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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

moviesNet Search

moviesNet Search is a Google Chrome browser extension compatible with one of the most popular web browsers – Google Chrome. If you install this piece of software, its name will appear next to other active extensions. Some users willingly install this browser extension from the official Chrome Web Store or its official websitehttp://www.medianetnow.com/, but we have to admit that not all users install it willingly. Some of them cannot even explain why this piece of software is installed on their computers, and we are sure they are not lying because research conducted by specialists working at pcthreat.com has shown that it is often advertised by pop-ups that are displayed to users when they visit a certain domain. An accidental click on such a pop-up might result in the installation of the moviesNet Search browser extension. No matter how this piece of software has been installed on your computer, it is the same potentially unwanted program (PUP) in all the cases. Yes, specialists have put it into the category of potentially unwanted software because it has turned out that it is not exactly a fully trustworthy application. We do not say that it is harmful malware, but it has several features plenty of users find undesirable. If you need more information about this browser extension, you should read the rest of this article carefully. In case you decide to get rid of moviesNet Search, you should find the information regarding its removal quite useful too.

Users who install moviesNet Search willingly expect this piece of software to improve their web searching experience because it claims that it can provide users with “a better web search experience.” Unfortunately, it is not exactly as beneficial as it claims to be. It only changes the default search tool on users’ Google Chrome browsers once it affects them. As a consequence, all users’ searches are redirected through http://movie.eanswers.com/search/. Finally, they see Yahoo! search results. According to our researchers, the chances are high that users will see some modified search results too. These are sponsored links that take users to various websites that belong to third parties. Some of these promoted websites might be untrustworthy, for example, they might promote undesirable software or contain links that can redirect users further to malicious pages. This is the main drawback of the moviesNet Search browser extension, but there is one more thing you should know about it. This piece of software might record information about you. It should focus on the collection of non-personally identifiable information mainly. For example, it is very likely that it will record your search queries, links you click, and demographic information automatically. You cannot stop it, but you can disable moviesNet Search and thus put an end to all activities it performs.

Some users install the moviesNet Search browser extension willingly on their computers from the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/moviesnet-search/ggiodcppnniahfplgdnldnmfhcbhihee), whereas others cannot even explain why this piece of software has affected their browsers. This suggests that this browser extension might be spread using alternative distribution methods. Most probably, it is promoted by pop-ups, e.g. http://movie.medianetnow.com/wim/lp/, specialists say. Users might install this extension with the single click without even realizing that. Legitimate applications are never promoted by pop-ups coming from suspicious domains, so this finding is another reason moviesNet Search has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program. Even though potentially unwanted applications are not dangerous infections, it is not always very easy to prevent them from entering the system, so we have a piece of advice for you – keep powerful security software enabled on your computer 24/7. It will not allow more harmful infections to show up on your system too.

If you want to remove the search tool set by moviesNet Search from the place of your default search engine, or you simply do not know anything about the installation of this browser extension, you should remove it as soon as possible. It can be erased using the add-ons manager, so it should not be very difficult to eliminate it. Of course, if you have never deleted an extension from your browser before, it might seem quite complicated to do this at first. To make it easier to get rid of it, our specialists have prepared the manual removal guide. Feel free to use it. Alternatively, all untrustworthy applications can be erased with an automated malware remover. Since there are so many applications only pretending to be powerful malware removers, you should choose the tool you are going to use responsibly.

Remove moviesNet Search

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F and click More tools.
  3. Open Extensions.
  4. Select moviesNet Search.
  5. Click the recycle bin button.
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