How to remove Movie Wizard (Virus Removal Guide)

Movie Wizard is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) in the adware category of computer threats that collects user browsing data and serves advertisements across Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer based off of collected information. Furthermore, collected user data including all browsing activities and user history can be used for a variety of marketing purposes.

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What makes matters worse is that the Movie Wizard program will primarily bundle with additional items and is often used as an advertising platform for third-party freeware and download managers. This means that in order to remove ads by Movie Wizard it may be necessary to uninstall additional items and remove additional browser add-ons and extensions.

How to remove Movie Wizard

This Movie Wizard removal guide will help you completely remove the Movie Wizard virus, other unwanted programs, additional malware, and get rid of ads by Movie Wizard on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Step 1: Scan your computer for Movie Wizard malware

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2. Download and install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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3. Run the Anti-Malware program. Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

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4. Once Malwarebytes has been opened, if a scan or update has not automatically initiated, click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.

5. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to isolate and remove the detected files. You may be asked to reboot your computer after removal to completely remove eradicate files.

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If you are still having issues with malware after using Malwarebytes it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 2: Cleanup and repair settings

1. Install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall Movie Wizard using CCleaner, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

Step 3: Uninstall Movie Wizard

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to gain access to the Windows 8 Start Menu. Windows 8 may also select Programs and Features).

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2. In Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section (If you are using Windows 8 you will bypass the Control Panel).

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3. In the list of installed programs, search for Movie Wizard. Once the program is located, double click the unwanted program or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. *Follow any on-screen instructions that may prompt to remove this program. Repeat the steps to remove additional unwanted programs.

4. Restart your computer.

Step 4: Remove Movie Wizard browser attachments

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Movie Wizard extension and other suspicious extensions and remove them individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Movie Wizard add-on and other suspicious add-ons and remove them if located.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Movie Wizard add-on, click it, and click the Remove button. Remove other suspicious add-ons if found. If the Remove button does not appear you must first uninstall associated software through the Control Panel.

If you are still experiencing issues removing potential Movie Wizard malware we recommend to perform a system restore/recovery or a reset/refresh for Windows 8.

Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.