Soap2Day virus (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge) - 2021 update

Soap2Day virus Removal Guide

What is Soap2Day virus?

Soap2Day is a free movie streaming website that may display dangerous ads tricking into downloading malware

Soap2Day malwareSoap2Day is a movie streaming website that monetized its free service by displaying aggressive ads

Soap2Day is a website that allows visitors to view the latest movies and series online for free. It has been launched in 2018 by unknown creators and currently has millions of registered users. The growth of this domain has significantly grown especially during the Coronavirus pandemic, so the developers launched four official domains that people can use depending on their geolocation (.to, .se, .is, .im).

However, cybersecurity experts warn that visiting the Soap2Day is highly not recommended due to several reasons. First of all, free online movie streaming is an illegal activity[1], which infringes the copyright law, so downloading illegal content you may eventually face law enforcement. Besides, even though many people praise this website for the huge supply of high-quality HD videos and lack of ads, the others[2] claim that it keeps redirecting them to phishing websites saying 'Your computer has been blocked' and displays misleading popups that trick people into downloading Calendar virus and other malware.

Another dangerous feature of the site is the ads shown on it. Many users reported that they contained porn material, which might be explicitly inappropriate for younger audiences. Also, redirects can occur at any time when visiting the site – even when an empty place is clicked with a mouse. These redirects can lead to websites of the following content:

  • gambling
  • x-rated
  • calendar event prompts
  • online shopping
  • scam or phishing, etc.
Name Soap2Day Virus
Classification Video streaming site
Accessibility While the service can be blocked by some countries, people keep using it with the help of VPN software. Thus, it can be accessed via any web browser all across the world
Symptoms Although sometimes people can be redirected to this domain accidentally by clicking on the sponsored ads, typically the domain is entered willingly with an intention to view movies
Danger The domain monetizes its free service by presenting users with misleading ads. Users reported that some of the ads spread malware
Removal If you've been using the service of this domain for some time, it's advisable to scan your machine with a SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner anti-virus program
Further steps If your browser is showing intrusive ads after visiting this site, clean it accordingly. Either follow steps below or use FortectIntego as an automatic solution

Although video streaming websites are very popular on the Internet, using service is prohibited due to the copyright violation of cinematography. It's natural that people seek free services and bypass legitimate services like Netflix or Genflix since they require paying for the subscription. However, legitimate websites will grant the safety of the exhibited content and malware-free environment.

Although there are many forums where people ask how to remove Soap2Day virus, this website is not a virus and cannot technically be a virus in any way since it's a website, not a software. It means that there's no way to delete this website. All you can do is to stop visiting it.

Nevertheless, cybersecurity experts claim that visiting this domain poses a high risk of getting a virus on the machine. In order to monetize the free services, the site redirects visitors to the websites of its affiliates and often exposes them to phishing sites that urge to call technical support to unlock their PCs.

Moreover, this site earns money from aggressive advertising campaigns. Its managers collaborate with suspicious third-parties who seek to spread potentially dangerous programs that can hijack web browsers or perform other tasks, for example, create intrusive Calendar events automatically.

Soap2Day may spread Calendar virus

In fact, clicking on any link provided on this website triggers ads or redirects to rogue websites. Some of the ads redirect to a new tab page saying: wants to show notifications
Click ALLOW to confirm that you are not a robot
Click ALLOW to close this page

Such and similar push notifications trick people into subscribing useless and potentially dangerous ads by affiliates. Do not click the Allow button because right after that you will start seeing intrusive popups at the top left corner of the browser's page saying that your PC is at the risk or offer free tips on how to lose weight. Such ads redirect to shady websites that promote third-party software or other products.

Malware could have been installed by clicking on the Soap2Day ads

In general, if you have been using the service offered on this domain and experienced Soap2Day redirect to some shady sites, we strongly recommend you to check the system with a robust security tool because your device might be infected. The following types of malware could have been installed by clicking on the ads:

iPhone Calendar virus

This type of malware distributed via ads is by far the most intrusive. Those who have been landing on this movie streaming site via iPhones might have been presented with banner ads offering a calendar app subscription. An accidental click on the “Subscribe” button leads to a complete hijack of the Calendar app.

The Calendar virus is a known problem, which is directly related to the legitimate iPhone calendar application. The virus fills the calendar with the fake event links, which automatically display reminders and trick people into clicking on the URL links. Links, such as “It's your lucky day” redirect users to the web browser and opens suspicious pages by default. The problem is that there's no way to disable the Calendar virus, which is why people may be forced to perform a factory reset on the affected iPhone.

Search Marquis

Search Marquis of is a browser hijacker that is actively spread via third-party download websites that spread freeware and shareware. According to experts, this hijacker targets Mac PCs in particular.

