What is Television Fanatic Toolbar?

Television Fanatic is a toolbar powered by Mindspark, which comes as an extension to the browser without user consent. It hijacks Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. This may seem a useful thing, because it offers quick access to television programs, announcements, popular news sites and so on. Television Fanatic is a promotional product, because it displays a huge number of advertising pop-ups, banners or coupons. This advertising can occur at any time, and if you try to close it – you will be redirected to ad site. Also, Television Fanatic Toolbar can substitute your search results, change homepage, browser settings and search engine. Television Fanatic Toolbar may collect personally identifiable information (e.g. history of the browsing) and transfer it to third parties for further analysis. If your computer is infected with this program, you must remove Television Fanatic Toolbar now.

Television Fanatic Toolbar

How Television Fanatic Toolbar gets on your PC?

Adware, such as Television Fanatic Toolbar, comes to PC bundled with free software without the user’s consent. This happens because users rarely follow the installation process. This program can get on the computer along with the archivers, players and other freeware. Always follow the installation process to avoid infecting your computer. Also, read the user agreement, don’t click the “Next” button if you doubt that the program is safe. No need to click “I agree” if the additional software that you are offered is unknown and uncertain. Choose the Advanced installation type to see everything that the installer offers you. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of Television Fanatic Toolbar right now.

How to remove Television Fanatic Toolbar from your computer?

To uninstall Television Fanatic Toolbar remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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Or uninstall Television Fanatic Toolbar manually.

Step 1: Remove Television Fanatic Toolbar from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Television Fanatic Toolbar.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Television Fanatic Toolbar and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Television Fanatic Toolbar, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Television Fanatic Toolbar and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Television Fanatic Toolbar from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Television Fanatic Toolbar from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Television Fanatic Toolbar.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Television Fanatic Toolbar.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Television Fanatic Toolbar.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Television Fanatic Toolbar:

Remove following regitry entries:

Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\TelevisionFanatic
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TelevisionFanaticbar Uninstall Internet Explorer
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TelevisionFanaticbar Uninstall Firefox
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.XMLSessionPlugin.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.XMLSessionPlugin.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.XMLSessionPlugin\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.XMLSessionPlugin\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.XMLSessionPlugin
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.UrlAlertButton.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.UrlAlertButton.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.UrlAlertButton\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.UrlAlertButton\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.UrlAlertButton
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ToolbarProtector.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ToolbarProtector.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ToolbarProtector\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ToolbarProtector\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ToolbarProtector
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ThirdPartyInstaller.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ThirdPartyInstaller.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ThirdPartyInstaller\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ThirdPartyInstaller\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ThirdPartyInstaller
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SkinLauncherSettings.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SkinLauncherSettings.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SkinLauncherSettings\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SkinLauncherSettings\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SkinLauncherSettings
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SkinLauncher.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SkinLauncher.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SkinLauncher\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SkinLauncher\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SkinLauncher
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SettingsPlugin.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SettingsPlugin.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SettingsPlugin\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SettingsPlugin\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.SettingsPlugin
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ScriptButton.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ScriptButton.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ScriptButton\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ScriptButton\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.ScriptButton
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.RadioSettings.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.RadioSettings.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.RadioSettings\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.RadioSettings\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.RadioSettings
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.Radio.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.Radio.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.Radio\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.Radio\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.Radio
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.PseudoTransparentPlugin.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.PseudoTransparentPlugin.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.PseudoTransparentPlugin\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.PseudoTransparentPlugin\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.PseudoTransparentPlugin
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.MultipleButton.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.MultipleButton.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.MultipleButton\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.MultipleButton\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.MultipleButton
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.HTMLPanel.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.HTMLPanel.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.HTMLPanel\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.HTMLPanel\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.HTMLPanel
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.HTMLMenu.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.HTMLMenu.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.HTMLMenu\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.HTMLMenu\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.HTMLMenu
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.FeedManager.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.FeedManager.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.FeedManager\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.FeedManager\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.FeedManager
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.DynamicBarButton.1\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.DynamicBarButton.1
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.DynamicBarButton\CurVer
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.DynamicBarButton\CLSID
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TelevisionFanatic.DynamicBarButton

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Written by Rami Douafi

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