MovieDea is free software that promises that it will help you look up movies online and watch trailers. To movie fanatics, this may seem like a useful program to have. However, it is highly advised that you do not have it on your computer. MovieDea has been identified as adware. This means that its purpose is actually to generate numerous advertisements. Such programs are not to be welcomed onto your computer. Not only are they annoying, but there is a chance that they will expose your PC to virtual threats. This is why it is best that you get rid of MovieDea right away.
Where Did MovieDea Come from?
It is very likely that you are surprised by the presence of MovieDea on your computer. This is because the program is able to get installed on computers without being noticed. This is achieved through bundling. If you are not familiar with the term, this is when one program is attached to the installer of another. If you opt for the default installation option both of them will be installed. This is why we recommend selecting the Advanced/Custom installation option. This will give you the chance to opt out of installing any additional software.
What Does MovieDea Do?
As it is classified as adware, MovieDea will start presenting ads after it has been installed. This is a browser extension that is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. So you can expect to see the ads on any of these browsers. The ads themselves will present with discounts and deals for the most part. What is more, the items that they are offering promotional prices for are very likely to be related to your recent browsing. MovieDea can collect any information stored on your browsing and use it to display relevant advertisements.
Why Should I Remove MovieDea?
The fact that the constant ads will be quite irritating is not the main reason why you should remove MovieDea. The bigger issue is that not all of the advertisements will be reliable. Some of them may actually take you to malicious websites. There, some scam may be attempted or your computer may become a target for malware attacks. These risks are not to be ignored and they are precisely the reason why you should get rid of MovieDea without further hesitation.
How to Remove MovieDea?
The good news is that MovieDea is not itself malicious. You should keep in mind that there may be more unwanted programs on your computer. Often there are more than two programs in bundled downloads. What is more, there may already be some malware on your computer. To remove all intruders with ease, it is best to install a reliable security tool on your PC. This will remove all unwanted software and it will protect your system against future attempts at infiltrating it.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove MovieDea from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of MovieDea from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove MovieDea from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase MovieDea from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall MovieDea from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove MovieDea from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate MovieDea from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove MovieDea from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove MovieDea
Step 2: Uninstall MovieDea 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 MovieDea 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 MovieDea there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of MovieDea from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall MovieDea 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 MovieDea 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 MovieDea files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as MovieDea, 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 MovieDea 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 MovieDea 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 MovieDea 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 MovieDea 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 MovieDea will be removed.
Eliminate MovieDea 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.