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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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