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Remove WowMovix(.)com and Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com

WowMovix(.)com is the main page for the WowMovix browser hijacker. To remove this unwanted program and everything related to it, you should read the whole article carefully.

This hijacker will change your browsers’ search engine, homepage and new tab setting. You will be redirected to affiliates of the hijacker or other sites. Search results can show misleading results and sponsored content. There are browser extensions connected to the hijacker.

NameWowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com
TypeBrowser Hijacker, PUP
Short DescriptionYour browsers will have their homepage, new tab setting and search engine changed.
SymptomsSets a custom browser homepage and new tab setting. Browsers have a new search engine. You will be redirected when doing searches. Results show targeted content.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Bundled Packages, Google Web Store
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com
User Experience Join our forum to discuss WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com.

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WowMovix(.)com – Spread

WowMovix(.)com is often spread via third-party installations. The hijacker might get inside your PC secretly, because it hides in freeware installations and bundle packages. The packages have additional components selected for installation. Frequently undisclosed, those components install WowMovix(.)com. Preventing that is possible if in a Custom or an Advanced settings menu there is an option to see what is going to be installed and deselect it.

There are many browser extensions and add-ons connected with the WowMovix(.)com hijacker. Here are a few of them:

  • WoMovix Start
  • Search by WowMovix
  • WowDownload Search

The most widespread one is Search by WowMovix. Unfortunately all of these extensions can be found on the Google Web Store as shown below:

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The hijacker also spreads through advertisements, like banners or pop-ups, and from visiting unknown sites. Such websites, which have a low reputation, are often affiliates of the hijacker’s developers. Browsers that are affected – Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari.

WowMovix(.)com – More Information

WowMovix(.)com is the main page of a browser hijacker. After it gets on your computer, it will change settings like your DNS and the homepage, new tab and search engine on your browsers.

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Unfortunately, there are browser extensions related to the hijacker, helping it to gain more popularity. All of them can do the following modifications:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
  • Read and change your browsing history
  • Read and change your bookmarks
  • Change your search settings to: movix(.)searchalgo(.)com
  • Manage your apps, add-ons, extensions and themes

These extensions usually come bundled with software installed on your computer, but most of the widespread ones are also on the Google Web Store. These extensions can further redirect you to sites affiliated with WowMovix. The three sites that you will inevitably be redirected to are:

→Wowmovix(.)com

→Wowmovix(.)gomovix(.)com/movies/

→Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com

All of your search queries will be filtered through one of these domains. The main one which also is featured as the search engine and new tab is Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com. You can be redirected to Yahoo in some cases and see targeted content and misleading results from searches. Among the search results there can be advertising, like in-text links, for example:

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Advertisements might redirect you more than once, whatever their kind is – pop-ups, links, pop-unders, in-text-links, banners or others. From the redirects, you will land on different webpages, that may gain revenue from that based on a pay-per-click scheme.

The Privacy Policy of WowMovix(.)com is transparent that both personally and non-personally identifiable information may be collected. Also, messages you send to your friends or whatever information you type in using any of the applications and services of WowMovix, will all be gathered.

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Information that may be collected according to the policy:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your telephone number
  • E-mail addresses
  • Country of origin
  • Your nickname
  • Your website
  • Company and title in the company
  • Your Facebook and/or Google account
  • Data used from a questionnaire, subscription form or a contest entry form

Just from using the services of WowMovix(.)com gives your consent for your data to be collected. Be careful, as that also may include accounts of your social profiles. Everything may be shared with third parties.

Remove WowMovix(.)com Completely

To remove WowMovix(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. If the manual removal does not get rid of the browser hijacker and its components completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software will keep your machine secure in the future.

Delete WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com from Windows and Your Browser

1.Remove or Uninstall WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com in Windows
2.Remove WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com from Your Browser

Remove WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

1. Remove WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com in the future
Optional: Using an Alternative Anti-Malware Tool
NOTE! Substantial notification about the WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com threat: Manual removal of WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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