Before you install videoZone Search, you may want to make sure that your targeted tool is a reliable one at all. As a matter of fact, we have found this Google Chrome browser extension totally useless as well as potentially harmful, even if indirectly. What's more, it is quite possible that it slithers onto your system without your knowledge, bringing all kinds of malware infections on board, too. We have labeled this threat as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because we cannot claim that it shows malicious traits. This PUP is very similar to moviesJunkie Search and videoJunkie Home, which seem to be promoted on the same website as well. However, we have seen dozens of identical and very similar tools in the past months promoted in groups by separate webpages, including FilmsPro Search Extension, Fast Browsing, and Search By myMusic Extension. If you do not want to be exposed to potentially harmful third-party web content and infect your computer with serious threats or end up scammed, we suggest that you remove videoZone Search from your browser as soon as possible.
Strangely enough, the promotional webpage is supposed to be theappjunkies.com; however, you cannot actually find this particular browser extension there. The webpage resembles most of the other pages in this family, such as iezbrowsing.com. The only official channel now for you to install this useless tool is the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/videozone-search/kggkiciiaanamdgpabbaoeolimfnbock. We would like to warn you that when you install this extension, you will be redirected to a suspicious page like "movie.getappsonline.com/wim/lp/offer/lp/52/??t=gomovix&ref=unknown&extname=Search%20by%20getMovies&extid=hpanooindcojjcbcdnfpekhfaghlhebb&yid=mgds&vertical=movie&hub=getappsonline.com&tid=136&landingp=52&&ct=ye10rtnin52136" where you will be led to believe that you need to click the "Continue" button in order to finish the installation; however, if you are not careful enough, you will end up installing yet another questionable application. This is a rather aggressive way to promote a tool. This is the first sign for a security-minded user to delete videoZone Search but there are more if you are not yet convinced.
This PUP may also be distributed in deceptive ways, which makes it rather questionable and potentially risky to have it on board. You may, for example, click on a third-party pop-up that tells you to install the latest Flash update in order to be able to see content on the page. But this pop-up may also claim that your system is vulnerable and you need to install a security tool right away to protect it. Well, if you are not an experienced user, you may easily fall for such tricks and click to install. However, you would simply drop such a PUP without possibly even knowing what you are installing. Can it be worse? Yes, unfortunately. If you download cracked software or free programs from shady freeware or torrent sites, if you click on unsafe third-party ads on suspicious pages, or if you click on fake buttons on malicious pages, you can drop a whole bundle packed with PUPs and malware infections. This is why it is important that you run a malware scanner after your delete videoZone Search.
If you are a movie fan, you may think that having such a tool as this is a good idea. But let us tell you that this Google Chrome browser extension is not really what it seems on the surface. It changes your default search engine to movie.eanswers.com, which is a questionable search engine for starters. This PUP can also make some changes to your homepage and new tab so that there is no search box on the page and the cursor is focused in your address bar, where you can use the new default search engine directly if you type in your keywords and press Enter. Through this new search engine you will be taken to a modified Yahoo search results page where you could be exposed to questionable promoted third-party content, such as ads and links. Clicking on these could pose a threat to your virtual security as you could be taken to malicious pages or drop infections. No wonder why we suggest that you remove videoZone Search from your computer.
This PUP also displays a button in the toolbar of your browser. If you click this button, it shows a pop-up window with a search box and a number of thumbnail links. If you use this search tool, you will end up on a j.gomovix.com result page. This website is promoted by this PUP but we are not convinced that it is a reliable one since it can display questionable third-party advertisements and you may not even be able to watch movies online there. Also, if you type "m" in your address bar and hit the Tab key, you will also be able to search this gomovix.com site straight from your address bar. Still, we believe that it is best for you to remove videoZone Search as soon as possible.
The most effective and easiest way to get rid of this annoying PUP is to remove this extension using your Extension Manager in your Google Chrome browser. If you are not familiar with the necessary steps, you can use our guide below as a reference. But keep in mind that this may only be the first step towards a safe system. You need to make sure that there is not a single threat, potential or malicious, that could endanger your computer. We recommend that you employ a decent, powerful anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter. With this automated security software you can defend your PC against all known infections and potential threats as well as long as you keep it always up-to-date and activated.