There are many types of malicious software, the most common type is the web browser hijacker. The browser hijacker like MoviesNet Search have a negative impact on the functioning of your PC system by modifying settings of browsers. The main function of any hijacker is redirect you to an undesired page, instead of the one that you want to visit. Even if you try to manually open your startpage, your internet browser is anyway show another web-site.
The MoviesNet Search hijacker will modify your browser’s search provider so that all searches are sent through MoviesNet Search, that redirections to Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search engine that shows the search results for your query. The devs behind this browser hijacker are using legitimate search engine as they may earn money from the ads that are shown in the search results.
Also, adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) can be installed on the computer together with MoviesNet Search browser hijacker. It will insert tons of ads directly to the sites which you view, creating a sense that ads has been added by the makers of the web-page. Moreover, legal advertisements can be replaced on fake advertisements which will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful software. Moreover, the MoviesNet Search browser hijacker be able to gather lots of your user info that can be later sold to third parties.
The MoviesNet Search browser hijacker infection can modify browsers settings, but often that the unwanted software can also infect all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see MoviesNet Search annoying site every time run the browser.
To find out how to delete MoviesNet Search, we suggest to read the guidance added to this article below. The guide was prepared by experienced security experts who discovered a way to remove the annoying MoviesNet Search browser hijacker infection out of the computer.
Remove MoviesNet Search redirect
In the steps below, we’ll try to cover the Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer and provide general help to remove MoviesNet Search . You may find some minor differences in your MS Windows install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: delete all suspicious and unknown applications, reset web browsers settings, fix web-browsers shortcuts, run free malware removal utilities. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit this page. So, please read the few simple steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove MoviesNet Search, execute the following steps:
- How to manually delete MoviesNet Search
- Delete potentially unwanted applications through the MS Windows Control Panel
- Delete MoviesNet Search redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove MoviesNet Search from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
- Remove MoviesNet Search redirect from Google Chrome
- Fix hijacked web-browsers shortcuts to remove MoviesNet Search redirect
- How to automatically delete MoviesNet Search browser hijacker
- Stop MoviesNet Search and other unwanted web-pages
- Why has my start page and search provider changed to MoviesNet Search?
- Finish words
How to manually delete MoviesNet Search
Read this section to know how to manually remove the MoviesNet Search browser hijacker. Even if the instructions does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such hijacker infections.
Delete potentially unwanted applications through the MS Windows Control Panel
First, go to Windows Control Panel and delete dubious applications, all programs you don’t remember installing. It is important to pay the most attention to software you installed just before MoviesNet Search hijacker appeared on your web browser. If you do not know what a program does, look for the answer on the World Wide Web.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the following example.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your machine. Most likely, one of them is the hijacker that responsible for internet browser reroute to the annoying MoviesNet Search web site. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a dubious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as displayed in the figure below.
You will see a list of apps installed on your PC system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely, it is the hijacker infection related to MoviesNet Search home page. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the application which you need to uninstall is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed in the following example.
Delete MoviesNet Search redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove browser hijacker that modifies web browser settings to replace your start page, newtab page and default search engine with MoviesNet Search web page, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as newtab, home page and search engine by default to default state.
Remove MoviesNet Search from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox settings such as start page, newtab and search provider by default have been modified by the hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown in the following example.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the following example.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Mozilla Firefox web-browser settings to its original state.
Remove MoviesNet Search redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the hijacker, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to recover the internet browser’s default search provider, home page and new tab that have been changed by hijacker infection.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Fix hijacked web-browsers shortcuts to remove MoviesNet Search redirect
Important to know, most antimalware programs that are able to remove browser hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your internet browser to MoviesNet Search page, but unable to look for and recover altered shortcut files. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcut files for your Google Chrome, Edge, Firefox and IE internet browsers manually.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut file which you use to run your web-browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut file for the web browser which is redirected to the MoviesNet Search or other annoying web site.
Further, necessary to look at the text that is written in the “Target” field. The browser hijacker that redirects your web-browser to undesired MoviesNet Search page can modify the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you start your web browser. Depending on the browser you’re using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text similar to “http://site.addres” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as shown in the following example.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you run the web browser from this desktop shortcut file, it does not occur automatically redirect on the MoviesNet Search web-site or any other annoying web sites. Once the step is done, we recommend to go to the next step.
How to automatically delete MoviesNet Search browser hijacker
Many antivirus companies have made applications that help detect and remove browser hijacker infection, and thereby return all your typical browsers settings. Below is a a few of the free programs you may want to run. Your computer can have a ton of potentially unwanted applications, adware and hijackers installed at the same time, so we recommend, if any unwanted or malicious program returns after rebooting the personal computer, then run your system into Safe Mode and run the antimalware utility once again.
Use Zemana AntiMalware to remove hijacker
We suggest you to run the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) that are completely clean your machine. Moreover, the utility will allow you to get rid of PUPs, malicious software, toolbars and ad-supported software that your PC can be infected too.
Installing the Zemana AntiMalware is simple. First you will need to download Zemana Free by clicking on the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: February 14, 2019
When the downloading process is finished, close all software and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown in the following example.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana Free on your computer.
Once setup is done, you will see window as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button to find hijacker responsible for MoviesNet Search . A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the Zemana Free application is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
As the scanning ends, Zemana will display a screen which contains a list of malware that has been found. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will get rid of hijacker infection that causes web browsers to open intrusive MoviesNet Search web page.
Delete MoviesNet Search redirect from web browsers with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro is a completely free (30 day trial) tool. You don’t need expensive methods to remove browser hijacker infection which cause a reroute to MoviesNet Search site and other misleading software. Hitman Pro will uninstall all the undesired programs like adware and browser hijackers for free.
- Installing the HitmanPro is simple. First you’ll need to download HitmanPro from the following link.
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Update: June 28, 2018
- Once downloading is finished, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this tool is started, click “Next” button to scan for hijacker that made to redirect your web browser to the MoviesNet Search web page. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. While the Hitman Pro application is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- When that process is finished, Hitman Pro will show a list of all items found by the scan. Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
Automatically delete MoviesNet Search with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC of the hijacker infection. The free utility is an advanced malicious software removal program designed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It is able to help you get rid of hijacker infections, PUPs, malicious software, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
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 procedure is finished, press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your machine for the browser hijacker responsible for changing your web browser settings to MoviesNet Search. While the MalwareBytes program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal utility, we suggest you to read and follow the step by step instructions or the video guide below.
Stop MoviesNet Search and other unwanted web-pages
The AdGuard is a very good ad blocking application for the Firefox, Edge, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of intrusive ads, popunders, pop-ups, undesired new tabs, and even full page advertisements and web site overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can block the MoviesNet Search redirect automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the following example.
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 guidance like below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popup advertisements, web-sites such as MoviesNet Search, as well as other harmful or misleading 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 desktop.
Why has my start page and search provider changed to MoviesNet Search?
Usually, MoviesNet Search hijacker gets into your PC system as part of a bundle with freeware, sharing files and other unsafe programs which you downloaded from the Web. The makers of this browser hijacker pays software developers for distributing MoviesNet Search browser hijacker within their apps. So, additional software is often included as part of the setup file. In order to avoid the installation of any hijacker infections such as MoviesNet Search: choose only Manual, Custom or Advanced installation option and disable all bundled software in which you are unsure.
Now your computer should be free of the MoviesNet Search hijacker and other web-browser’s harmful extensions. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-ups and undesired harmful pages) and Zemana Anti Malware (to periodically scan your PC system 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 remove MoviesNet Search start page from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.