Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Moviesearch.today is basically a webpage that promotes a useless browser extension called Movie Search. Since this tool is potentially risky and unreliable, we have classified this threat source as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a reference to this extension. It seems that this PUP may affect your main browsers, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox as well. As a matter of fact, for a few weeks this website and this tool were unavailable for no apparent reason. However, both surfaced again so it is our duty to report what we have found out about this PUP so that you can protect your computer from unnecessary future threats and system security issues. We found this extension totally useless. No wonder why we advise you to remove Moviesearch.today from your computer as soon as possible.

The official site to set this PUP in your browsers is actually moviesearch.today. This is the most basic webpage we have possibly seen. It offers you this tool if you want "unlimited movie trivia," which is practically a two-sentence summary of any movie title you may search for, including the cast and crew information. As we have said, completely useless. Why not visit or bookmark IMDb (imdb.com) instead? What could be more detailed and reliable? It seemed that this PUP was actually blocked by Google; yet, you can find it again in the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/movie-search/oimmdhoambnjcfogbidcnpnopeknlofj as of yesterday. Well, if you do not feel the need to delete Moviesearch.today from your browsers yet, let us go on with our list.

It seems that this PUP can also be found in freeware bundles, which is obviously the worse way to install it on your system. Why? Because such a bundle may not only contain harmless PUPs and free software. Unfortunately, cyber criminals also use this misleading distribution method to spread all kinds of malware infections, such as adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, and more. It is quite easy to infect your system with such a lot. All you need to do is download a free program or file (audio, movie, or crack) from a shady torrent or freeware site. If you have never visited such a site before, it is possible that you clicked on an unsafe third-party advertisement or link. This can happen when you are visiting an unfamiliar suspicious page or when your computer is infected with adware, for example. We believe that it is essential that after you delete Moviesearch.today, you run a full-system malware scan using a reliable online scanner to find all possible threats.

This is a totally useless PUP as we have already expressed. If you install it, this tool will only provide you with a useless movie-related website and search that only gives you a few details about movies. If you type "movie" in the address bar and press the Tab or the Space key, you can directly search this database from your browser's address bar. Then, your keywords are processed by "search.moviesearch.today/tsearch?c=1&q=" and you will see the results page. We have found that this is a very low quality service. It is more likely that you will find unreliable affiliate advertisements and that your browsing information will be recorded and sold to third parties if you keep using this tool. If you do not want to infect your computer with further threats or end up scammed, we suggest that you remove Moviesearch.today from your computer.

After you remove Movie Search extension from your browsers, it redirects you to a new tab page, "moviesearch.today/uninstall_success.html?affid=tagM1227098-moviesearch&successurl=%2Fsuccess%3Fpage%3Dmoviesearch-install_success.html&swap=0&extension_category_id=92&show_secondary_cancel_interstitial=0&secondary_banner_distribution=Auto&landingurlregex=nrqst&secondary_enabled=0&fp=0&uninstall_template_distribution=Auto&is_payout_enabled=0&redirection_flag=0&csid=8CU851NY6&firefoxId=Movie_Search_OoYYDEappx%40www.moviesearch.today&countrycode=LT&thanks=0&issp=0&spscore=0&trfsrc=dGFnTTEyMjcwOTgtbW92aWVzZWFyY2g%253D&cs_multi=moviesearch&domain=www.moviesearch.today&serp_geo_red=yes&uuid=46e43a78c962c37f937aa105daaa24273973aae4&installationDate=Thu%20Apr%2012%202018&extension=moviesearch&user=v2_FfUvzzp4oH9szJFn_780961963&rand=234345991&event=&cse=yahoo&typetagid=type9092-sv7-dGFnTTEyMjcwOTgtbW92aWVzZWFyY2g%3D-baea044d32c787353f49b168a215e098&browserName=Chrome&browserVersion=65&extversion=hosted&extname=Movie%20Search&clicksrc=yahoo&chromeStoreId=oimmdhoambnjcfogbidcnpnopeknlofj" with an interestingly long argument list. You can use our instructions below if you want to reset your browsers to make sure that all browser-related threats disappear. However, it may be time to protect your PC more efficiently. Thus, we advise you to install a proper anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter, to automatically defend your computer against all known threats.

How to remove Moviesearch.today from your browsers

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H to open the Help menu.
  2. Choose Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox at the top to the right.
  4. Press Refresh Firefox again.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab.
  4. Press Reset and tick Delete personal settings.
  5. Press Reset.
  6. Click Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and scroll down.
  3. Click on Advanced.
  4. Scroll down again and click Reset.
  5. Press Reset in the pop-up.
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