Moviesfriendly Search & movie.friendlyappz.com uninstall guide.

Moviesfriendly Search is a new hijacker infecting Google Chrome. After successful installation the page movie.friendlyappz.com becomes the home page of each infected browser. Whenever users submit certain search queries through it, they will be redirected through some other third-party websites which are definitely not genuine search engines. Looking for information through them will not provide you with any decent search results. Instead, you may be redirected to various dangerous places, through which your computer may be eventually infected with other malicious applications.

Example of Moviesfriendly Search as it appears in all widely used browsers:

Moviesfriendly Search & movie.friendlyappz.com hijacker
Moviesfriendly Search & movie.friendlyappz.com hijacker

Quick facts about Moviesfriendly Search hijacker.

What happens with your browser when Moviesfriendly Search is enabled?

Moviesfriendly Search additionally performs the role of spyware in your computer. Each search query you submit through movie.friendlyappz.com will be collected and transferred to third parties for various illegal purposes. Plus, it will be used as adware, since the home page of your browser will contain various advertisement banners and sponsored links leading you to different third-party resources.

Needless to mention, it is important to get rid of movie.friendlyappz.com without tolerating it in your computer. When speaking about its removal, the truth is that it is not a simple undertaking to do it manually. You may notice a special uninstaller in the list of available programs. However, when executing it you will still not manage to get rid of movie.friendlyappz.com from the home page of your browser. This is because there are some additional programs which prevent you from getting rid of this infection in a simple manner. You will first need to get rid of those supporting programs and other software, which is equally malicious.

What caused Moviesfriendly Search to become active in your browser?

There are various ways of how Moviesfriendly Search hijacker is spread. However, it is not a secret that in most of the case it is distributed along with other cost-free programs. You need to be careful whenever you decide to download and install any freeware. Take time to read all available supporting documentation. If you find the information about Moviesfriendly Search or some other programs you do not need, go ahead and switch to the advanced or custom installation option. This is one of the best ways to avoid unpleasant surprises when installing free software.

Ways to remove Moviesfriendly Search intrusion.

To get rid of Moviesfriendly Search hijacker successfully from your system please carefully follow the reset of the guide below. In brief, you are strongly advised to scan your computer with Plumbytes Anti-Malware, remove the infections it identifies in your computer (with its full registered version) and to reset your browsers with its help. Please follow the guidelines set forth in the rest of the story.


Detailed Moviesfriendly Search removal steps.

STEP 1. Scanning your workstation with anti-malware software for Moviesfriendly Search detection.

This slider explains how to download, install and use recommended for Moviesfriendly Search detection and elimination:

  • STEP 1. Click on "Install" button.

  • STEP 2. Wait until the main software installer is fully downloaded.

  • STEP 3. The program is getting installed into your computer.

  • STEP 4. The program performs required updates.

  • STEP 5. The program is scanning your computer for viruses.

  • STEP 6. Click on "Remove Selected" once the scan is completed.

  • STEP 7. Click on "Activate Now" button.

  • STEP 8. Purchase the full version of the program. Check your email and enter the license key in the respective field. Click on “Activate” button.

  • STEP 9. You will get the notification about activation of full version of the program.

  • STEP 10. After activation, the program will start automatically removing detected threats.

Guidelines to get rid of Moviesfriendly Search using recommended anti-malware software.

  • Download anti-malware by clicking on the appropriate button above.
  • Install the utility and start it.
  • Wait until the utility is duly updated.
  • Run scanning with the software for Moviesfriendly Search detection.
  • Remove detected malicious items with registered version of the software.
  • Restart your PC.
  • Repeat scanning with the anti-malware utility.
  • Follow additional tips below to repair your browser infected by Moviesfriendly Search.

STEP 2. Remove Moviesfriendly Search from Google Chrome browser.

