Hey, my web browser is hijacked by Search.yourmovietime.com and I can’t get the correct search results via this fake search bar, so I have used my antivirus tool trying to remove the malicious malware but nothing is to be found in system. But I am still redirected often by this redirect infection. I have no clue to deal with this nasty hijacker at all. What can I do now? Many business data are stored on computer and I am worried about if the important thing will be lost somehow because of this infection. So can you help me out of this issue?
Brief Description of Search.yourmovietime.com Hijacker
Search.yourmovietime.com is classified as a browser hijacker to hit different kinds of web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox. Once it gets on targeted computer, it will soon change the homepage of your default internet browser and replace the default search engine with its tool. Then when you run your web browser, it will pops up soon. You put the favorite thing into the search bar; and this infection will get you to unrelated search result. Using this search tool to search your favorite URL, it will just redirect you to another websites where there are endless pop ups. And those pop ups will interrupt heavily your online activities. And please don’t click on those pop ups, as they may be carried some other unknown malware, if you click on them, and those malware will be activated and installed into your computer soon. Actually, this Search.yourmovietime.com hijacker usually spread other infections into targeted computer via pop ups. If your computer is compromised with more infections, it will run slower and act abnormally. Computer will get stuck, programs cannot run or web browser crashes down suddenly as loading webpage is timed out and so on.
Search.yourmovietime.com infection is usually comes from the Internet, as it is distributed by those cyber criminals on the Internet. This redirect infection can be added into those malicious websites as something attractive to lure people to click on it. For example, it will be the attractive promotion price, porn picture or video, or other banners. Once click, the browser hijacker will soon activated and installed into computer without any notice. Don’t open malicious web sites or links; it just lets you get the evil to mess up computer. In addition, those free downloads is also the good choice for cyber criminals to hide this browser hijacker into the installation process. So don’t download programs from unreliable and unlicensed resource. While you’re installing the program you need, Search.yourmovietime.com hijacker comes meanwhile. For downloading, you had better chose customized installation to monitor the whole installation process. And if there is unwanted and suspicious malware like this browser hijacker, you can block it soon. Anyway, you should keep a good habit to protect your computer from being infected with computer infection.
Main Symptoms of Search.yourmovietime.com Hijacker
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back
-Can always redirect you to other websites
-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.
-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Search.yourmovietime.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
The Screenshot of Search.yourmovietime.com Hijacker
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of browser hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC these three keys together at the same time to pull up Windows Task Manager; click Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find and end odd processes related to this Search.yourmovietime.com hijacker. Names of the processes are random.
Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start Menu, then open Programs, click on Uninstall a program. Find suspicious programs or tool-bars related to the Search.yourmovietime.com hijacker. Right click on it and select Uninstall.
Step 3: Go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then mark “Show hidden files, folders, and drivers” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files” (Recommended) and then click Apply or OK.
Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the browser hijacker.
Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.
Browser hijacker has the ability to insert into web browser and spy on user’s online activities, so it is suggested to delete all history, data and cookies of the infected web browser before a complete removal. Take Internet Explorer for example:
a. From the “Tool” menu button in the upper-right corner of the Internet Explorer window, choose “Safety” > “Delete browsing history…“.
b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.
Step 6: Change your homepage of the infected web browser (Take Internet Explorer as Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options, then click General tab, and input the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK.
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Search.yourmovietime.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data like online banking details, credit card or paypal account information or your business data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Those pop-ups it creates will take up too much Internet resources and slow down Internet speed. The webpage will be hard to load up and even can’t be open after you have tried many times to open the webpage you need. in system, many unwanted junk files will be produced to occupy the rest of system capacity. Even thought at the beginning this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms or payware, this Search.yourmovietime.com redirect also has the ability to bring those harmful viruses to attack computer system, which will greatly slow down PC performance and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Search.yourmovietime.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on April 26, 2016 4:19 am