What is Movieztab Default Search?
The experienced security experts have determined that Movieztab Default Search is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) from the category of Browser hijackers. Browser hijacker is a type of software that is designed to take over the internet browser and control user’s surfing preferences. It commonly aims at Google Chrome browser, but it’s possible that it can hijack other web browser too. Potentially unwanted programs and browser hijackers can sneak into the computer unnoticed due to the fact that it’s actively being promoted in freeware. We suggest that you remove Movieztab Default Search as soon as you notice the changes it has made to your search provider, startpage and newtab.
When you are performing searches using the web-browser that has been affected with Movieztab Default Search, the search results will be returned from Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search. The developers of the browser hijacker are most probably doing this to generate advertisement money from the advertisements displayed in the search results.
And finally, the Movieztab Default Search hijacker can be used to collect lots of your privacy information like what web-sites you’re opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, can be sold to third party companies.
How can a browser hijacker get on your PC
In most cases, browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs get onto personal computers by being attached to the installers from file sharing websites. So, install a freeware is a a good chance that you will find a bundled browser hijacker. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the install, choose the Custom or Advanced setup method. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install third-party software. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any software.
|Name||Movieztab Default Search|
|Type||start page hijacker, PUP, redirect virus, browser hijacker, search engine hijacker|
|Affected Browser Settings||new tab URL, homepage, search engine|
|Distribution||fake updaters, dubious pop-up ads, free applications setup packages|
|Symptoms||You experience lots of of unwanted ads. Web-site links redirect to web sites different from what you expected. Unwanted program installed without your knowledge. An unexpected browser extension appears in your web-browser. Unexpected changes in your web-browser such as using a new default search engine.|
|Removal||Movieztab Default Search removal guide|
How to remove Movieztab Default Search from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
When a hijacker such as the Movieztab Default Search gets installed on your computer without your knowledge, it is not easy to delete. Most commonly, there is no Uninstall program that simply uninstall the browser hijacker from your computer. So, we recommend using several well-proven free specialized utilities such as Zemana, MalwareBytes or HitmanPro. But the best solution to get rid of Movieztab Default Search will be to perform several manual steps, after that additionally run free malware removal tools.
To remove Movieztab Default Search, follow the steps below:
- How to manually delete Movieztab Default Search
- Automatic Removal of Movieztab Default Search
- How to stop Movieztab Default Search redirect
How to manually delete Movieztab Default Search
Read this section to know how to manually remove the Movieztab Default Search browser hijacker. Even if the few simple steps does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below which can easily handle such browser hijackers.
Delete unwanted or newly added software
First of all, check the list of installed software on your PC and delete all unknown and recently installed software. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malware and you should clean it off first with malicious software removal tool like Zemana Anti-malware.
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 display 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 personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Remove Movieztab Default Search browser hijacker from internet browsers
Movieztab Default Search redirects or other symptoms of hijacker in your web-browser is a good reason to find and get rid of harmful plugins. This is an easy way to recover browsers settings and not lose any important information.
|Google Chrome||Mozilla Firefox|
You can also try to get rid of Movieztab Default Search hijacker by reset Chrome settings.
If you are still experiencing problems with Movieztab Default Search hijacker removal, you need to reset Mozilla Firefox browser.
Another method to get rid of Movieztab Default Search hijacker from IE is reset Internet Explorer settings.
Automatic Removal of Movieztab Default Search
The manual instructions above is tedious to follow and can not always help to remove Movieztab Default Search easily. Here I am telling you an automatic way to get rid of this browser hijacker from your internet browser fully. Zemana Free, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) and Hitman Pro are anti malware utilities that can locate and delete all kinds of malware including browser hijackers and PUPs.
Use Zemana Free to delete Movieztab Default Search hijacker
Zemana is a malware removal utility developed for Microsoft Windows. This tool will help you remove Movieztab Default Search hijacker, various types of malware (including adware software and PUPs) from your device. It has simple and user friendly interface. While the Zemana Free does its job, your device will run smoothly.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of Zemana Anti Malware for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After downloading is done, close all programs and windows on your device. Double-click the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware on your device. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, Zemana will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button to start checking your PC for the Movieztab Default Search hijacker. Depending on your PC system, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana application is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
After the checking is finished, it will display the Scan Results. Once you’ve selected what you wish to remove from your device click “Next” button. The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will remove Movieztab Default Search hijacker and move the selected threats to the program’s quarantine. When that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart the PC.
Remove Movieztab Default Search browser hijacker from internet browsers with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro is a free portable application that scans your computer for adware software, PUPs and hijackers such as Movieztab Default Search and allows get rid of them easily. Moreover, it will also allow you get rid of any malicious web browser extensions and add-ons.
- Click the link below to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- When downloading is finished, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this utility is started, click “Next” button . HitmanPro program will scan through the whole computer for the Movieztab Default Search hijacker. This task may take some time, so please be patient. While the HitmanPro is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- Once the system scan is done, a list of all items found is prepared. All found threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Next” button. Now press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
Remove Movieztab Default Search hijacker with MalwareBytes
If you’re still having problems with the Movieztab Default Search browser hijacker — or just wish to scan your device occasionally for hijacker and other malicious software — download MalwareBytes Free. It’s free for home use, and finds and removes various unwanted apps that attacks your PC or degrades device performance. MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) can remove adware, potentially unwanted applications as well as malicious software, including ransomware and trojans.
- Installing the MalwareBytes is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- Once the downloading process is done, close all apps and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named MBsetup.
- Select “Personal computer” option and click Install button. Follow the prompts.
- Once setup is finished, click the “Scan” button to start checking your computer for the Movieztab Default Search hijacker. While the tool is checking, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- After the scan is complete, MalwareBytes will open a list of all threats detected by the scan. When you are ready, click “Quarantine”. After that process is done, you may be prompted to restart your PC.
The following video offers a instructions on how to get rid of hijackers, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes AntiMalware.
How to stop Movieztab Default Search redirect
Enabling an ad blocking program such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad blocker applications will also protect you from malicious ads and web-pages, and, of course, block redirection chain to Movieztab Default Search and similar web pages.
Please go to the link below to download AdGuard. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed 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 instructions as shown in the following example.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop unwanted ads, block Movieztab Default Search redirects, 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 can be found on your desktop.
We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up advertisements and unwanted malicious web-sites) and Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new browser hijackers and other malicious software). 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 Movieztab Default Search from Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome and MS Edge, then ask for help here.