Movie.globalappz.live Redirect

Also Known As: Mega Movies Search browser hijacker
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Movie.globalappz.live redirect removal instructions

What is movie.globalappz.live?

movie.globalappz.live is a fake search engine similar or identical to many others of this type such as search.hyourtelevisionnow.com, feed.streaming-time.com, searcholive.com, etc. Note that movie.globalappz.live is promoted using a potentially unwanted application (PUA) and a browser hijacker called Mega Movies Search. According to its developers, this app provides access to a database from which users can search for movies. Many users install these unwanted apps unintentionally. Furthermore, PUAs and associated fake search engines often record browsing-related data.

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Mega Movies Search targets popular browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Once a browser is hijacked, this app assigns the default homepage, search engine, and new tab URL to movie.globalappz.live. Once these changes are applied, users cannot undo them. Mega Movies Search reassigns browser settings when attempts are made to undo/adjust them. Therefore, users are forced to visit movie.globalappz.live when they open a browser or new tab. If a search query is entered into this fake search engine, it redirects users to search.yahoo.com and thus displays results provided by Yahoo (a legitimate search engine). This makes movie.globalappz.live useless and redundant. Furthermore, this fake search engine and browser-hijacking app records browsing-related data such as IP addresses, keystrokes, search queries, URLs of visited websites, and so on. It is also likely to collect sensitive/personal data. Developers of this browser hijacker later share this information with third parties (possibly, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. We advise that you do not use the Mega Movies Search app or its associated movie.globalappz.live fake search engine.

Developers commonly promote browser hijackers (and fake search engines) as legitimate and useful applications. They offer 'features' (such as a movies databases) in attempts to trick people into downloading and installing their software. In fact, these apps are designed only to generate revenue for their developers. Few deliver the functionality promised or give any other value.

How did Mega Movies Search install on my computer?

In some cases, apps such as Mega Movies Search can be downloaded from official websites, however, people mostly install them inadvertently. Typically, these apps are distributed using "bundling", a deceptive marketing method used to trick users into installing potentially unwanted apps with regular software. Developers achieve this by hiding PUAs in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of the installation set-ups. They avoid disclosing information about the inclusion of PUAs within installation setups. Therefore, users who skip installation steps are easier to trick into installing this rogue software.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download software from official and trustworthy sources and using direct links only. Do not use third party downloaders/installers, torrents, or other similar channels. Do not skip installation steps without first checking "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings. Deselect any offers to install unwanted/unknown applications and only then finish the installation. Bear in mind that not all intrusive ads are legitimate (even if they seem genuine). Some type redirect to untrustworthy websites such as adult dating, gambling, pornography, and so on. Generally, these advertisements are delivered by adware. If you continually encounter redirects to various untrustworthy websites, check your browser for any unwanted/suspicious applications (extensions, plug-ins, add-ons) and remove them immediately. Also check the list of installed programs on your computer. If your computer is already infected with Mega Movies Search, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.

Screenshot of Mega Movies Search browser hijacker app (extension):

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Deceptive website promoting Mega Movies Search browser hijacker:

Website used to promote Mega Movies Search browser hijacker

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Quick menu:

Mega Movies Search browser hijacker removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

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In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "Mega Movies Search"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the movie.globalappz.live website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Mega Movies Search browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing movie.globalappz.live related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Change your homepage:

Removing movie.globalappz.live from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://movie.globalappz.live and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.

Change your default search engine:

Removing movie.globalappz.live from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "globalappz".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the mega movies search browser hijacker, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing movie.globalappz.live related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Mega Movies Search" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Change your homepage:

Removing movie.globalappz.live from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, look for a "Mega Movies Search" browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.movie.globalappz.live) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present, click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.

Change your default search engine:

Removing movie.globalappz.live from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list, look for "movie.globalappz.live", and when located, click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the mega movies search browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing movie.globalappz.live related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Mega Movies Search", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing movie.globalappz.live from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, disable "Mega Movies Search", remove hxxp://movie.globalappz.live and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing movie.globalappz.live from Mozilla Firefox default search engine

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "movie.globalappz.live"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with mega movies search browser hijacker removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.

Change your default search engine:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove mega movies search browser hijacker from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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