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removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Viruses is a movie streaming site which poses danger to its user by offering pirated copies virus redirects to dubious domains is a web page that had previously been known as which was shut down due to offering illegal copies of movies. Nevertheless, its Romanian owners decided to set yet another domain for the same use. Recently, they were accused of initiating malicious activities on the web. According to cyber security experts, this domain may trick people into installing shady third-party programs or even malware. Its purpose is to generate pay-per-install[1] revenue. Usually, people start experiencing redirects to after downloading freeware, and this can be easily explained – its developers rely on bundling distribution. 

Type of malware Adware, PUP
Symptoms Displays intrusive advertisements, causes redirects to new tab URL
Distribution Bundling
Danger level Medium. The is not malicious on its own, though it may display ads linked to dangerous domains


A scan with ReimageIntego would eliminate along with its components. Nevertheless, you can find manual removal guidelines at the end of this post. 

This website, formerly known as[2], was suspended in 2013 due to copyright infringement concerns[3], but it was shortly moved to another domain. Besides, this website has numerous clones such as,,, movie4kto, and even more.

Generally speaking, Internet sites that suggest you to download free movies and TV shows are illegal, and is no exception. The shady site contains links to external websites such as torrent-sharing sites and other third-party pages, and we want to warn you that these can be illegal as well.

Speaking of illegal websites, we wouldn't be surprised if you would end up installing malicious programs such as ransomware[4] or Trojan from them, so please pay attention what do you click on. We strongly recommend you to decline all offers to download free movies, TV shows, and in general, any type of files or programs from websites that redirects you to.

Our security experts noticed that this shady advertising platform is still active and checked movie4k review on multiple IT-related sources. It turns out that it keeps displaying catchy banners or pop-ups that originate from movie4k or websites associated with it.

These ads can unexpectedly redirect you to phishing[5] websites or sites that host malware or exploit kits. If you respect your privacy and you want to keep your computer safe, better stay clear of this website and if you believe that you need to remove virus because you agreed to install a suspicious file or program downloaded via that site, run a system scan with a decent anti-malware program like ReimageIntego right away. pop-up ads is an adware-related web domain, which is used for affiliate marketing. It displays intrusive ads and to generate pay-per-click revenue and increase traffic to partner's websites.

However, if you never heard about the described website but your browser suddenly started causing redirects to it, we highly recommend you to initiate removal asap. That's because your PC is infected with some kind of browser hijacker or adware program. If you have been suffering from continuous redirects to, you should check your computer for the potentially unwanted program (PUP) that may be hiding in your PC.

Typically, people download such suspicious programs to their computers when they install freeware on them. To protect your machine, you should always try to pay enough attention to the installation process of the freeware. In addition, make sure you install a reputable anti-spyware to protect your PC from unexpected infiltration. In order to avoid browser hijackers, adware and, of course, viruses, you should try such programs as ReimageIntego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner

Avoid installing freeware to protect your PC from spyware and malware

The first and the most important rule you should follow is to avoid suspicious and illegal websites online. We understand that the idea of watching movies freely sounds great, but you have to understand that it is, in fact, an illegal activity. redirect example

Therefore, there's no denying that you can encounter more illegal content on such sites, not only pirated movies and TV shows. As we said before, you can accidentally download and install malware from them, which is going to damage your computer system or intrude your privacy. You should immediately check your PC with updated anti-spyware or anti-malware program in case you agreed to install some programs or software updates offered by this domain.

Otherwise, you may allow malware to stay on your machine and initiate more serious activities, such as collect your personal information, download other viruses and so on. Remember that running a system scan with anti-malware software can also stop continuous redirects to the indicated movie streaming site, in case that's the issue you are experiencing.

If you do not want to install adware and browser hijackers that typically cause web redirects, we advise you to choose Custom or Advanced settings to install programs you download from the Internet and do not forget to deselect additional items bundled with them.

Learn how to remove virus[6] experts rėcently reported us that this particular domain is actively targeting Russian-speaking PC users and seeks to redirect them to suspicious Russian websites (e.g. As we have already pointed out, such sites can be involved in malware distribution and other shady activities, which is why it's important to remove asap. 

You can use a reputable anti-malware tool for removal or get rid of related programs manually. Anyway, don't forget to reset your web browser to disable unwanted extensions. 

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove, follow these steps:

Eliminate from Windows systems

Get rid of intrusive programs from Windows OS with the help of this guide:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall and related programs
    Here, look for or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete '' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Uninstall from Mac OS X system

If virus infected your Mac, here's what you have to do to get rid of it:

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example,
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Erase from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Reset Mozilla Firefox if it keeps redirecting it to Movie4k-related sites

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of from Google Chrome

As soon as you eliminate PUPs from the system, reset Google Chrome to get rid of remnants:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.


Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 


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  1. B says:
    November 20th, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Nice article, however- I believe was shut down due to MPAA. They got fed up with cease and desist letters so they changed their IP address as well as their website url. A trick you can use if you still wish to surf the website I may recommend Adblock and be cautious of everything, your computer is fine, avoid clicking pop ups, and when you get adblock make sure to block every ad on the site they will not interfere with your movie watching experience.

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