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General information about

If your homepage has been replaced without your consent, do not start thinking that your computer has been severely compromised. If the homepage value has been set to, it means that your PC has been affected by virus, which belongs to spyware, but not malware category. This suspicious application can slow your computer down and also negatively impact Internet’s speed. Besides, this web page presents a regular looking search engine, and it is important not to use it; otherwise you might encounter curious case of redirect issue. It appears that this search engine integrates sponsored third-party links within its search results. You might think that there is nothing wrong with that; however, you can be greatly surprised to find out where such sponsored search results can lead you to. When using such unknown and suspicious search engines, you risk being redirected to high-risk websites. Of course, we cannot state that every single link provided by this search engine is dangerous, but still, you should be careful.
Screenshot of redirect virus

If you seek to keep your computer safe and sound, try to avoid visiting websites filled with flashy ads, download buttons, offers to win a million in some suspicious lottery, and other too-good-to-be-true offers. Clicking on these ads or revealing information on sites accessible via them can lead to various problems, for instance, infiltration of malware, data leakage, etc. Therefore, we recommend you to stay cautious while browsing through insecure web pages. If you do not like the indicated search engine and if you would like to change your homepage address with or similar URL, you should remove hijacker first. The easiest way to do it is to check your system with Reimage or a similar spyware removal tool.

Methods of distribution

Questions about virus

In order to prevent hijack in the future, you should learn how such PUPs spread. Typically, they spread together with other free programs, and can be rejected during their installation procedure. Therefore, when you open software’s installation wizard, we recommend you to be very careful and pay close attention to every piece of information that installer provides. The most important thing is to alter installation setup by changing its settings. Instead of choosing Default or Standard settings, opt for Advanced or Custom ones. These settings will allow you to modify and decompose the software pack. Just deselect unknown and unwanted suggested programs and finish the installation then.

You can also download this program from funmovietab(dot)com, a website that promotes Fun Movie Tab extension. It appears that this browser hijacker is compatible with Google Chrome browser only. If your browser has been affected, follow instructions provided below to carry out removal.

Instructions on how to uninstall

You must remove virus if you wish to restore previous browser settings and be able to change your homepage again. Choose how you want to uninstall this browser hijacker – you can install anti-spyware software and scan your PC with it to detect all components related to spyware and malware and eliminate them from the computer system. Alternatively, you can try to find these components by yourself. However, make sure you are experienced enough for this; otherwise, you can unintentionally delete essential system files or files that belong to other software. Deleting wrong files can cause system malfunctions and make error messages appear. To prevent such issues, we recommend choosing automatic removal method.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Alternative Software
Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with Combo Cleaner.

To remove virus, follow these steps:

Delete 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 and related programs
    Here, look for 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'
  5. Remove from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Remove 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 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'
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Uninstall 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 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. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

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  1. Rhytm says:
    September 8th, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Guys, just remove Fun Movie Tab from your computer and youre basically done

  2. Zedd says:
    September 8th, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Cannot find it anywhere!

  3. Zedd says:
    September 8th, 2016 at 11:37 am

    nevermind just removed it with anti-malware software.

  4. Dunya says:
    September 8th, 2016 at 11:38 am

    This browser hijacker is freaking annoying! I am glad that I have found a way to remove it, finally!

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