What is Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com?
We want to make you aware of the fact that Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com is not a reliable search engine, and we recommend removing it from your computer as soon as the opportunity arises because it is has been designed to display commercial advertisements of unknown origin. Thus, it can be said that at least some of its promoted content can be of malicious nature. You should also be aware that it comes from an unreliable developer; and that this developer has used and continues to use deceptive methods for distributing this search engine. We would also like to point out that Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com can collect certain information about you. So please read this whole article if you want to know more.
Where does Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com come from?
Our security analysts have found that this search engine was created and released by a software developer called Imali Media Ltd. As stated on its website at Imali.media, this company specializes in web monetization, so there is no wonder that apart from Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com this company has also created Search.realcoolmoviessearch.com, Search.searchinsocial.com, and a few other search engines. However, the latter two search engines also fall into the category of browser hijackers, while Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com does not as it does not prevent you from removing it from your browser nor is it set to replace your browser’s homepage without your approval.
Even though this search engine’s creators use rather deceptive distribution tactics that involve bundling it with other software and hiding its presence on the bundle, you should still be able to remove it from the installation process by selecting advanced or custom installation settings that will reveal all additional software. Note that this search engine does not come alone as it has a dedicated browser extension called WondrousMovies that is compatible with Chrome and Firefox.
Software bundles featuring this unreliable search engine are most likely found on software-distributing websites mostly visited by users located in the US as most of Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com’s users come from this country. Still, it is not as popular as you might think with only a couple of thousand users and its popularity is steadily declining.
How does Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com work?
It is easy to see that since this search engines release on the 19 of November 2015 it popularity reached its peak and then began to fall rapidly. Naturally, many users have noticed that Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com redirects all of its searches to Us.search.yahoo.com, which is a custom Yahoo-based search engine. Our researchers have found that this search engine features advertisements in its search results. Obviously, ads are annoying and unpleasant to see, but they may also pose a danger to your computer’s security. A legal document called the License Agreement states that “Imalimedia shall not be held, or claimed to be held, liable for any 3rd Party Content, its legality or illegality, its adequacy with regulations and its quality.” We know of at least one case when this search engine redirected a user to an infected website that urged him to install a fake update. So this search engine is not a safe one.
How do I remove Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com?
Since this search engine is just a search engine and not a browser hijacker, removing it from your web browser is very easy. All you have to do is go to your browser’s list of extensions and find and delete an extension called WondrousMovies. After you have done that, your browser’s old search engine should be restored, but if not, then you will have to change it manually.
Search.wondrousmoviessearch.com removal guide
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A and select Extensions.
- Find and Remove WondrousMovies.
- Press Alt+F and click More tools.
- Open Extensions.
- Find and Remove WondrousMovies.
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