- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search By myMovie
Search By myMovie is a suspicious extension that was created by MyAppline. At the moment, this app is advertised at myappline.com, but its installer is available at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-by-mymovie/gocbflmhgdckldejmklihkedljphnobo. According to the official information, the add-on can “configure” your default search on the Google Chrome browser to find your favorite movies. Were you aware that your default search engine would be modified by installing this extension? If you were not – and you might have overlooked this if you installed the add-on carelessly – you might be surprised. Even if you have agreed to the changes, you still should classify this suspicious search tool as a browser hijacker. If you are confused about this, please continue reading the report, and things will get clearer for you. If you are only interested in removing Search By myMovie from Google Chrome, you can find the guide below.
Myappline.com – the website that presents Search By myMovie – provides a search service. You can choose the desired search category from the menu on the left, and then you are introduced to a search dialog box. For example, if you choose the “Movie Search” category, you will be provided with a search tool that will redirect to gomovix.com. If you expect this service to enable watching movies for free, you have been mistaken. In fact, this search tool is completely useless. The same goes with Search By myMovie itself. This add-on simply allows you to access the ridiculous search tool from your browser. All you need to do is enter “movies” into the address bar of the browser, press the TAB button on the keyboard, and enter the name of the movie you are interested in. Unfortunately, the extension is completely useless, and you will not reap any benefits from it. So why was it created at all? It is possible that this extension was created only to introduce you to the suspicious movix.searchalgo.com, and that is a good reason to delete it.
When you install Search By myMovie, your default search provider is switched to movix.searchalgo.com. This search tool automatically redirects to Yahoo Search results, and that is not an error. The hijacker reroutes to this popular and trusted search engine to ensure that you interact with the results that are shown to you. Unfortunately, these results might include sponsored links and obnoxious advertisements. Needless to say, it can be dangerous to interact with these ads, and so we recommend removing movix.searchalgo.com hijacker. The creator of Search By myMovie is also known for developing MyMovie Start, which is another suspicious app that can hijack your browser. Although these threats will not come packaged together, they could be spread using the same methods, and you might encounter both of them at different times. Of course, both of them deserve removal.
Speaking of the distribution of Search By myMovie, we have already mentioned that this suspicious add-on is represented via an official website. But did you know that it could also spread in other ways? According to our research, the installer of this extension could be promoted via unreliable and misleading advertisements and pop-ups. Also, it is possible that third-party installers could package it along with other suspicious or even malicious infections. This is why you should scan your operating system as soon as you find the add-on. If dangerous threats are discovered, you need to eliminate them immediately. Hopefully, your operating system is not infected by malware, and you do not need to worry about that.
Anyone can delete Search By myMovie from their Chrome browser because this extension does not try to hide itself. If you want to get rid of this undesirable app as soon as possible, you can go to the Extensions menu at chrome://extensions/ and click the trash bin button next to the add-on. If you are interested in where this extension lies within your computer, you can use the instructions below. Although this is the more complicated route, it is important to know how software works. Maybe you will need the skills to do that in the future. If you do not want to face undesirable and malicious programs again, it is important to employ security software that can guard your operating system against sneaky malware. You can install anti-malware software for that. If you do, you do not need to remove Search By myMovie or other undesirable programs yourself because they will be eliminated automatically.
Search By myMovie Removal