What is Filmatory

This guide will help you remove Filmatory – an unwanted browser extension, often installed without the consent of users. As claimed by its developers, the extension is designed to deliver better film-related information. Unfortunately, when software investigators ran a thorough analysis, it turned out that Filmatory has capabilities of adware. Adware is a type of software used to generate intrusive advertisements of various kinds. These ads may lead to websites containing potentially dangerous content (e.g. online casinos, fake program installer pages, pornography websites, and so forth) that may put users’ devices under security risks. The unwanted extension may also be able to access browser-related data like passwords, IP-addresses, or geolocation and use it for further monetization without users’ permission. All of these functionalities mentioned have the potential to supply users with extensive security risks, allowing an easier pathway for other infections. It is worth mentioning that extensions like Filmatory may sometimes be stubborn enough to prevent users from their deletion using traditional methods. We thus recommend you to use our tutorial for deleting Filmatory fast and trace-free.

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How Filmatory infected your computer

While Filmatory can be retrieved from its official download page, it may also be spread via rogue browser pages asking to perform some “important” action. Fake browser update alerts, spam notifications, buttons with hidden links, and other intrusive types of advertisement can be used for redirecting inexperienced users to websites that offer unwanted software like Filmatory extension. Thus, if you entered some website unintentionally and see that it tries to make you do something, ignore and close it as soon as possible. In addition to this, if random pages are force-opened without your consent, the reason for that may be an adware program installed on your system. Adware is a piece of dubious software that modifies certain browser settings to promote ads and redirect users to suspicious pages. It is usually spread packed with other third-party program installers (e.g. pirated, cracked, freeware) that are available on unofficial websites. Once downloaded, many users skip over sections like “Custom/Advanced” where additional software is hidden and pre-selected for installation. As a result, people unconsciously agree with the installation and end up confused, wondering where an unwanted program has come from.

  1. Download Filmatory Removal Tool
  2. Remove/Uninstall Filmatory from Control Panel and Applications
  3. Remove Filmatory extensions from browsers
  4. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  5. Block Filmatory search redirects
  6. How to protect from threats like Filmatory

Download Removal Tool for Windows

Download Removal Tool

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To remove Filmatory completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Filmatory and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download CleanMyMac

To remove Filmatory completely, we recommend you to use CleanMyMac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Filmatory and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Filmatory manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Filmatory removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Filmatory installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Filmatory from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Filmatory you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Filmatory”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Mac.

Remove Filmatory from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Filmatory might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Filmatory from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Filmatory from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Filmatory or other recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Filmatory from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Filmatory or other recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Filmatory from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Filmatory or other recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Filmatory from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Filmatory from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Filmatory or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Filmatory or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Filmatory

In some cases, Filmatory won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Filmatory. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Filmatory folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Filmatory in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Filmatory or other recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Filmatory using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Filmatory. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Filmatory from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Filmatory.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Filmatory from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Filmatory related extensions from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Filmatory extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Filmatory extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Filmatory extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Filmatory from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Filmatory, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Filmatory extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Filmatory does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Filmatory extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Filmatory may install a search engine that hijacks your browsers (keysearchs.com and search-land.com). Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab, and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. On the left panel expand Advanced options.
  4. Choose Reset and clean up.
  5. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults link and confirm by clicking Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… button.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox button in opened dialog window to confirm.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Start Microsoft Edge browser
  2. Click on 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choose Settings.
  3. On the left panel find and click Reset settings option.
  4. Click on Restore settings to their default values link and confirm by clicking Reset button.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Start Opera browser and click on Opera icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Choose Settings and click Advanced on the left side and choose Browser.
  3. Scroll down to the very bottom and click on Restore settings to their original defaults link.
  4. Confirm by clicking Reset button.

Remove following files, folders and registry keys

Files and folders:


bg.js
manifest.json
computed_hashes.json
verified_contents.json

Registry keys


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How to block ads and pop-ups from Filmatory

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Filmatory push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Filmatory” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Filmatory, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Filmatory.

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