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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine


Search.mymoviesxp.com is another search engine from the SaferBrowser family. Like other search engines that belong to this family, it comes together with the browser extension. In this case, it is called My Movies XP. Some users download and install this extension from the Chrome Web Store or its official website mymoviesxp.com themselves because it promises to enable users to “access top movie providers with just one click”; however, it has been noticed that, in most cases, it sneaks onto computers without permission. We can assure you that the extension is installed on your computer if you see Search.mymoviesxp.com set on your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers. To set another search tool, you will need to delete the My Movies XP extension from your computer first. Do not worry; you will know how to get rid of it after reading through this article.

It does not matter you have installed the extension yourself, or it has entered your computer without permission because you will still have to remove it if you decide to remove Search.mymoviesxp.com from browsers in order to be able to set a more trustworthy search engine instead. Specialists working at pcthreat.com say that users should get rid of this suspicious search engine as soon as possible because it might even cause harm to their systems. If you cannot understand how it is possible, you should know that this questionable search engine that will be set on all your browsers after you install the My Movies XP extension will show unreliable search results. Yes, these search results will be provided by Yahoo!; however, if you look at them closer, you will notice that they differ to a great extent from ordinary search results. The main difference between them is the presence of ads in the search results shown by Search.mymoviesxp.com. Yes, this search engine displays the modified search results that might even promote untrustworthy third-party websites. You will not know that you have ended up on one of those unreliable websites and thus might allow malware to enter your computer by simply browsing such a website.

Even though the My Movies XP extension promoting Search.mymoviesxp.com promises to enable you to watch movies on the computer, it is quite strange that it requires permissions to read and change data on all the websites, read and change your browsing history, manage downloads, and control applications, extensions, themes, etc. Even though you have not installed this extension yourself, you let it act like that by keeping it installed. Therefore, the sooner you get rid of it, the better. This is the only way to stop it from acting like that.

We should also talk about the distribution of this software in order to prevent similar extensions from sneaking onto the computer in the future. According to our specialists, extensions from the SaferBrowser family are usually spread in software bundles; however, they might also enter computers when users click on a pop-up that is displayed for them while surfing the web. These pop-ups are usually seen when a user enters an untrustworthy third-party website; however, they might be visible also because there is some kind of malicious software installed on the computer. There are thousands of other threats that are distributed using similar methods, so we suggest taking care of the system’s safety by installing a reputable security tool on the system. You need to be very careful with free applications and advertisements you come across while surfing the web as well if you do not want to allow malware to sneak onto the computer again.

Search.mymoviesxp.com cannot be removed through Control Panel because it does not have an uninstaller. Fortunately, it will disappear if you remove the browser extension My Movies XP that promotes this search engine from all the affected browsers. If it is your first time, follow our step by step removal guide you can find below. You can also leave this job for an automatic scanner, e.g. SpyHunter. It will remove all the threats it manages to find on your computer easily and quickly. Also, it will protect your computer from other dangerous infections 24/7/365.

Remove Search.mymoviesxp.com manually

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the Tools menu (tap Alt if you cannot see the menu).
  3. Open Manage add-ons and then click Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Delete the undesirable extension.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Ctrl+ShifT+A.
  3. Open Extensions.
  4. Find the extension you wish to remove, right-click on it, and select Delete.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools and then open Extensions.
  3. Find and click on the extension you want to delete.
  4. Click on the recycle bin button next to it.
  5. Click Remove.
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