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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

MoviesFriendly Search Toolbar

MoviesFriendly Search Toolbar is a piece of software Google Chrome users can install directly from the Chrome Web Store ( or its official website ( It promises to improve the web searching experience to a great extent by enabling users to find what they are looking for quicker, so it does not surprise us at all that 325 926 users have already installed it from the Chrome Web Store. We do not say that it is a useless program, but it is surely not a fully reliable application. Our specialists have even categorized it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). If you do not like it for any reason too or simply do not know why you have it installed on your computer, you should delete it mercilessly. It is just a potentially unwanted application, so its removal should not be very problematic. Of course, we encourage that you first read this article till the end before you take action because you might find some questions you have about its removal answered here.

First of all, we want to explain you why MoviesFriendly Search Toolbar has been put under the potentially unwanted software category. It is not serious malware for sure, but we cannot tell you that it is a fully reliable program either because it is not. The main reason why we do not consider it trustworthy is the fact that it configures Google Chrome settings right after the successful entrance. Speaking specifically, your default search tool will be changed. Although MoviesFriendly Search Toolbar is just a potentially unwanted program, you should be careful with the search results you see if you decide to keep it because you might be presented with sponsored search results that only open third-party websites with no information you are looking for. As our specialists’ previous experience has shown, these promoted third-party websites might even contain untrustworthy software, so be very cautious. The altered default search tool is not the only sign showing that the installation of MoviesFriendly Search Toolbar was successful. You will also notice two buttons at the top of the browser. One of them will open a small window with a search box. Most likely, search queries you enter in this search box will be recorded, so you should not use any personal details as your search queries.

Our specialists have analyzed the Privacy Policy document to find out what details MoviesFriendly Search Toolbar records about users. It has turned out that it primarily focuses on the collection of non-personally identifiable details (e.g. demographic information), but if you provide personal details, e.g. your name, email address, country of origin, etc. voluntarily, for example, when you contact the customer support, these details might be recorded too and then stored on company’s servers. It will not stop collecting information about you if you do not disable it.

Some users claim that they have not installed MoviesFriendly Search Toolbar voluntarily on their computers and thus know nothing about its installation. To tell you the truth, we believe them because potentially unwanted programs are often spread bundled with third-party applications, usually freeware promoted on file-sharing websites, and, as a consequence, can enter computers unnoticed. On top of that, they might be promoted by the so-called click-to-install pop-up ads. Usually, software they promote can be installed from these ads with the single click. If you do not think that you can protect your computer from untrustworthy applications that will be released in the future, you should leave this job for a reputable antimalware tool. You just need to install it on your computer and make sure that it gets all updates so that it could prevent the latest threats from illegally showing up on your system.

It is not a huge problem if MoviesFriendly Search Toolbar has been installed on your computer without your knowledge because you could disable it quite easily. It is an ordinary browser extension, so you just need to access the add-ons manager to erase it. If this does not tell you much, follow our step-by-step manual removal guide you will find below this article. Alternatively, you can use an automated scanner to make it gone. You can adopt whichever removal method you like.

Delete MoviesFriendly Search Toolbar

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Click More tools and click Extensions.
  4. Select MoviesFriendly Search Toolbar.
  5. Click the recycle bin button next to it.
  6. Confirm the removal by clicking Remove.
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