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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is TheMovie-Hub.net?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that TheMovie-Hub.net is a search hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" can manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.

How do I know if my computer is affected by TheMovie-Hub.net?

You may see these browser extensions:

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and these warnings during install:

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and this icon in the Chrome menu-bar:

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How did TheMovie-Hub.net get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from their website after a redirect.

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How do I remove TheMovie-Hub.net?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of TheMovie-Hub.net?
  • If you are using an older version of Malwarebytes, you may have to remove the Extension manually under Tools > More Tools > Extensions. Click on the bin behind the TheMovie-Hub.net entry and confirm Remove in the prompt.
  • If your browsers have been hijacked, you should read our Restore Browser page. You can read there how to fix additional browser redirect methods.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the TheMovie-Hub.net hijacker. It blocks traffic to their domain:

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in a FRST log:

 FF Extension: No Name - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\Extensions\[email protected] [2017-12-08]
 CHR DefaultSearchURL: Default -> hxxp://www.themovie-hub.net/yhs/search?p={searchTerms}&hspart=mnet&hsimp=yhs-001&type=
 CHR DefaultSearchKeyword: Default -> Yahoo
 CHR DefaultSuggestURL: Default -> hxxp://www.themovie-hub.net/sugg/ie?output=fxjson&command={searchTerms}&nResults=10
 CHR Extension: (Web Search) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob [2017-12-08]
Changes made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0
       Adds the file manifest.json"="12/8/2017 8:14 AM, 2363 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="12/8/2017 8:14 AM, 6481 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 4857 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\core
       Adds the file background.js"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 21614 bytes, A
       Adds the file backscript.js"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 3444 bytes, A
       Adds the file content.js"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 2081 bytes, A
       Adds the file distribution.js"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 11588 bytes, A
       Adds the file fingerprint.js"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 10170 bytes, A
       Adds the file md5.js"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 12297 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\forbessearch
       Adds the file 128.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 8885 bytes, A
       Adds the file 16.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 4659 bytes, A
       Adds the file 32.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 5525 bytes, A
       Adds the file 48.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 6314 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\gamessearch
       Adds the file 128.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 5172 bytes, A
       Adds the file 16.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 2444 bytes, A
       Adds the file 32.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 2799 bytes, A
       Adds the file 48.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 3262 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\moviesearch
       Adds the file 128.png"="12/8/2017 8:14 AM, 5052 bytes, A
       Adds the file 16.png"="12/8/2017 8:14 AM, 558 bytes, A
       Adds the file 32.png"="12/8/2017 8:14 AM, 1182 bytes, A
       Adds the file 48.png"="12/8/2017 8:14 AM, 1911 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\musicquest
       Adds the file 128.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 4522 bytes, A
       Adds the file 16.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 1286 bytes, A
       Adds the file 32.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 1280 bytes, A
       Adds the file 48.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 2268 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\RecipeSearch
       Adds the file 128.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 26213 bytes, A
       Adds the file 16.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 23992 bytes, A
       Adds the file 32.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 24336 bytes, A
       Adds the file 48.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 24655 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\smartSearch
       Adds the file 128.png"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 7526 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\js
       Adds the file jquery.js"="7/21/2017 12:53 PM, 148159 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\browser-extension-data\[email protected]
       Adds the file storage.js"="12/8/2017 8:17 AM, 5069 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions
       Adds the file [email protected]"="12/8/2017 8:17 AM, 154196 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob"="REG_SZ", "D13CB8B0B04B8B9C3B42CAD85E2629E6F16289A3EC74DABEFED370E05D3A5BFB"

The Malwarebytes scan log:

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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 12/8/17
Scan Time: 12:07 PM
Log File: f9a84604-dc07-11e7-96d1-080027750297.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.3.1.2183
Components Version: 1.0.236
Update Package Version: 1.0.3444
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 243421
Threats Detected: 46
Threats Quarantined: 46
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 52 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 12
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\forbessearch, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\RecipeSearch, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\gamessearch, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\moviesearch, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\smartSearch, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\musicquest, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\core, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\js, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\EXTENSIONS\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444

File: 34
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\core\background.js, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\core\backscript.js, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\core\content.js, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\core\distribution.js, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\core\fingerprint.js, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\core\md5.js, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\forbessearch\128.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\forbessearch\16.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\forbessearch\32.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\forbessearch\48.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\gamessearch\128.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\gamessearch\16.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\gamessearch\32.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\gamessearch\48.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\moviesearch\128.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\moviesearch\16.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\moviesearch\32.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\moviesearch\48.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\musicquest\128.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\musicquest\16.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\musicquest\32.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\musicquest\48.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\RecipeSearch\128.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\RecipeSearch\16.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\RecipeSearch\32.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\RecipeSearch\48.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\icons\smartSearch\128.png, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\js\jquery.js, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\adgkifdkpjehfomkfhknjecjdjenaiob\1.1.30.0_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, [2615], [467202],1.0.3444
PUP.Optional.TheMovieHub, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile},default\EXTENSIONS\[email protected], Quarantined, [2615], [467198],1.0.3444

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
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