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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Fmovies might not look like much, but it is still a potential system security threat that could inadvertently redirect you to dangerous websites. It is a search engine that is closely related to Movies123 Ads, and quite possibly other adware applications. Please make sure to remove anything associated with Fmovies from your system and from your browser. If your default search engine is set to Fmovies, you can change the settings following the guidelines below this description. Do not forget that you should also scan your computer with the security tool of your choice.

To reach the main homepage for this search engine, you just need to go to You probably would never stumble across this website on your own. Therefore, there’s a good chance that someone REDIRECTS you to the page. This can happen when you access pages that are full of third-party advertisements or outgoing links. Also, it is possible to download and install a potentially unwanted program accidentally, especially if you indulge in freeware downloads.

The truth is that downloading programs from file-sharing websites and third-party sources is not safe. When you download programs from such sources, you have to remember that the third-party installers might bundle several applications together.

When you go through the installation, it is often possible to deselect unwanted apps, but users miss that chance because they tend to skip the setup to the Finish. As a result, programs that are responsible for Fmovies and other similar unwanted applications easily enter the target system, and then users get exposed to potentially unwanted (and harmful!) content.

What’s more, if Fmovies is set as your default search engine, it might seem that you were affected by a browser hijacker. After all, when suddenly your browser settings change, it might look like a malicious intervention. However, please note that such changes are often solicited by users themselves, but they are not aware of that. You allow these modifications when you install programs that are related to this adware server. Thus, again. You must be careful about the programs you download on a regular basis.

Also, if you access, you will see that this search engine looks like a customized version of search engines that we deal with every day. It has several tabs, like Home, Trending, TV Shows, Movies, Episodes, and Top IMDB. From these tabs, it would seem that Fmovies should provide you with the most relevant information about movies, TV shows, and other entertainment. However, do we really need a third-party search engine for that when the most popular search engines can easily do that for us? It is quite redundant to rely on Fmovies, when we don’t even know whether the search results this engine provides are trustworthy or not.

What’s more, it is very likely that along with the web browser modifications, Fmovies also employs tracking cookies to collect information on your web browsing habits. For the most part, it is not terribly intrusive, but this data could be used to generate commercial content that would be tailored according to your likes and preferences. And if cybercriminals make use of the content promoter to shove their content right into your face, it could be quite dangerous, too.

To reiterate, Fmovies cannot infect you with malware, and it doesn’t try to cause any harm. However, it COULD be exploited by malevolent third parties, and then it would be up to you to protect your computer and your personal data from cybercriminals.

Therefore, it would be a good idea to remove everything associated with Fmovies from your system as soon as possible. If you do not know how many unwanted programs you have, you can always run a full system scan with a security tool of your choice, and all the unwanted applications will pop up on the scan results list. Also, you should consider restoring your browser settings to default if Fmovies was set as your default search engine.

To avoid similar intruders in the future, download programs only from the official vendor website. When in doubt, always consult online forums or professionals. And please consider investing in a powerful antispyware tool that would help you protect your system from harm.

How to Remove Fmovies

Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and go to Internet options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Press Close.

Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox at the top right of the new tab.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox on the confirmation box.
  4. Click Finish.

Reset Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  3. Scroll down and click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  4. Press Reset settings to confirm.

Reset Edge

  1. Press the Windows key and enter Apps & Features.
  2. Look for Edge on the list and select Advanced options.
  3. Click the Reset button at the bottom of the page.
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