Are you harassed by pop-up ads from Movie Master? This article will provide you with the step-by-step removal guide on how to get rid of these annoying pop-up ads from Movie Master. Please read more.
Movie Master Browser Extension
Movie Master is a free browser extension claiming changes your viewing experience on your favorite websites in a completely new way by dimming the lights. However, it does more than that—exhibiting malicious traits after you install it and making your PC in an unsafe state.
❶ Inject lots of ads into your web browser after hijacking your browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
❷ Access your data on all websites and your tabs as well as browsing activity. As a result, you may suffer from credit theft and identity theft, etc.
❸ Install optional offers such as a search toolbar that will change your default search, homepage and/or your new tab page onto your PC via bundling during the installation sneakily.
Movie Master is defined as adware and PUP by experts that generates ads and infiltrates computer without knowledge and permission.
Most often, the Movie Master gets access into users’ computers bundled with the freeware or other downloads from the internet. It lurks in the background of such downloads and installs on users’ PC successfully because of their carelessness. As an option with the check box that has already been ticked, Movie Master enables most of users to regard it as a legal part of downloads. So People including you may click “next” after “next” to install these downloads and let Movie Master slip into computer. In rare circumstances, the PUP infiltrates computer by completely hiding in the downloads without any warning. Also, it is possible that you are misled to download it from its official website.
No matter by which way you are infected with Movie Master, you’d better do the following in the future to get away from such PUP and ensure your security online.
To ensure be safe on in the further, we need to adopt necessary measures to get free from virus infections. Here we offer you some effective prevention tips and these tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs that share the common with distribution.
1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking. It is highly recommended to install a protective tool like Anvi AD Blocker for blocking malicious websites and popups, for details, please read Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker, or you can choose to Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online to block malicious websites.
2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source
3. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.
4. Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.
How to Remove Movie Master Browser Extension?
Five steps for removal of Movie Master Browser Extension
- ❶ Uninstall Movie Master and other PUP from computer
- ❷ Remove PUP.XXX(PUP.MovieMaster) and other virus infection hidden in your PC
- ❸ Eliminate Movie Master browser extension from all of browsers
- ❹ Clean up leftovers of Movie Master and optimize your PC
- ❺ Web guard for pop-ups and malicious websites blocking
- (Optional)________ Deep cleanup for you disk
❶ Uninstall Movie Master and other PUP from computer
Because Movie Master may intall on PC along with other PUP, so please locate Movie Master and other PUP such as Jump Flip, Snap do, Connect Toolbar, Mobogenie, etc and any other unknown and suspicious program from control panel to ensure your PC is free from any negative program.
For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for Movie Master, and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for Movie Master, and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
Alternative uninstall method
(use free tool Anvi Uninstaller offered by system optimizer Cloud System Booster)
Install and start Could System Booster(link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html)→Click on “ToolBox” right under the homepage→download and run Anvi Uninstaller→select Movie Master and remove any suspicious programs(skip the first step “Creat System Restore Point“).
You can directly clean up leftovers caused by Movie Master and these dubious PUP after uninstall them if you use the Pro Version.
❷ Remove PUP.XXX(PUP.MovieMaster) and other virus infections hidden in your PC
PUP.XXX including PUP.MovieMaster refers to malicious files of potentially unwanted programs like Movie Master remaining in your PC which can’t be removed from control panel. As Movie Master advertisements and deals are suspicious of misleading you to malicious websites contain virus infections, you need use antivirus software to scan and remove all of virus infections.
❸ Eliminate Movie Master browser extension from all of browsers
Because Movie Master extension will not be get rid of along with the removal of this unwanted program and other viruses, you must remove them to get rid of coupons from Movie Master and keep the security of your personal information.
Note: It is normal that Movie Master has been removed before you try to get rid of them from your browser.
Slim Toolbar (a pro tool contained in PC optimizing software Cloud System Booster that we recommend for you to clean up junk files and optimize computer in step 4) specializes in detecting and removing malicious and negative toolbar, add-on, extension, plugin and browser help object in major browsers.
Removal process demonstration:
1. Purchase the Cloud System Booster: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php and install it according its navigation.
Run it→click the arrow at the lower right corner→click Slim Toolbar
It is also available for you to use another independent and free version of Slim ToolBar to remove Movie Master plug-ins automatically.
The trial version is free for 15 days: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html
For long-time usage, please click here purchase the browser extension management software:http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php
Start it and click Manager. Then select Movie Master add-on on all browsers and remove.
–Or you can choose to manually remove Movie Master plug-in from your browser
Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on Movie Master and then click on Disable.
Switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of Movie Master.
❹ Clean up leftovers of Movie Master and optimize your PC
The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of Movie Master and other viruses, which are not malicious but slow down your PC speed must be clean up. Because the excess leftovers will crash down your running program easily and do harmful to your PC. Here the system maintenance and optimization tool Cloud System Booster is recommended.
Download link of Cloud System Booster: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
2. After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.
3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clear button there to remove these junk files, invalid registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.
Note: Because some users had their computers been infected with Movie Master via malicious websites. In order to reduce the chance that the adware gets onto PC again when you visit malicious sites in your browsing history by accident, please follow us to clean up you browser cookies.
Back to Could System Booster Homepage→click Disk Cleaner→scroll over and opt for Internet Explorer Cookies, Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies→Click Start Clean to remove them.
Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.
❺ Web guard for pop-ups and malicious websites blocking
To avoid the harassment of various pop-ups, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker to keep you surf safe online.
Download link http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html.
Because this free version is only vaild for 15 days, if you want to get a long-time online protection, you have to purchase its pro version in this link http://www.dotfab.com/adbupgrade.php
After install the software according to instructrons, please start it and click “ON” button to keep it running. Then close it to allow it works in the background to give you a real-time protection.
Besides, if you decide to block a website forever and allow Anvi AD Blocker to block it automatically for you without a notification, please do this according what the picture shows to achieve it.
Deep cleanup for you disk
After a longtime of use, your disk must carry a heavy load. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.
Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html
Purchase ： http://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php
After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.