There are many types of malware and one of them is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad-supported software, which causes the appearance of ext.movixhub.com pop-up ads or the redirect to this unwanted web-site, have a negative impact on the functioning of your computer. It modifies machine settings, generates a huge number of various ads, slows down the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and MS Edge and the speed of your internet connection. Moreover, it may lead to the fact that web pages are slow to load and the browser interface can even freeze. The main function of the ‘ad supported’ software is showing ads, so it may redirect your web browser to an unwanted web site like ext.movixhub.com, instead of the one that you want to visit. Even if you try to type an address into the browser’s address bar, then the internet browser is anyway will show an unwanted ad site.
Most often, the ‘ad supported’ software affects the most common internet browsers such as the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge. But such the dangerous software as well may infect another web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you run the web-browser, it’ll redirect to the annoying ext.movixhub.com web site. Even if you setup a new home page, an unwanted page will be the first thing you see when you run the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge.
The ad-supported software is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s created with the sole purpose to open dozens of pop-up ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open internet browser window. So, the ext.movixhub.com is just one of the many web-pages of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the web browser’s constant stream of ads, or redirect the web-browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web-pages. Moreover, the ad supported software can substitute the legitimate ads on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit dangerous web pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their sites, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the adware receive income. It is the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the ad supported software ASAP. Use the free instructions below. This guide will help you clean your PC system and thereby remove the ext.movixhub.com annoying advertisements.
Tips to prevent ext.movixhub.com ads
How to manually remove ext.movixhub.com pop-up ads
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your computer. So you need to quickly and completely remove this dangerous software. To get rid of this adware, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing harmful programs, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, that will assist you to delete ext.movixhub.com pop-ups easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in machine or in the case where ‘ad supported’ software is not removed automatically.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of ext.movixhub.com pop-up ads from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove ext.movixhub.com pop-up ads from Chrome
- Get rid of ext.movixhub.com ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete ext.movixhub.com redirect
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the program that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and web-browser redirect to unwanted web pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed programs. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web browser redirect to annoying ext.movixhub.com pop-up ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the image below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of annoying pop-up ads and web browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program, you need to delete, is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the screen below.
Get rid of ext.movixhub.com pop-up ads from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been replaced by the ad-supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the reroute onto ext.movixhub.com page.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown on the screen below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Remove ext.movixhub.com pop-up ads from Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to ext.movixhub.com annoying advertisements that is caused by the ad supported software.
At first, launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter.
The internet browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The program will run the process of cleaning. Once it is finished, the web-browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Get rid of ext.movixhub.com ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the IE, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu as on the image below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete ext.movixhub.com redirect
When the ad supported software is started, it can also change the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the internet browser, it will be redirected to an annoying advertisements.
To clear the web-browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you open your PC, it will display ext.movixhub.com annoying web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by unwanted software.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the unwanted programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete ext.movixhub.com advertisements with Malwarebytes
Remove ext.movixhub.com ads manually is difficult and often the ‘ad supported’ software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal application. It can automatically detect and remove the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your machine. Moreover, this free program will help you to get rid of web-browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too. You can follow the few simple steps below to remove the ext.movixhub.com unwanted advertisements completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 12, 2017
Once downloaded, close all software and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine.
When installation is finished, you will see window as shown below.
Now press on the “Scan Now” button for checking your computer for the adware which causes the redirect to ext.movixhub.com web page. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the adware related files, folders, registry keys. Once the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart the machine.
The following video explains the few simple steps above on how to remove adware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Block ext.movixhub.com and other unwanted web-pages
To increase your security and protect your machine against new annoying ads and malicious web sites, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web-pages. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
Once downloading is done, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop advertisements, pages like ext.movixhub.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with ext.movixhub.com pop-up ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete ext.movixhub.com redirect, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 24, 2017
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is launched the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, press the “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the adware which generates ext.movixhub.com advertisements.
- Once the checking is complete, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the steps above on how to get rid of ad-supported software with AdwCleaner.
Once you have finished the instructions shown above, your system should be free from malware and ‘ad supported’ software. The Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer will no longer show ext.movixhub.com unwanted pop-ups or redirect you to unwanted web sites. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.