Removal Guide

Do you know what is? is a browser hijacker and a clone of threats like,,,, etc. Just like the applications before it, the search engine seems to be distributed through unreliable channels, and it could display modified search results. It means the user might find suspicious advertising content each time he receives search results. If you do not want to endanger your system by accidentally interacting with possibly harmful ads, we advise you to eliminate as it could introduce you to such content. Users who need any help while erasing this browser hijacker could have a look at the removal guide placed below or install a reputable antimalware tool instead. However, to be able to guard the system against similar threats, it would be advisable to learn about it first and this you can do by simply reading our article.

The first question you may ask yourself after encountering is how it managed to hijack your browser. Our researchers discovered the application could be traveling with a browser plugin called Addicted To Movies. The add-on can be downloaded from It seems the site is the software’s official web page. Obviously, to visit the web page you should know its address, the plugin’s name, or at least see it promoted somewhere, so we think the extension’s website or the tool itself might be spread through pop-up ads. From our experience, we can also say such advertisements are often shown by other threats that manage to enter the system first. Therefore, if you suspect you may have received this way, it would be smart to check the computer for other possible threats.

What could be done to avoid applications similar to this browser hijacker in the future? First of all, we recommend installing a reputable antimalware tool. Such software might make it much easier to recognize threats as the user could scan suspicious installers and other data before opening them. Not to mention the tool may notify you about harmful content in case you unknowingly launch it as well. To be extra precautions, users should try to stay away from possibly malicious web pages or sites distributing doubtful freeware or pirated software. Our last advice would be to pay more attention during the installation process so you could deselect or cancel the process if you learn there the setup file might install unreliable Removal screenshot
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If Addicted To Movies appears on the browser and currently it can affect both Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, the plugin may allow to hijack user’s browser by replacing its default search provider, homepage, or new tab page. The main reason we do not recommend browsing the Internet with this search engine is because it might inject search results with ads from the application’s third-party partners. Interaction with them might be risky since there is not knowing if the ads are reviewed to check their reliability. If they are not, it is quite possible there could be advertisements distributing similar threats or even malware, showing pop-ups with fake surveys or lottery winnings, etc.

Probably, the only good feature we noticed about this search engine is the toolbar providing links to sites providing movie content. On the other hand, you can visit these pages any time without installing the add-on or keeping on your browser, and so we consider the browser hijacker not just possibly dangerous, but also rather useless. Under such circumstances, we do not think it would be wise to keep such questionable software installed, and if you think the same, we encourage you to use the removal guide located below and get rid of the threat manually or install a reliable antimalware tool and use its automatic features.


Internet Explorer

  1. Press Windows Key+R.
  2. Insert Regedit and click Enter.
  3. Search for the provided location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. Locate a value name titled Start Page.
  5. Right-click it and select Modify.
  6. Instead of insert a reliable link and press OK.
  7. Get to the following directory: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  8. Right-click a key named {28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, and pick Delete.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.
  10. Press Windows Key+E.
  11. Insert %APPDATA% and press Enter.
  12. Look for a folder called {28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, right-click it and choose Delete.
  13. Leave File Explorer.
  14. Empty Recycle bin.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Windows Key+E.
  2. Navigate to the listed locations separately:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile.*\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\\Chrome\User Data\Profile.*\Extensions
  3. Search for directories titled bbnkndmgjjcdepgijgajjgkemhjpdhde, right-click them one by one and click Delete.
  4. Get to this specific location: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  5. Right-click files called Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web data one by one and select Delete.
  6. Leave the Explorer.
  7. Empty Recycle bin.

In non-techie terms: is not a reliable search engine, so it might be safer to use a more reputable tool, for example,,,, etc. If you continue using this application, it might gather information about your interests or browsing habits and eventually start displaying questionable advertising content. We would advise users to prevent this from happening because there is a possibility some of the displayed ads could appear to be malicious or might invade your privacy. Thus, if you do not believe the browser hijacker is worth to take such risks, we urge you not to wait anymore and delete it with the removal guide placed above or a trustworthy antimalware tool of your choice.