What is Get TV Easy?
Developers of Get TV Easy offer access to various TV streaming websites from browsers, however, once this software is installed, it changes browser settings to promote a fake search engine. In summary, this app is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) and a browser hijacker.
Additionally, Get TV Easy collects information relating to users' browsing activities and developers distribute the details using another PUA called Hide My Searches. Most people download and install apps of this type unintentionally.
Most PUAs (browser hijackers) can be installed on browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and/or Internet Explorer. After installation, they change settings such as the default search engine, homepage, and new tab URL to the address of a fake search engine.
Get TV Easy assigns them to search.gettveasy.com. Therefore, users of Get TV Easy are forced to visit search.gettveasy.com when they open a hijacked browser, new tab, or enter search queries into the URL bar. To undo or change settings appointed by Get TV Easy, users must uninstall the software, otherwise it will reassign settings when attempts are made to change them.
Note that search.gettveasy.com is a fake search engine, since it provides results generated by Yahoo. I.e., when used, it simply redirects to search.yahoo.com. Search engines that do not generate unique results are useless. Furthermore, Get TV Easy records information such as IP addresses, entered search queries, URLs of opened web pages, geolocations, and so on.
Developers send the data to other parties who misuse it to generate revenue. These third parties might include cyber criminals, and data collected by Get TV Easy might contain personal details. Browser hijackers (and fake search engines promoted through them) can lead to problems with privacy and browsing safety.
In some cases, they can steal users' identities. For these reasons, we recommend that you uninstall Get TV Easy, Hide My Searches, and other PUAs immediately.
|Name||Get TV Easy|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Detection Names (*-24096170.exe)||Avast (Win32:AdwareSig [Adw]), Emsisoft (Application.Toolbar (A)), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/WinWrapper.V Potentially Unwanted), Kaspersky (Not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.WebSearch.gen), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Browser Extension(s)||Get TV Easy, TV|
|Supposed Functionality||This app supposedly provides access to various TV streaming pages.|
|Serving IP Address (search.gettveasy.com)||18.104.22.168|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit the hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.|
|Additional Information||Get TV Easy is distributed with another browser hijacker called Hide My Searches.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Other examples of browser hijackers are uTab, PDFPros, and Transit Schedules. These apps are supposedly useful tools that include various features, and so on. In fact, they are useless and designed only to generate revenue for the developers by collecting data and causing redirects to dubious sites.
How did Get TV Easy install on my computer?
Most people download and install potentially unwanted apps such as browser hijackers unintentionally. This usually happens when people are tricked into these downloads/installations by software developers who distribute PUAs through the set-ups of other software.
To achieve this, they hide information about extra offers in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar parts of the set-ups. Furthermore, many people do not check these settings/options, leaving them unchanged. These behaviour can lead to inadvertent installation/download of PUAs.
Clicking deceptive ads can also lead to inadvertent download/installation of unwanted apps - these ads run scripts that download/install unwanted software.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Software should be downloaded using official websites and direct download links. Third party downloaders, installers, unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks (such as eMule, torrent clients) and other tools or sources of this type should not be trusted. All software should be downloaded and installed carefully.
Check all "Custom", "Advanced", and other settings that are available in the download or installation setup. Dismiss any offers to install or download unwanted software before completing the setup. Do not click advertisements displayed on dubious websites. They often cause redirects to untrustworthy (potentially, malicious) web pages.
Typically, ads of this type are displayed on pages relating to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on. If your browser opens dubious websites and/or displays unwanted, intrusive advertisements, check the list of extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins installed on the browser and remove all suspicious, unwanted entries.
The same should be applied to unwanted programs installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with Get TV Easy, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Get TV Easy download website:
Get TV Easy browser hijacker installer set-up:
Get TV Easy download web page asks for various permissions:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Get TV Easy?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Get TV Easy application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove search.gettveasy.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Get TV Easy browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove search.gettveasy.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove search.gettveasy.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Get TV Easy browser hijacker removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "Get TV Easy"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the search.gettveasy.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Get TV Easy browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://search.gettveasy.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.
Change your default search engine:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "Get TV Easy".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.gettveasy.com redirect, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Get TV Easy" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons (like "Hide My Searches"), and remove them.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "Get TV Easy" (and "Hide My Searches"), look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.search.gettveasy.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present, click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.
Change your default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines..." in the opened list, look for "search.gettveasy.com" and "hidemysearches.com", and when located, click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.gettveasy.com redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Get TV Easy" (or simply "TV"), as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, disable "Get TV Easy" (or simply "TV"), remove hxxp://search.gettveasy.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "moz-extension"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with search.gettveasy.com redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.gettveasy.com redirect, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
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