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Remove Ads by MovieDea (Updated Guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - -   Also known as MovieDea ads, MovieDea virus, MovieDea adware | Type: Adware

Is MovieDea application is a legitimate one?

At first glance, MovieDea might seem to be a reliable and handy program. It is presented as a browser add-on allowing people to find information about various movies, TV series, famous people, news and so on. However, this application is none other than adware which is designed to stream advertisements and direct to potentially malicious domains. We discourage you from keeping this adware on the PC for too long. Thus, quickly remove MovieDea virus.

After reading Privacy Policy and other accessible information about this app, you will clearly see that it may initiate various unwanted activities on your computer. Security experts have categorized it as a PUP and do not recommend using it due to several things. First of all, keep in mind that MovieDea virus seeks to gain financial profit from affiliate marketing. Once installed, it may install cookies and collect information about your browsing habits. It’s stated that Google is the primary third-party vendor, which uses cookies via this site. However, you can never be sure what other third-parties may be allowed to access your browsing history, search terms, IP address, PC’s location and other information. It means that by using this program, you agree to receive various pop-up, pop-under, banner, in-text and other forms of commercial advertisements during your browsing.

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Questions about Ads by MovieDea

Besides, MovieDea redirect is another disturbing effect of this adware. The ads generated by this adware might mislead you to the affiliate websites for the content of which Movie Dea developers do not bear any liability. Therefore, before clicking on any of the ads, you should think twice whether you want to expose your computer to unsafe websites. Thus, we recommend you to start MovieDea removal without any delay. The easiest way to do that is to run a full system scan with a reliable anti-spyware, such as Reimage.

The distribution of the adware

MovieDea is yet another application which is distributed using the technique known as “bundling.” This strategy is simple but tricky enough to make people install various unwanted applications, such as Deal2dealit, Lucky Leap, Safe Finder, etc. If you want to prevent MovieDea hijack or the infiltration of any other plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions in the future, remember that the adware spreads via free programs. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to spot the add-ons. In order to do that, be very careful during the installation. Select “Advanced” or “Custom” installation option, which discloses all available check boxes. It will enable you to monitor the entire process. In case, some of the tick marks are left, programs, such as Movie Dea, will enter your PC and start suspicious operations.

How can I remove MovieDea?

The easiest way to get rid of this adware is to install a malware removal application. It will detect the adware and delete MovieDea virus without any difficulties. Moreover, the software will also check your system for any other potentially malignant programs and files. Alternatively, you might use the manual instructions to complete MovieDea removal. Carefully follow each step not to overlook any essential detail. However, the probability remains that the adware might have scattered its related files all over the system, so manually detecting them might become too tiresome.

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To remove MovieDea ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate MovieDea from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall MovieDea and related programs
    Here, look for MovieDea or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Delete MovieDea from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for MovieDea or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of MovieDea from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for MovieDea and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete MovieDea removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall MovieDea ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, MovieDea should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase MovieDea from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select MovieDea and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete MovieDea removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove MovieDea from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select MovieDea and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete MovieDea removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate MovieDea from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for MovieDea or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete MovieDea removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Zack says:
    May 19th, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Just watch movies online, no need to download anything…

  2. Dan says:
    May 19th, 2016 at 12:17 am

    At least, you dont have to meddle with it for too long.

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