How to remove Filmate-search.com hijacker from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

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.

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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.

Filmate-search.com Removal Instruction

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Manual Removal Instruction for Filmate-search.com

Step 1
UNINSTALL FILMATE-SEARCH.COM AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Filmate-search.com remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Filmate-search.com remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Filmate-search.com and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Filmate-search.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Filmate-search.com remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE FILMATE-SEARCH.COM FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Filmate-search.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Filmate-search.com and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Filmate-search.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Filmate-search.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Filmate-search.com completely.
  • Remove Filmate-search.com from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Filmate-search.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Filmate-search.com and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Filmate-search.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Filmate-search.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Filmate-search.com completely.
  • Remove Filmate-search.com from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Filmate-search.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Filmate-search.com and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Filmate-search.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Filmate-search.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Filmate-search.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Filmate-search.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Filmate-search.com completely.
  • Remove Filmate-search.com from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL FILMATE-SEARCH.COM REMOVAL PROCEDURE

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.

Information added: 11/17/2015 04:19 PM;