How to remove Movie Goat (Virus Removal Guide)

Movie Goat

This Movie Goat removal guide is designed to help you remove Movie Goat virus and all other traces of malware from your computer and browser. The guide suggests to manually uninstall unwanted programs from Windows, remove the Movie Goat extension from your browser, and use reputable Antimalware software such as Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free to scan for and remove left-over traces of malware. If a problem still persist it is recommended to restore your computer or reset your computer.

Movie Goat

Movie Goat (Movie Goat Default Search) is a potentially malicious cross-browser internet browser add-on and extension that utilizes very deceptive and aggressive marketing tactics in order to infiltrate a computer and web browser. The Movie Goat extension utilizes an advertising network that employs browser-lock advertisements which take up an entire browser window and are difficult to close. The advertisements that promote the Movie Goat extension usually do not close until the victim installs the extension.

movie goat default search

The Movie Goat extension serves no purpose and does not benefit the user to have installed. If this browser extension is installed to an affected web browser such as Google Chrome, the victim will notice pop-up advertisements, browser redirections (to feed.moviegoat.com and search.yahoo.com), and other symptoms common to that of browser hijacker malware. The Movie Goat extension has permission to change your search settings, manage your apps, extensions, and themes, and read and change all your data on the websites you visit. The permissions allows the developer and other parties to collect information about you. In some cases, the information might be personal an include the things you search for online. Collected user information can also be passed on to third-parties and use for a variety of marketing purposes (junk mail, email spam, etc.).

Table of Contents

Uninstall Movie Goat and unwanted programs from your computer

  1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel (or Programs and Features).
  2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program (in earlier versions of Windows this is called Add and remove programs).
  3. Double click the Movie Goat program in the list to begin the uninstall process.
You might find these links useful:

Remove Movie Goat New Tab – Search Privately extension

Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Click the trashcan icon next to the myTV Start extension to remove it.

Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Click Remove next to the myTV Start add-on you to remove it.

Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2. Click the Uninstall button next to the myTV Start extension you to remove it.

Remove malware with Malwarebytes

  1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free.
  2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin a scan.
  3. Once the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Quarantine button.

Restore your computer to a restore point

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

Reset your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.