The FilmsPro Search is a browser hijacker. It’s a type of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Unlike viruses, it will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your browser. This is because that it will infect your computer, get full access to your internet browsers like MS Edge, Internet Explorer, FF and Chrome and be able to alter their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your web browser settings will be changed, you’ll be redirected to undesired web pages completely, some of which can be dangerous or misleading webpages. For this reason, we recommend that you delete FilmsPro Search browser hijacker as quickly as possible and thereby revert back your previous homepage and search engine.
If your PC system is affected with FilmsPro Search browser hijacker, every time you start your web-browser you will see this web-page. Of course you may setup your homepage again, but next time you launch a web-browser you’ll see that FilmsPro Search start page return. As mentioned above, the browser hijacker infection can modify the default search provider on this intrusive web page too, so all your search queries will be rerouted to FilmsPro Search. Thus the authors of the hijacker infection can gather the search terms of your queries, and reroute you to intrusive web sites.
Some hijacker infections also contain adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) which can display undesired advertisements or collect lots of your personal data that can be sold to third parties. These unwanted ads can be shown in the form of pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text ads, video ads, text links or banners or even massive full page advertisements. Most of the adware is developed to show advertisements, but some ‘ad supported’ software is form of spyware that often used to track users to collect a wide variety of personal info.
A malicious software which can impose changes to settings of all your typical browsers on FilmsPro Search usually affects only Edge, Chrome, Firefox and IE. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The FilmsPro Search hijacker can change the Target property of web-browser’s shortcuts, so every time you run the web-browser, instead of your startpage, you’ll see a completely different page.
The guidance below explaining steps to delete FilmsPro Search problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the browser hijacker infection that may attack Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge and other popular internet browsers. The few simple steps will allow you return your browsers settings which previously changed by browser hijacker.
Remove FilmsPro Search from Google Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
There are present several free browser hijacker removal utilities. Also it’s possible to get rid of FilmsPro Search home page manually. But we advise to combine all these ways below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the guide. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your internet browser or reboot your computer.
To remove FilmsPro Search, follow the steps below:
- How to manually remove FilmsPro Search
- How to get rid of FilmsPro Search with freeware
- Stop FilmsPro Search redirect and other undesired webpages
- Why is my browser redirected to FilmsPro Search?
- To sum up
How to manually remove FilmsPro Search
Steps to remove FilmsPro Search browser hijacker infection without any applications are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step tutorial completely to fully remove this annoying FilmsPro Search startpage.
Uninstall FilmsPro Search associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of annoying advertisements or web-browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the following example.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the following example.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your system. Most probably, one of them is the browser hijacker which changes web-browser settings to replace your search provider by default, newtab and home page with FilmsPro Search web-page. If you’ve many software installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a dubious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the screen below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your PC. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most probably, it is the hijacker infection that cause a redirect to FilmsPro Search site. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. After the application which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the figure below.
Remove FilmsPro Search homepage from IE
First, run the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your system for the changes to take effect. It will delete hijacker responsible for redirecting your internet browser to FilmsPro Search web-page, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like new tab, search engine and homepage to default state.
Remove FilmsPro Search from FF by resetting web-browser settings
If the Firefox internet browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Mozilla Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as new tab, homepage and search engine to its default state. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Run the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The FF will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker responsible for FilmsPro Search redirect. Once, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
Remove FilmsPro Search search from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the web-browser start page, new tab page and search engine that have been changed by the FilmsPro Search hijacker infection.
- First, start the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. 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, click “Advanced” link, which 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 display the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Fix affected browsers shortcuts to remove FilmsPro Search start page
After the browser hijacker is started, it can also change the browser’s shortcut files, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the internet browser, it will show an undesired web site.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut file which you use to launch your browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut file for the browser which is redirected to the FilmsPro Search or other undesired web site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The hijacker responsible for redirects to FilmsPro Search can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you open your web browser. Depending on the internet 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” which has been added here, then you should remove it, like below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you start the web-browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically reroute on the FilmsPro Search web page or any other intrusive sites. Once the step is done, we recommend to go to the next step.
How to get rid of FilmsPro Search with freeware
Many antivirus companies have developed programs that help detect and get rid of browser hijacker infection, and thereby return all your typical browsers settings. Below is a a few of the free programs you may want to use. Your computer can have a huge count of PUPs, adware and browser hijackers installed at the same time, so we advise, if any unwanted or malicious application returns after rebooting the machine, then launch your PC into Safe Mode and run the anti malware utility once again.
Automatically get rid of FilmsPro Search startpage with Zemana
Zemana Free is a tool that can get rid of adware, PUPs, browser hijacker infections and other malicious software from your personal computer easily and for free. Zemana Anti-Malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of system resources.
Now you can install and use Zemana Free to delete FilmsPro Search redirect from your web browser by following the steps below:
Visit the page linked below to download Zemana setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your machine. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Start the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your system.
During setup you can change some settings, but we advise you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When installation is finished, this malware removal tool will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker that causes web browsers to open undesired FilmsPro Search web site. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Free application is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
After the scan is finished, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will open you the results. All detected items will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will delete hijacker infection that causes browsers to display annoying FilmsPro Search web page and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After the task is finished, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer to make the change take effect.
Scan and free your PC system of hijacker with HitmanPro
If Zemana Anti-Malware cannot delete this browser hijacker, then we suggests to use the HitmanPro. The HitmanPro is a free powerful, professional removal utility for malware, adware, PUPs, toolbars as well as hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to FilmsPro Search. It completely removes all traces and remnants of the infection.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of HitmanPro for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
When the download is done, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. When the utility is started, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, press “Next” button . Hitman Pro program will scan through the whole PC system for the hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your browser to FilmsPro Search site. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. Once that process is complete, a list of all threats detected is produced as displayed in the following example.
Once you’ve selected what you want to remove from your PC click “Next” button. It will show a dialog box, press the “Activate free license” button.
How to remove FilmsPro Search with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer of the browser hijacker. The free tool is an advanced malware removal application made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It’s able to help you remove browser hijackers, potentially unwanted apps, malware, ‘ad supported’ software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
- MalwareBytes Anti-Malware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When downloading is done, please close all software and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes Free onto your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware will start and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Free program will scan through the whole personal computer for the FilmsPro Search hijacker and other internet browser’s malicious extensions. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system.
- After the scan get completed, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer.
- All found items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click the “Quarantine Selected” button. When disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the PC system.
- Close the Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Stop FilmsPro Search redirect and other undesired webpages
We suggest to install an ad blocking program which can stop FilmsPro Search and other intrusive webpages. The ad blocker tool like AdGuard is a program which basically removes advertising from the Web and blocks access to malicious web-pages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad blocking applications is necessary to stay safe when surfing the World Wide Web.
- Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- When the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is done, click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” 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 computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, FilmsPro Search redirect, as well as other malicious 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 icon called AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Why is my browser redirected to FilmsPro Search?
To sum up
Once you have finished the step by step guide above, your machine should be clean from this hijacker and other malicious software. The MS Edge, IE, Google Chrome and Firefox will no longer show annoying FilmsPro Search site on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted FilmsPro Search .