Security specialists have confirmed that the Amazing Movie Start is a browser hijacker. When downloaded and opened onto a PC, this hijacker quickly changes the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge internet browser’s settings like search engine by default, new tab page and startpage to its own site without any permission. For this reason, every time you launch the affected web browser, it being rerouted to the Amazing Movie Start page. Even though you have removed its address from your internet browser’s settings, after restart your web-browser, the annoying web page still appears.
The Amazing Movie Start hijacker will change your web-browser’s search engine so that all searches are sent via Amazing Movie Start, that redirections to Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search engine which displays the search results for your query. The devs behind this hijacker infection are using legitimate search provider as they may make money from the ads that are opened in the search results.
Although, Amazing Movie Start browser hijacker is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it may make some undesired changes to some settings of internet browsers. Moreover, an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) can be additionally installed on to your machine by this hijacker infection, that will display lots of ads, or even massive full page advertisements that blocks surfing the World Wide Web. Often such these ads may recommend to install other unknown and unwanted software or visit harmful web pages.
Most often, the Amazing Movie Start browser hijacker affects most common browsers such as Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Edge. But such browser hijacker infections as well can infect other browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of web browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the internet browser, it’ll open Amazing Movie Start page. Even if you setup your home page again, the intrusive Amazing Movie Start web page will be the first thing that you see when you run the internet browser.
It is important, do not use Amazing Movie Start website and do not click on advertisements placed on it, as they can lead you to a more harmful or misleading web-sites. The best option is to use the step-by-step tutorial posted below to clean your computer of browser hijacker, remove the Amazing Movie Start home page, and thus restore your previous homepage and search engine.
Remove Amazing Movie Start from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
The Amazing Movie Start is a hijacker infection that you might have difficulty in removing it from your personal computer. Luckily, you’ve found the effective removal instructions in this post. Both the manual removal method and the automatic removal method will be provided below and you can just select the one that best for you. If you have any questions or need assist then type a comment below. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to shut down your web browser or reboot your system.
To remove Amazing Movie Start, perform the steps below:
- Remove Amazing Movie Start without any utilities
- Removing the Amazing Movie Start, check the list of installed applications first
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete Amazing Movie Start startpage
- Delete Amazing Movie Start from IE
- Delete Amazing Movie Start redirect from Google Chrome
- Remove Amazing Movie Start from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
- Scan your computer and remove Amazing Movie Start with free utilities
- How to stop Amazing Movie Start redirect
- Method of Amazing Movie Start browser hijacker infection intrusion into your computer
- To sum up
Remove Amazing Movie Start without any utilities
The few simple steps will help you remove Amazing Movie Start homepage. These Amazing Movie Start removal steps work for the Firefox, MS Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, as well as every version of Windows operating system.
Removing the Amazing Movie Start, check the list of installed applications first
In order to get rid of PUPs such as this hijacker, open the Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed apps. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are ‘ad supported’ software, hijacker infection or PUPs. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a programs that you do not use, then deleting them off will increase your system start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right like below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as shown on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and remove all questionable and unknown software. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. Once you have found anything suspicious that may be the hijacker that responsible for internet browser redirect to the annoying Amazing Movie Start website or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the dubious application blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully get rid of it from your system.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete Amazing Movie Start startpage
Important to know, most anti-malware apps that are able to remove hijacker that responsible for browser redirect to the annoying Amazing Movie Start web-site, but unable to scan for and recover changed shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcut files for your Internet Explorer, Firefox, MS Edge and Chrome internet browsers manually.
Right click on the shortcut of affected internet browser as displayed below.
Select the “Properties” option and it will display the shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as shown in the following example.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers which are rerouted to the Amazing Movie Start intrusive web page.
Delete Amazing Movie Start from IE
If you find that IE browser settings such as new tab, search engine by default and startpage having been hijacked, then you may return your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, run the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The IE will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of hijacker infection related to Amazing Movie Start redirect, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as newtab page, home page and search engine to default state.
Delete Amazing Movie Start redirect from Google Chrome
If your Google Chrome internet browser is redirected to undesired Amazing Movie Start web-page, it may be necessary to completely reset your browser program to its default settings.
First start the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option named “Settings”.
The internet browser will show the settings screen. Another solution to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed on the screen below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation prompt as shown below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will start the process of cleaning. Once it’s finished, the web-browser’s settings including search provider by default, newtab page and home page back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your machine.
Remove Amazing Movie Start from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
The Firefox reset will keep your personal information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and remove unwanted search engine and start page such as Amazing Movie Start, modified preferences, extensions and security settings.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Mozilla Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
Scan your computer and remove Amazing Movie Start with free utilities
The easiest method to remove Amazing Movie Start hijacker is to use an antimalware program capable of detecting browser hijackers including Amazing Movie Start. We recommend try Zemana Free or another free malicious software remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, hijackers and other PUPs.
Run Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) to delete Amazing Movie Start
Zemana is a free application for MS Windows OS to search for and remove PUPs, ad-supported software, malicious internet browser extensions, browser toolbars, and other undesired apps such as hijacker responsible for redirections to Amazing Movie Start, installed on your PC system.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After the downloading process is done, close all applications and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Free on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button to detect browser hijacker responsible for redirecting your web browser to Amazing Movie Start site. While the Zemana tool is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
After Zemana has completed scanning your personal computer, you can check all threats detected on your PC. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Next” button. The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will begin to delete browser hijacker infection which cause Amazing Movie Start web-site to appear. Once the procedure is complete, you may be prompted to restart the system.
Remove Amazing Movie Start redirect from web browsers with HitmanPro
HitmanPro is a portable tool that scans for and removes unwanted software such as browser hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software, toolbars, other browser extensions and other malware. It scans your machine for browser hijacker which redirects your internet browser to intrusive Amazing Movie Start web page and creates a list of threats marked for removal. HitmanPro will only delete those undesired applications that you wish to be removed.
- Visit the following page to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
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Update: June 28, 2018
- Once the downloading process is finished, launch the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, press the “Next” to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker that causes web browsers to show undesired Amazing Movie Start page. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the HitmanPro is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- Once the scan get finished, HitmanPro will display a list of all items found by the scan. Next, you need to click “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malicious software found.
Get rid of Amazing Movie Start search with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You may download and install Malwarebytes to scan for and remove Amazing Movie Start search from your personal computer. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
- Installing the MalwareBytes is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware from the following link.
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Update: March 20, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once downloading is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your system. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes onto your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will launch and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your system for the hijacker responsible for redirecting your browser to Amazing Movie Start website. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When that process is done, MalwareBytes Anti Malware will produce a list of undesired and ad supported software.
- Next, you need to click the “Quarantine Selected” button. Once finished, you may be prompted to restart the system.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
How to stop Amazing Movie Start redirect
It is also critical to protect your internet browsers from harmful web-pages and advertisements by using an ad-blocking program like AdGuard. Security experts says that it will greatly reduce the risk of malicious software, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Download AdGuard by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown 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 displayed 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 that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-ups, web pages such as Amazing Movie Start, 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, which may be found on your desktop.
Method of Amazing Movie Start browser hijacker infection intrusion into your computer
To sum up
Once you have finished the tutorial shown above, your personal computer should be clean from this hijacker and other malware. The Edge, IE, Firefox and Google Chrome will no longer display undesired Amazing Movie Start website on startup. Unfortunately, if the tutorial 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 undesired Amazing Movie Start redirect.