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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Despite what the application’s description may say, Movie-Hub does not recommend or help you decide what movie to watch. The browser extension only provides a search engine called search.movie-hub.info; with which you can search concrete movie titles, keywords related to films, or key phrases just about anything, the same way as with any other search engine. The difference is that with the add-ons provided search tool you could receive unreliable third-party advertising content you would not see while using reputable search tools like Google, Yahoo, etc. Under such circumstances, we believe it would be wiser not to take any chances with Movie-Hub. However, if you still have doubts and cannot decide whether it is worth to leave this application, we encourage you to finish reading the article. Should you choose to remove it, we recommend following our deletion instructions located at the end of the text.

First of all, it is vital to know that Movie-Hub falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. Our researchers tested the suspicious extension themselves, and while they did not find any proof it could be malicious they determined that its usage might be potentially dangerous. The main risk is encountering unreliable third-party advertisements among the search results. The ads could come from different advertisers, adware networks, etc. Therefore, there are no guarantees the content they promote will always be reliable and safe to interact with. In other words, from time to time the user might encounter advertisements promoting other potentially unwanted programs, adware, browser hijackers, or even malicious applications. What’s more, you could come across ads offering to participate in fictitious surveys or lotteries. Such participation might endanger your privacy as the site you visit may use it without any consent, so if you submit any personal data make sure it will not be used for purposes you would be against.

At the moment of writing Movie-Hub is still distributed through the Chrome Web Store site (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/movie-hubinfo/bncmmammaeookpnhjhagddfobcneccfg?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog). According to the given information there are more than one thousand users, but still there are no reviews or ratings. Besides the Google Chrome Web Store page, our researchers believe the potentially unwanted program could also be distributed through suspicious pop-up ads shown by adware, browser hijackers, and other doubtful software. To avoid potentially unwanted programs alike or other potential threats in the future, we advise you to be more cautious during the installation process and make sure both the application you are about to receive and its installer are trustworthy.

Like we said earlier in the text, Movie-Hub description allows to assume the application can help you decide what movie to watch as it says: “LOVE Watching Movies, But Can’t Decide Which One to Watch? Decide easily with this FREE tool.” Nonetheless, once it is added the extension should only replace the homepage, new tab page, or search provider with search.movie-hub.info. As it was already explained, the search engine works like any other search tool so it can be used no matter what you are looking for. This is why we think the add-on’s description is exaggerated and in reality, the application might appear to be completely useless. Plus, if it displays unreliable and annoying third-party advertising content among the results it could disturb your browsing and make it harder to find the information you need.

If you would rather use a more reliable search engine to surf the Internet, we urge you to erase Movie-Hub and get rid of the search tool (search.movie-hub.info) it comes with. The two main ways to eliminate the potentially unwanted program is to delete it from the browser’s extensions manager or use a reliable antimalware tool that could deal with it. If you would like to try the first option but do not know where to start, we suggest you look at the step by step deletion instructions located at the end of the text. Keep it in mind that with antimalware software you could delete more than the suspicious add-on, so if you think there might be other possible threats on the computer and it might be the time to clean it up, you should not hesitate to employ a legitimate security tool.

Erase Movie-Hub from Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Press ALT+F.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click on More tools and pick Extensions.
  5. Select the unwanted add-on.
  6. Click the trash bin button placed near it.
  7. Select Remove.
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