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Remove Likes Movies virus (Free Guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Likes Movies virus. What is it doing on your computer system?

Likes Movies is a browser extension that can be added to your browser without your knowledge. When it slithers into the computer system without user’s knowledge, it silently gathers as much information about computer user’s interests as possible. Likes Movies virus is not a harmful computer threat, and it also is not considered to be malicious, so it cannot collect personally identifiable information like keyloggers do. Instead, this low-level computer threat gathers information such as what websites the computer user visits, how much time he/she spends on them, what search queries he/she makes and so on. In addition to that, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) can find out what is user’s IP address and geolocation of the computer.

Questions about Likes Movies virus

Likes Movies PUP needs such information because it is an adware-type program, and it means it serves ads based on user’s activity online. It delivers various web advertisements, for example, pop-ups, banners, new tab ads and so on. These ads usually provide catchy offers for products that the computer user is interested in. Naturally, such ads can easily trick the PC user into clicking on them. Unless you want to end up on high-risk Internet sites, we do not recommend you to do that. Likes Movies adware wants you to visit certain websites so that it would generate pay-per-click profit. That is why it injects misleading links into its ads and causes so-called Likes Movies redirects.

Likes Movies changes homepage and serves annoying ads

Another thing that this potentially unwanted program does is that it replaces user’s homepage with search engine. It also sets it as default new tab page and changes the default search engine to MySearch. Do not forget that this search engine is extremely untrustworthy, and clicking on its search results trigger redirects to unreliable Internet sites, too. In a nutshell, you should stay away from Likes Movies ads and search engine it provides, otherwise you take risk of experiencing redirects that can lead you to malicious Internet sites. If you want to fix your browser and make it normal again, remove Likes Movies adware from it with an anti-spyware software (e.g. Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego) or manually. 2-Spyware research team has prepared informative Likes Movies removal guide for you – we have placed it on page 2.

How do PUPs like Likes Movies hijack computer systems?

It is clear that computer users rarely install PUPs by their choice. Therefore, how do these programs manage to infect so many computers? The fact is that the developers of PUPs use software bundling technique to spread their products more efficiently. Hence, if you tend to install programs in a rush, you can end up installing not only your preferred software, but also a few unknown programs alongside it. To prevent this from happening, you need to check if your selected software suggests installing a few additional programs alongside it. To check that, opt for Custom or Advanced installation mode and then look if the setup wizard provides a list of “recommended downloads.” If it does, deselect every checkbox you see.

How to remove Likes Movies adware?

Although Likes Movies virus cannot harm your computer, corrupt your files or do any illegal activities, it doesn’t mean that it is a safe program. This add-on might provide false ads and modified search results, which can make you visit doubtfully reliable Internet pages. If you want to keep your computer safe and sound, get rid of Likes Movies PUP without a hesitation. You can follow Likes Movies removal instructions given below and eliminate this PUP manually, or you can scan your PC with a reputable anti-spyware tool and remove it automatically.

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To remove Likes Movies virus, follow these steps:

Uninstall Likes Movies 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 Likes Movies and related programs
    Here, look for Likes Movies 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'

Eliminate Likes Movies 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 Likes Movies 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 Likes Movies 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 Likes Movies 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 Likes Movies removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove Likes Movies virus 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, Likes Movies should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete Likes Movies 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 Likes Movies 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 Likes Movies removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase Likes Movies 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 Likes Movies 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 Likes Movies removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Likes Movies 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 Likes Movies 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 Likes Movies removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Jeffrea says:
    May 30th, 2016 at 8:29 am

    great guide, fixed my computer so easily 🙂

  2. Sellie says:
    May 30th, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Completely useless add-on!!! i have no idea how it got installed -,-

  3. hilfiger78 says:
    May 30th, 2016 at 10:13 am

    The worst. mysearch engine is really dangerous, in my opinion, it just does not work as a normal search engine should be working. my advice is, if you want your computer running smoothly, stay away from likes movies.

  4. morello says:
    May 30th, 2016 at 10:13 am

    SpyHunter fixed this. real quick.

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