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.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||Your browsers will have their homepage, new tab setting and search engine changed.|
|Symptoms||Sets 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 Method||Freeware Installers, Bundled Packages, Google Web Store|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com.|
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.
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
Remove WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com 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 WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com 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 WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com 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 WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com 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 WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com 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 WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com 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 WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com 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 WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate WowMovix(.)com, Movix(.)searchalgo(.)com 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.