  • Right-click on the Desktop shortcut of Google Chrome and select “Properties“.
  • Click on the “Shortcut” tab. Check the parameters in the “Target” field. The destination to the main executable file of your browser should be set as “C:/Program Files/GoogleChrome/Application/chrome.exe”. If you see anything added after the path to the browser executable, get rid of it, then click on “Apply” and “OK“:
  • Fixing Google Chrome Desktop shortcuts
    Fixing Google Chrome Desktop shortcuts
  • Similarly, right-click on quick launch icon of Google Chrome, then right-click again on the name of Google Chrome browser and click on “Properties“:
  • Google Chrome quick launch properties
    Google Chrome quick launch properties
  • Click on the “Shortcut” tab. Check the parameters of Google Chrome in the “Target” field. The destination to the main executable file of Google Chrome should be set as “C:/Program Files/GoogleChrome/Application/chrome.exe” If you see anything added after the path to Google Chrome executable, get rid of it, then click on “Apply” and “OK” (similar to fixing Desktop shortcut of Google Chrome).
  • In Google Chrome, click on its “Settings” button in the form of three vertical dots, then select “Settings“:
  • Google Chrome settings
    Google Chrome settings
  • Find “On start-up” settings, then click on “Set pages” link:
  • Google Chrome - Set Pages
    Google Chrome – Set Pages
  • Remove pages added by the hijacker by clicking on the “X” next to it. Add “google.com” as a new startup page, or any other page you prefer. Finally, click on “OK“:
  • Google Chrome - Add a new page
    Google Chrome – Add a new page
  • In Google Chrome, click on the menu button in the upper-right section of the screen which either looks like three vertical dots. Scroll down to the bottom of the drop-down menu and click on “Settings” (as shown in one of the images above).
  • Select “Extensions” in the left part of the window. Uncheck suspicious extension, then click on the Trash icon next to it.
  • Google Chrome extensions
    Google Chrome extensions
  • NOTE. Final optional steps. Use these steps only if the above-mentioned methods to remove Moviesfriendly Search from Google Chrome did not help. When in Google Chrome settings mode, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Show advanced settings“:
  • Google Chrome - Show Advanced Settings
    Google Chrome – Show Advanced Settings
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Reset settings” button:
  • Google Chrome - Reset Settings
    Google Chrome – Reset Settings
  • In the pop-up window, click on “Reset“:
  • Google Chrome - Reset
    Google Chrome – Reset

STEP 3. Remove Moviesfriendly Search from Mozilla Firefox browser.

  • Right-click on the Desktop shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select “Properties“.
  • Click on the “Shortcut” tab. Check the parameters in the “Target” field. The destination to the main executable file of your browser should be set as “C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/firefox.exe”. If you see anything added after the path to the browser executable, get rid of it, then click on “Apply” and “OK“:
  • Mozilla Firefox shortcut properties
    Mozilla Firefox shortcut properties
  • Similarly, right-click on quick launch icon of Mozilla Firefox, then right-click again on the name of Mozilla Firefox browser and click on “Properties“:
  • Mozilla Firefox quick launch properties
    Mozilla Firefox quick launch properties
  • Click on the “Shortcut” tab. Check the parameters of Mozilla Firefox in the “Target” field. The destination to the main executable file of Mozilla Firefox should be set as “C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/firefox.exe” If you see anything added after the path to Mozilla Firefox executable, get rid of it, then click on “Apply” and “OK” (similar to fixing Desktop shortcut of Mozilla Firefox).
  • Click on Mozilla Firefox “Settings” button in the form of three horizontal lines in the right upper part of the windows. Click on “Options“:
  • Mozilla Firefox options
    Mozilla Firefox options
  • In the “Home Page” field, change the parameter to “google.com” or any other home page you like. Or you may simply click on “Restore to Default” button:
  • Mozilla Firefox - Restoring home page to default
    Mozilla Firefox – Restoring home page to default
  • In Mozilla Firefox, click on the icon that looks in the form of three horizontal lines in the upper-right section of the browser window. Click on “Add-ons“:
  • Mozilla Firefox add-ons
    Mozilla Firefox add-ons
  • Click on the “Extensions” tab in the left part of the windows. Check suspicious extensions. If you identify them, click on “Disable“, then on “Remove“:
  • Disabling and removing extensions from Mozilla Firefox
    Disabling and removing extensions from Mozilla Firefox
  • NOTE. Final optional steps. Use these steps only if the above-mentioned methods to remove Moviesfriendly Search from Mozilla Firefox did not help. Click on the icon that looks in the form of three horizontal lines in the upper-right section of Mozilla Firefox and select the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu:
  • Mozilla Firefox question mark
    Mozilla Firefox question mark
  • Click on “Troubleshooting information” in the slide-out menu:
  • Mozilla Firefox - Troubleshooting information
    Mozilla Firefox – Troubleshooting information
  • Select the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the new web page:
  • Refreshing Mozilla Firefox
    Refreshing Mozilla Firefox
  • Finally, click on “Refresh Firefox” again to confirm the action.

