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Should I remove TelevisionFanatic Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,977
United States Rank #2,553
Reach 0.1817%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.47 days
190.82 days >
Average installed length: 100.26 days

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TelevisionFanatic Toolbar

What is TelevisionFanatic Toolbar?

TelevisionFanatic toolbar is a Mindspark Interactive Network powered toolbar (MyWebSearch) for Intenet Explorer and Firefox. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Conduit so they can suggest services or provide advertising via the toolbar. TelevisionFanatic toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar.

About  (from Mindspark Interactive Network)

You can now enjoy one-click access to local TV listings, watch recently-aired episodes of your favorite shows and viral web videos, plus TV news and show recaps – all in one convenient spot!


A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/default.jhtml
Uninstaller: rundll32 C:\Program Files1\TELEVI~2\bar\1.bin\64Bar.dll,O

How do I remove TelevisionFanatic Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove TelevisionFanatic Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove TelevisionFanatic Toolbar from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall TelevisionFanatic Toolbar from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program TelevisionFanatic Toolbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove TelevisionFanatic Toolbar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by TelevisionFanatic Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.40%
Windows Vista 14.73%
Windows XP 8.22%
Windows 8 5.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.25%
Windows 7 Professional 7.05%
Windows 8 2.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.39%
  Germany 4.92%
  Canada 2.86%
  United Kingdom 2.61%
  Australia 2.07%
  Brazil 1.40%
  India 1.16%
  Italy 1.16%
  Israel 1.09%
  Iran 0.91%
  Mexico 0.85%
  Belgium 0.79%
  Greece 0.67%
  Colombia 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.81%
Dell 23.72%
Acer 14.60%
Toshiba 10.34%
ASUS 3.89%
Intel 1.95%
Lenovo 1.22%
Samsung 1.22%
Medion 0.73%
Sahara 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.21%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.53%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.30%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.06%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.39%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.39%

About Mindspark Interactive Network

Mindspark is a business unit of IAC that focuses on interactive products and web portals and operates IAC's interactive products and web portals such as Life123, Myway.
Publisher URL: www.mindspark.com

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kosimovover a year ago
This one is hard to get rid of! It uses too many resources on my pc so I wanted to delete it. I followed the usual procedures, and it was gone. But, it kept showing up again. Other scanners would not show it, but this one did; I am impressed. I hope it is GONE now! I have decided not to try out new add-ons or programs until I can try them in another computer I am setting up (actually, just an external hard drive I can boot from which is essentially a copy of my internal laptop drive) and show them to be safe or at least not more trouble than they are worth. Several years ago, it seems to me that there were fewer add-ons available, but likewise, there were fewer problems with those that were available. Now, there are some amazing programs and software on the internet, but also, there is an enormous amount of "junk", "bait and switch" (get you with a "free download" and a "free something else", then, once you run it, you have to pay for it to finish; this is especially prevalent with scanners which look for scams, malware, viruses, and so forth. They often turn out to be more malware than malware scanner! Anyway, I am grateful to have found this software and knowledge site. It seems to know a lot about software that I got "suckered" into downloading and installing, then, can't get rid of. I am looking forward to using this along with my isolated drive scheme when I want to see if a download is going to work as they claim, if it is going to be a problem, then, can I get rid of it? This one is good in that it does not install a bunch of stuff which could contain malware itself, or could have been hijacked by a worm or virus or ??? and had something bad put in it. There is just this software, with the information about various programs stored on the internet, so it can be easily updated. It has already saved me from my foolish attempts to find a "free lunch", that is, amazing software that rivals commercial products, or is even better, but costs little or nothing. Other than Firefox, I doubt that exists much anyway.