If your newtab page, default search engine and home page has been modified to FilmsApp Home or you get lots of ads popping up on your machine then most probably that your web-browser has become the victim of the browser hijacker infection. Browser hijacking is a form of unwanted software which makes changes to settings of internet browsers without a user permission, to redirect on harmful, undesired and misleading web pages. Also, if you’re seeing that the existing startpage, error page, or search page has been changed to FilmsApp Home web-page, then you don’t need to wait , you need to follow the few simple steps below and remove FilmsApp Home browser hijacker ASAP.
The FilmsApp Home hijacker can also alter the default search engine that will virtually block the possibility of finding information on the World Wide Web. The reason for this is that the FilmsApp Home search results can show a large count of ads, links to unwanted and ad web-pages. Only the remaining part is the result of your search request, loaded from the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo or Bing.
Some browser hijackers also contain ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) which be able to display unwanted ads or gather lots of confidential info that can be sold to third parties. These unwanted ads can be shown as pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text advertisements, video advertisements, text links or banners or even massive full page advertisements. Most of the ‘ad supported’ software is made to show ads, but some ‘ad supported’ software is form of spyware that often used to track users to collect lots of your privacy data.
We strongly suggest that you perform the tutorial below that will help you to remove FilmsApp Home homepage using the standard features of Windows and some proven free software.
Remove FilmsApp Home redirect (removal guide)
There are a few methods that can be used to delete FilmsApp Home. But, not all potentially unwanted applications such as this hijacker infection can be completely removed using only manual solutions. Most commonly you’re not able to uninstall any hijacker utilizing standard Windows options. In order to remove FilmsApp Home you need complete a few manual steps and run reliable removal utilities. Most IT security experts states that Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM), MalwareBytes or AdwCleaner tools are a right choice. These free programs are able to scan for and remove FilmsApp Home from your machine and return your web-browser settings to defaults.
To remove FilmsApp Home, use the steps below:
- Manual FilmsApp Home startpage removal
- How to automatically remove FilmsApp Home browser hijacker
- How to stop FilmsApp Home
- Method of FilmsApp Home browser hijacker intrusion into your PC system
- Finish words
Manual FilmsApp Home startpage removal
Most common browser hijacker infections may be uninstalled without any antivirus applications. The manual browser hijacker removal is guidance that will teach you how to remove the FilmsApp Home startpage.
Uninstall potentially unwanted software through the Windows Control Panel
First, go to MS Windows Control Panel and uninstall suspicious software, all programs you don’t remember installing. It is important to pay the most attention to applications you installed just before FilmsApp Home browser hijacker infection appeared on your browser. If you do not know what a program does, look for the answer on the Internet.
Press Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will display the Windows Control Panel as shown in the figure below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all applications installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown programs.
Remove FilmsApp Home homepage from IE
By resetting Internet Explorer internet browser you revert back your web browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by browser hijacker infection like FilmsApp Home.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as displayed in the figure below.
Once the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s newtab page, search engine and homepage to default state.
Remove FilmsApp Home search from FF
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as displayed below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the following example.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Mozilla Firefox web browser settings to its original state.
Get rid of FilmsApp Home startpage from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the browser hijacker, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s new tab page, search engine by default and startpage that have been changed by hijacker.
- First, launch the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
How to automatically remove FilmsApp Home browser hijacker
There are not many good free anti malware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malicious software removal tools depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malware, ad-supported software, browser hijacker infections and other potentially unwanted applications. We advise to run several programs, not just one. These applications which listed below will help you delete all components of the browser hijacker from your disk and Windows registry and thereby remove FilmsApp Home homepage.
Use Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) to delete hijacker
We suggest you to run the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) which are completely clean your system. Moreover, the tool will help you to delete potentially unwanted programs, malware, toolbars and adware that your computer can be infected too.
Download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Once downloading is done, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, start the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, Zemana Anti Malware will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to start checking your personal computer for the hijacker that changes internet browser settings to replace your newtab page, search engine by default and home page with FilmsApp Home web site. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
When Zemana has finished scanning, Zemana AntiMalware will show a list of all threats found by the scan. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will delete hijacker which cause FilmsApp Home web site to appear. Once that process is complete, you can be prompted to restart your PC system.
Use Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect and delete FilmsApp Home start page from your system. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the PC.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once the download is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will try to update itself and when this process is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to start checking your PC system for the browser hijacker that cause a redirect to FilmsApp Home web-site. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the tool is scanning, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned. Next, you need to press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware is a free program that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal utility, we suggest you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
If the problem with FilmsApp Home start page is still remained
AdwCleaner is a portable little program which requires no hard setup. The program itself is small in size (only a few Mb). AdwCleaner does not need any drivers and special dlls. It is probably easier to use than any alternative malware removal tools you have ever tried. AdwCleaner works on 64 and 32-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP. It proves that little removal utility can be just as useful as the widely known antivirus applications.
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of AdwCleaner for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 3, 2018
Once the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is started, you will see a screen as displayed in the following example.
Further, click “Scan” button to detect browser hijacker infection that modifies web-browser settings to replace your homepage, newtab page and default search engine with FilmsApp Home web site. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. After the system scan is finished, AdwCleaner will open a list of found items as shown in the figure below.
Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt as on the image below.
You need to click “OK”. When disinfection is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer. When your personal computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stop FilmsApp Home
In order to increase your security and protect your machine against new intrusive ads and harmful sites, you need to use ad blocker program that blocks an access to harmful ads and sites. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Installing the AdGuard adblocker application is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
Once the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial as shown in the following example.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, web pages such as FilmsApp Home, as well as other harmful or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Method of FilmsApp Home browser hijacker intrusion into your PC system
Now your machine should be free of the browser hijacker which designed to redirect your web-browser to the FilmsApp Home page. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup ads and unwanted malicious web-sites) and Zemana Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your computer for new hijackers and other malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete FilmsApp Home redirect from the Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.