Video Search – Advanced Movie Finder Removal Guide

Do you know what Video Search – Advanced Movie Finder is?

If you are currently thinking about whether or not you should install Video Search – Advanced Movie Finder, this is the report you need to read because our research team has thoroughly analyzed this PUP (potentially unwanted program), and we can give you concrete reasons to remove it from your Google Chrome web browser. At the moment, this is the only browser the extension is compatible with, but we cannot say for sure that that will not change in the future. If it does, we will add instructions that show how to delete Video Search – Advanced Movie Finder from other browsers too. Although this extension is not incredibly malicious, it does not offer beneficial services. Besides that, it functions in a very strange manner when it comes to providing you with search results. One might even say that this PUP is a browser hijacker. In any case, we suggest getting rid of it, and you can learn all about it in this report.

Aggressive advertisements are likely to expose Google Chrome users to the Video Search – Advanced Movie Finder extension. Although it is also introduced via, you are more likely to face the installer hidden behind an ad or an online offer. It also could be distributed along with malware or unwanted software via bundles. Because this PUP can spread in an unpredictable way, we suggest scanning the system if it has found its way in. A legitimate malware scanner will let you know if you need to remove anything else besides Video Search – Advanced Movie Finder. Even though the PUP could be introduced along with other threats, it is unlikely to slither in silently. It is presented as a useful tool that can find movies and video content, which is why Google Chrome users are likely to install it willingly. Unfortunately, not all programs can be trusted, and not all of them actually offer services that users are lured in with.Video Search – Advanced Movie Finder Removal GuideVideo Search – Advanced Movie Finder screenshot
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Video Search – Advanced Movie Finder is represented via a button on the browser. When you click it, you are shown the Private Seeking search field. This tool is useless because it only shows YouTube videos, and so if you enter any keyword, you will find the same content you would find via That is not all that the PUP does. It also works as a browser hijacker, and it uses to redirect your searches made via the address bar. The strange thing is that all searches are redirected via this engine to Many use Google Search as their default search provider, and, in that case, the user might not even know that they are being redirected. The results are likely to be modified to include sponsored links, which is why it is not recommended that you interact with the results. Before you go back to surfing the web, remove Video Search – Advanced Movie Finder.

You can get rid of Video Search – Advanced Movie Finder by removing the add-on via the Google Chrome’s Extensions menu. You can also eliminate the potentially unwanted program by erasing its files, which you can do using the instructions below. This is not the best solution if malware exists along with the PUP. If that is the situation you are in, installing anti-malware software should be considered. Automated malware removal is not the only feature that this software has. It is more important that it can protect your operating system.

Delete Video Search – Advanced Movie Finder

  1. Launch Windows Explorer by tapping keys Win+E at the same time.
  2. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ into the bar at the top (Windows XP path: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\).
  3. Open the Default folder (if profiles exist, open the {unique name} folder representing your profile).
  4. Open the Extensions folder.
  5. Delete the folder named mafmbfcmgifkdahieiddfiebgaabkdpd.

In non-techie terms:

Even though Video Search – Advanced Movie Finder is not classified as a malicious threat, it is a potentially unwanted program that does not really offer anything beneficial. Yes, it shows YouTube links, and it can provide you with access to Google Search results, but it does not add anything to these services. In fact, the PUP records information during the process, and that is a good enough reason for you to remove Video Search – Advanced Movie Finder. If you choose to delete this PUP – and that is what we recommend – you can follow the instructions above. If malware exists on your operating system, erasing all unwanted pieces manually can be difficult, which is why we advise installing legitimate anti-malware software.