Do You Know What MagicMovieSearch Is?
MagicMovieSearch is an advertisements-supported search engine website which completely acts as web browser hijacker virus. It alters your settings on Safari, IE, Chrome, Firefox or Edge browser without seeking approval from you and giving any notification. This is an common way that some third party search engine provider used to promote web ranking and increase visitors, all these search providers are considered as PC infection, including MagicMovieSearch. Once you find that MagicMovieSearch has been set as your homepage or search engine, you should be aware that malware related with the hijacker have infiltrated your system silently. In general, infections like MagicMovieSearch can enter your system through freeware, porn website, fake software update, spam email attachment and torrent files provided by insecure file-sharing websites. The MagicMovieSearch malware is loaded, you will have problem to browse the web normally since this hijacker can always redirect you to its domain and similar websites. Our research team has tested this MagicMovieSearch search engine and confirmed that it can lead more PC threats to your PC and cause severe issues to you. Therefore, do not use it to search anything, and you need to get rid of it as quickly as possible, for your PC security and privacy’s safety.
What Security Problems Will MagicMovieSearch Bring to You?
Once MagicMovieSearch virus invades your system, it changes Registry to make it be a startup service, thus the malware and related threats can be loaded when you launch system. MagicMovieSearch hides at the background and connects remote server when your Internet is connected, in this situation, it not only keep redirecting you to insecure websites, but also installs more malware and adware transferred from the server. On the infected browser, many ad-supported toolbar or extensions will be added without your knowledge. After that, you will notice the endless commercial ads appearing on almost each website, and random spam popup may reroute you to phishing sites trying to sell you expensive services. This is not enough, MagicMovieSearch can be used to help cyber criminal collect your system data and some sensitive information by inserting codes on your web browser. After it gets your information, it shares with the hacker who will steal your money or scam you for money with online fraud. If you do not want the situation goes worse, you need to delete MagicMovieSearch redirect virus right now.
How to Manually Remove MagicMovieSearch from Windows OS? (Steps)
>> If you are a Mac OS user, please read the Mac guide: How to Manually Remove Virus & Malware From Mac OS?
( Remember to BOOKMARK this page because some operations in the removal process may quit this page)
Step 1 – Uninstall suspicious and unwanted programs from Control Panel:
1. Uninstall suspicious and unwanted programs from Windows 10
- Click Start menu at bottom-left corner of your Win 10 screen:
- Select System :
- Select Apps & features, and then select MagicMovieSearch related apps or unwanted programs, then click Uninstall:
2. Get rid of suspicious and unwanted programs from Windows 8
– Press the Windows Key to open Start Screen. If it does not comes out, then use this option:
- Win 8 User – Hover the cursor in the bottom-left corner of your win 8 screen and wait for the Start Screen appears, then click on the icon to toggle over to the Start Screen
- Win 8.1 User – Click on the Start icon in the lower left-hand corner to open the Start Screen.
– Select MagicMovieSearch related apps or unwanted programs, and then click on Uninstall:
Win7 & Vista
3. Remove suspicious and unwanted programs from Win7 & Vista
- Click Start button and select Control Panel:
- Select “Uninstall a program”
- Select MagicMovieSearch or related unsafe apps , and then click Uninstall
Step 2 – Delete suspicious and unwanted extensions from Web Browsers
Delete suspicious and unwanted extensions from Google Chrome
Start Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon at the top right corner >> Select More Tools and click Extensions:
Identify suspicious extensions related with MagicMovieSearch and click click trash icon to remove it:
Uninstall suspicious and unwanted extensions from Mozilla Firefox
Start Firefox and click the 3 parallel lines icon at the top right corner and Click Add-ons :
Under Extensions tab: If you see unknown or suspicious add-ons listed, select it and click Remove:
Remove suspicious and unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
Start IE: Click on the cogwheel icon at the top right corner and click Manage Add-ons
Under Toolbar and Extension tab: Select suspicious extensions and click Disable button
Remove suspicious and unwanted extensions from Microsoft Edge
If you have enabled Extensions function on Edge, follow the steps here to delete suspicious and unwanted extensions:
Start Edge: Click the More (…) button ahe tog right corner and click Extensions:
Select the extensions you want to remove and click Uninstall
Remove suspicious and unwanted extensions from Opera Browser
Start Opera Browser: Click Menu button at top left corner and select Extensions:
Select “All” list: Select suspicious and unwanted extensions and click the “X” button to uninstall it:
Step 3 – Delete harmful registry files related with MagicMovieSearch from Regedit Editor.
1. Press Windows key and R key at the same to launch “Run” window >> Input regedit and click OK to launch Registry Editor:
2. In Registry Editor: Select Edit button and click Find >> Then type the virus name and click Find Next:
3. Right-click on the malicious registry files you find and click Delete:
Step 4 (Optional) – Reset web browsers to remove malicoius items installed by MagicMovieSearch.
Reset Google Chrome
Start Chrome browser and click on (☰) icon at top right corner And select Settings:
Type “reset” into search box and click Reset button at the bottom:
Click RESET to confirm:
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Start Firefox: click on (☰) icon at the upper right corner >> Click Help >> Click “Troubleshooting Information”
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button and click another “Refresh Firefox” button when dialog box will appear on your screen.
Reset Internet Explorer
Start IE browser: Click gear icon at the upper right corner and select “Internet option”
Now click“Advanced” and click on “Reset” button.
Check out the “Delete personal settings” box and click on “Reset” button.
Reset Microsoft Edge
Start Microsoft Edge browser: Click More (…) icon on the top right corner and select Settings :
Click Clear browsing data button and then click Clear to confirm:
Start Opera browser: Now click Help menu and select About Opera:
Copy the Paths of Profile and Cache, and then open them one by one by pasting them into the Search Box of Start Menu:
Delete the two folders: Profile and Cache and your opera will be reset.
If the guide doesn’t help, scan entire infected PC with Spyhunter anti-malware and let it help you fix all problems.