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Should I remove TVGenie?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #48,160
United States Rank #32,588
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 49.47 days
523.79 days >
Average installed length: 275.21 days


2.6.17 9.68%
2.6.15 25.81%
2.5.95 61.29%
2.5.86 3.23%


What is TVGenie?

TVGenie is a potentially unwanted program that is installed in the user's web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox) and is designed to display a number of advertisements as text contextual links, popover and popunders. The browser add-in will display up to 10 unwanted ads when visiting any unrelated website and will also hijack standard website ads in order to replace them with new banners and such. When loading a web page's HTML, it will modify and inject new ads as well as advertisement contextual links within the HTML itself. Clicking on these ads may redirect the user to malicious web sites that will use exploits to install malware, spyware and adware. Removing TVGenie is highly recommended.

The software also bundles various adware toolbars: "In some cases, we may display product offers during your installation process. Of course, you will have the ability to accept or pass on these offers. We try our very best to make sure any product offering follows best practices and actually provides something of value to you. For example, you may be given the option to install a search toolbar during installation. These offers make it more efficient to search the web by providing you with multiple places to search from (an additional search field, your home page or via opening a new browser tab). Included with these toolbars are typically widgets that provide new ways to access your favorite websites, social networking platforms and news sources. They also may offer general utility widgets like getting real-time weather data and streaming your radio station of choice. At any point, if you decide to uninstall TV Genie, instructions for how to uninstall additional offers will also be provided."

About  (from WebAppTech Coding)

TV Genie gives you features that video sites do not have and is not affiliated with video sites in any way. It’s the feature you’ve always wanted, but have never had! During installation of TV Genie, you may receive additional offers such as a search toolbar. These offers are optional and you will be given the choice t...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in TVGenie.
common.dll (d4ff7424e3028148fcf7151aaddbcdb5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.36
ESET-NOD32 7.8398 a variant of Win32/ExFriendAlert.B
VIPRE Antivirus 18310 SearchDonkey (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tvgenieapp.com
Help link: www.tvgenieapp.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\tvgenie
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TVGenie\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TVGenie

Program module:common.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\tvgenie\IE\common.dll
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • common.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TVGenie' with the class of {44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b}.

How do I remove TVGenie?

You can uninstall TVGenie 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program TVGenie, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 TVGenie.
  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 TVGenie you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 6%
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.06%
Windows XP 19.35%
Windows 10 12.90%
Windows Vista 9.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.68%
Windows 7 Professional 6.45%
Windows 8.1 6.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.17%
  Iran 14.58%
  Germany 2.08%
  Egypt 2.08%
  United Kingdom 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.93%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 18.52%
Toshiba 7.41%
Lenovo 3.70%
Sony 3.70%
Sahara 3.70%
American Megatrends 3.70%
MSI 3.70%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 3.85%
Sony VPCL22Z1E 3.85%
MSI MS-7615 3.85%
Micro-Star MS-16Y1 3.85%
LENOVO Lenovo H420 3.85%


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