on board. The Timelive.info adware is a serious threat to your privacy and security. It collects data about its victims and makes it available for sale to third parties. It can also act as an open door for many online parasites. This pest can be removed easily, but only if caught on time. If you don’t take actions against it, the Timelive.info utility can cause some irreversible damage to your machine.
The Timelive.info adware entered your machine unnoticed. However, to operate on it, the furtive app needs your permission. Do not think that the Timelive.info adware will ask you politely. No, it will use deceptive tactics to gain your approval without you even realizing it. The malicious utility may have arrived as an additional program to some freeware or shareware you downloaded off the Internet.
Developers tend to hide extra programs under custom tabs. They would misguide the user to select the standard/fast installation method. The standard option is automatic. Once it is executed, all additional applications will be installed without further ado. However, if you select the advanced option, you will be presented with a list of all extras that are about to be installed. We recommend deselecting all additional programs. If you truly needed such tools, you would have downloaded them by yourself.
Once on board, the Timelive.info adware will initiate an ad bombardment on you. All kinds of coupons, great deals and discounts will cover your screen. Every time you click on a link, one or more additional tabs will open in your web browser. On top of that, your computer will become extremely slow. Even though you don’t “see” the Timelive.info adware, it works on your CPU and uses a lot of RAM. The more ads you see, the more RAM is consumed. The malicious app may cause some older machines to freeze and crash frequently.
Dealing with the Timelive.info adware, you will notice something odd. All advertisements you are seeing have something to do with your hobbies, interests or needs. You are not imagining it. The adware is spying on you. It uses the collected data to select ads that will appeal especially to you. Thus, if you enter “runners” into some search engine, the Timelive.info adware will start displaying advertisements about similar shoes. As convenient as this may sound, these ads are not helpful. The adware blocks all adverts by its competitors. You will see only what the tool allows you to see. Soon, you will lose track of the current prices. Don’t become an easy target, delete this pest immediately!
The ads you are seeing hide more potential danger than you might think. The Timelive.info adware has no filtering mechanisms. Anyone willing to spend some money can use the utility to promote anything, including uncertificated or illegal products and services. This app is often used to generate web traffic to some shady websites. Be careful if you have children, for the adware has no parental control.
How long do you think it takes for a virus to be transferred to your computer? A split second. No more than that. If you have the bad luck to click on a corrupted ad, you will be linked to an infected website. There, a drive-by download can be executed. These types of downloads are often used for malware distribution. They are almost completely invisible, hence, it is almost impossible to close your web browser in time to stop them. Of course, not all ads the Timelive.info adware displays are dangerous. However, there is no way to tell which is which, so, avoid all advertisements.
Avoid ads, it sounds so easy, yet, in reality, it is almost impossible. The Timelive.info adware will try to trick you into clicking on advertisements unintentionally. At the most unexpected times, the malicious tool will open pop-up windows right under the cursor of your mouse. This, together with your computer’s sluggishness, will turn your browsing experience into a nightmare. Don’t put up with this, delete this intruder ASAP!
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Timelive.info 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 Timelive.info from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.