You have to be selective about the programs you install because there are too many unreliable and useless ones. Movie-Hub might look useful at first, but the truth is that this Chrome extension is not that beneficial. On top of that, it is possible that is not reliable as well. Do you want useless and unreliable software running on your PC? Of course, you do not, which is exactly why we are discussing this add-on and its removal. After analyzing this add-on thoroughly, our malware analysts have come to a conclusion that it deserves the classification of a PUP (potentially unwanted program). If you want to learn about this, you need to continue reading this article. If you are only interested in deleting Movie-Hub, you will find a full removal guide below. Take note of the things you do not understand or the things you want to discuss further, and then start a conversation in the comments section. Our team of experts is ready to answer all questions and help you with all issues.
According to the “Contact” details represented via movie-hub.info – the download site of Movie-Hub – the developer of this potentially unwanted program is FirstGate Mobile Limited. Although the company has set up an official download site, the installer is actually hosted on the Chrome web store, with the extension ID being “bncmmammaeookpnhjhagddfobcneccfg.” Surprisingly, these are not the only sources that represent the suspicious PUP. According to research, the extension could be offered using pop-ups, as well as third-party installers. Although the PUP itself would not become less or more malicious if you installed it from a different source, other unwanted programs and malicious infections could be downloaded along with it. That is the main reason to stay away from unreliable and unfamiliar installers. Overall, regardless of how the PUP entered your operating system, we recommend installing a malware scanner and performing a full system scan. If dangerous infections are found, you might have a chance to delete them before anything bad happens.
When installing Movie-Hub, were you aware that your default search provider would be modified as well? You might not notice this at all unless you check the “Search engine” data in the chrome://settings/ menu because the suspicious hijacker automatically redirects to Yahoo Search at search.yahoo.com. Is this legal? If you were not informed about this, it probably is not, and that is something to think about. Needless to say, some users are likely to trust the hijacker because of its connection to Yahoo Search. Do not be mistaken; this reputable search provider can be exploited by anyone, and, in some cases, we have seen malicious parties using it to showcase truly malicious and misleading links. Do you want to avoid that? If you do, we recommend removing Movie-Hub immediately, as that is the only way to guarantee the elimination of the hijacker as well. Are you thinking about keeping the PUP? It can offer you some information about movies, but, in general, it is not a useful tool, and you should not hesitate to get rid of it.
Once you decide that you want to remove Movie-Hub, the only thing you have to decide is how you will do that. We are sure that anyone can delete this PUP manually using the guide below, but we have to warn that this is not the best option in all cases. If malware has invaded your operating system – whether that happened when downloading the extension or at a different time – using anti-malware software is the best option. It will automatically erase all existing threats, including the PUP, and it will reinforce the system’s protection to ensure that unwanted infections and programs cannot slither in unnoticed in the future. As mentioned before, we are ready to discuss unwanted programs and their removal, and we are ready to give you more advice. If you need this, use the comments section to start a conversation.
N.B. We recommend clearing browsing data to ensure that data trackers potentially employed by the PUP are eliminated as well.