What is moviesnation[.]org?
Moviesnation[.]org is a copyright-breaking movie streaming/download website. This illegal site also uses rogue advertising networks, which endorse various (likely deceptive and malicious) webpages. There are thousands of sites monetized through such networks; 123moviesonline.online, mobifliks.com, fdrama.net, mp3fy.com - are just some examples.
Sites using rogue advertising networks can force-open the promoted webpages - the moment they are visited. Alternatively, these websites can redirect to the endorsed pages when buttons, links, ads, or other hosted contents - are clicked. The pushed sites can be sale-oriented, rogue, untrustworthy, deceptive/scam, and even malicious.
Furthermore, the pages that use these advertising networks often host intrusive ads and/or run advertisement campaigns by tricking visitors into enabling the browser notifications. Similarly unreliable and dangerous websites are also promoted by these adverts/notifications. What is more, some intrusive advertisements can infiltrate software into systems - once clicked on.
|Name||Ads by moviesnation.org|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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Potentially unwanted application overview
Rogue and malicious webpages are seldom accessed intentionally; most users enter them via mistyped URLs or redirects caused by untrustworthy sites, intrusive adverts, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
This software tends to infiltrate devices stealthily. It appears legitimate and offers "handy" functionalities, which rarely work. Instead, PUAs can have harmful abilities, e.g., force-opening pages, delivering intrusive ad campaigns, hijacking browsers, and collecting private data.
To summarize, unwanted applications can cause system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even lead to identity theft.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
PUAs are spread via download/installation set-ups of other software. This tactic of packing ordinary programs with unwanted/malicious supplements - is named "bundling". Additionally, intrusive advertisements can download/install PUAs without user permission - once clicked on. Unwanted applications can also have "official" download pages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is important to use only official and verified download channels. Untrustworthy sources, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - often offer bundled and harmful content.
When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, study possible options, and use the "Custom/Advanced" settings to opt-out of all additions. Intrusive adverts look harmless yet redirect to unreliable/dubious sites (e.g., gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.).
In case of encounters with ads and/or redirects of this type, the system must be checked and all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - removed from it without delay. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of the moviesnation[.]org website (GIF):
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- What is moviesnation[.]org?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes moviesnation[.]org redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by moviesnation.org, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by moviesnation.org removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by moviesnation.org, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I have clicked on ads, is my computer infected?
While malvertising (malicious advertising) is a known malware-proliferation technique (triggered when an ad clicked) - it is not especially common. However, a widespread method is using online advertisements to redirect users to malicious software promoting websites. These sites can stealthily download/install malware or trick visitors into doing so themselves.
Is moviesnation[.]org a virus?
No, moviesnation[.]org and sites similar to it are not considered to be viruses. Moviesnation[.]org does use rogue advertising networks, which often promote deceptive and even malware-spreading content.
Will Combo Cleaner eliminate the threats posed by moviesnation[.]org website?
Combo Cleaner is designed to scan visited websites and check whether they are deceptive or malicious. It can also block further access to sites of this kind. Additionally, Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning downloaded files for malicious content.