If you keep receiving the Movie.playmediacenter.com pop ups, when you surf the Internet with the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge, then it could mean your PC is affected by an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) from the big malware family. Once started, it may install a malicious browser’s addon that generates tons of pop up advertisements or change the browser’s settings to show ads on all sites that you are opening in the internet browser, even on those pages where before you did not see any ads. We recommend you to clean you PC system from ‘ad supported’ software and thereby delete Movie.playmediacenter.com redirect. Complete the few simple steps below as quickly as possible. It’ll get rid of all unwanted popup advertisements and protect your PC from more malicious applications and trojans.
As well as unwanted internet browser redirects to Movie.playmediacenter.com, the adware can gather your Internet browsing activity by saving URLs visited, IP addresses, web-browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web-sites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or confidential data theft. This is another reason why the adware that causes multiple undesired popup advertisements, is classified as PUP (potentially unwanted program).
The malicious programs from the adware family that alters the settings of web browsers usually infects only the Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be infected too. The ad supported software may modify the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you launch the internet browser, instead of your startpage, you will see the undesired Movie.playmediacenter.com site.
The instructions below explaining steps to delete Movie.playmediacenter.com pop ups problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the adware that may attack Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge and other popular internet browsers. The step by step tutorial will allow you get rid of ad-supported software and thereby clean your web-browser from all undesired advertisements.
Remove Movie.playmediacenter.com pop ups
There present several free adware removal utilities. Also it is possible to remove Movie.playmediacenter.com ads manually. But we suggest to combine all these methods below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the tutorial. Some of the steps below will require you to shut down this web-page. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Movie.playmediacenter.com, complete the following steps:
- How to manually get rid of Movie.playmediacenter.com
- Removing the Movie.playmediacenter.com, check the list of installed applications first
- Fix internet browser shortcuts, modified by adware
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Delete Movie.playmediacenter.com from FF by resetting web-browser settings
- Delete Movie.playmediacenter.com pop-ups from IE
- Remove Movie.playmediacenter.com popup advertisements from Google Chrome
- Movie.playmediacenter.com redirect automatic removal
- Run AdBlocker to stop Movie.playmediacenter.com and stay safe online
- How can you prevent the Movie.playmediacenter.com pop-up advertisements
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How to manually get rid of Movie.playmediacenter.com
The step by step tutorial will help you delete Movie.playmediacenter.com redirect. These Movie.playmediacenter.com removal steps work for the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge, as well as every version of MS Windows operating system.
Removing the Movie.playmediacenter.com, check the list of installed applications first
Some potentially unwanted programs, browser hijacking software and ‘ad supported’ software may be removed by uninstalling the freeware they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed software in Microsoft Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to remove them.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all applications installed on the PC system.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video guidance below.
Fix internet browser shortcuts, modified by adware
Once installed, this adware that redirects your browser to undesired Movie.playmediacenter.com site, may add an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you start the web-browser, it will display an unwanted ad web page.
Right click on the shortcut of hijacked web-browser as displayed below.
Select the “Properties” option and it will display the shortcut file’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as displayed below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web-browsers that are redirected to the Movie.playmediacenter.com intrusive site.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the intrusive Movie.playmediacenter.com site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This displays a prompt that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then remove this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete Movie.playmediacenter.com from FF by resetting web-browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox settings such as startpage, newtab and default search engine have been replaced by the adware, 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 like below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox web-browser settings to its original state.
Delete Movie.playmediacenter.com pop-ups from IE
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer internet browser settings such as newtab page, homepage and search engine by default having been changed by ad-supported software which causes annoying Movie.playmediacenter.com pop up advertisements, then you may restore your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft 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 following example.
When the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s newtab, startpage and search provider by default to default state.
Remove Movie.playmediacenter.com popup advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the browser hijackers, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s new tab, start page and search provider by default that have been changed by adware which made to redirect your browser to various ad web sites like Movie.playmediacenter.com.
First launch the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Google Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The web-browser will display the settings screen. Another method to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-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 shown in the figure below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as shown below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will launch the procedure of cleaning. Once it’s finished, the web browser’s settings including homepage, new tab page and search provider by default back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your system.
Movie.playmediacenter.com redirect automatic removal
In order to completely remove Movie.playmediacenter.com, you not only need to delete adware from your computer, but also get rid of all its components in your system including Windows registry entries. We recommend to download and use free removal utilities to automatically free your PC system of adware which reroutes your web-browser to unwanted Movie.playmediacenter.com web-page.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to get rid of Movie.playmediacenter.com redirect
We advise you to use the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your machine of ad supported software that causes a huge number of intrusive Movie.playmediacenter.com pop up ads. Moreover, the utility will allow you to get rid of PUPs, malware, toolbars and browser hijackers that your machine can be infected too.
Download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your system. Double-click the setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up Zemana Anti Malware on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the following example.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the ad-supported software that causes multiple unwanted ads. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. During the scan Zemana Anti-Malware will detect all threats exist on your machine.
After finished, you may check all threats detected on your PC system. Review the scan results and then press “Next” button. The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will remove ‘ad supported’ software which cause undesired Movie.playmediacenter.com pop ups to appear and move threats to the program’s quarantine. When the cleaning procedure is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC system.
How to automatically remove Movie.playmediacenter.com with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You may download and install Malwarebytes to find ad-supported software and thereby remove Movie.playmediacenter.com popup ads from your internet browsers. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically check and detect all threats present on the PC.
Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) by clicking on the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once downloading is finished, close all windows on your PC system. Further, open the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install MalwareBytes Anti Malware on the PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes will automatically start and you may see its main window as displayed in the following example.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your system for the ad supported software that causes browsers to show intrusive Movie.playmediacenter.com popup ads. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
After the scan is finished, you will be displayed the list of all detected threats on your system. You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will start to remove adware that created to redirect your internet browser to various ad web-sites such as Movie.playmediacenter.com. When the process is done, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove hijackers, adware and other malware.
Double-check for potentially unwanted software with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes anti malware or Zemana cannot get rid of this ad supported software, then we advises to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and ad supported software which causes intrusive Movie.playmediacenter.com advertisements.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: June 30, 2021
- Select the directory in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- Once the downloading process is done, run the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, press the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the adware that causes browsers to open intrusive Movie.playmediacenter.com pop up advertisements. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your personal computer. While the AdwCleaner is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
- After the system scan is finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your computer, click “OK”.
The guidance shown in detail in the following video.
Run AdBlocker to stop Movie.playmediacenter.com and stay safe online
Use an ad-blocking tool like AdGuard will protect you from harmful advertisements and content. Moreover, you may find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam web-pages. Additionally, ad-blocker programs will allow you to avoid unwanted popup advertisements and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is complete, press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up advertisements, web pages such Movie.playmediacenter.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent the Movie.playmediacenter.com pop-up advertisements
Once you have finished the steps above, your computer should be clean from ad-supported software that created to redirect your web browser to various ad web sites like Movie.playmediacenter.com and other malware. The FF, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer redirect you to various undesired web sites like Movie.playmediacenter.com. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.