If your browser’s startpage or search provider are being re-directed to the web site named Search Movies, then you most likely have a hijacker installed on your computer. The browser hijacker infection will change your web-browser’s new tab, homepage and default search engine so that they automatically open the Search Movies web-page and use it for searches. If you would like to get rid of Search Movies and are unable to do so, you can follow the guide below to find and remove this browser hijacker and any other malware for free.
Except that the Search Movies makes various changes to browser’s startpage and newtab, it also replaces your search provider, which leads to the fact that use of the web browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. The reason for this is that the search results will consist of a lot of advertisements, links to unwanted and ad websites and only the remaining part is search results for your query from well-known search engines like Google or Bing.
Some hijacker infections also contain adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) which can be used to show unwanted advertisements or gather lots of privacy data about you that may be sold to third party companies. These unwanted ads can be displayed as pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text advertisements, video advertisements, text links or banners or even massive full page ads. Most of the ad supported software is made to display advertisements, but some ad-supported software is form of spyware that often used to track users to gather a wide variety of your user data.
A malware that makes changes to some settings of all your typical internet browsers on Search Movies mostly affects only Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge and Google Chrome. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The Search Movies hijacker can change the Target property of internet browser’s shortcuts, so every time you start the web-browser, instead of your startpage, you’ll see a completely different web page.
We strongly advise you to complete the steps which follow below. We’ll show you how to remove hijacker and thus remove Search Movies redirect from your Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Chrome forever.
Remove Search Movies redirect from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
Fortunately, we’ve an effective way that will help you manually or/and automatically get rid of Search Movies from your personal computer and bring your web-browser settings, including search engine by default, startpage and new tab, back to normal. Below you will find a removal tutorial with all the steps you may need to successfully remove this browser hijacker infection and its components. Certain 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 Search Movies, execute the following steps:
- Manual Search Movies redirect removal
- How to automatically delete Search Movies hijacker
- How to stop Search Movies redirect
- Where the Search Movies browser hijacker infection comes from
- To sum up
Manual Search Movies redirect removal
The useful removal steps for the Search Movies . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete Search Movies search let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall potentially unwanted apps using MS Windows Control Panel
The process of hijacker removal is generally the same across all versions of Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it is necessary to check the list of installed software on your computer and uninstall all unused, unknown and dubious apps.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press the Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any dubious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Remove Search Movies redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your internet browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your web browser, that installed by a malicious software.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Delete Search Movies from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser program, including the redirect to Search Movies web site. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
First, open the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Search Movies from Google Chrome
If you have browser hijacker problem or the Chrome is running slow, then reset Google Chrome settings can help you. In the steps below we’ll show you a way to reset your Google Chrome settings to default state without reinstall. This will also allow to delete Search Movies from home page, search engine by default and newtab page.
- First, start the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: 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 show the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
How to automatically delete Search Movies hijacker
There are not many good free anti-malware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malicious software removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malicious software, adware, hijacker infections and other PUPs. We suggest to use several programs, not just one. These programs that listed below will allow you remove all components of the hijacker from your disk and Windows registry and thereby get rid of Search Movies home page.
Scan and free your system of Search Movies with Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM)
Zemana is a tool which can remove ad supported software, PUPs, hijackers and other malicious software from your PC system easily and for free. Zemana Free is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of computer resources.
Now you can install and run Zemana Anti Malware to remove Search Movies startpage from your internet browser by following the steps below:
Please go to the link below to download Zemana install package named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your personal computer. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Start the install package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to set up this tool on your system.
During installation you can change some settings, but we advise you do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation is finished, this malicious software removal tool will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window like below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the hijacker infection which redirects your web browser to undesired Search Movies webpage. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
When Zemana has finished scanning your computer, you’ll be displayed the list of all found threats on your system. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will remove browser hijacker which developed to redirect your browser to the Search Movies web site and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After the clean-up is done, you can be prompted to reboot your computer to make the change take effect.
Remove Search Movies start page from internet browsers with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro will help remove browser hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to Search Movies that slow down your personal computer. The hijackers, adware and other potentially unwanted programs slow your web browser down and try to force you into clicking on malicious advertisements and links. HitmanPro deletes the browser hijacker and lets you enjoy your system without Search Movies start page.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of HitmanPro for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Download and use Hitman Pro on your computer. Once started, click “Next” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker infection responsible for changing your browser settings to Search Movies. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your system. During the scan HitmanPro will detect threats exist on your machine..
Once that process is complete, a list of all items detected is created.
Review the scan results and then press Next button.
It will open a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malware found.
Remove Search Movies start page with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to look for and get rid of Search Movies homepage from your computer. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the system.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the download is done, close all software and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup MalwareBytes Anti Malware on your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker infection responsible for redirects to Search Movies. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
When finished, a list of all items detected is created. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Free will get rid of browser hijacker responsible for Search Movies homepage and move threats to the program’s quarantine. Once that process is done, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes to remove adware, browser hijacker and other malware.
How to stop Search Movies redirect
We suggest to install an ad blocking application that may stop Search Movies redirect and other unwanted web-pages. The ad blocking utility like AdGuard is a program which basically removes advertising from the Internet and stops access to malicious webpages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocker software is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Web.
Download AdGuard on your PC by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, 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 as displayed below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop up advertisements, Search Movies redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading webpages. 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.
Where the Search Movies browser hijacker infection comes from
The hijacker is usually come as a part of free programs and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your PC. This happens especially when you are installing a free programs. The application installer tricks you into accepting the setup of third party software, which you do not really want. Moreover, some paid software may also install bundled programs which you don’t want! Therefore, always download free applications and paid applications from reputable download sites. Use ONLY custom or manual install type and never blindly click Next button.
To sum up
Now your PC system should be free of the browser hijacker infection responsible for Search Movies startpage. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popups and annoying harmful websites) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your system for new browser hijacker infections 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 delete Search Movies redirect from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Edge and Internet Explorer, then ask for help here here.