Hi there. I need some help to fix my computer. Earlier today I downloaded a music program and then whenever I opened IE browser, instead of my home page (google.com) I got another search page from Search.tvnewpagesearch.com. I’ve done EVERYTHING to set google as homepage, but this thing still came up whenever I opened IE. I searched on internet, and found a lot of people had the same problem. They said it was a browser hijacker virus but when I ran my security program it just showed my PC was clean. I’ve also looked in the add-on manager but I didn’t see any suspicious toolbar. I don’t know what to do now. Can anyone help me get rid of it?
Search.tvnewpagesearch.com is a low-quality search engine that can show users misleading search results, put sponsored links in the top of its search results and further redirect users to malicious websites. It uses shady schemes for getting inside the target computers and affecting all Internet browsers that are installed including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and even Safari. Once it gets inside the PC, it changes your browser settings, alters your homepage and default search engine, adds unwanted toolbar and displays unstoppable pop-up ads and banners without allowing you to revert these changes that easily. You may detect the home page or new tab of browser was changed to Search.tvnewpagesearch.com instead of your own settings. Likewise, doing an online search gives you suspicious results with pages filled with advertisement. Your Internet may be disconnected all the time. Besides, a browser hijacker can even monitor your browsing activities and collect your search terms in order to steal your personal information and involve you into various marketing related projects.
Search.tvnewpagesearch.com is labeled as browser hijacker. You cannot compare it with other reliable search engines (Google, Bing, or Yahoo Search). This bogus search engine cannot provide you any useful information. Instead, it just wastes your time by showing you unnecessary search results that are always not relevant to your search queries and let you hit on the links of unrelated websites. Mostly this type of threat comes bundled with freeware. It pretends to be an add-on software, also known as browser extension, browser helper object, or toolbar and hides itself in those freeware installations and bundled packages. Unwary users can easily get tricked into installing such annoying browser hijacker on their PC. Once this potentially unwanted program is installed, it may use the tracking cookie to deliver ads and gather your personal information (such as your search queries, the sites you visited, your IP address, what you clicked on and other private data) in order to forward it to remote attackers without your knowledge. To sum up, Search.tvnewpagesearch.com is an ad-supported search engine that affiliated with browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs (short for PUPs) or adware, you have to delete it from the PC as quickly as possible.
Browser hijacker infection like Search.tvnewpagesearch.com may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
Search.tvnewpagesearch.com hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Search.tvnewpagesearch.com hijacker is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to Search.tvnewpagesearch.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Search.tvnewpagesearch.com is a fraudulent website connected to a sophisticated browser redirecting malware that can change browser settings in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer without any permission. You may get this hijacker by one of the simplest ways – together with freeware or shareware applications. Once downloaded, you must be surprised by the new search engine with the url Search.tvnewpagesearch.com and tremendous ads on your browser. It changes the usual homepage and search engine immediately. Also the hijacker can display annoying ads in all kinds of forms, such as pop-up, pop-under, in-text, banner or contextual advertisements and perform other evil actions to ruin your PC. So we do not recommend you to use such bogus search engine as your default search provider. It will not show you any reliable search results. According to some of its victims, this application may also initiate continuous redirections to the malicious website. To restore web browser’s default settings and keep the computer safe, you should remove the hijacker manually.
Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on May 1, 2016 1:22 am