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Remove Movix.eanswers.com virus (Virus Removal Instructions) - Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge

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Movix.eanswers.com – the hijacker that is presented as a legitimate search tool

Screenshot of Movix.eanswers.com

Movix.eanswers.com is a questionable search engine that is distributed via software bundles. Once it enters the system, it might alter browser settings and force people to use its services. For this reason, it is categorized as a browser hijacker.[1]

This website belongs to Eanswers.com group that also owns such sites as Games.eanswers.com and Musix.eanswers.com. All these programs share similar features:

  • ability to enter the system without asking direct user’s permission;
  • alteration of browser’s settings;
  • replacing default homepage or/and search engine with its domain;
  • modification of Windows Registry in order to prevent users from rejecting these changes;
  • ability to alter search results;
  • delivery of suspicious commercial content;
  • data tracking.

Nevertheless, search results are delivered from Yahoo; you should not trust them. The hijacker is known for its ability to alter search results and include sponsored links. Thus, you might find numerous irrelevant links at the top of the results page.

The program might also display suspicious third-party ads that are often aggressive, cover the necessary content of the page, and might redirect o potentially dangerous sites. Usually, Movix.eanswers.com virus delivers ads that promote various programs or software updates. Stay away from these offers because they may lead to virus attack.

Developers of the program generate revenue from online advertising. Thus, once you click on the ad or sponsored link, they are making money. It’s quite common activity of creators of free programs. However, potentially unwanted applications are known for displaying ads that are the part of malvertising[2] or lead to other sites used for various cyber crimes.

Increased possibility to meet a cyber threat, should be one of the main reasons why you should remove Movix.eanswers.com as soon as possible. However, the hijacker also has one more serious issue related to data tracking.

The Privacy Policy reveals, that user’s IP address, browsing history, search queries and other non-personally identifiable information are collected. What is more, aggregated data might also be shared with third-parties and advertising networks. Thus, you might expect seeing more commercial content on your browser.

The only solution that helps to protect your computer and privacy is Movix.eanswers.com removal. Thus, install ReimageIntego and run a full system scan with it. It’s the quickest way to get rid of the hijacker.

Image of Movix.eanswers.com virusMovix.eanswers.com browser hijacker might enter the system with the help of freeware and shareware.

Various free programs are responsible for bringing hijacker to the computer

The hijacker is noticed spreading with the help of BetterMovies Home extension that is compatible with Google Chrome. However, other browser add-ons, freeware, and shareware might also distribute this suspicious application all over the world, from Japan to Poland[3]. Thus, it’s important to install programs downloaded from the Internet correctly.

It goes without saying that you always have to choose reliable sources for downloads. However, you have to use the right installation settings. In order to avoid BetterMovies virus and installation of other PUPs, you have to opt for Advanced/Custom installation setup.

Once you encounter the list of “optional downloads,” unmark all pre-selected entries. Make sure that you do not agree to install any third-party apps and do not agree to make Movix.eanswers.com your default search engine.

We want to stress out that Quick/Recommended settings do not have this feature. Thus, usually additional applications included in software package are installed without asking direct permission.

Elimination instructions of the Movix.eanswers.com virus

If you want to remove Movix.eanswers.com manually, you have to find the hijacker and uninstall it. Thus, you have to check the list of installed programs via Control Panel and get rid of all suspicious browser extensions that you may find installed without your knowledge.

It’s important to be careful because if you leave some hijacker-related files on the system, you might soon experience the hijack or won’t be able to set your preferred search engine as default.

If you want to make sure that Movix.eanswers.com removal is successful, we suggest opting for automatic elimination option. It requires scanning the device with updated anti-malware.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Movix.eanswers.com virus, follow these steps:

Remove Movix.eanswers.com from Windows systems

Go to Control Panel and look through the list of recently installed programs. Uninstall all applications that you do not remember installing. They are most likely to be responsible for the hijacked web browser.

To remove Movix.eanswers.com virus from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Movix.eanswers.com virus (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Eliminate Movix.eanswers.com from Mac OS X system

If your browser is hijacked, you should check the list of Applications. It's uncommon for Mac OS X to be infected with the hijacker, but if you encountered such problem, please follow the steps below.

Remove Movix.eanswers.com virus from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Movix.eanswers.com virus-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Movix.eanswers.com virus, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Movix.eanswers.com virus and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Movix.eanswers.com virus-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Erase Movix.eanswers.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

In order to eliminate Movix.eanswers.com from the startup page, you need to reset Internet Explorer as shown below.

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Movix.eanswers.com virus and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Movix.eanswers.com virus removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of Movix.eanswers.com virus from Microsoft Edge

Follow the steps to fix Microsoft Edge after the hijacker's attack:

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Movix.eanswers.com virus-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Delete Movix.eanswers.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

After the Movix.eanswers.com hijack, you need to uninstall suspicious browser extensions and reset Mozilla Firefox.

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Movix.eanswers.com virus and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

In case Movix.eanswers.com virus did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Movix.eanswers.com virus removal.Reset Firefox 2

Uninstall Movix.eanswers.com from Google Chrome

In order to delete Movix.eanswers.com, you have to remove unknown add-ons, browser extension and plugins. What is more, you need to reset Google Chrome in order to get rid of tracking cookies.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Movix.eanswers.com virus by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site like Movix.eanswers.com virus in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Movix.eanswers.com virus-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Movix.eanswers.com virus removal.Reset Chrome 2

Remove Movix.eanswers.com from Safari

Follow the instructions to clean Safari from this potentially unwanted program:

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Movix.eanswers.com virus and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Movix.eanswers.com registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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