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 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.
|Name||Ads by Movies Craver|
|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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
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.
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.
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Official page used to promote Movies Craver:
Deceptive pages used to promote Movies Craver:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Movies Craver?
- 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 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:
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 "Movies Craver" or other suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
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 (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 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, 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 movies craver, 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)
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.