moviesNet Search might seem like a useful browser plugin, but our specialists discovered it might be dangerous. Consequently, the extension falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs or PUPs. At the moment of writing it cannot affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or other browsers besides Google Chrome. As you continue reading the article, we will tell you more about the application's working manner and its possible distribution channels. What’s more, at the end of the text you will find our recommended deletion steps that should help you get rid of the PUP if you choose to delete it. Provided you need more help or have other questions related to moviesNet Search, you can leave a comment below the article as well.
To begin with, our specialists learned that the application could be distributed not only through medianetnow.com or chrome.google.com/webstore, but also via suspicious pop-up advertisements, which users could come across after visiting unreliable file-sharing web pages. There is a chance such ads might be shown by some browser hijacker, a different PUP, or other untrustworthy tool installed on the computer, so if you have been seeing some irritating advertising content lately and you have no idea where it comes from you may want to scan the device with a reliable security tool. In the future, it would be smart to stay away from torrent or other file-sharing web pages as they can distribute suspicious applications like moviesNet Search or even more dangerous threats.
Once the PUP is installed, it may change Google Chrome’s default search engine and place an icon that opens a small window with a search engine as well on the top-right browser’s corner. The biggest problem with the newly presented search engine is it may show you modified search results. In other words, they could contain additional advertising content from various third parties. It is doubtful such content would get reviewed to ensure its safety because moviesNet Search creators claim the company disclaims all warranties and take no responsibility for the third-party content in the plugin’s End User License Agreement. Therefore, there is a chance there might be ads promoting other PUPs, adware, browser hijackers, or even malicious threats. More than that, the same statements say the developer takes no responsibility for the extension itself and there are no guarantees “THE PRODUCT WILL BE FREE FROM VIRUSES, "WORMS," "TROJAN HORSES" OR OTHER HARMFUL PROPERTIES.”
Under such circumstances, it might be unsafe to keep moviesNet Search installed or use its suggested search engine. For this reason, we advise against its usage and encourage you to erase this suspicious plugin. To do so manually the user should access the Google Chrome’s Extensions menu and remove the PUP from there. The whole process is explained step by step in the instructions below, so if you require any assistance do not hesitate to use them. Instead, we could also suggest using a reliable security tool with which you could check the whole system and remove even other possible threats; all you have to do is choose a trustworthy tool and perform a system scan.