Movie Mode is an adware application that is supposed to help you watch videos online in “movie mode”. It means that when you load a particular streaming video, the application dims down the “lights” all around it, make it seem as though you are watching it in a cinema. However, the functionality of Movie Mode is highly questionable, because a full screen mode on any online video streaming website can achieve the same. It is unclear why you should keep this application on your computer when it is not exactly useful, so it would be for the best to remove Movie Mode right now.
It is actually not the first time we are seeing an application that tries to provide you a “cinema-like” experience on the web. What is more, based on our security research Movie Mode, is a direct clone of Websteroids and Share Anything adware applications. We have come to such conclusion, because some of the files and registry entries between these applications match. The fact that Movie Mode is related to adware gives you an even better reason to get rid of it.
According to the digital signature Movie Mode is created by GenTechnologies Apps, LLC. The application can also be easily downloaded at moviemodeapp.com. The main homepage offers you to “set the mood on your favorite video websites” by enhancing the ability to watch videos on the web. It should be pointed out that some browsers block Movie Mode’s installer from being saved on the system under security concerns. However, even Movie Mode is known to be fully compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers.
It is also important to note that Movie Mode may also be bundled with freeware applications. In fact, bundled downloads is the most common method of distribution for this adware application. Movie Mode is known to be bundled with New Player and other similar adware. Downloads are initiated after have clicked misleading third party ads that offer you to upgrade your FLV Player or update Java software. You should never download “updates” from unknown websites – these are obvious scams employed to swindle you out of your money and infect your computer with potentially unwanted applications.
Movie Mode is an application that can prove to be more annoying than useful, as it is known to be able to display commercial ads, add a toolbar and even collect information on what websites your visit. To prevent yourself from being exposed to a number of suspicious and unreliable websites, you should uninstall Movie Mode right now and then scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner. A full system will help you determine when the PC is absolutely safe or not. Do invest in a licensed antispyware tool if need be.
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