Removal Guide

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If you find set as your homepage on Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer web browser, you are likely to find an extension called “Watch More TV Now” as well. Both the suspicious search engine and the extension were created by Polarity Technologies Ltd. You are unlikely to be familiar with this company, but our research team has found that it is the creator of,,, and hundreds of other browser hijackers that have been discussed on this website previously. In most cases, these hijackers are introduced to users by extensions that are created to attract users. Extensions are employed because no one would let in the suspicious search tools on their own, and, in fact, introducing users to the hijackers is the only task that these extension have. So, do you need to remove and Watch More TV Now? Our research team recommends this, but you should keep reading to learn why exactly that is suggested.

All pieces of software created by Polarity Technologies Ltd. follow the same Privacy Policy, and so our research team is well familiar with it. While it states a lot of generic things, it also informs about the suspicious partnership with undisclosed third parties, and it suggests that personally identifiable data can be recorded by the instruments that are employed silently. That means that if you keep the suspicious installed, all of your activity will be tracked, and if personal data is revealed, it will be recorded as well. One more thing that the Privacy Policy reveals is that advertising services are presented via the hijacker. How does that work? When you enter keywords into the search field, you are routed to a search engine that might showcase sponsored content. Unfortunately, the hijacker redirects to a well-known search engine, Yahoo Search, and so many users are likely to be less cautious when interacting with the search results. This, of course, could be dangerous because the advertisers working with could be malicious. That is a good reason to delete it Removal screenshot
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Although promotes easy-access links to Netflix, ESPN GO, and Hulu, as well as the suspicious TVNews widget at, it is not useful. If you install add-ons or applications, you have to make sure they are useful, and while you might have downloaded the Watch More TV Now extension hoping that it could provide you with access to TV virtually, that is not exactly the case. All in all, the extension was not created to be of use, but rather to expose users to the hijacker, which, as we have established already, is not reliable. Clearly, removing and Watch More TV Now is the right idea. What about other threats. At the time of research, the suspicious extension did not have an official installer, which means that it is most likely to be spread by third-party installers, and they could bundle multiple programs together. Install a legitimate malware scanner to do a quick inspection so that you would know if you need to remove any other threats.

The instructions below should help you delete from your browser, but do not forget that you also need to take care of the Watch More TV Now extension. In fact, we recommend deleting it first because the hijacker should go with it. When it comes to other threats, it is very important that you identify them if you want to eliminate them yourself. Hopefully, you can find guides with removal instructions on our website. Alternatively, it is a great idea to install anti-malware software. Not only will it eliminate along with other existing threats but it will take care of your operating system’s protection as well.


Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Win+R keys to launch RUN.
  2. Enter regedit.exe and then click OK.
  3. In Registry Editor move to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. Right-click the value called Start Page and select Modify.
  5. Overwrite the hijacker’s URL and then click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Win+E keys to launch Windows Explorer.
  2. Enter %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ into the bar at the top of the window.
  3. Open the {random name} folder representing your Firefox Profile.
  4. Open the file named prefs.js using the chosen text reader.
  5. Overwrite the hijacker’s URL and then save the file.

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Win+E keys to launch Windows Explorer.
  2. Enter %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ into the bar at the top. Note that Windows XP users need to enter %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\.
  3. Open the {random name} folder representing your Chrome Profile. If profiles do not exist, you need to open the folder named Default.
  4. Either Delete the files called Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data, or open them using a text reader and then overwrite the hijacker’s URL represented via them.

In non-techie terms:

If you have let in along with an extension promising you great things, you probably have realized by now that this software is not very useful. The extension itself only installs the hijacker, and the hijacker redirects to a third-party search engine to show ads that will generate revenue when clicked. The advertisers working with this hijacker are unknown, which is why interacting with the suspicious links and ads is not a good idea. It is also advised that you delete if you do not want any information about yourself or your activity to be tracked, recorded, and analyzed. If the hijacker is the only threat you are dealing with, you should be able to eliminate it manually using the guide above. If more threats are active, installing anti-malware software is recommended.