What is Search.yourmovietimenow.com?
Search.yourmovietimenow.com is one of those untrustworthy search engines that come together with legitimate-looking extensions. Research has shown that this search provider comes together with the Your Movies Now extension that should enable users to watch favorite movies online and access show times, reviews, and other resources. The extension is also advertised as “the must-have New Tab for Movie Fanatics,” so it is not very surprising that there are a number of people who downloaded and installed this piece of software willingly. As it is written that the settings of browsers will be changed if users install the extension in small letters only, there are many people who cannot understand why they see Search.yourmovietimenow.com every time they open their browsers. If you see a new search engine set as your homepage, default search engine, and New Tab page as well, it means that you have to eliminate the Your Movies Now extension ASAP in order to be able to set another search provider. Of course, this is not the only reason you should get rid of it.
What does Search.yourmovietimenow.com do?
The Your Movies Now extension is closely associated with Search.yourmovietimenow.com, so it immediately sets this search engine if it finds a way to the system. In fact, it is the only thing it does. Yes, Search.yourmovietimenow.com contains buttons leading to IMDB, YouTube, and other movie-related websites; however, the extension promises to do much more on its official website. Researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have also managed to find out that Search.yourmovietimenow.com is not a trustworthy search engine that should be kept on the system. It is because it might show the modified search results for users. These search results will contain advertisements and untrustworthy third-party links promoting other websites even though they look like legitimate Yahoo! search results. The sponsored content is inserted among the legitimate search results because Search.yourmovietimenow.com redirects all the searches to query.yourmovietimenow.com first and only then shows Yahoo! search results. The presence of these unreliable search results means that you will not be able to find the relevant information quickly. In addition, you might quickly cause harm to your PC. Security specialists say that it is very dangerous to use such untrustworthy search engines displaying the modified search results because you might end up on the hacked website with a bunch of malware after clicking on a bad search result promoting that website. If you wish to protect your PC from harm, eliminate the questionable search engine and set a new one. As you already know, you could do that only if you get rid of the Your Movies Now extension.
Where does Search.yourmovietimenow.com come from?
There is no doubt that you see Search.yourmovietimenow.com set on all your browsers because you have the extension promoting this search engine installed on your computer. There are two ways to get it: a) you might have downloaded and installed this extension from its official website yourmovietimenow.com or b) it might have sneaked onto your computer in software bundles together with other applications, usually freeware and shareware. Once it enters the system, it creates new registry keys to change the settings of Internet Explorer (e.g. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main), it creates the new folder ffjldepdnojcfcffdiemmcjnapmcmcld in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions and %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions to set itself on Google Chrome, and, finally, it modifies the prefs.js file that can be found there %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\* (* - symbols) to change the settings of Mozilla Firefox. You will no longer see the changes it has applied if you fully remove the extension from your system. Do not forget to install security software after you do that in order not to allow another undesirable piece of software to sneak onto your computer again.
How to remove Search.yourmovietimenow.com
Search.yourmovietimenow.com will disappear from Internet Explorer if you remove the extension through Control Panel. Unfortunately, this will not help you to get rid of this suspicious search engine if you use Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. In such a case, reset your browsers one by one. Those users who have never tried doing that before should refer to the removal instructions that can be found below the article. Another method to eliminate undesirable software is to scan the system with an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter. The latter method is especially suitable for those who have no experience in malware removal or simply do not have time for this.
- Click on the Start button.
- Select Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program and click Remove.
- Open the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Locate the application you wish to remove. Select it.
- Click Uninstall.
- Tap Win+R.
- Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
- Go to Uninstall a program.
- Find the software you want to erase and right-click on it.
- Click Uninstall.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+H simultaneously.
- Open Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button again.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings and then scroll down to Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset settings.
- Click on the Reset button.
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