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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 Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego 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 Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego 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 Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego 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 Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. 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:

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Remove from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer various losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Software issues created by malware or direct data loss due to encryption can lead to problems with your device or permanent damage. When you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work.

It is crucial to create updates to your backups after any changes on the device, so you can get back to the point you were working on when malware changes anything or issues with the device causes data or performance corruption. Rely on such behavior and make file backup your daily or weekly habit.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware occurs out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the system restoring purpose.

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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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