Do you know what Moviesearch.today is?
Moviesearch.today can appear in your browsers without your noticing it. This webpage promotes a potentially unwanted program (PUP) named Movie Search. Our researchers have tested this PUP in our internal lab and found that it is completely useless and means no benefit to you at all. Although it claims "instant access to unlimited movie trivia and more," you will simply find a very short description of movies packed in one or two sentences as well as cast and crew information. We believe that you can find much more professional movie-related websites, like imdb.com, which make much more sense to bookmark and use if you are truly a movie fan. Unfortunately, finding this PUP on your system can also mean that there are, for example, adware programs, browser hijackers, and Trojans on board, to mention a few possibilities. We recommend that you remove Moviesearch.today from your computer since it is really not worth having it and keeping it.
In all fairness, we must mention that you can install this browser extension through its official webpage, moviesearch.today, which is indeed a very simple page with limited information. It looks more like a webpage designed 10 or 15 years ago; a little out of date. Another official source is the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/movie-search/oimmdhoambnjcfogbidcnpnopeknlofj, but we also need to mention that this tool was actually blocked and unavailable in the past weeks. It only emerged a few days ago again. To be frank, we believe it will only stay in the web store until enough users report it as a PUP and finally, Google will remove Movie Search as a potential threat source.
If you have not visited these pages, it is quite likely that you infected your computer with this PUP by installing a freeware bundle. Schemers use bundling to spread all kinds of threats, including PUPs and malware infections as well. This is how most users may actually infect their machine with browser hijackers, adware apps, fake alerts, Trojans, and even ransomware. If you would like to avoid such multiple system security threats, we advise you to stay away from suspicious websites, mainly file-sharing, gaming, betting, and dating sites. When you are searching the web to download a free program, we suggest that you double-check on the websites that offer it. Ending up on an unfamiliar suspicious torrent site could mean serious threats. Not only by downloading a file from such a site could you harm your system with a malicious bundle but you can also click on unsafe third-party banner and pop-up ads just like on other suspicious sites. One click on the wrong content could lead to dropping a bundle filled with serious threats in addition to this PUP. This is why it is important that you run a malware scanner after you delete Moviesearch.today.
To be frank, this is probably one of the least beneficial and useful extension we have ever seen. You may fall for it at first, being a movie fan and all, but hopefully, you would realize soon enough that you would be better off sticking with professional movie sites like imdb.com or rottentomatoes.com. You can always bookmark a website of your liking and have it at easy reach on your bookmarks bar. It is possible that by using this tool, you may be exposed to questionable third-party ads. This PUP is supposed to set its search page (search.moviesearch.today) as your default search engine, new tab, and homepage, but it is also possible that this does not happen in all your browsers. If you type "movie" in your address bar and press the Tab key, you can then enter any movie-related keyword to search in its database. However, as we have explained, there is not too much information you can find out about any movie. We believe that it is safer for you to remove Moviesearch.today right now.
We recommend that you reset all your browsers to get rid of this PUP and all other possible threats that try to operate through browser extensions or vulnerabilities. Please follow our guide below if you do not know how to do this. Remember that your system could be infected with all sorts of threats. If you leave any on board, you could be introduced to more and more unwanted and malicious third-party content while surfing the web. This is why we suggest that you install a proper anti-malware program like SpyHunter.
Remove Moviesearch.today from your browser
- Tap Alt+F and open Settings.
- Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
- Click Reset at the bottom.
- In the confirmation window, press Reset.
- Tap Alt+H and select Troubleshooting information.
- Press Refresh Firefox and click Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window.
- Tap Alt+T and go to Internet Options.
- Move to the Advanced tab and click Press.
- Select Delete personal settings and press Reset.
- Press Close.
In non-techie terms:
Moviesearch.today is a questionable webpage that promotes a potentially unwanted program offering movie trivia and information. Our researchers say that this is a very low quality browser extension that is practically worthless for any serious movie lover. It is more likely that this PUP collects information about you and your browsing habits to sell it to third parties to make money. It is also possible that it displays potentially unreliable third-party advertisements. When you find this useless PUP in your browsers, it is quite possible that you will find more serious threats on your system as well since it is also distributed in freeware bundles. We suggest that you remove Moviesearch.today from your browsers and take care of all other threats, too. If you want to defend your PC against future invasions, you had better install a reliable anti-malware program.