What is Movie-Quest?

Movie-Quest is described as a plugin that can provide a search tool with which the user could be able to look for movies and “all things Hollywood.” However, our researchers at tested the provided search engine themselves and did not find anything unique about it except annoying third-party advertising content that could be injected into the displayed results. To make matters worse, there is a chance some of the search engine’s advertising content might be malicious. Accordingly, the application was classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). If Movie-Quest does not work how you expected it to, we urge you not to waste any time with it and erase it before anything goes wrong. For manual deletion, you should have a look at the instructions located below this report, but if you wish to know other details about the PUP, we would recommend reading the rest of the text first.test

Where does Movie-Quest come from?

Quite often applications like Movie-Quest are distributed via program bundles, unreliable pop-up ads, and so on. In this case, the extension is also available on Chrome Web Store Page and its official site called The plugin is not available on Firefox Add-ons website, even though the software is compatible not just with Google Chrome, but with the Mozilla Firefox browser too. If you downloaded it willingly, without realizing it could be potentially dangerous, we advise you to be more cautious with the programs you choose to install. As for users who received it accidentally, we would recommend checking the system for other possible threats. Suspicious pop-ups distributing such PUPs or other unreliable software might be displayed by adware, browser hijackers, or other doubtful applications that might have managed to settle in on your system. Accordingly, it is important to get rid of them to avoid threats alike in the future. Probably, the fastest way to do so is scanning the system with a legitimate antimalware tool.

How does Movie-Quest work?

Once installed, the extension could alter user’s default search provider, homepage, or new tab page settings to place This is most likely the “easy search tool” the PUP’s description is talking about. According to it the application gives unlimited access to all categories and genres and helps save time while looking for movies or content related to Hollywood. The Movie-Quest description even explains how to use this tool to find the mentioned content: “To use the movie search feature please type movie in the chrome omnibox and then press space or tab. You may then proceed to put in your movie name.”

At this point, we would like to stress that users can look for any content this way on any search engine to find more accurate results. In other words, it does not seem like the provided application is only for searching movies since typing a word movie before any search keyword in or any other search engine would most likely show the results related to films. Moreover, you should know that Movie-Quest’s provided search engine could inject results with third-party advertising content, and some of it might be potentially dangerous as there is not knowing where the ads may come from. To give you an example, some of the advertisements could promote malware or other threats alike, scam web pages, and so on.

How to eliminate Movie-Quest?

All things considered, Movie-Quest does not look as useful as its description claims and if you think the same you should not take any chances with this PUP. To erase it from your Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox you should have a look at the instructions located below since they will explain how to remove this questionable plugin step by step. Another way to deal with it would be to download a legitimate antimalware tool and perform a full system scan with it. After the scan, there should be a deletion button you could click, and if you do so, the software should erase the unwanted extension and other threats it might have detected during the scan.

Delete Movie-Quest

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+A.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Select the unwanted plugin.
  5. Press Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Click ALT+F and select More tools.
  3. Pick Extensions, then locate the PUP.
  4. Select it and click the trash bin button.
  5. Select Remove. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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