What is go-movix.com?
When certain browser settings are set to go-movix.com, a browser hijacker is installed. Note that go-movix.com is the address of a fake search engine. Generally, these search engines are promoted by browser hijackers, which people often download and install inadvertently. Therefore, these rogue software programs are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).
One browser hijacker that promotes go-movix.com is called Ultimate Media New Tab, however, this address could also be promoted through other PUAs. In any case, go-movix.com is promoted by assigning it as the address of the homepage, new tab and default search engine.
When these settings are set to go-movix.com, users arrive at this address when they open a browser, new tab or enter search queries into the URL bar. Typically, this can be changed/undone only by uninstalling the browser hijacker (in this case, Ultimate Media New Tab) that originally changed the browser settings to go-movix.com.
These apps are often designed to prevent users from modifying the aforementioned settings - the solution is to uninstall them. Note also that go-movix.com is classified as a fake search engine, since it displays results generated by Yahoo (redirects users to search.yahoo.com).
Furthermore, browser hijackers record information relating to users' browsing activities (IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries, etc.), however, some browser hijackers can access private, sensitive data as well.
Furthermore, developers might sell collected information to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue in other ways. These actions can put users at risk of becoming victims of identity theft and can lead to problems relating to browsing safety, privacy, etc.
Therefore, browser hijackers should never be trusted or downloaded/installed. If Ultimate Media New Tab or similar apps are already installed on the browser and/or computer, remove them immediately.
|Name||go-movix.com browser hijacker|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab.|
|Browser Extension(s)||Ultimate Media New Tab (could be other apps as well).|
|Serving IP Address||126.96.36.199|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine.|
|Symptoms||Manipulated internet browser settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit the hijacker's website and search the internet using their search engines.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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Usually, browser hijackers and other PUAs are advertised as useful, legitimate applications, however, most do not function as promised.
They are designed only to help the developers to generate revenue by gathering data and forcing users to visit addresses of fake search engines. Furthermore, having a browser hijacked by these apps can cause serious problems. More examples of fake search engines include ossearch.online, cosappzsearch.online, and myappsclub[.]net.
How did go-movix.com install on my computer?
In most cases, users download and install browser hijackers (and other PUAs) by clicking deceptive ads that execute certain scripts or when developers distribute them using the "bundling" method. This is used to trick people into downloading and installing PUAs with other software.
Developers include PUAs into the download/installation set-ups of other programs as 'additional offers' and hide related details in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings. Users often allow PUAs to be downloaded and installed with other software when they leave these settings unchanged.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
You are advised to download software only from official, trustworthy websites and through direct links. Other channels, sources such as third party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule) unofficial websites, etc. are used to distribute potentially unwanted, malicious software.
Check all "Custom", "Advanced" and other options/settings and decline offers to download or install unwanted applications. Do not click ads that appear on dubious web pages - when clicked, they can open deceptive, untrusted or even malicious websites. They can also cause unwanted downloads, installations.
Remove any suspicious, unwanted extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins installed on the browser, and programs of this kind installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with browser hijackers, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate it.
go-movix.com redirects to search.yahoo.com (GIF):
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- What is go-movix.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall unwanted applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove go-movix.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove go-movix.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove go-movix.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove go-movix.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
go-movix.com redirect removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
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.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
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.
In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the go-movix.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
go-movix.com redirect removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" 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:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://go-movix.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:
Click the "gear" 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 "go-movix.com".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the go-movix.com 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.go-movix.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:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the 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 "go-movix.com", when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the go-movix.com browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove all recently installed browser plug-ins.
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://go-movix.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your 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: "extensionControlled"
Set both results to "false" by either double-clicking each entry or clicking the button.
Computer users who have problems with go-movix.com 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, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
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.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the go-movix.com browser hijacker, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A 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.
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