- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
If you were redirected to 0123movies.com, we suggest that you exit the website immediately. It is also important that you do not interact with any of the ads that are delivered via it. If this suspicious website has been set as the homepage or the default search provider of your web browser, you need to delete it immediately, and the instructions you can find below will help you do that manually. Of course, that is not the only option you’ve got, and we discuss that too. If you have no idea why you would need to remove 0123movies.com from your web browser, we suggest reading this report to understand the browser hijacker better. This is how it is classified because it has the potential to hijack your web browsers. At the time of research, it appeared that the hijacker could only affect Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox browsers, but if you find that it has taken over a different kind of web browser, leave a comment below, and our research team will assist you shortly.
According to our research, you might be redirected to www9.0123movies.com via pop-ups and links found on other websites. This proves how dangerous it might be to interact with random links, buttons, ads, and pop-ups on the web. If you do that, think twice before you do. If your web browser was hijacked, there is a chance that the hijacker was installed along with extensions or potentially unwanted programs. We should not guess what kind of malware or PUPs could be linked to the hijacker, and we suggest that you employ a malware scanner. If threats exist, they will be discovered right away, and you will be able to take action. Hopefully, more serious infections are not found, but if they are, you want to delete them first or install a tool that will perform full removal of all existing threats at once. None of this might make sense to you if you believe that 0123movies.com is a harmless website. After all, it claims to enable you to “Watch free movies without disruption from annoying advertisements.” Although the website is, allegedly, “Ads-Free,” you will see nothing but ads if you visit it.
The interface of 0123movies.com – at least, at first sight – does not look suspicious. At the top, you can find Home, Genres, Country, Features, Movies, TV-Series, Top IMDB, A-Z List, and Request buttons. You also have a search field at the top and in the center of the page. When you start interacting with the site, ads should start flooding your screen right away. Some ads might show up in new tabs, while others could be presented via annoying pop-ups. When testing the website, our research team was redirected to shopping websites (e.g., alliexpress.com) and random ad pages. Pop-ups asking to install questionable extensions and PUPs showed up too. Nonetheless, 0123movies.com does stream movies and TV series (before that, the user has to go through a ton of ads), and that is why some users might choose to use its services. Needless to say, if you use this website, you are breaking copyright laws, and if you do not want to become a criminal yourself, we suggest distancing yourself from the website immediately!
Even if you enjoy 0123movies.com, you have to understand that this website can expose you to extremely dangerous malware, scams, phishing campaigns, bundles installers full of undesirable add-ons or programs, and so on. If you do not want to put your virtual security at risk every time you open your browser, we suggest that you delete 0123movies.com immediately, which you can do using the instructions below. If you were redirected to this website, clear browsing data using the last steps in the instructions. If you discover that there are other threats that require your attention, use the removal guides that are available on our website or, better yet, install anti-malware software that will find and erase all threats simultaneously. Considering the fact that this software can also protect you against malware, PUPs, hijackers, and other kind of nonsense in the future, you really should consider using it.