Search.addictedtomovies.co might change your default search provider or your homepage after you add an extension called Addicted To Movies. At the moment of writing it works only on Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, so the removal instructions we are providing below the text for users who would like to get rid of Search.addictedtomovies.co will only show how to erase if from these two mentioned browsers. As you probably realize it, we do not consider the search engine as a reliable search tool, and if you continue reading our report, you will find out why it is so. Afterward, users can also leave their questions related to the application we are discussing at the end of the text or through social media.
To begin with, because Search.addictedtomovies.co can replace user's default browser settings, the search engine and the extension it comes with were classified as browser hijackers. The add-on can be found on addictedtomovies.co. The website’s provided description says it is an “extension for movie addicts.” Moreover, the provided information lets us assume the tool will allow to “search through the movie database,” “find movie posters and trailer images,” and “find thousands of reviews for movies.” Unfortunately, these functions are provided by well-known websites, e.g., imdb.com, rottentomatoes.com, youtube.com, etc., and not by the application itself. In other words, all the extension does is merely provides a toolbar with links to the mentioned web pages.
Furthermore, like we explained earlier, the add-on may place Search.addictedtomovies.co as your homepage, default search engine, etc. We believe these changes are the primary task of the application, since it is entirely possible the presented search engine could show additional advertising content so that the software’s creators might have a chance to collect advertising revenue. In fact, given the browser hijacker appears to be quite useless, we would not be surprised if making you search the Internet with Search.addictedtomovies.co was the main goal of the application or its developers. Such behavior might seem irritating and yet harmless for some users, but sadly it could cause some trouble.
As you see, it is most likely that the browser hijacker’s creators take no responsibility for any displayed ads and cannot guarantee their reliability. This would mean some of the advertisements might be potentially dangerous and if you click them, you could end up entering malicious web pages or scam websites. This is why we advise users to look for a more reliable search tool to replace Search.addictedtomovies.co. If you like the extension’s provided links you can bookmark them with your browser. It would allow you to visit the websites the links lead to just the same, so there is no need to keep a browser hijacker installed.
If you choose to remove the search engine, you should erase the extension it came with as well. The deletion instructions located below this text can show users how to eliminate the browser hijacker manually. However, even if you complete the given steps, we would still recommend you to scan the computer with a reliable antimalware tool. It is possible there could be other threats, especially if you installed the mentioned add-on, not from its official website since in such case you might have downloaded it together with other untrustworthy applications.