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TheMovie-Quest.com virus

How to remove TheMovie-Quest.com (Virus Removal Guide)

TheMovie-Quest.com is both a website and internet browser extension. Once the TheMovie-Quest.com extension is installed it will replace the page you see when you open a new tab and your search settings. The new page you will see is themovie-quest.com. Furthermore, if you search the web from the address bar your browser will first direct to www.themovie-quest.com/yhs/search?p=[keyword] and then to search.yahoo.com.

TheMovie-Quest.com virus

The TheMovie-Quest.com extension makes you redirect to its own website first in order to track your browsing activities such as the things you search for online and your IP address.

TheMovie-Quest.com permissions

As shown in the image above, the extension has permission to read and change all your data on the websites you visit and change your search settings.

One of the biggest concerns with the extension is that it is often advertised on websites that display malicious advertisements and host malware. If you found the TheMovie-Quest.com extension attached to your browser or have visited a website that displays TheMovie-Quest.com advertisements, it is likely that your computer has been introduced to other threats (such as search Movies) that should be removed.


TheMovie-Quest.com removal steps

The TheMovie-Quest.com removal steps on this page will help you remove the TheMovie-Quest.com extension and search engine in order to stop unwanted browser redirects to the website and search.yahoo.com.

STEP 1: Remove the browser extension
STEP 2: Scan your computer for malware with Malwarebytes
STEP 3: Clean up and repair settings with CCleaner


STEP 1: Remove the browser extension

Google Chrome

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

TheMovie-Quest.com extension

2. Click the trashcan icon next to the TheMovie-Quest.com extension to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Click Remove next to the TheMovie-Quest.com add-on to remove it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Select the TheMovie-Quest.com add-on with your mouse and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Click the Uninstall button next to the TheMovie-Quest.com extension to remove it.


STEP 2: Scan your computer for malware with Malwarebytes

1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free.

2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe or other) to begin installing Malwarebytes.

3. In some versions of the installation file you can simply select your language and click Next to install the program; Otherwise, select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.

4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your computer.

5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.

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.


STEP 3: Clean up and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Open your browser window and download CCleaner Professional or CCleaner Free.

2. Open the executable file (ccsetup.exe or other) to begin installing CCleaner.

3. Click the Install button to begin stalling the program.

4. Click Run CCleaner to open the program when installation is complete.

5. Select the Cleaner tab and click the Analyze button.

6. When the Analyze process is complete click the Run Cleaner button to clean all files.

7. Next, select the Registry tab and click the Scan for Issues button to scan for issues in your registry.

8. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected Issues button and Fix All Selected Issues button to fix the issues.

9. Next, select the Tools tab and click Startup. Examine each area, search for suspicious entries, and delete any suspicious startup entries by selecting the entry and clicking the Delete button.

10. Next, click Browser Plugins and search each internet browser for unwanted browser add-ons and extensions. Click the extension you want to delete and click the Delete button to remove it.

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Jared Harrison is an accomplished tech author and entrepreneur, bringing forth over 20 years of extensive expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and various other tech domains. He has made significant contributions to the industry and has been featured in multiple esteemed publications. Jared is widely recognized for his keen intellect and innovative insights, earning him a reputation as a respected figure in the tech community.

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