The Mixmovie redirect is a new web threat which we have received security reports about it. It is being spread using a multitude of delivery mechanisms and once it is installed on a given computer it will execute a lot of malicious actions. It can hijack data, modify system settings and deploy other threats.
|Short Description||Mixmovie is a web page, caused by a browser hijacker. It is unwanted, because it may lead you to dangerous sites.|
|Symptoms||Your web browser may start to behave in a strange way. You may receive redirects and other types of ads and your PC’s performance may sharply decline.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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Mixmovie – HOW Did I Get It
The Mixmovie redirect is a web infection that is being spread to victims worldwide. A common way to get infected is by downloading browser hijackers which are malicious extensions made for the most popular web browsers. They are frequently uploaded by the hackers to the extension stores.
The virus code can also be placed in potentially unwanted software bundles(PUPs). They are made by the hackers by taking the original setup files and changing them to include the virus code.
To spread the Mixmovie redirect the criminals can send out phishing email messages. They are designed to mimic popular services and companies. Once they are interacted with the infection will begin.
The Mixmovie redirect may be installed via malicious sites that persuade the users that they have accessed a legitimate and safe web page. They are usually hosted on similar sounding domain names to well-known sites and may include forged or stolen security certificates.
There are popular types of file carriers that can lead to the Mixmovie redirect installation:
- Macro-Infected Documents — The necessary scripts will be inserted as macros in document formats ranging from text files to spreadsheets, databases and presentations. As soon as they are opened by the users a prompt will be spawned asking them to enable the contents. This will lead to the infection.
- Dangerous Setup Packages — The criminals behind the Mixmovie redirect can place the infection code in application installers of popular software. They are spread using various methods and are very difficult to detect.
The Mixmovie redirect related files can be spread via file sharing networks of which BitTorrent is currently the most popular one.
This particular threat is known to be frequently found within browser hijackers which are dangerous plugins made for the most popular web browsers.
Mixmovie – What Does It DO
The Mixmovie is a dangerous browser-based redirect which will redirect the victims to the hacker-controlled page. This can lead to dangerous behavior as soon as the users start to interact with the site:
- Tracking of their Internet activity
- Advertising content such as pop-ups, banners, text links and etc
- Deployment of other malicious infections: Trojans, ransomware and etc
Such redirects are very useful for launching cryptocurrency miners which will take advantage of the available hardware resources in order to generate cryptocurrency for the hackers.
One of the most dangerous effects of having this redirect active is that it can automatically track the users and their web activity. Having access to the web browser means that the active malware will be able to hijack all stored data within: cookies, history, bookmarks, settings and even stored account credentials. All hijacked data will be automatically uploaded to the servers operated by the hackers.
How to REMOVE Mixmovie
The removal of Mixmovie may be a very tricky process, because of the fact that the unwanted program introducing this scam page may have files spread all of your hard drive. This is the main reason why we strongly advise you to follow the removal steps below. They are made so that if the problem persists after step 1 and 2, you can use a powerful anti-malware software(recommended). Be advised that security professionals often advise victims to remove this adware via an advanced anti-malware program. This will help save you significant time and will make sure that all of the persistent files and objects of Mixmovie are fully gone from your PC.