bestMovies Now Browser Hijacker

Also Known As: bestMovies Now potentially unwanted application
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Movix.eanswers.com redirect removal instructions

What is movix.eanswers.com?

Developers promote bestMovies Now app as a tool that allows its users to use a movies-oriented search engine that includes a "To Do List". However, a search engine that it is designed to promote (movix.eanswers.com) is categorized as a fake search engine. Besides, bestMovies Now is a potentially unwanted application (PUA), a browser hijacker. That is because most people download/install it unintentionally. Besides, once installed bestMovies Now modifies browser's settings and, together with its fake search engine, records (collect) information about its user's browsing habits.

movix.eanswers.com browser hijacker

Most browser-hijacking apps can be installed on browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Since bestMovies Now is designed to promote the movix.eanswers.com fake search engine, it makes it as a default search engine, homepage and new tab's URL. These browser settings cannot be undone unless this PUA is uninstalled. It means that users who have it installed have to visit movix.eanswers.com when they open their browsers, new tabs in it or browse the web using URL bar (enter search queries using it). It is worth mentioning that as a search engine, movix.eanswers.com is completely useless. When used, it displays results provided (generated) by Yahoo. In other words, it redirects its users to search.yahoo.com. Moreover, browser hijackers and fake search engines collect browsing-related information. When used, they record data such as entered search queries, IP addresses, geo-locations, URLs of visited websites and other similar information. In some cases they gather personal details as well. One way or another, their developers share all collected data with other parties, potentially, cyber criminals. Third parties misuse it to generate revenue. Usage of various fake search engines and browser hijackers might cause their users various problems related to browsing safety, online privacy, or even more serious problems like identity theft. We do not recommend to use movix.eanswers.com or have bestMovies Now installed.

bestMovies Now is very similar to other apps of this type such as bestMovies Search Plus, nJoyMovies Search Plus, mixSportTV Search Plus and many others. Apps of this type usually are promoted as tools that are capable of providing their users with various features, enhanced browsing experience and other benefits. However, most of them cause unwanted redirects, display ads and/or collect various data instead of operating as promoted.

How did bestMovies Now install on my computer?

bestMovies Now is available for download on its website. However, most of the times people install apps of this type (PUAs) unintentionally. They download/install them through clicked intrusive advertisements or during downloads/installations of other software. In other words, when software developers use a "bundling" method. They use it to trick people into downloading/installing PUAs together with other software that they download intentionally. Developers achieve it by putting (hiding) unwanted apps in software download or installation setups. Typically, information about included/bundled unwanted apps can found in settings like "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar parts of download/installation setups. Unfortunately, there are many people who do not check these (or any other) settings and leave them unchanged. That is how most unwanted downloads and installations happen.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Typically, careless behaviour and/or poor knowledge often are the main reasons behind unwanted downloads and installations of various PUAs. To avoid it, we recommend to browse the web and download and install software carefully. We do not recommend to download software from unofficial/untrustworthy websites, using third party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule) and so on. Best way to download software is using official websites and direct links. Furthermore, check all available "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options when downloading/installing any software. Opt-out offers to download/install apps that are not desired and only finish download or installation process. Keep in mind that there are many intrusive advertisements that cannot be trusted. Once clicked, they open adult dating, pornography, gambling and other similar websites that might cause computer infections. Therefore, ads of this type should not be clicked. However, if you encounter random redirects to untrustworthy websites often (or see unwanted ads), check all the extensions, add-ons and plug-ins that are installed on a web browser and uninstall all suspicious/unwanted apps. Make sure that there are no unwanted programs installed on operating system as well. If your computer is already infected with bestMovies Now, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.

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Quick menu:

bestMovies Now 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.

movix.eanswers.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

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

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications (which cause browser redirects to the movix.eanswers.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

bestMovies Now browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing movix.eanswers.com 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 movix.eanswers.com 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://movix.eanswers.com 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 movix.eanswers.com 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 "movix.eanswers.com".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the bestmovies now potentially unwanted application, 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 movix.eanswers.com 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 "bestMovies Now" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Change your homepage:

Removing movix.eanswers.com 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, disable "bestMovies Now", look for a browser hijacker's URL (hxxp://www.movix.eanswers.com) 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 movix.eanswers.com 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 "movix.eanswers.com" 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 bestmovies now potentially unwanted application, 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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing movix.eanswers.com 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 "bestMovies Now", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing movix.eanswers.com 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, remove hxxp://movix.eanswers.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing movix.eanswers.com 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: "eanswers"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with bestmovies now potentially unwanted application 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:
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