What Is GetMovieSearch?
GetMovieSearch is an application that has been classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). It may “hijack” your web browser and change its default home, new tab, and search pages that appear to its own one. The primary issue this app portrays is it may show tons of different ads to make a profit. The main way these ads make money is they get monetized by pay-per-click and other such schemes. So the more ads you see the slower your computer may become. This is the main reason why we strongly recommend that you read this article and learn how you can remove GetMovieSearch and clean up your computer from ads.
|Type||Browser Hijacker / PUP / Scam Redirect|
|Short Description||Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your computer.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss GetMovieSearch.|
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GetMovieSearch is a typical browser hijacker application, just like GetStreamSearch, BestSearchPDF and VideoSearchUSA. These applications often get added to computers via the same strategy – either slithered by other adware or bundled as a “useful extra” somewhere in the “Custom” install steps of free apps downloaded from the web, such as media players, file converters and others of these kinds.
Once GetMovieSearch gets added to your Mac, it could begin to display the following advertised content on it:
- Web banners.
- Push promotion pop-ups.
- Browser pop-up ads.
- Third-party site redirects.
- Ads that show up instead of search results.
- Highlighted text ads.
On top of that, GetMovieSearch may change your browser’s default search engine to its own, which may include trackers. Such trackers are most often cookies, pixels, tags and others of these kinds and they are typically used to obtain information from your online browsing behavior, like:
- Which pages you have visited.
- Your browsing history.
- Your search history.
- Where you have clicked online and what your mouse movements are.
- Sites that are bookmarked.
But the main risk that is associated with GetMovieSearch is that this software could begin to cause dangerous sites to appear because most the ads it shows are displayed purely for profit without regards for their origin. This is often how you may end up getting redirected to sites, like:
- Endless redirect schemes.
- Fraud websites.
- Fake software download sites.
- Fake surveys.
- Fake or phishing sites.
- Viruses and other malware.
- Fake tech support scams.
This is the primary reason why you should consider removing GetMovieSearch from your computer.
Remove GetMovieSearch from Your Device
In order to get rid of GetMovieSearch from your computer system, we strongly advise that you follow the removal manual that we have posted underneath this article. This manual is specifically created to best assist you in the deletion of apps, like GetMovieSearch from your device and the browsers it has. Experts strongly advise that you remove apps, like GetMovieSearch by scanning your computer automatically using advanced anti-malware software. Such an app has been set up with the main goal to help detect and delete any malware or adware from your computer.
- Guide 1: How to Remove GetMovieSearch from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of GetMovieSearch on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove GetMovieSearch in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase GetMovieSearch from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall GetMovieSearch from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove GetMovieSearch from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate GetMovieSearch from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable GetMovieSearch Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove GetMovieSearch from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove GetMovieSearch
Step 2: Uninstall GetMovieSearch and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by GetMovieSearch on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by GetMovieSearch there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of GetMovieSearch from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall GetMovieSearch and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove GetMovieSearch via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove GetMovieSearch files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as GetMovieSearch, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove GetMovieSearch from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase GetMovieSearch from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall GetMovieSearch from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove GetMovieSearch from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the GetMovieSearch will be removed.
Eliminate GetMovieSearch from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by GetMovieSearch from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".