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MovieJunkies New Tab Removal and Description

Name MovieJunkies New Tab
Type Ad-supported extension
Short Description This extension may display different type of advertisements and may collect different user information
Symptoms The user may experience slowdown of the web browser or his PC. Intrusive ads.
Distribution Method Bundling or downloaded via redirects or mislead advertising.
Detection tool Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By MovieJunkies New Tab

movie junkies new tabA new ad-supported extension, resembling a useful application for watching movies for free, called Movie Junkies New Tab has appeared. Most users report meeting it in sites that are on a similar subject or seeing it appear all of a sudden in their machines. Virus researchers outline this application as potentially unwanted (PUA) and strongly advise for its removal, since it may administer advertisements and lead to unknown places, some of which could be either scams or malware infested sites.

MovieJunkies New Tab– How Did I Get It?

One way to be affected by this PUP is being redirected to a download page adding it as your extension or add-on in your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer).

Another way to receive this extension unknowingly by letting it through an installer of another free program downloaded from a third-party site. This particular type of strategy is calledbundling it is mainly connected with software providing websites which contain well known and familiar to users free programs that are being regularly downloaded . Most users who download programs from such sites may detect ‘Add this program as a free extra’ type of install steps, and this is how some programs slip by. Of course there are also those installers that do not even include them in the installation steps and fix them straight away. However, the programs may be mentioned in the EULA agreement initially.

Users are advised to beware and always take their time when they install new application instead of fast-clicking their way through it.

MovieJunkies New Tab – More About It

moviejunkies-extensionOnce installed on your computer, the program may initially collect different information from the users. On installation, the app prompts permissions to be able to modify every portion of the data on the websites, visited by users. This is very common for applications who insert banners on the web site as well as pop-ups originating from highlighted portions of text on the site itself. What’s more is that it also requests permissions to manage users’ apps, extensions as well as themes. This means that it may allow or block applications as well as modify their content based on its interests.

What is more, instead of allowing users to watch movies without any restriction, MovieJunkies New Tab may administer advertised contend and even in some cases, redirects to third-party sites. Third-party websites advertisements generated by updated programs are generally considered to be unsafe due to the high possibility that they may be infected with malware, advertise rogue antimalware or PC error fixing programs or scam users out of their funds. The scam sites may be different, depending on what the users seek throughout the web:

  • SMS subscriptions that drain users’ SIM funds via receiving automatic SMS services.
  • Fake online retailing websites.
  • Fraudulent tech support sites that scare users making them believe their system is infected. Such sites usually ask users to pay enormous amounts of money to remove threats that are non-existent on their PCs.
  • Fake registration forms or survey participation with non-existent promises such as ‘Fill in to get a free sample’ and similar.

These may be only the half of what types of dangers which exist in correlation with suspicious online sites. This is why experts strongly advise users to be always subscribed to the latest in online security and always to employ some security software on their computer.

Removing MovieJunkies New Tab Completely from PCs

To eliminate this PUP manually from your computer, make sure that you follow the step-by-step removal instructions below. In case manual removal does not remove this software entirely and leave some of the settings connected with it unchanged, you should find and remove the leftover files automatically with an anti-malware program. It will also make sure that your system is safe from other hazards at the moment and in the future as well.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall MovieJunkies New Tab in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall MovieJunkies New Tab.

    Step 2: Remove MovieJunkies New Tab from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

    uninstall-fig4

    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select MovieJunkies New Tab and click “Remove

    uninstall-fig6

    After MovieJunkies New Tab is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

    uninstall-fig7

  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate MovieJunkies New Tab and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After MovieJunkies New Tab is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select MovieJunkies New Tab to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

    uninstall-fig12

    After MovieJunkies New Tab has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
    uninstall-fig13

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on MovieJunkies New Tab
    Click ‘Uninstall’

    uninstall-fig14

    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall MovieJunkies New Tab. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the MovieJunkies New Tab will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove MovieJunkies New Tab automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all MovieJunkies New Tab associated objects.

    Vencislav Krustev

    A network administrator and malware researcher at SensorsTechForum with passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cyber security. Strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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