videoCenter Search

What is videoCenter Search?

Finding videoCenter Search in your Google Chrome browser can mean that you have let a browser hijacker on board. This browser extension only works in Google Chrome right now. It is possible that you install it when installing a free program that you got from a suspicious source. Of course, you can also install this tool from legitimate sources but it does not change the fact that it is a browser hijacker that can modify your default search provider to promote its own questionable search engine. Unfortunately, this can introduce you to potentially harmful third-party web contents since this browser hijacker may display advertisements and links of unreliable affiliates to generate income. Since this infection can also sneak onto your computer alongside other threats, its presence could be the sign of multiple system security issues. This is why we recommend that you remove videoCenter Search as soon as possible.testtesttest

Where does videoCenter Search come from?

Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that this browser hijacker comes from a family of four, i.e., there are three other browser hijacker promoted by the same developers, including gamesCenter Search, movieCenter Search, and arcadeCenter Search. These tools can either be classified as browser hijackers or potentially unwanted programs depending on the researcher. All four are promoted on the same official website, playmediacenter.com. This is quite a simple website that redirects your installation request to the respective Chrome web store page. In this case, this is chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/videocenter-search/mdjjheahflojkcmklcnfeogpbgngfojd. This page shows that 96 thousand people have already installed this tool officially, which is quite a high number and shows that this extension seems to be popular among users. Yet, there is not one review, which is rather strange and sort of suspicious as well. As a matter of fact, you cannot directly install this extension because before you could do so, you are redirected to a page, movie.theappjunkies.com/wim/lp/lp51/index_70.php?id=2, that tries to push you to add streamJunkie Search tool. This promotional page is quite tricky as it shows a progress bar with 60% completion that could make you feel like you need to click on the green "Add Now" button to move on with it. Most unsuspecting users would go for that button and overlook the hardly visible, grey "Skip" button on the other side. This is a tricky way to fool users and you should not tolerate such a method. But we understand that these facts are not yet enough for you to delete videoCenter Search.

However, this browser hijacker can also be found in freeware bundles, which is rather bad news because such a software package could contain several potentially unwanted programs as well as malicious software installers, such as browser hijackers, Trojans, ransomware program, adware programs, and fake alerts. Have you downloaded free software lately? Well, this could be the source, for instance. When you end up on unfamiliar torrent or freeware pages after a web search looking for free files to download, you can easily drop a bundle of threats on your system instead. But the same can happen when you click on corrupt third-party ads on such pages or in other suspicious websites related to online gaming, betting, dating, and porn. Yet another possibility is that your PC is already infected and this is why you are exposed to unsafe third-party ads while surfing the web. All in all, you should run a reliable malware scanner after you delete videoCenter Search from your browser.

How does videoCenter Search work?

When you install this potentially risky browser extension, it sets its questionable search engine, movie.eanswers.com, as your default, so whenever you start searching the web by entering your keywords directly in your address bar, you would end up on a modified search results page by being redirected to search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=iba&hsimp=yhs-1&type=vcds_6182_CHW_LT&p=. Finding yourself on a Yahoo page could make you feel like you can trust this page. However, this is far from the truth. This page could contain questionable third-party ads and links promoted by this browser hijacker to generate revenue. Clicking on such contents could drop more infections or take you to malicious websites where cyber criminals cannot wait to scam you.

This tool also installs an icon that you can click on in the top-right corner of your browser window. When clicked, it displays a panel with a search tool and a number of thumbnails relating to movie genres. If you click on these genres, you get redirected to a gomovix.com page. This website is questionable and does not actually let you watch streaming movies. Instead, it redirects you to Google search results pages about watching a chosen video online. If you use the search tool in this small panel, you will end up on a search tool c.gomovix.com/search?q= page again, where you will never actually watch any movies. This makes this tool totally useless apart from being potentially risky as well. Therefore, we suggest that you remove videoCenter Search as soon as possible.

How do I delete videoCenter Search?

The only good thing about this browser hijacker is that you can easily get rid of it if you remove this unwanted extension. If you want to do this manually, you can use our guide below. But do not forget about the rest of the threats hiding on your computer. It is possible to detect and identify some of these via the list of installed programs in Control Panel or the list of extensions in your browsers. However, you could miss more dangerous ones and leave leftovers. This is why we also advise you to install a trustworthy security program like SpyHunter.

Remove videoCenter Search from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and choose More tools.
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Find the unwanted extension in the list.
  4. Click on the Trash can icon on the right.
  5. Click Remove in the pop-up. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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