My homepage has been suddenly changed to Search.yourmovietimenow.com and it gave me many annoying pop-up ads which I couldn’t find a way to stop. My PC was super slow now and I thought I had some malware on my PC that hijacked my web browser. Even if i closed Firefox and reopen, the page will come back, same if i restarted my laptop. I ran Norton and it says my computer is clean. I don’t know what to do now and I do not want to rebuilt my system. Please help!!!
Search.yourmovietimenow.com, as known as Your Movie Now Search, is an unwanted search engine protected by Safer Browser and made to generate revenue for its authors. The page is linked to potentially unwanted program or browser hijacker that mainly attacks browser application such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. It can force the affected web browser to visit specific pages and change the homepage, as well as default search engine without user’s permission. The application alters browser settings so it can display annoying pop-up windows containing advertisements or websites with unsafe content all the time. It interrupts user’s online activities and stops users from browsing the web properly. Unlike other computer viruses, browser hijacker doesn’t have the ability to encrypt your files or destroy your computer system, so your antivirus program cannot detect it at all, not to mention removing the virus from the system. The program only causes many inconveniences for its users. Although this hijacker thing looks similarly to those reputable search engines like Bing or Google, it won’t really provide users reliable search results. Instead, the results Search.yourmovietimenow.com provides are mostly irrelevant to your search query. No one likes pop-up notices and advertisements, therefore it is suggested that users should remove the virus manually as quickly as possible.
Browser hijacker infection like Search.yourmovietimenow.com may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
Search.yourmovietimenow.com hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Search.yourmovietimenow.com hijacker is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to Search.yourmovietimenow.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Search.yourmovietimenow.com is a customized search engine that will appear every time when user begins to surf online. It alters default homepage and forces users into visiting this page again and again. The site claims it can offer web users various free movies and it provides a search bar which looks very helpful and convenient, but actually the website only presents results that are not related to your current search terms. With its ability to monitor your browsing activities, the application can display ads to attract your attention and lure you into clicking on it. As a result, you will take the risk of visiting malicious websites or get more viruses installed. The hijacker is capable of falsifying your browser settings, changing default homepage as well as your search engine and redirecting the web pages you like to some weird sites. It adds unwanted toolbar and even slows down your Internet speed so you should get rid of it without any delay.
Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on June 25, 2016 2:40 am
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