Filmate-search.com often appears in users’ browsers as predefined search engine and homepage. Usually happens on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, however other browsers are also vulnerable to this infection. The main source of the infection is freeware application called Filmate – an application that allows users to read movie reviews, the most recent news and search for movies on the Internet. Filmate adware application is widely spread on the Internet through Chrome Store and other ways like bundling. Users from all over the world have been infected with Filmate-search.com hijacker in the past week. So, if you are one of those who were infected and you see Filmate-search.com page every time you open your browser, you should completely remove Filmate-search.com from your computer. Simply removing Filmate from the browser’s extensions will not solve the problem. You need to completely remove Filmate-search.com and all of its helper programs, so it will not be restored after you reboot your computer.
At first Filmate-search.com may look like a legitimate website with genuine search engine and a lot of useful features like quick access links to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and others. Filmate-search.com browser hijacker was developed by well-known developer of malware Babylon Ltd. It is another reason to do not trust to this search engine. Filmate-search.com search engine will provide users with sponsored search results, which will be irrelevant to your search query but filled with pop-up ads, banners and in-text links. Additionally there is a risk that Filmate-search.com will collect your personal data including browsing history, search queries, cookies, etc. Your private information will be transferred to the third party for commercial purpose in order to provide you with ads based on your preferences. We can consider it as another reason to get rid of Filmate-search.com hijacker from your pc.
Filmate-search.com is mostly spread together with Filmate application which can be downloaded on Chrome Store, but it’s not the main source of infection. Filmate-search.com is widely bundled with freeware programs like PC optimizers, download managers and other programs. If you are not careful enough you might install Filmate-search.com on your computer without knowledge. To avoid that situation user should always read the license agreement and opt for custom or advanced installation to be able to see the hidden additional programs. However it is not wise to download programs from unknown developers and from unreliable, unofficial websites. It is a great risk to get infected with adware, spyware or even worse ransomware that will cause loss of your personal data stored on your hard drive. If you want to remove Filmate-search.com browser hijacker from your computer, just follow the removal guide written below. Also, you can try out our automatic removal tool that will scan your computer for threats and remove all of them and you will just need to press few buttons.
Symptoms of Filmate-search.com infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Filmate-search.com threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the FILMATE-SEARCH.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.