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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts

Movie2k Ads

If you ever find Movie2k Ads promoting the online video streaming service Movie2k on your screen, this might indicate that your computer is infected with malicious software, you have clicked on an untrustworthy link and get redirected to the domain with the commercial advertisement, or you have opened a dubious page containing ads promoting Movie2k. Since it is unclear what the reason behind seeing those irritating ads is, it might not be very easy to remove them from the screen either. The following paragraphs of this article will explain to you in detail why it is so important to make them disappear from the screen and, on top of that, more information about their full removal will be provided for you. Take action right after reading this article because these irritating advertisements coming on your screen will not disappear from your screen one day, we can assure you.

Movie2k, or http://movie2k.io/, is a video streaming service. It contains tons of videos and movies in a number of different genres, and it promises to show them in HD (high-definition) quality. Also, users are told that the service is malware-free, which cannot be said about pirated movies on torrent and file-sharing websites. We can neither confirm nor deny that it is as good as it claims to be, but we are sure that you could not watch those videos freely by simply opening http://movie2k.io/. You will first need to create a free account, and then you might be asked to provide your credit card details. Movie2k Ads users see contain the registration form either, so there is basically no doubt that their main job is to attract more users. We cannot confirm that it is a flawless service, so you should carefully consider whether it is really worth creating an account and entering your credit card information. Also, irritating advertisements will not stop from appearing on your screen even if you create an account and start using the service of Movie2k. Doing nothing about their presence might diminish the browsing experience to a great extent.

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, there might be several different reasons why you see Movie2k Ads coming from the domain playcapt.com. First, you could have clicked on an untrustworthy link redirecting to the domain with ads. Second, you could have entered by mistake a website which opens the playcapt.com advertising server displaying Movie2k Ads. Finally, the periodic appearance of annoying ads on the screen might indicate that a malicious application is installed on the system and working actively on it. As the previous experience of specialists at pcthreat.com has shown, the majority of users who start seeing annoying advertisements on their screens out of the blue have some kind of malicious application on their computers. Most probably, it is an adware program. Computer infections can, without a doubt, slither onto users’ computers without permission, but it seems that users sometimes help them to enter their PCs without knowing anything about that. They do that by, for example, downloading free applications, which often come bundled with untrustworthy software, from P2P pages and installing them carelessly. Also, malware can easily enter the system if a user opens an attachment from a spam email. Last but not least, it can be automatically installed on the system when a user clicks on a malicious commercial advertisement noticed when surfing the web. We have to admit that it is not always that easy to prevent untrustworthy software from entering the system, but there is one thing all users can and should do – install a security application on their PCs.

If you keep closing Movie2k Ads, but they are opened on your screen again, there is no doubt that an untrustworthy application installed on your computer is responsible for displaying them. It is unclear where it is located and what name it has, so it will not be a piece of cake to find its location and remove it. You should start by checking Control Panel and then deleting all suspicious programs you find listed. Then, it would be smart to reset those browsers displaying Movie2k Ads for you to their default settings. Below the article you are reading now, you will find the manual removal guide provided, so it should be easier to make advertisements gone. Alternatively, go to scan your PC with an automated malware remover to clean your system. To be frank, you will currently not find an easier removal method.

How to remove Movie2k Ads

Delete suspicious programs

Windows XP

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs and click on the undesirable application.
  4. Click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom-left corner and then click Control Panel.
  2. Open Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the suspicious application you find listed.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Press Win+X.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the program you wish to erase.
  5. Click on the Uninstall button.

Reset browsers to default settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and tap Alt+T.
  2. From the Tools menu, select Internet options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Mark the box next to Delete personal settings.
  6. Click on the Reset button again.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and tap two buttons Alt+H simultaneously on your keyboard.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click on the Refresh Firefox button at the top.
  4. In the confirmation window, click Refresh Firefox again.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch your browser and open its menu by tapping Alt+F.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. At the very bottom of the page, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Click on the Reset settings button.
  5. Click Reset.
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How to manually remove Movie2k Ads

Files associated with Movie2k Ads infection:

stprss.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
sv.exe
openinstall.exe
brfilterdrv.sys
webmakerplus.exe
ieplug.dll
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
usetting.exe
CompTmp.exe
psupport.dll
SyncPulseManager.exe
TorrentStat.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
windhcpclient.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
applications.exe
systerm32.exe
Seventh.exe
VideoUsage.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
ContentHost.dll
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\????????????????
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
optimizer.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\BrowserProtect
kometaup.exe
Bind.exe
MSLSService.exe
DFService.exe
BDL.dll
PlusMo.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
safetynut.exe
Win_Updater.exe
Autoload.exe
safebrowser.exe
PCProtect.exe
litefile.bin
update1.dll
wabEventSupport16.dll
mngr.exe
fiber.js
uninstaller.exe
ScriptHost.dll
Assistant_x64.dll
VideoEklenti.exe
Downloader.dll
regCheck.vbs
NCdownloader.exe
UpdateService.exe
Client.exe
MAJTuto.exe
upr.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\BrowserProtect
dnkt.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
lmservice.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
Toast.exe
monitorsvc.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect
openinst.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
contentagent.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
toolserv.exe
UpdateTask.exe
lsdprn.exe
browsemngr.exe
update.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
smp2.exe
BitGuard.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
DeltaFix.dll
IEError.exe
dlprotect.exe
PackerV2.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
R003.exe
host.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Browser Manager
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
Sixth.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
plura_autorun.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
wirtual.exe
timetasks.exe
chrome-links.exe
playsetup.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
Updater.exe
PCProtect.dll
winclient32.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
VirusRemover.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
flashEnhancer.dll
NTS.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Browser Manager
ALiBaBar.dll
inspasio.exe
bi_client.exe

Movie2k Ads DLL's to remove:

PCProtect.dll
psupport.dll
Downloader.dll
ScriptHost.dll
update1.dll
ieplug.dll
flashEnhancer.dll
DeltaFix.dll
BDL.dll
wabEventSupport16.dll
ALiBaBar.dll
Assistant_x64.dll
ContentHost.dll

Movie2k Ads processes to kill:

Win_Updater.exe
toolserv.exe
inspasio.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
openinstall.exe
upr.exe
uninstaller.exe
UpdateTask.exe
smp2.exe
applications.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
PCProtect.exe
webmakerplus.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
MAJTuto.exe
IEError.exe
optimizer.exe
update.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
safebrowser.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
dnkt.exe
timetasks.exe
Client.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
mngr.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
CompTmp.exe
PackerV2.exe
MSLSService.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
Toast.exe
VideoUsage.exe
safetynut.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
bi_client.exe
playsetup.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
lsdprn.exe
Seventh.exe
Updater.exe
host.exe
VirusRemover.exe
browsemngr.exe
R003.exe
lmservice.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
PlusMo.exe
dlprotect.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
kometaup.exe
winclient32.exe
plura_autorun.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
UpdateService.exe
openinst.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
DFService.exe
BitGuard.exe
NCdownloader.exe
windhcpclient.exe
NTS.exe
Autoload.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
contentagent.exe
monitorsvc.exe
chrome-links.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
systerm32.exe
wirtual.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
stprss.exe
usetting.exe
sv.exe
TorrentStat.exe
Sixth.exe
Bind.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
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