What is MagicMovieSearch?
According to experienced security experts, MagicMovieSearch is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) which falls under the family of Browser hijackers. A browser hijacker is a part of software whose motive is to generate profit for its developer. It have various methods of earning by displaying ads forcibly to its victims. Browser hijackers can display unwanted advertisements, modify the victim’s browser search engine and home page, or redirect the victim’s web browser to unrequested websites. Below we are discussing methods which are very effective in deleting browser hijackers. The steps will also help you to remove MagicMovieSearch from your internet browser.
When you perform a search via MagicMovieSearch, in addition to search results from Yahoo, Bing or Google Custom Search which provide links to web pages, news articles, images or videos you will also be shown lots of unwanted ads. The devs behind MagicMovieSearch doing this to generate advertising profit from these ads.
The cyber threat analysts do not recommend having PUPs like MagicMovieSearch on the computer, as it is not known exactly what it does. In addition to the above, it is able to gather lots of your sensitive information which can be later sold to third party companies. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any advertisements on the MagicMovieSearch web-site.
Thus, potentially unwanted programs does not really have beneficial features. So, we recommend you get rid of MagicMovieSearch from MS Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer sooner. This will also prevent the browser hijacker from tracking your online activities. A full MagicMovieSearch removal can be easily carried out using manual or automatic way listed below.
How can a browser hijacker get on your PC system
|Name||MagicMovieSearch, Magic Movie Search extension|
|Type||redirect virus, search engine hijacker, browser hijacker, homepage hijacker, PUP|
|Associated domains||portal.magicmoviesearch.com, feed.magicmoviesearch.com|
|Affected Browser Settings||search provider, new tab URL, homepage|
|Distribution||free software setup files, fake software updaters, malicious pop-up ads|
|Symptoms||Advertising pop-ups won’t go away. Website links reroute to web pages different from what you expected. Your personal computer starts automatically installing unwanted software. New internet browser toolbars on your desktop. Unwanted changes in your internet browser like using a new default search provider.|
|Removal||MagicMovieSearch removal guide|
How to remove MagicMovieSearch from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
Not all undesired applications like the MagicMovieSearch browser hijacker are easily uninstallable. You might see a new startpage, newtab, search engine and other type of unwanted changes to the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Edge settings and might not be able to figure out the program responsible for this activity. The reason for this is that many undesired applications neither appear in MS Windows Control Panel. Therefore in order to completely get rid of MagicMovieSearch browser hijacker, you need to use the following steps. Read this manual carefully, bookmark it or open this page on your smartphone, because you may need to close your browser or reboot your PC.
To remove MagicMovieSearch, follow the steps below:
- How to manually delete MagicMovieSearch
- Automatic Removal of MagicMovieSearch
- How to stop MagicMovieSearch redirect
- To sum up
How to manually delete MagicMovieSearch
Manually removing the MagicMovieSearch hijacker is also possible, although this approach takes time and technical prowess. You can sometimes locate browser hijacker in your computer’s list of installed apps and uninstall it as you would any other unwanted program.
Uninstall MagicMovieSearch related programs through the Control Panel of your device
We recommend that you start the personal computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and uninstall all unknown or questionable software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the harmful applications such as adware and hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Delete the unwanted applications can remove the undesired ads or browser redirect.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then click 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 on the image below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all applications installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any questionable and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Remove MagicMovieSearch hijacker from internet browsers
If you are still seeing MagicMovieSearch browser hijacker that won’t go away, you might have malicious plugins installed on your internet browser. Check your web-browser for unwanted extensions using the steps below.
|Google Chrome||Mozilla Firefox|
You can also try to get rid of MagicMovieSearch browser hijacker by reset Chrome settings.
If you are still experiencing problems with MagicMovieSearch hijacker removal, you need to reset Mozilla Firefox browser.
Another method to delete MagicMovieSearch browser hijacker from Internet Explorer is reset Internet Explorer settings.
Automatic Removal of MagicMovieSearch
Many antivirus companies have designed software that allow detect and remove browser hijacker, and thereby return all your typical internet browsers settings. Below is a a few of the free applications you may want to run. Your PC can have lots of PUPs, adware and browser hijackers installed at the same time, so we recommend, if any unwanted or harmful program returns after rebooting the PC system, then start your computer into Safe Mode and run the anti-malware utility again.
Run Zemana to delete MagicMovieSearch browser hijacker
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is a free tool that performs a scan of your computer and displays if there are existing adware, browser hijackers, viruses, worms, spyware, trojans and other malware residing on your PC system. If malware is found, Zemana AntiMalware can automatically remove it. Zemana doesn’t conflict with other anti malware and antivirus software installed on your computer.
Download Zemana Free by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When downloading is done, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Double-click the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup Zemana AntiMalware on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen like the one below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana application will scan through the whole personal computer for the MagicMovieSearch hijacker. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient.
When Zemana Anti-Malware is finished scanning your personal computer, you may check all threats found on your device. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Next” button. The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will get rid of MagicMovieSearch browser hijacker and move the selected items to the program’s quarantine. After disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
Delete MagicMovieSearch browser hijacker from internet browsers with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a completely free (30 day trial) tool. You do not need expensive methods to delete MagicMovieSearch hijacker and other shady apps. HitmanPro will remove all the undesired applications like adware and browser hijackers for free.
HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Download and run Hitman Pro on your computer. Once started, click “Next” button . Hitman Pro program will scan through the whole computer for the MagicMovieSearch browser hijacker. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete..
As the scanning ends, HitmanPro will display you the results.
When you are ready, click Next button.
It will display a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Remove MagicMovieSearch hijacker with MalwareBytes AntiMalware
We recommend using the MalwareBytes that are completely clean your PC of the hijacker. The free utility is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove hijacker, potentially unwanted apps, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
First, please go to the following link, then click the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file named MBSetup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the Setup wizard which will help you setup MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on your device. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click “Get Started” button. MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the MagicMovieSearch hijacker. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malware.
When that process is finished, a list of all items detected is created. Once you’ve selected what you wish to remove from your PC press “Quarantine” button. The MalwareBytes Free will begin to get rid of MagicMovieSearch browser hijacker. When the procedure is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC system.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to remove adware software, hijacker and other malware.
How to stop MagicMovieSearch redirect
We recommend to install an ad-blocking application which may block MagicMovieSearch and other unwanted web-pages. The ad blocking tool such as AdGuard is a application which basically removes advertising from the World Wide Web and blocks access to malicious web pages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocker apps is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Internet.
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of AdGuard for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the following example.
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 shown on the screen below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block MagicMovieSearch, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
To sum up
After completing the step-by-step instructions shown above, your computer should be clean from this browser hijacker and other malicious software. The Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, MS Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer show the MagicMovieSearch web-page on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
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