Movie Wizard adware is an ad-supported program responsible for ads, deals, popups, coupons displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This happens after Movie Wizard adware infects your computer. However, it is legitimate and non-malicious, and your antivirus didn’t block it. Now, you want to remove Movie Wizard and it is a good idea because this kind of software compromises your security.
Movie Wizard installation is often deceptive. Various websites use bundling to monetize free program distribution. A free program that you need comes with a download client that controls the installation and offers you to install adware programs like Movie Wizard promoted as useful. Adware is set to be automatically installed unless you notice and disable it before installing a free program.
Movie Wizard is installed as a Windows application and multiple BHO (browser helper objects), web browser extensions or add-ons that are running adware activities. Therefore, if you want to remove Movie Wizard, then you need to uninstall Movie Wizard application and remove extensions related to Movie Wizard from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following Movie Wizard removal guide placed below.
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What is Movie Wizard?
Movie Wizard is adware developed for making money out of computer users’ clicks on ads displayed in web browsers. Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer are infected as the most used ones. Watching ads is not what people like, and adware activities waste web traffic and slow your computer system. It also traces web browsing history and might cause some privacy issues if this information is sold to third parties e.g. advertisers and potential email spammers. So, Movie Wizard is often deceptively installed with other free programs distributed over the web.
Movie Wizard consist of the program that manages all the process and web browser plugins and extensions installed into each of most commonly used web browsers. This makes removing Movie Wizard more complicated than removing other Windows programs. You need to be careful while installing free programs since it takes less time than removing Movie Wizard from your computer. This guide describes what you need for removing this adware and other like threats.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware products like Movie Wizard, then you need to remember that adware programs are delivered with other free programs, set for automatic installation, and installed unless you disable such optional items. Pay attention to marked check boxes placed in setup wizard screens and disable additional software unless you know it. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs. Read EULA that might inform you about adware programs and terms of their use.
Protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand.
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Remove Movie Wizard from Windows
For manual removal you need to uninstall all Movie Wizard components. Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-spyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstall Movie Wizard on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "Movie Wizard" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall Movie Wizard on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight Movie Wizard program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall Movie Wizard on Windows XP
Uninstalling Movie Wizard from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on Movie Wizard program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove Movie Wizard from Chrome
Remove Movie Wizard extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find Movie Wizard extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove Movie Wizard from Firefox
Remove Movie Wizard add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find Movie Wizard add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove Movie Wizard from Internet Explorer
Remove Movie Wizard extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on Movie Wizard, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Movie Wizard Infection Components:
Remove Movie Wizard entries from system registry:
%PROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\MovieWizard
Delete Movie Wizard files and folders:
%PROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\CrimeWatch
Note: Manual removal of Movie Wizard is not difficult by itself. However, if you get a bunch of bundled adware programs or computer infections, you also need to remove these threats to your security and privacy. Use free scanners that come with SpyHunter and Movie Wizard Removal Tool for help or let these programs to take care of the problem.
Remove Movie Wizard Adware Infection Completely
Movie Wizard adware is sometimes spread in a bundle with other similar programs, and some of such programs might be hooked and used by cyber criminals as spyware and automated bots for illegal scams. When you remove Movie Wizard, run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter for eliminating various threats that are not accessed by your anti-virus products.