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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is GoMovies?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that GoMovies is a search hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" 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.
This one offers a Firefox and a Chrome extension with different names.

How do I know if my computer is affected by GoMovies?

You may see these browser extensions:

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and these warnings during install:

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How did GoMovies get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was ushed by an ad-rotator.

How do I remove GoMovies?

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 GoMovies?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes GoMovies completely.
  • If you are using an older version of Malwarebytes, you may have to remove the Chrome extension manually under Tools > More Tools > Extensions. Click on the bin behind the GoMovies entry and confirm Remove in the prompt.
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 GoMovies hijacker. It would have blocked the site that installed the extensions.

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

 FF Extension: No Name - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\Extensions\{daa287a2-5916-413e-9b61-52c00b5aa061}.xpi [2018-02-23]
 CHR DefaultSearchURL: Default -> hxxp://search.iezbrowsing.com/search/?category=web&s=40ds&q={searchTerms}
 CHR DefaultSearchKeyword: Default -> EasyMovies Search
 CHR DefaultSuggestURL: Default -> hxxp://sug.iezbrowsing.com/search/index_sg.php?q={searchTerms}
 CHR Extension: (EasyMovies Search) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild [2018-02-23]
Alterations 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\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0
       Adds the file app.js"="1/17/2018 12:09 PM, 8890 bytes, A
       Adds the file jquery.min.js"="11/30/2017 2:33 PM, 85660 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="2/23/2018 9:01 AM, 2001 bytes, A
       Adds the file privacy.txt"="1/4/2018 1:44 PM, 6703 bytes, A
       Adds the file rate.js"="1/18/2018 2:20 PM, 19413 bytes, A
       Adds the file terms-of-use.txt"="1/4/2018 1:44 PM, 9886 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="2/23/2018 9:01 AM, 4019 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="1/18/2018 2:20 PM, 2717 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\images
       Adds the file icon128.png"="2/23/2018 9:01 AM, 12157 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon16.png"="2/23/2018 9:01 AM, 678 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\images\rateshare
       Adds the file close.png"="12/27/2017 12:41 PM, 1920 bytes, A
       Adds the file rate.jpg"="12/27/2017 12:41 PM, 102155 bytes, A
       Adds the file rate1.png"="12/27/2017 12:41 PM, 12334 bytes, A
       Adds the file share.jpg"="12/27/2017 12:41 PM, 17633 bytes, A
       Adds the file share1.png"="12/27/2017 12:41 PM, 4466 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions
       Adds the file {daa287a2-5916-413e-9b61-52c00b5aa061}.xpi"="2/23/2018 8:58 AM, 28263 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild"="REG_SZ", "BC38BA9D05213F80B180F3881B2792BF1FF679238D8E0CCF5353B6E259E0F0AC"
Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 2/23/18
Scan Time: 9:12 AM
Log File: 3bb56d6a-1871-11e8-aec8-080027750297.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.3.1.2183
Components Version: 1.0.262
Update Package Version: 1.0.4062
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: 243688
Threats Detected: 23
Threats Quarantined: 23
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 4 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: 5
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\images\rateshare, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\images, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\GAHLJDJPBJNOPDKNIKOIBKILIGGMOILD, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062

File: 18
PUP.Optional.AmazeApps, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.default\EXTENSIONS\{DAA287A2-5916-413E-9B61-52C00B5AA061}.XPI, Quarantined, [14868], [491481],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\GAHLJDJPBJNOPDKNIKOIBKILIGGMOILD\1.0.3_0\MANIFEST.JSON, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\images\rateshare\close.png, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\images\rateshare\rate.jpg, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\images\rateshare\rate1.png, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\images\rateshare\share.jpg, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\images\rateshare\share1.png, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\images\icon128.png, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\images\icon16.png, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\app.js, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\jquery.min.js, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\privacy.txt, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\rate.js, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062
PUP.Optional.IEZBrowsing.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gahljdjpbjnopdknikoibkiliggmoild\1.0.3_0\terms-of-use.txt, Quarantined, [14825], [477818],1.0.4062

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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