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


Search.yourmovietimenow.com is a legitimate-looking search engine that usually replaces the default homepage, search engine, and New Tab page. This happens after users install the extension from yourmovietimenow.com that presents itself as “the must-have New Tab for Movie Fanatics.” This piece of software promises to enable people to watch favorite movies online and access show times and reviews. Therefore, there are a number of users who install the extension from this website willingly. Unfortunately, 99% of all the users do not know that the settings of their browsers will be changed, so they find the presence of Search.yourmovietimenow.com surprising. Of course, there are users who do not pay attention to these changes at all because a new search engine seems to be beneficial and they do not even think about its removal. To be honest, this is a bad attitude. You should always quickly react to changes applied to your browsers because there are thousands of untrustworthy search engines today that hijack browsers. They might cause harm to your system very quickly. Unfortunately, Search.yourmovietimenow.com is one of those untrustworthy search engines that might put your computer into danger.

Security specialists at pcthreat.com say that Search.yourmovietimenow.com cannot be trusted and should not be kept installed because it is going to show the modified search results instead of displaying the legitimate search results. Researchers do not find this surprising at all because they have noticed that Search.yourmovietimenow.com redirects all the searches to query.yourmovietimenow.com before displaying the Yahoo! search results. Search queries are redirected there to insert advertisements and sponsored links among the legitimate search results. Yes, it is very likely that the Your Movies Now extension has been created to distribute Search.yourmovietimenow.com and thus promote third-party websites only. As there is a huge risk that you will be taken to a harmful website one day, we suggest getting rid of the extension and the search engine it promotes as soon as possible. You will find another extension that does what it promises because the Your Movies Now extension only sets a search engine that contains buttons leading to IMDb, YouTube, and other websites containing movie reviews.

Specialists also suspect that Search.yourmovietimenow.com is also going to gather details about users to know what they are interested in and what their browsing habits are. This search engine should not gather any personal details; however, we still do not recommend submitting personal information willingly because it might be recorded and then used for unknown purposes. Of course, this will not guarantee that your computer and your privacy are safe. Therefore, specialists suggest getting rid of this untrustworthy search engine fully. The extension and the search engine will be gone when you will no longer see the folder ffjldepdnojcfcffdiemmcjnapmcmcld in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions and %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions as well as the file @Movies.xpi will be gone from %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.*\extensions (* - symbols).

Even though the extension promoting Search.yourmovietimenow.com can be downloaded from its official website yourmovietimenow.com, specialists say that there is only a small number of users who get this piece of software from there. Research has shown that, in most cases, the Your Movies Now extension is distributed in software bundles together with other applications. These applications usually belong to the category of freeware and shareware; however, there is still a small possibility that the extension might come together with untrustworthy software. Therefore, it is very important to check the system’s condition after you fully remove the extension and Search.yourmovietimenow.com. Use a diagnostic tool for this matter. If it finds additional threats, be sure you eliminate them as soon as possible.

The Your Movies Now extension disappears from Internet Explorer browsers after users delete it through Control Panel. Unfortunately, this will not work for you if you use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. In this case, you will have to reset your browsers one by one. We know that not all the users know how to do that, so we have placed the manual removal instructions below the article. Feel free to use them. If you find the manual method too complicated, you should scan your system with an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. It will take care of all the threats installed.

Delete Search.yourmovietimenow.com

Windows XP

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel and go to Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the unwanted program and remove it.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the undesirable software.
  4. Uninstall it.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Launch RUN.
  2. Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the unwanted program, right-click on it, and click Uninstall.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Tap Alt+H.
  3. Click Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click on the Refresh Firefox button.
  5. Click on the same button again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Scroll down.
  4. Click Show advanced settings.
  5. Click Reset settings.
  6. Click on the Remove button.
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