MovieBox (Virus Removal Tutorial)

MovieBox, also known as MovieBox Default Search, is a browser hijacker similar to News Sorter that makes unwanted modifications to existing internet browser settings. The browser hijacker replaces the homepage (startup page), default search provider, and/or the page you see when opening a new tab once installed.

MovieBox removal

When previous settings have been altered by the MovieBox extension, internet searches will quickly redirect to feed.moviebox-online.com and then to search.yahoo.com before you really have a chance to notice. This is typically done to gather information about you such as the things you search for online and to show you advertisements and search content.

There are several symptoms you may notice when the MovieBox hijacker is installed:

  • Hijacked homepage
  • Hijacked search provider
  • Hijacked new tab page
  • Constant browser redirects
  • Suspicious browser extensions installed
  • Suspicious programs on your PC
  • Slower browsing experience
  • Slow and sluggish PC

MovieBox
Additionally, the MovieBox extension can read and change your data on all moviebox-online.com sites, .moviebox-online.com, and moviebox-online.com, read your browsing history, change your search settings to feed.moviebox-online.com, and manage your apps, extensions, and themes.

How to remove MovieBox (Virus Removal Tutorial)

The virus removal tutorial on this page provides you with comprehensive steps to remove MovieBox, viruses, malware, and other threats from your computer and mobile device.

Step 1: Remove MovieBox with ESET Smart Security

Use ESET Smart Security to remove MovieBox, malware, and potentially unwanted applications (also known as potentially unwanted programs) from your computer and mobile device.

ESET Smart Security is a premium internet security program with antivirus technology, multi-platform protection, privacy protection, and other superior internet security features. With ESET Smart Security you can protect your Windows, Mac, and Android devices with a single license.

1. Download and install ESET Smart Security. *When installing ESET Smart Security, select the option to enable detection of potentially unwanted applications (if applicable).

FREE DOWNLOAD ADD TO CART

2. Once ESET Smart Security is installed, open the program and navigate to the Computer scan tab.

ESET Smart Security may automatically update and perform an initial scan. The ‘initial scan’ takes longer to complete than a normal computer or removable media scan. It is recommended to perform a second scan following the initial scan.

eset smart security scan your computer

3. Click Scan your computer to scan all local disks and clean threats.

Step 2: Clean up and repair settings with CCleaner Professional

Use CCleaner Professional to remove junk files and trackers, preserve Windows registry, and disable browser plugins that may affect the way your system and browser operates.

1. Download and install CCleaner Professional.

FREE DOWNLOAD ADD TO CART

2. Once CCleaner Professional is installed, open the program and navigate to the Easy Clean tab.

ccleaner easy clean

3. Click the Analyze button to find trackers and junk files that CCleaner Professional can remove.

ccleaner clean all

4. When the analysis is complete, click the Clean All button.

ccleaner scan for issues

5. Next, go to the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button.

ccleaner fix selected issues

6. When the scan is complete, click the Fix selected Issues… button.

ccleaner back up registry

7. As a precaution, click Yes to back up the registry before making changes to it and save the Reg File (.reg) file to your computer.

ccleaner fix all selected issues

8. Click the Fix All Selected Issues button and then click Close once all problems have been removed.

More removal and repair options

ESET Smart Security is one of the top Antivirus and internet security program on the market and CCleaner Professional is arguably the only respected Windows System Utility program; However, in rare cases, even the best Antivirus program can miss small trace files and potential threats.

Remove malware with HitmanPro.Alert

HitmanPro.Alert is a powerful antimalware program that detects and removes known malicious files, trackers, and registry entries related to viruses, rootkits, trojans, ransomware, adware, worms, spyware, and other malware. What makes HitmanPro.Alert stand out is that it will remove a large sample of malicious or potentially malicious files than most antimalware and antivirus programs.

  1. Download and install HitmanPro.Alert.
  2. Once HitmanPro.Alert is installed, open the program and click the Scan Now button.
  3. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine Selected button.

Uninstall a program

In some cases, it is possible to uninstall a potentially unwanted program from the Windows Control Panel but this will not remove malware or potentially unwanted programs from your computer.

  1. Right-click the start menu on the taskbar and select Apps and Features.
  2. Locate the program, select it, and click the Uninstall button that appears next to it when selected.

Remove a browser extension or add-on

A browser extension or add-on may be causing an issue with your browsing experience (browser redirects, pop-up advertisements, surveillance). Removing the browser extension will typically repair browser settings and return them to normal but it will not remove malware or potentially unwanted programs from your computer.

Google Chrome

  1. Run Chrome.
  2. Open the menu and go to More tools > Extensions.
  3. Locate the extension and click the Remove button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Run Firefox.
  2. Open the menu and go to Add-ons.
  3. Locate the extension and click the Remove button.

Sean Doyle

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.