- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Being an avid movie goer or lover is never a bad thing, but it could also lead to a few problems, especially if you ever end up using the likes of VideoCenter Search. This browser extension may look like a useful tool that can improve your web browsing experience and help you find more interesting information on movies and cinema. However, that is quite far from the truth because the application cannot provide you with anything original. It would actually be for the best if you removed VideoCenter Search from your computer immediately. Even if the application is not dangerous, it could still cause a few security issues.
Apps like VideoCenter Search are called potentially unwanted programs or PUPs. When a program is potentially unwanted, it is usually relatively safe, but it may have certain features that can be considered undesirable and even dangerous. Therefore, we believe that you did not intend to have this application installed on your computer, and you must be looking for a way to get rid of it. If that is the case, you have opened the right page because we will tell you how to delete VideoCenter Search from your system. Simply scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions.
You must be also wondering why we are so lenient about this application if it is indeed a potential security threat. The point is that VideoCenter Search is very far from a malware infection. This extension even has an official section on the Chrome Web Store. So users can easily add it to their browser on plain sight. Not to mention that the program has an official homepage too, and you can access it via playmediacenter.com.
By opening the homepage, we also find out about other similar extensions that come from the same group. For instance, we definitely described GameCenter Search before, and there are also MovieCenter Search and ArcadeCenter Search applications. Every single one of them is supposed to improve Chrome’s functionality, and from the promises we can see on the official homepage, it does not sound too bad. But here you would definitely say that you did not download VideoCenter Search from the official homepage or the Chrome Web Store. So why, then, is it there on your browser? Where did this extension come from?
The point with potentially unwanted programs, adware, freeware, and other random software is that the official distribution sources are rarely the main ones. It is very likely that VideoCenter Search came bundled with freeware when you downloaded some application from a third-party source. Sometimes these extensions could be added to your browser when you access unfamiliar websites, too. For instance, online gaming and adult websites are full of random pop-ups that might offer additional apps, and you may add them to your browser accidentally. So the bottom line is that you have to be careful and attentive when you access unfamiliar websites. Otherwise, you may end up with a bunch of unnecessary applications like VideoCenter Search.
As mentioned, the program itself might not be dangerous, but it exhibits particular features you will definitely find annoying. For example, it will change your default search engine to movie.eanswers.com, but all of your search queries will be redirected through Yahoo! Search. It does not mean that Yahoo! Search is part of this application. It is clear that VideoCenter Search does not have its own search engine, and so it makes use of the popular engine to make itself look reliable.
Nevertheless, even the program’s main function is highly questionable. The extension uses the gomovix.com website to find information on movies. What’s more, this site is directly associated with another potentially unwanted program, called goMovix Start. So it is clear that the extension merely makes use of third parties to provide you with the service you could easily receive someplace else.
You should remove VideoCenter Search from your system right now because there is no use to keep this application on-board. After manual removal, do not forget to run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. You might have a lot more potential threats on your computer, and you should do everything you can to terminate them all.
How to Delete VideoCenter Search