MovieCenter Search Removal Guide

Do you know what MovieCenter Search is?

MovieCenter Search is an extension that is meant to help you stream movies. Our research team has recently researched this suspicious extension, and it was found that it does not stream movies. Instead, it promotes a third-party service that helps find movies and the authentic sources that stream them. Needless to say, this add-on is not very useful, but that does not mean that it was intended to be more useful. On the contrary, it is possible that the main reason it was created was to showcase sponsored search results. That is why we classify this seemingly harmless extension as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Our research team strongly recommends deleting this add-on from your Google Chrome browser, and if you want to learn more about it first, you should continue reading. If you want to remove MovieCenter Search as soon as possible, you should scroll to the guide below.

The suspicious MovieCenter Search is officially promoted via This website also promotes GamesCenter Search, ArcadeCenter Search, and VideoCenter Search, all of which, of course, are classified as potentially unwanted programs as well. Although the website promotes them, the installers of these PUPs are found on the Chrome web store. You can acquire the suspicious MovieCenter Search at The pop-up notification that comes up when you click the “Add to Chrome” button suggests that the add-on can change search settings to This search tool will represent your default search provider if you go on with the installation. You could also be introduced to the installers of third-party programs (e.g., videoNet Search by, but you should refuse them. If you have downloaded unfamiliar third-party programs, we suggest removing them as well.MovieCenter Search Removal GuideMovieCenter Search screenshot
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MovieCenter Search is represented via a button that you can find on the right of the address bar. When you click it, you are introduced to a search dialog box that supposedly should help you find movies, as well as a Home button. If you click it, you are routed to The search dialog box, reroutes to[your keyword]. This is the third-party service that we mentioned at the beginning of this report. It is not malicious, and you should be able to use it risk-free. The search tool offered by MovieCenter Search, on the other hand, is not very reliable. redirects all of your search queries to, and, unfortunately, the results might be modified. If the PUP wanted to introduce you to Yahoo Search, this is the search tool that would replace your search provider. Instead, it redirects you to this engine without your permission in the hopes of making you trust the search results, which are likely to include sponsored third-party links.

All things considered, deleting MovieCenter Search is a good idea. It is not beneficial, and, as it appears, it could be unreliable as well if it managed to slip in random third-party links to your search results. If this PUP is the only unwanted piece of software, you can delete it using the guide below. If you find other threats, employing an anti-malware tool might be best. Hopefully, you do not face any problems. Of course, if you do, you can start a conversation in the comments section. If you have questions, or you want to share your experience with the PUP, we welcome your input.

Remove MovieCenter Search

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+E to launch Explorer.
  2. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ into the bar at the top.
  3. Open the {profile name} folder or the Default folder and then move to Extensions.
  4. Right-click and Delete the folder named jnndhnkmddodacecnngbfgagiopdghef.
  5. Go back to the {profile name}/Default folder and then move to Sync Extension Settings.
  6. Right-click and Delete the folder named jnndhnkmddodacecnngbfgagiopdghef.
  7. Go back to the {profile name}/Default folder and then move to Local Storage.
  8. Right-click and Delete these files:
    • chrome-extension_jnndhnkmddodacecnngbfgagiopdghef_0.localstorage
    • chrome-extension_jnndhnkmddodacecnngbfgagiopdghef_0.localstorage-journal
  9. Go back to the {profile name}/Default folder and then Delete these files:
    • Preferences
    • Secure Preferences

In non-techie terms:

Have you downloaded MovieCenter Search hoping it would stream movies for free? If you have, you must have realized that this is not how the extension works as soon as you installed it. This potentially unwanted program promotes a third-party service that offers a movie database and then a list of real streaming services that you can pay for to watch movies. Needless to say, you can find the same information via your own browser. Overall, it appears that the most important feature of this PUP is the search tool that hijacks the default search provider. You can get rid of it only if you delete MovieCenter Search itself. The hijacker automatically redirects to Yahoo Search, but trusting the results shown can be risky because sponsored links and unpredictable third-party content could be shown. When it comes to the removal, you can follow the instructions above, but we recommend installing anti-malware software if more threats are active.