The MoviesWorld is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) from the category of browser hijackers. The appearance of MoviesWorld New Tab in your web browser means that your web-browser has become the victim of this browser hijacker, which makes changes to internet browsers settings by replacing the startpage, new tab and search engine. So, if you find that when you run your internet browser, it displays this undesired web-site, then you do not need to wait . Use the few simple steps below and remove MoviesWorld search sooner.
The MoviesWorld browser hijacker can also alter the default search provider that will virtually block the possibility of finding information on the Net. The reason for this is that the MoviesWorld search results can open a ton of ads, links to unwanted and ad web pages. Only the remaining part is the result of your search request, loaded from the major search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
Often, the PC system that has been affected by MoviesWorld browser hijacker infection, will be also infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) that shows a large amount of various advertisements. It may be pop-ups, text links in the sites, banners where they never had. What is more, the ‘ad supported’ software can replace the legitimate ads with malicious ads which will offer to download and install malicious software and unwanted software or visit the various dangerous and misleading web sites.
So, it is very important to free your PC of hijacker infection sooner. The few simple steps, which is shown below, will help you to get rid of MoviesWorld start page from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge and other browsers.
Remove MoviesWorld from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
Fortunately, we’ve an effective way that will help you manually or/and automatically remove MoviesWorld from your personal computer and bring your browser settings, including default search engine, newtab page and startpage, back to normal. Below you’ll find a removal steps with all the steps you may need to successfully remove this browser hijacker infection and its components. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to exit your internet browser or reboot your PC.
To remove MoviesWorld, perform the following steps:
- Get rid of MoviesWorld without any utilities
- MoviesWorld automatic removal
- Block MoviesWorld and other intrusive pages
- Tips to prevent MoviesWorld and other unwanted software
- To sum up
Get rid of MoviesWorld without any utilities
The useful removal tutorial for the MoviesWorld . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove MoviesWorld let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Delete questionable applications using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the system cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed software and remove all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Remove the unwanted apps can remove the undesired advertisements or browser redirect.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press Windows button , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the screen below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your PC system. Most probably, one of them is the browser hijacker responsible for redirects to MoviesWorld. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful apps by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a questionable, unwanted or unused application, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as shown below.
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown 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 apps that were installed last. Most likely, it’s the hijacker that cause a redirect to MoviesWorld site. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. After the program which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed on the image below.
Get rid of MoviesWorld redirect from Chrome
Run the Reset internet browser tool of the Chrome to reset all its settings such as search engine by default, startpage and newtab to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of internet browser hijacks such as MoviesWorld.
- First start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select 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 guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is done, your browser’s startpage, search provider by default and newtab will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of MoviesWorld from Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect.
Remove MoviesWorld New Tab from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If your Firefox internet browser start page has changed to MoviesWorld without your permission or an unknown search engine displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web-browser reset.
Start the Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show 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 like below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the browser hijacker responsible for modifying your web-browser settings to MoviesWorld. When, it’s complete, press the “Finish” button.
MoviesWorld automatic removal
Anti-Malware software differ from each other by many features like performance, scheduled scans, automatic updates, virus signature database, technical support, compatibility with other antivirus apps and so on. We recommend you use the following free software: Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes and HitmanPro. Each of these programs has all of needed features, but most importantly, they can detect the hijacker and remove MoviesWorld from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Chrome.
Automatically remove MoviesWorld with Zemana Anti Malware
We recommend using the Zemana Free. You may download and install Zemana Free to look for and delete MoviesWorld redirect from your system. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of Zemana Free for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the downloading process is complete, close all apps and windows on your personal computer. Double-click the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Free on your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, Zemana Anti Malware 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 for the hijacker related to MoviesWorld . When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
After finished, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Review the report and then press “Next” button. The Zemana Anti Malware will get rid of browser hijacker responsible for MoviesWorld search and add items to the Quarantine. After disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
Use Hitman Pro to remove MoviesWorld search
The HitmanPro tool is free and easy to use. It may scan and remove browser hijacker infection responsible for MoviesWorld redirect, malicious software, PUPs and adware from PC (MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby restore web-browsers default settings (start page, new tab and default search engine). Hitman Pro is powerful enough to detect and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Once the download is finished, open the file location and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will launch the Hitman Pro utility. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to run the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to search for browser hijacker infection which redirects your web-browser to undesired MoviesWorld page. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malware, adware or PUPs are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
When the checking is finished, HitmanPro will show you the results as displayed in the figure below.
Review the scan results and then click “Next” button. It will show a dialog box, press the “Activate free license” button. The Hitman Pro will remove hijacker infection responsible for redirects to MoviesWorld and add threats to the Quarantine. Once the clean-up is complete, the tool may ask you to reboot your system.
How to delete MoviesWorld with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC of the hijacker. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you remove browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, malicious software, ad supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
- MalwareBytes can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will show the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When the download is complete, please close all applications and open windows on your system. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes onto your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes will open and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your web browser to MoviesWorld web site. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your system and the speed of your PC. While the MalwareBytes is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- After MalwareBytes Anti Malware has completed scanning your PC system, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will open you the results.
- In order to remove all threats, simply click the “Quarantine Selected” button. Once finished, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Block MoviesWorld and other intrusive pages
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block all those undesired sites such as MoviesWorld using only built-in MS Windows capabilities. However, there is a program out that you can use to stop unwanted web-browser redirections, ads and popups in any modern browsers including IE, Edge, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It is called Adguard and it works very well.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as on the image 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 guide like below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block advertisements, MoviesWorld redirect, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. 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 is located on your desktop.
Tips to prevent MoviesWorld and other unwanted software
To sum up
Now your machine should be clean of the hijacker responsible for redirecting your web browser to MoviesWorld web-page. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popups and annoying malicious web sites) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new browser hijackers and other malware). 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 MoviesWorld startpage from the Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.