How to remove MoviesM (Removal Guide)

MoviesM is a browser extension that is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Once the MoviesM browser extension is installed, it will change your homepage, new tab page, and default search engine to MovieM.net or another webpage. The MoviesM extension may also display advertisements on all websites that you visit and set a boundary on access to the extensions management page. The advertisements displayed by the extension can likely be pop-ups, banners, in-text ads, video ads, or full-page ads and clicking on any of the advertisements could redirect your web browser to a malicious website containing malware ready to infect your computer or phone. It is important to remove MoviesM and other apps and programs you are unfamiliar with from your computer or mobile device as soon as possible. Our guide below will show you how to uninstall MoviesM as well as viruses and malware.

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MoviesM doesn’t act like any normal browser extension one. A majority of browser extensions out there typically focus on making cosmetic changes or providing services to improve your browsing experience. MoviesM, on the other hand, makes unwanted fundamental changes to your browser settings without your permission. On top of what was previously mentioned, it can add new toolbar buttons, change your homepage and default search engine, and add new bookmarks. In short, MoviesM is a security risk and if you find attached to your browser and unwanted programs on your computer, the best course of action is to remove the threats immediately. Here’s how:

To remove MoviesM from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and click the three dots in the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. Hover over “More tools” and select “Extensions.”
  3. Find MoviesM in the list of extensions and click the trash can icon next to it.
  4. In the pop-up window, click “Remove.”
  5. MoviesM will now be removed from Chrome.

To remove MoviesM from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox and click the three lines in the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. Hover over “Add-ons” and select “Extensions.”
  3. Find MoviesM in the list of extensions and click “Remove.”
  4. In the pop-up window, click “Remove.”
  5. MoviesM will now be removed from Firefox.

To remove MoviesM from Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. Select “Manage add-ons.”
  3. Under “Show,” select “All add-ons.”
  4. Find MoviesM in the list of add-ons and click “Disable.”
  5. MoviesM will now be removed from Internet Explorer.

If you’re ready to get rid of a program, uninstalling it from Microsoft Windows is a straightforward process. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start menu. You can do this by either clicking the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen or by pressing the ⊞ Win key on your keyboard.
  2. Type “add or remove programs” into the search bar and press Enter. This will open a list of all the programs installed on your computer.
  3. Scroll through the list and find the program you want to remove. Once you’ve found it, click on it once to select it, then click the Uninstall button at the top of the list.
  4. A pop-up window will appear, asking if you’re sure you want to uninstall the program. Click Yes to confirm and begin uninstalling the program. Depending on the program, you may be asked to restart your computer once uninstalling is complete.
  5. Once the program has been uninstalled, it will no longer appear in the list of installed programs. You can now close Add or Remove Programs and continue using your computer as normal.

Malwarebytes is a powerful tool for removing malware from your computer. However, it is important to note that Malwarebytes is not a replacement for a traditional antivirus program. Rather, it is designed to complement your existing security measures. If you suspect that your computer has been infected with malware, the first step is to run a full scan with your antivirus program. If the scan does not detect any malicious files, you can then run a scan with Malwarebytes. To do this, simply download and install the program, then launch it and click the “Scan” button. Malwarebytes will then scan your computer for any malicious files and attempt to remove them. In most cases, Malwarebytes will successfully remove the malware from your computer. However, if the malware is particularly sophisticated, it may be necessary to use additional tools to remove it. In any case, Malwarebytes is a valuable tool for keeping your computer safe from malware. Here are four steps to follow when using this software:

1. Download and install Malwarebytes on your computer.

2. Run a scan of your system to identify any malicious software.

3. Remove any malware that is found on your system.

4. Restart your computer and run another scan to ensure that all of the malware has been removed.

By following these steps, you can help to protect your computer from further damage and keep your personal information safe from thieves.

Sean Doyle

Jacob is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. Jacob's content has been featured in numerous publications.