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Removal instructions for Your Television Now

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What is Your Television Now?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Your Television Now is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Your Television Now?

You may see this entry in your list of installed software:


and these warnings during install:



this browser extension:


these changed settings:



and you will see this startpage in the affected browser(s):


How did Your Television Now get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from their website.


How do I remove Your Television Now?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Your Television Now?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes Your Television Now completely.
  • You should have a look at our Restore Browser page. You can read there how to fix additional browser redirect methods.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the Your Television Now hijacker. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


and blocked access to their domain


Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = hxxp://{uid1}&uc=20170123&ap=&i_id=tv__1.30
 SearchScopes: HKCU -> DefaultScope {8A490DD9-D192-4A44-B961-D42E26BCCDF9} URL = hxxp://{uid1}&uc=20170123&ap=&i_id=tv__1.30&query={searchTerms}
 SearchScopes: HKCU -> {8A490DD9-D192-4A44-B961-D42E26BCCDF9} URL = hxxp://{uid1}&uc=20170123&ap=&i_id=tv__1.30&query={searchTerms}
 FF NewTab: hxxp://
 FF Homepage: hxxp://
 FF Extension: TV - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\Extensions\@TV.xpi [2017-01-23]

YourTelevisionNow (HKCU\...\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}) (Version: - Spigot, Inc.) <==== ATTENTION
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions
       Adds the file @TV.xpi"="1/23/2017 8:58 AM, 24688 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\jetpack\@TV\simple-storage
       Adds the file store.json"="1/23/2017 8:58 AM, 317 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\YourTelevisionNow
       Adds the file YourTelevisionNowUn.exe"="1/23/2017 8:56 AM, 250696 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
       "Start Page" = REG_SZ, "{uid1}&uc=20170123&ap=&i_id=tv__1.30"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
       "DefaultScope" = REG_SZ, "{8A490DD9-D192-4A44-B961-D42E26BCCDF9}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{8A490DD9-D192-4A44-B961-D42E26BCCDF9}]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Search"
       "SuggestionsURL"="REG_SZ", "{searchTerms}"
       "URL"="REG_SZ", "{uid1}&uc=20170123&ap=&i_id=tv__1.30&query={searchTerms}"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "YourTelevisionNow"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", ""
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\YourTelevisionNow\"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Spigot, Inc."
       "UninstallHomepage"="REG_SZ", "{uid1}&uc=20170123&ap=&i_id=tv__1.30"
       "UninstallImpression"="REG_SZ", "{uid1}&implementation_id=tv__1.30&event={exEvent}"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\YourTelevisionNow\YourTelevisionNowUn.exe" /uninstall"
Malwarebytes log:

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 1/23/17
Scan Time: 12:07 PM
Logfile: mbamYourTVNow.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.43
Update Package Version: 1.0.1080
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 356865
Time Elapsed: 7 min, 57 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 2
PUP.Optional.Spigot, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, Delete-on-Reboot, [812], [300859],1.0.1080
PUP.Optional.YourTelevisionNow, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{7B5E1387-A4C1-4F5E-A501-DEDFDCE5AA97}, Delete-on-Reboot, [17784], [252971],1.0.1080

Registry Value: 2
PUP.Optional.YourTelevisionNow, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{7B5E1387-A4C1-4F5E-A501-DEDFDCE5AA97}|URL, Delete-on-Reboot, [17784], [252971],1.0.1080
PUP.Optional.YourTelevisionNow, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN|START PAGE, Replace-on-Reboot, [17784], [293375],1.0.1080

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\jetpack\@TV\simple-storage, Quarantined, [2351], [363617],1.0.1080
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT\JETPACK\@TV, Quarantined, [2351], [363617],1.0.1080

File: 7
PUP.Optional.YourTelevisionNow, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT\PREFS.JS, Removal Failed, [17784], [301736],1.0.1080
PUP.Optional.YourTelevisionNow, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT\PREFS.JS, Removal Failed, [17784], [303304],1.0.1080
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT\PREFS.JS, Removal Failed, [2351], [361537],1.0.1080
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\YOURTELEVISIONNOW\YOURTELEVISIONNOWUN.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [812], [300859],1.0.1080
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\YOURTELEVISIONNOW.ZIP, Delete-on-Reboot, [812], [300859],1.0.1080
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\jetpack\@TV\simple-storage\store.json, Delete-on-Reboot, [2351], [363617],1.0.1080
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\@TV.XPI, Delete-on-Reboot, [2351], [363616],1.0.1080

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):
  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention
Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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