What is Flash Movie Search and how do I remove it?


Flash Movie Search


Learn what the Flash Movie Search extension is, if it’s safe to use, and how to remove Flash Movie Search, PUPs, viruses, adware, and other threats from your system.

Flash Movie Search removal tool

Description and Permissions


flash movie search extension

  • Read and change your data on .planetappz.club and movie.planetappz.live
  • Read your browsing history
  • Display notifications
  • Change your search settings to: movie.planetappz.live

What is Flash Movie Search?


Flash Movie Search is a potentially malicious internet browser extension for Google Chrome and other web browsers. When the Flash Movie Search extension is installed it will track your browsing data, record your browsing history, display pop-up notifications, and make modifications to your existing browser settings including the default search engine.

flash movie search

If you search the web from the address bar you will be redirected to movie.planetappz.live and then forwarded to https://search.yahoo.com/. The extension does this to track what you search for online and to generate revenue from sponsored search content displayed on Yahoo search engine.

A security issues with the Flash Movie Search extension is that it is advertised on websites that also advertise and host malware, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, and spyware. This means that if you have come across advertisements promoting Flash Movie Search, or found the extension installed without your knowledge, it is likely that your computer is infected with other threats that should be removed before they can cause any harm.

How is Flash Movie Search distributed?


The Flash Movie Search extension is usually advertised by deceptive advertisements. The extension is often endorsed as something it is not in order to trick victims into installing it and other potentially unwanted programs and malware. In addition, adware is known to show advertisements for the extension.

How to remove Flash Movie Search


STEP 1: Remove malware from your computer


1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software to scan your computer and remove malicious files and potentially unwanted programs.

2. To install the program, click the file you just downloaded. It can usually be located in the Download folder.

install malwarebytes

3. A window that says “Welcome to the Malwarebytes Setup Wizard” will appear. Click Agree and Install to begin the installation. Once complete, click Finish.

scan now

4. Now the Malwarebytes is installed, open the program and click the Scan Now button – or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

quarantine selected

5. When the scan is complete click the Quarantine Selected button.

6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

7. Next, Download HitmanPro to perform a second-opinion scan and remove any remaining malicious trace files.

8. Once installed, open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

9. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

10. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

11. Click the Reboot button.

Your computer should now be completely free of Flash Movie Search Extension and other malicious files; However, you can still use the manual repair and uninstall instructions below if your browser settings have not been repaired or if you think an unwanted program is still installed on your machine.

STEP 2: Remove Flash Movie Search extension


Chrome

1. Open the Customize and control Google Chrome menu and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Find the Flash Movie Search extension in the list and click the Remove button to remove it.

Firefox

Internet Explorer

Safari

STEP 3: Uninstall unwanted programs


If you are infected with adware and other unwanted programs you might be able to uninstall unwanted programs using the default method of your operating system. If you do not find an unwanted program installed on your machine make sure to scan your computer for malware using the instructions above to eradicate possible threats.

Sean Doyle

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