Probably you are one of those people, who are facing Addicted To Movies and its unwanted changes to web-browser settings, may think that there is something wrong with your PC system. The constant homepage and search engine redirections may cause the difficulty of browsing the Web. Your attempts to restore your favorite web-browser’s start page, newtab page and search engine by default are commonly in vain because restoring the Google Chrome web browser settings to default states becomes impossible unless you fully delete Addicted To Movies extension from your internet browser.
The Addicted To Movies plugin can alter the default search engine that will virtually block the possibility of finding information on the Web. The reason for this is that the Addicted To Movies search results may show a huge number of advertisements, links to unwanted and ad web-pages. Only the remaining part is the result of your search request, loaded from the major search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
And finally, the Addicted To Movies extension can gather lots of personal information about you such as what web pages you’re opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, can be used for marketing purposes.
We suggest you to remove Addicted To Movies addon and clean your PC of browser hijacker as quickly as possible, until the presence of the addon has not led to even worse consequences. Complete the steps below that will help you to completely remove Addicted To Movies plugin, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free utilities.
How to remove Addicted To Movies add-on
The Addicted To Movies is a addon that you might have difficulty in deleting it from your personal computer. Luckily, you’ve found the effective removal guide in this post. Both the manual removal solution and the automatic removal way will be provided below and you can just choose the one that best for you. If you have any questions or need assist then type a comment below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your internet browser or reboot your PC.
How to get rid of Addicted To Movies addon without any software
The useful removal guide for the Addicted To Movies extension. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Addicted To Movies extension let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall potentially unwanted programs using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the system cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious programs. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded programs can clean up the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge from pop up advertisements hijackers and so on.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed in the figure below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed in the figure below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown in the following example.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and remove all applications that has the name similar to “Addicted To Movies”. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. Once you have found anything suspicious that may be the extension, ad supported software or potentially unwanted applications, then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully delete it from your PC system.
Remove Addicted To Movies extension from Chrome
If your Google Chrome browser is re-directed to annoying Addicted To Movies page, it may be necessary to completely reset your internet browser application to its default settings.
- First start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is done, your browser’s start page, new tab page and search provider by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
How to automatically delete Addicted To Movies add-on
In order to completely delete Addicted To Movies, you not only need to delete it from the browsers, but also remove all its components in your machine including Windows registry entries. We advise to download and use free removal utilities to automatically clean your PC of Addicted To Movies extension.
Run Zemana to get rid of add-on
Zemana Free is a tool which can get rid of ad supported software, PUPs, hijacker infections and other malicious software from your system easily and for free. Zemana AntiMalware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of personal computer resources.
Now you can install and run Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) to remove Addicted To Movies extension from your web browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your machine.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
Start the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your PC.
During install you can change certain settings, but we advise you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When setup is done, this malware removal utility will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button .Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) program will scan through the whole PC system for the Addicted To Movies extension that modifies your start page and search engine. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
When that process is complete, Zemana will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will delete Addicted To Movies plugin that modifies your homepage and search engine. Once finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer to make the change take effect.
How to delete Addicted To Movies with Malwarebytes
Manual Addicted To Movies plugin removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the add-on may be not completely removed. We suggest that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your computer of addon. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malicious software, potentially unwanted applications, ‘ad supported’ software and toolbars that your personal computer can be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
- After downloading is finished, close all applications and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the Addicted To Movies add-on and other malicious software and adware. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- After MalwareBytes has completed scanning, a list of all items found is produced. Next, you need to press “Quarantine Selected”. When disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your machine.
The following video offers a guidance on how to remove browser hijackers, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM).
Use AdwCleaner to remove Addicted To Movies from the computer
If MalwareBytes anti malware or Zemana Anti Malware cannot remove this extension, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for malicious software, adware, PUPs, toolbars as well as Addicted To Movies extension and other security threats.
Download AdwCleaner from the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
After downloading is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is started, you will see a screen as shown below.
Further, click “Scan” button . AdwCleaner utility will begin scanning the whole PC to find out Addicted To Movies extension which redirects your web-browser to intrusive web pages. This task can take some time, so please be patient. When AdwCleaner completes the scan, AdwCleaner will open a scan report like below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt as shown in the following example.
You need to press “OK”. When the process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stay safe online
It’s also critical to protect your web browsers from harmful web-pages and ads by using an adblocker application such as AdGuard. Security experts says that it will greatly reduce the risk of malware, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as displayed below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-ups, Addicted To Movies redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
Why has my start page and search engine changed to Addicted To Movies?
Most commonly, the freeware setup file includes the optional ad supported software or potentially unwanted programs such as this plugin. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual installation mode. Here disable (uncheck) all additional programs in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install the third-party applications which you do not trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free applications is installed, if you uninstall this software, the newtab, home page and search engine by default of your favorite browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the instructions above.
Now your machine should be clean of the Addicted To Movies add-on which cause an annoying web site to appear. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your system for new extensions and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block undesired pop-up ads and harmful web-pages). Moreover, to prevent plugins, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to detect PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Addicted To Movies extension related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.