Did you download ClickMovieSearch from the Chrome Web Store? That is unlikely because the installer of this potentially unwanted program (PUP) was not available at the time of research. It is, however, very likely that this installer was available in the past, and it could even be introduced once more in the future. We have to consider this because most clones of this PUP – including IStreamingSearch, LiveSportSearch, and VideosSearches – are introduced or have been introduced via the Chrome Web Store at some point. It is also possible that you could have been introduced to the extension via get.clickmoviesearch.com, but you cannot visit this website to find the installer. Instead, you need to be redirected to a specific page of this website. Of course, like with any other PUP, third-party downloaders could be involved also. Overall, regardless of how the extension could have been installed, you want to delete it. Why? If you do not know yet why you should remove ClickMovieSearch, continue reading.
What kind of changes within your browser have you discovered after installing ClickMovieSearch? Most likely, you found that feed.clickmoviesearch.com was set as the default search provider. If you did not notice that, go to chrome://settings/searchEngines to see which search engine is activated. Some people are likely to notice nothing at all because once the new search tool is used, it automatically redirects to Yahoo Search. So, if search.yahoo.com is your preferred search provider, you might not even notice that a different one was placed. Of course, some people might ignore the change as well once they discover the PUP redirecting to the well-known engine. That said, even the most minuscule changes and modifications must be reviewed and addressed, especially when it comes to search tools. You might not know this, but PUPs are notorious for introducing users to unreliable search tools that, in many cases, are able to redirect to popular search engines to show modified search results. Unfortunately, that is why we recommend deleting ClickMovieSearch as well.
Although the name of the PUP suggests that it might have something to do with movie-related web browsing, in reality, it offers nothing of the sort. It simply hijacks your default search provider to redirect you to Yahoo Search. No, the creator of ClickMovieSearch has no interest in promoting the services of Yahoo Search. Instead, they care about promoting the links of third-party partners. This is whose links are injected when the results are modified. What do we know about the third-party partners? Pretty much nothing, except that they can access information collected by the PUP’s tracking cookies and that they might be able to use their own data-tracking technologies also. Do you trust these invisible and unknown parties? There is no reason to trust them, and that is why you must be cautious. If ClickMovieSearch offered unique and beneficial services, we would understand users’ choice to keep the PUP installed to some extent. However, this PUP offers nothing, and so we do not see a reason why anyone should keep it installed. We recommend removing this PUP as soon as possible.
Most Chrome users know how to use extensions. They know how to install and remove them. However, if this is your first experience with a Chrome extension, you might not know how to get rid of it. Well, we have good news – deleting ClickMovieSearch is one of the simplest things you could do. The instructions below explain the process in detail, and you can see that it also demonstrates how to clear browsing data. This is what you do to delete cookies. While you are deleting them, you can also select other kinds of data to clear. We also recommend clearing cache and browsing history. At least, in the time range that the PUP was installed. If you are interested in this manual ClickMovieSearch removal option, you must scan your system. If other threats are found, you have to figure out how to get rid of them also. Needless to say, it is easier to handle all threats with the help of an anti-malware tool that is capable of erasing all infections at once and automatically. Full system’s protection is another reason we recommend installing this tool.