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How to remove Movies Craver adware

Also Known As: Ads by Movies Craver
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What kind of application is Movies Craver?

Movies Craver is advertised as a reliable and fast application allowing users to search for movies. We have discovered it on a deceptive website. During the examination, we found that Movies Craver generates unwanted advertisements. Thus, we categorized it as an advertising-supported application (adware).

Movies Craver adware

Movies Craver in detail

Clicking on advertisements displayed by apps like Movies Craver can open various untrustworthy pages. It can lead to deceptive websites asking to provide personal information, various scams, download pages for shady applications, etc. Moreover, ads generated by the adware can be designed to run certain scripts and cause unexpected downloads/installations.

We have found that Movies Craver can read and change all data on all websites. It may be used to collect personal information. What is worse, gathered data may be sold to third parties or misused in other ways.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Movies Craver
Threat Type Adware
Symptoms Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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Adware in general

Advertising-supported applications are designed to feed users with annoying ads. Additionally, they can hijack web browsers and (or) collect various information. It is common for such apps to be promoted/distributed using deceptive pages. Thus, they are often downloaded (and installed) unknowingly.

More adware examples are Reuse Tab, Ultimate Ad Eraser, and Shade Area.

How did adware install on my computer?

It is known that Movies Craver is promoted via a deceptive page offering to download an ad blocker. This app installs after completing the steps provided on that page. In other cases, adware installs via deceptive advertisements and installers for other programs.

When installers for programs have adware included in them, they also have "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings. Adware installs alongside other programs after finishing installations without changing the aforementioned settings.

How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?

Do not finish downloading and installing software without deselecting unwanted apps. It can be achieved by changing "Custom", "Advanced", or similar settings available in certain downloaders and installers.

Also, do not click on advertisements that appear while visiting dubious, questionable pages. Never allow shady pages to show notifications. Use official pages and direct links as sources for downloading apps/files. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

A pop-up displayed by a browser containing information about Movies Craver:

movies craver adware browser notification

Official page used to promote Movies Craver:

movies craver adware promoter

Deceptive pages used to promote Movies Craver:

Deceptive site used to promote Movies Craver adware (sample 1) Deceptive site used to promote Movies Craver adware (sample 2) Deceptive site used to promote Movies Craver adware (sample 3)

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

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:

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.

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.

macOS (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.

Movies Craver adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the unwanted application, 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 unwanted browser add-ons:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Movies Craver adware from Google Chrome step 1

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

Removing Movies Craver adware from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by movies craver, 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 Movies Craver adware from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing Movies Craver adware from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by movies craver 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 adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

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

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by movies craver, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

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

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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)

What harm can adware cause?

Most advertising-supported applications diminish the web browsing experience - they generate ads that cover the contents of visited websites. In some cases, they slow down computers or even invade privacy.

What does adware do?

Software of this type displays unwanted advertisements. Its capabilities can include browser hijacking and collecting various data.

How do adware developers generate revenue?

A big part of them uses various affiliate programs to promote various products, websites, services, etc.

Will Combo Cleaner remove Movies Craver adware?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will remove adware-type applications from the operating system. It is recommended to use this app for removal to avoid leaving any files or other components belonging to adware in the system.

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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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