Are your web browser’s homepage, search engine and newtab overridden and when you try to open your homepage, you’re automatically redirected to the Films Search web-page? Then you need to know that you have an hijacker installed on your PC. It is a type of malware that is created to modify web-browsers settings. To remove the hijacker you need to free your web-browser from any addons you have recently installed on your PC system and perform a scan using a trustworthy anti malware or antivirus program.
The Films Search hijacker infection may also change 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 Films Search search results can open a lot of advertisements, links to undesired and ad web sites. Only the remaining part is the result of your search request, loaded from the major search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
It’s probably that you might be worried with the Films Search hijacker and other web-browser’s harmful extensions. You should not disregard this unwanted software. The hijacker infection might not only change your startpage or search provider, but redirect your internet browser to malicious web-pages. What is more, the hijacker can analyze your browsing, and gain access to your personal data and, afterwards, can transfer it third party companies. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to remove Films Search from your web-browser.
A malicious software that imposes certain changes to settings of web-browsers on Films Search commonly affects only Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and IE. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The Films Search hijacker infection may alter the Target property of web-browser’s shortcuts, so every time you open the web-browser, instead of your home page, you’ll see a completely different web-site.
We strongly suggest that you perform the few simple steps below which will allow you to remove Films Search homepage using the standard features of Windows and some proven free programs.
Remove Films Search from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
When a browser hijacker such as the Films Search gets installed on your personal computer without your knowledge, it’s not easy to uninstall. Most often, there is no Uninstall application which simply uninstall the hijacker responsible for Films Search home page from your machine. So, we suggest using several well-proven free specialized tools like Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) or Hitman Pro. But the best method to delete Films Search will be to perform several manual steps, after that additionally run antimalware tools.
To remove Films Search, execute the steps below:
- How to manually get rid of Films Search
- How to remove Films Search with free software
- How to stop Films Search
- How can you prevent the Films Search browser hijacker
- To sum up
How to manually get rid of Films Search
Read this section to know how to manually delete the Films Search hijacker infection. Even if the few simple steps does not work for you, there are several free malware removers below which can easily handle such browser hijackers.
Delete potentially unwanted software through the Windows Control Panel
Check out the Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed programs. We recommend to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of programs by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and questionable applications, they are the ones you need to delete.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your machine. Most probably, one of them is the browser hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your web browser to Films Search web-page. If you have many software installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful apps by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a suspicious, 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 on the screen below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your PC. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the apps that were installed last. Most probably, it’s the Films Search browser hijacker infection and other web-browser’s harmful extensions. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. After the application which you need to uninstall is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed in the figure below.
Get rid of Films Search redirect from Google Chrome
If your Chrome browser is redirected to intrusive Films Search web-page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser program to its default settings.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed addons. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, click 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 on the image below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Delete Films Search from IE
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you have unwanted extensions or toolbars on your internet browser, that installed by a malicious software.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then press the “Internet Options” as on the image 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” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as on the image below.
When the process is complete, click “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s search engine by default, home page and newtab page to default state.
Remove Films Search from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
The Mozilla Firefox reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and get rid of unwanted search engine and home page such as Films Search, modified preferences, extensions and security settings.
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 below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Mozilla Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
Fix infected web-browsers shortcuts to delete Films Search start page
After installed, the browser hijacker infection which cause Films Search web page to appear, may add an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Due to this, every time you start the browser, it will show an undesired web site.
To clear the browser shortcut file, 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 like “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be hijacked too.
How to remove Films Search with free software
If you’re not expert at computers, then all your attempts to delete Films Search hijacker by completing the manual steps above might result in failure. To find and remove all of the Films Search related files and registry entries that keep this browser hijacker infection on your system, run free antimalware software like Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Anti Malware and Hitman Pro from our list below.
Scan and free your PC of Films Search with Zemana AntiMalware
You can remove Films Search startpage automatically with a help of Zemana Anti Malware. We suggest this malicious software removal tool because it can easily delete browser hijackers, PUPs, adware and toolbars with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Installing the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on your personal computer from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Once the downloading process is complete, close all software and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup like below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana AntiMalware on your personal computer.
Once installation is done, you will see window as displayed in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan” button . Zemana Free utility will start scanning the whole machine to find out hijacker which redirects your web-browser to unwanted Films Search site. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once the system scan is finished, Zemana Anti Malware will create a list of undesired and adware. When you are ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will remove browser hijacker related to Films Search and move threats to the program’s quarantine.
Use HitmanPro to remove Films Search redirect
HitmanPro is a free removal tool that can check your system for a wide range of security threats like ad supported software, malware, PUPs as well as hijacker infection responsible for Films Search start page. It will perform a deep scan of your machine including hard drives and MS Windows registry. After a malicious software is found, it will help you to get rid of all found threats from your personal computer by a simple click.
Download HitmanPro on your Microsoft Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
After the download is finished, open the file location and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will run the Hitman Pro utility. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Next” to perform a system scan with this utility for the browser hijacker infection that responsible for internet browser reroute to the intrusive Films Search page. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
After the scanning is done, you’ll be shown the list of all detected threats on your machine as on the image below.
Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button. The Hitman Pro will remove Films Search browser hijacker infection and other web-browser’s malicious extensions. Once the task is finished, the utility may ask you to reboot your PC system.
Run Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You may download and install Malwarebytes to scan for and remove Films Search redirect from your system. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the computer.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) for Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
Once the downloading process is finished, close all programs and windows on your system. Double-click the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti Malware on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the following example.
Now press the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Free application will scan through the whole personal computer for the hijacker related to Films Search startpage. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the utility is scanning, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
After the system scan is finished, you can check all items detected on your computer. All found threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will delete hijacker that cause Films Search web site to appear and add items to the Quarantine. Once the task is done, you may be prompted to restart the machine.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Free to get rid of ad supported software, browser hijacker infection and other malicious software.
How to stop Films Search
The AdGuard is a very good ad blocking program for the Firefox, Internet Explorer, MS Edge and Google Chrome, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of undesired advertisements, popunders, pop-ups, unwanted new tabs, and even full page ads and page overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can block the Films Search automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
Please go to the following link to download AdGuard. Save it on your Windows desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed 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 guide as shown on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, web-pages such as Films Search, as well as other harmful or misleading web-pages. 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 may be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent the Films Search browser hijacker
These days some freeware creators bundle optional apps that could be PUPs like the Films Search browser hijacker infection, with a view to making some money. These are not free applications as install an unwanted software on to your Microsoft Windows machine. So whenever you install a new free application that downloaded from the Internet, be very careful during setup. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), select custom or manual setup method, disable all optional programs.
To sum up
Once you’ve finished the tutorial above, your PC should be clean from browser hijacker infection that responsible for browser redirect to the intrusive Films Search web-site and other malware. The Edge, Google Chrome, IE and Mozilla Firefox will no longer display unwanted Films Search web-page on startup. Unfortunately, if the step by step tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.