- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Search.moviegoat.com is a serious browser hijacker that is most likely to hijack your browsers along with a suspicious extension representing it. At the time of research, the official download source for this extension was not found, and there is a great possibility that such a source does not exist. Unfortunately, that means that this suspicious software might be spread via software bundles that could be representing all kinds of malicious infections. Whether or not you know how the hijacker has slithered into your operating system, we advise using a trustworthy malware scanner right away to do a quick inspection. If you find out that your operating system is corrupted by malicious threats, you need to identify and delete the most dangerous ones right away. It is recommended that you remove Search.moviegoat.com from your browsers as well, and if you have no idea why that is necessary, you should read this article.
According to our research, Search.moviegoat.com is most likely to be spread along with malicious infections created by the developers of Snap.do. It was also found, that it works similarly to Feed.sonic-search.com and Mountainbrowse.com hijackers. Just by looking at these suspicious links, it should become obvious that things are not right with Search.moviegoat.com. Unfortunately, this browser hijacker has a very reliable-looking interface. In fact, some users are even likely to find it quite useful and amusing. The links at the top provide you with access to moviegoat.com, traileraddict.com, variety.com, and cinemablend.com. The links at the bottom promote Gmail, Groupon, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and AliExpress. Needless to say, all of these online services are great and reliable; however, that does not mean that the hijacker itself is trustworthy.
Have you used the search tool represented via Search.moviegoat.com? If you have, you must already know that it redirects to Yahoo Search. First of all, any program that can redirect you to a third-party site – regardless which one it is – without your notice should be considered potentially dangerous. Would you trust the hijacker if it rerouted you to malicious websites? Of course, you would not, and you should have the same attitude even if you are redirected to familiar sites. The problem with Yahoo Search is that the hijacker could modify the results shown via it to introduce you to sponsored links and advertisements. Although we cannot claim that you will only face malicious and unreliable links, you need to be aware of the possibility. At the end of the day, you do not want to put your virtual security at risk for some worthless search tool that does not even offer original or useful services.
If you want to delete Search.moviegoat.com from your browsers, the first thing you should do is scan your operating system to check if there are threats that are directly linked to this hijacker. As we mentioned at the beginning, this hijacker is likely to come packaged with an extension, and so you might have to delete one. If that does not do the trick, use the instructions below showing how to replace the undesirable homepage URL. If you are having issues with manual removal, do not forget that you can always employ anti-malware software, and we advise employing it right away if other threats have invaded your operating system, and if you are worried about its protection in the future.