STEP 4. Remove Moviesfriendly Search from Internet Explorer browser.

  • Fix Desktop shortcuts and quick launch items of Internet Explorer similar to fixing procedures for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Note that the path to Internet Explorer executable should be “C:/Program Files/Internet Explorer/iexplore.exe”.
  • Click on Internet Explorer settings icon in the upper-right part of the browser in the form of a gear-wheel. Then click on “Internet options“:
  • Internet Explorer - Internet Options
    Internet Explorer – Internet Options
  • In the “General” tab, click on “Use default” or change home page manually to google.com or other start page of your choice. Then click on “Apply” and “OK“:
  • Internet Explorer home page settings
    Internet Explorer home page settings
  • Click on Internet Explorer settings icon in the upper-right part of the browser in the form of a gear-wheel. Select “Manage add-ons“:
  • Internet Explorer - Manage add-ons
    Internet Explorer – Manage add-ons
  • Find suspicious toolbar or extension. Click on it (make it highlighted). Then click on “Disable” button related to this particular toolbar or extension.
  • Disabling toolbars and extensions in Internet Explorer
    Disabling toolbars and extensions in Internet Explorer
  • NOTE. Final optional steps. Use these steps only if the above-mentioned methods to remove Moviesfriendly Search from Internet Explorer did not help. Click on Internet Explorer settings icon in the upper-right part of the browser in the form of a gear-wheel. Select “Internet Options“.
  • Select “Advanced” tab, then click on “Reset“:
  • Internet Explorer advanced tab and Reset command
    Internet Explorer advanced tab and Reset command
  • Select appropriate reset options, then click on “Reset“:
  • Resetting Internet Explorer
    Resetting Internet Explorer

STEP 5. Remove Moviesfriendly Search from Microsoft Edge browser.

  • Fix Desktop shortcuts and quick launch items of Microsoft Edge similar to fixing procedures for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
  • Click on Microsoft Edge settings button in the form of three horizontal dots, then click on “Settings“:
  • Microsoft Edge settings
    Microsoft Edge settings
  • Delete suspicious home page added by Moviesfriendly Search and enter google.com as your new home page or some other start page of your choice:
  • Fixing Microsoft Edge home page
    Fixing Microsoft Edge home page

STEP 6. Remove Moviesfriendly Search from Opera browser.

  • Fix Desktop shortcuts and quick launch items of Opera browser similar to fixing procedures for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Note that the path to Opera executable should be set as “C:/Program Files/Opera/launcher.exe”.
  • In Opera, click on its “Opera” button and select “Settings“:
  • Opera settings
    Opera settings
  • Click on “Set pages“:
  • Opera - Set Pages
    Opera – Set Pages
  • Add “google.com” as the new startup page, or any other page of your choice. Click on “OK“:
  • Opera browser - home page settings
    Opera browser – home page settings
  • Click on “Opera” menu in the upper-right part of the browser. Select “Extensions“, then click on “Manage extensions“:
  • Managing Opera extensions
    Managing Opera extensions
  • If you find anything suspicious, disable and delete it.

STEP 7. (optional) Removing malware from Safari in Mac OS X.

To clean Safari browser please follow this guide.

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