What kind of page is moviesmunch[.]com?
Moviesmunch[.]com is one of the many illegal movie and TV show streaming sites using rogue advertising networks. Pages using such networks have shady ads on them and (or) redirect users to potentially malicious web pages.
Moviesmunch[.]com in detail
Advertisements appearing on pages like moviesmunch[.]com can open download pages for adware, browser hijackers and other dubious software, various scams, pages asking to provide sensitive information, and so on. It is also possible that those ads could run scripts designed to download and install unwanted software.
Moviesmunch[.]com itself can open untrustworthy pages too. Therefore, it is strongly recommended not to visit this page and trust advertisements appearing on it.
|Name||Ads by moviesmunch.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Quttera (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Potentially unwanted applications in general
Most illegal streaming pages like moviesmunch[.]com have two things in common: they redirect visitors to shady pages and display untrustworthy advertisements. More examples of similar pages are gospeljingle[.]com, yifymovies[.]pro, naijawide[.]com. In some cases, these pages can be promoted via potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).
How did adware install on my computer?
Potentially unwanted applications often are bundled with other programs. Downloaders and installers containing PUAs have "Custom", "Advanced", or similar settings. Users download or install PUAs with other programs when they do not change the previously mentioned settings.
Also, PUAs are distributed via advertisements and fake installers. Ads that can download or install PUAs do that only if users click on them. Fake installers are promoted mostly on deceptive pages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Use legitimate (official) web pages as sources for downloading files, applications. Avoid using other sources for that and clicking on shady advertisements (on ads that appear on dubious pages). Do not download or install programs until all unwanted apps are deselected. It can be done by changing settings available in downloaders and installers.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of moviesmunch[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is moviesmunch[.]com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
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 potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes moviesmunch[.]com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by moviesmunch.com, 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 "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by moviesmunch.com 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, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
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 upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by moviesmunch.com, 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.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is moviesmunch[.]com malicious?
Moviesmunch[.]com is probably not malicious. The problem with this page is that it infringes copyright and can open untrustworthy (potentially) malicious websites.
Is it dangerous to click on advertisements appearing on moviesmunch[.]com?
Ads appearing on pages like moviesmunch[.]com can be used to promote various scams, pages encouraging to download and install questionable apps, and so on. Also, those ads can be designed to run certain scripts and download or even install unwanted software.
Will Combo Cleaner remove unwanted applications downloaded from or through shady pages like moviesmunch[.]com?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and get rid of selected unwanted apps. It is worth mentioning that manual removal does not always work - some files belonging to unwanted apps remain in the system even after the removal. Thus, it is recommended to eliminate such apps using specialized software like Combo Cleaner.