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Remove MovieJackpot (Removal Instructions)

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

What should you know about MovieJackpot virus?

Questions about MovieJackpot

MovieJackpot virus is a bothersome program that computer users usually install along with other free software. Once installed, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) negatively affects the functionality of all web browsers. It is programmed to inject sponsored ads into web pages and trigger pop-ups whenever the user surfs the Internet. It is not hard to discern the difference between MovieJackpot ads and real advertisements that come from the web pages you visit because MovieJackpot advertisements are usually marked as “powered by MovieJackpot” or “ads by MovieJackpot.” The developer of this ad-supported program claims that it provides access to “free movies from your computer.” However, we doubt that this program was designed to provide useful or entertaining functions. We have found some suspicious statements in MovieJackpot’s Privacy Policy document, and we would like to share them with you:

Additionally, 3rd party advertisers on our site may use cookies for tracking purposes. […] We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when users visit our site. These companies may use information […] about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on our site, other websites and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to you.

These lines clearly indicate that MovieJackpot PUP is an adware-type software. As you can see, third-party partners of MovieJackpot adware are allowed to collect data about your browsing habits and provide you with advertising content. Therefore, we do not recommend you to click on ads powered by MovieJackpot, because they can lead you to third-party websites that might present dangerous content. Ads by MovieJackpot can appear in a form of pop-ups and banners, so look out for them and avoid clicking on them, because they can also redirect you to high-risk websites. If you do not want to visit questionable Internet sites, we recommend you to remove MovieJackpot adware from your computer. You can accomplish that with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner or another reliable anti-spyware software.

MovieJackpot virus sends annoying ads

How did MovieJackpot hijack your PC?

Regrettably, many PC users are not aware of dangers related to potentially unwanted programs, and so they also do not know how do such programs spread. In a nutshell, PUPs like MovieJackpot spread along with other applications, and to avoid installing them, you have to carefully investigate the reliability of each program you download to your computer. Once you open its setup wizard, do not rush and read the information provided attentively. Do not forget to check the installation settings, too. No matter that the majority of setup wizards suggest choosing Default or Standard settings, you should not rely on them. The research has shown that these settings often conceal various additional programs that can be installed alongside the primary program. If you do not want to install these additions, you have to opt them out via Advanced or Custom option.

If your computer is already infected with MovieJackpot adware, you should get rid of this program without a delay. The most efficient way to do it is to use an anti-spyware software, but you can also uninstall this adware using MovieJackpot removal instructions given on page 2.

How to remove MovieJackpot adware?

If you are reading this post, we assume that you want to remove MovieJackpot virus as soon as possible. The 2-spyware team has prepared a detailed MovieJackpot removal guide for you, but please follow each step with caution and make sure you do not leave any remains of MovieJackpot PUP. After you remove this ad-supported software, we suggest you scan your computer with a reliable anti-spyware software and check if your computer is 100% safe and free from threats.

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To remove MovieJackpot, follow these steps:

Erase MovieJackpot 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 MovieJackpot and related programs
    Here, look for MovieJackpot 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'

Uninstall MovieJackpot 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 MovieJackpot 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'

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

Remove MovieJackpot 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, MovieJackpot should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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

Get rid of MovieJackpot 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 MovieJackpot 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 MovieJackpot removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase MovieJackpot 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 MovieJackpot 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 MovieJackpot removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Tiana says:
    May 6th, 2016 at 3:53 am

    moviejackpot is useless and i cannot get rid of it…

  2. Lynda says:
    May 6th, 2016 at 3:54 am

    I think Moviejackpot is malicious 🙁 I have removed it, but how can I know if my PC is safe?

  3. 2-Spyware team says:
    May 6th, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Dear Lynda,

    To check whether your PC is free of threats or not, scan your computer with an anti-spyware software. For example, you can use SpyHunter. You can find a tutorial how to use SpyHunter here:

  4. Lynda says:
    May 6th, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Thanks – just scanned, my computer seems to be safe now.

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