May spread browser hijackers

If it gets installed, Safari, Google Chrome, or another web browser is hijacked to take control over users' web traffic. For that, it replaces start page, search engine, new tab, permissions, and other browser settings. Eventually, the user starts getting sponsored links among search results, intrusive ads on random websites, and other potentially dangerous content.

Your computer has been blocked scam

“Your computer has been blocked” is a notification positioned on rogue websites. This notification is generated by scammers who seek to make people download specific software or call for supposed “Microsoft technicians.” Usually, this scam freezes the web browser, so the less experienced users might fall for believing that the computer has been clocked.

In order to close the Your computer has been blocked popup, users should click the x on the current tab several times. If that doesn't work, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to open Task Manager. Find the process of your web browser and end its process.

In general, if you have noticed questionable activities within your web browser, scan your machine with anti-malware to remove Soap2Day virus. Besides, reset the web browser's settings and stop using this streaming service for good.

Soap2Day virusMovie streaming site is often dubbed as virus due to active malware distribution

P2P networks and illegal video streaming sites are often used for malware distribution

Shady third party websites can be easily misused by malware developers for promoting their dubious programs and services. For this purpose, they may pay the commission fees for website administrators who, then, allow generating pop-ups or cause redirects by clicking on random links.

In addition, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), such as adware or browser hijackers, can be distributed by bundling, i.e. attached to doubtful third-party apps as optional downloads. Therefore, it's important to perform the freeware installation process by selecting an Advanced or Custom installation option and removing the checkmarks that grant PUP access.

People should also be cautious and avoid accidental clicks on Push Notification[3] popups, since clicking on one may lead to intrusive browser's behavior (redirects, banners, ads) that eventually leads to malware infiltration. In general, people should be cautious when browsing the web by not clicking on the content that they are not familiar with.

Soap2Day ads

Eliminate the malware promoted on Soap2Day website

We have already sorted it out that the term “Soap2Day virus” should not be applied. That's a movie streaming website, which can be accessed purposely by anyone who seeks to watch a movie for free. However, this domain is actively involved in advertising, triggers redirects to rogue websites, promote PUPs, and performs a multitude of other malicious tasks.

RedirectsLinks redirect to suspicious third-party websites that display push notifications

To remove related malware from the machine, people should use anti-malware that is adapted to the OS type that you are currently using. While some potentially unwanted programs can be uninstalled easily as per standard process, some malware can disguise itself under different names or not show up at all. Thus, it is best to perform a full system scan with a reliable anti-malware tool if you interacted with the website at any point.

Note that cleaning web browsers can be equally important, as web browser cache and cookies might still be active. If clearing web browsers did not help, you could reset them altogether. Below you will find detailed instructions on how to achieve that.

Upon removal,[4] cybersecurity experts recommend optimizing the system. Any PUP or malware leaves its footprint within Windows Registries, so regularly scanning the system with system optimization software may help to prevent slowdowns, crashes, and errors.

You may remove virus damage with a help of FortectIntego. 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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Getting rid of Soap2Day virus. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

If you've been tricked into installing ad-supported application, you can follow these instructions to remove it.

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK. Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete from macOS

You can accidentally install a browser hijacker by clicking on the Soap2Day ads. In this case, follow this tutorial to delete the related application.

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related 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 an unwanted app, 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 and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove 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

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the 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 Delete Advanced 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” -Verbose Advanced 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, search 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

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear. Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information. Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

If you have found your web browser hijacked or intrusive ads keep showing up during web browsing, the following tutorial will help you to clean it.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data. Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall. Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History. Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches. Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Soap2Day registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting adware

Stream videos without limitations, no matter where you are

There are multiple parties that could find out almost anything about you by checking your online activity. While this is highly unlikely, advertisers and tech companies are constantly tracking you online. The first step to privacy should be a secure browser that focuses on tracker reduction to a minimum.

Even if you employ a secure browser, you will not be able to access websites that are restricted due to local government laws or other reasons. In other words, you may not be able to stream Disney+ or US-based Netflix in some countries. To bypass these restrictions, you can employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN, which provides dedicated servers for torrenting and streaming, not slowing you down in the process.

Data backups are important – recover your lost files

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to personal data. Once it is executed on a machine, it launches a sophisticated encryption algorithm that locks all your files, although it does not destroy them. The most common misconception is that anti-malware software can return files to their previous states. This is not true, however, and data remains locked after the malicious payload is deleted.

While regular data backups are the only secure method to recover your files after a ransomware attack, tools such as Data Recovery Pro can also be effective and restore at least some of your lost data.

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