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


Search.easymoviesaccess.com is a website that will become your default search engine after you install the extension Easy Movies Access. It has been found that many users download this piece of software from easymoviesaccess.com, which is its official website; however, it might also sneak onto the computer without permission as well. It is not the most important thing how the extension has appeared on the computer because it is still a must to remove it for the sake of the system’s safety. You should do that also if you wish to set another search engine. Yes, Search.easymoviesaccess.com will leave your browsers alone only if you remove the Easy Movies Access extension from all of them. Continue reading to find out how you can do that easily and quickly.

Even though the Easy Movies Access extension is capable of slithering onto computers without permission, it is impossible not to notice that it is installed on the computer because it will immediately set Search.easymoviesaccess.com in the place of your homepage, search engine, and the New Tab page. Also, it will create its own registry keys, for example, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\EasyMoviesAccess, the kjlnmpkenajdlfianmaoajjhioojpkog folder in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions and %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions, a new file in %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.*\extensions (*-profile folder), and, finally, it will modify existing files that belong to the Google Chrome browser. If you have spotted any of these modifications, there is no doubt that you have the Easy Movies Access extension installed on your computer. Delete it as soon as possible because it is definitely not the most reliable software in the world.

We suggest getting rid of the extension as soon as possible because we have noticed that Search.easymoviesaccess.com is not a reliable search engine. Even though it is powered by Yahoo! and should show reputable search results, it has been noticed that the search results’ page is full of advertisements. They might redirect you to untrustworthy third-party websites and thus put your computer in danger. We do not say that you will immediately infect your computer with malware after clicking on a single search result shown by Search.easymoviesaccess.com; however, the possibility that this will happen one day is rather high, so we highly recommend getting rid of the extension to delete Search.easymoviesaccess.com. Once you do that, you will be allowed to set a more reliable search engine, e.g. Google.

Researchers working at pcthreat.com say that you need to remove Search.easymoviesaccess.com from your browsers also because it might not treat your privacy with respect. As we have noticed, it is said in the Privacy Policy that it mainly collects non-personally identifiable information; however, you can also find a line in this document saying that the search data, which will be collected by Search.easymoviesaccess.com, might include personal details too. As this search engine is going to share all the collected information with third parties, we believe that it might be risky to let it stay on the computer and thus gather the information.

There are hundreds of other extensions in the SaferBrowser family. You might encounter them again and thus notice another search engine set in the place of your default homepage and search engine. In order to prevent this from happening, we suggest acquiring and installing reliable security tool on the system. Also, you need to be very careful with free applications and pop-up advertisements because it is known that untrustworthy extensions might travel in software bundles with freeware, and they might be installed on the system the second a user clicks on a bad commercial.

It will not take much effort to delete Search.easymoviesaccess.com because you simply need to remove the Easy Movies Access extensions from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome as well as delete the software through Control Panel to remove Search.easymoviesaccess.com from Internet Explorer. Follow our manual removal instructions step by step if you have never done that before and do not know where to start. If you want to get rid of the undesirable software quicker, you can also use an automatic malware remover. There is a wide choice of tools available for download on the web; however, you should know that only a few of them can be trusted. Be careful!

Delete Search.easymoviesaccess.com

Windows XP

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel and then click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the unreliable software, select it, and then delete it.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon in the lower-left corner of the screen.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the program you wish to erase and delete it.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Launch RUN (Win+R).
  2. Enter Control Panel in the box and tap Enter.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the untrustworthy software.
  5. Uninstall it from the system.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your browser.
  2. Tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously and then open Extensions.
  3. Select the extension you are going to erase and click Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Open More tools and then click Extensions.
  3. Locate the undesirable extension.
  4. Remove it by clicking on the recycle bin button.
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