ww4.0123movie.net is a browser hijacker that is primarily used to redirect user searches to sponsored sites and display pay-per-click ads during regular browsing sessions. ww4.0123movie.net targets browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Opera and automatically changes their settings without approval.
The presence of ww4.0123movie.net on your personal computer is the most probable reason why you have recently been faced with odd pop-up ads, banners or page redirects. Such applications in most cases are harmless, but users find them very irritating. They also mess with the settings of the system’s default web browser by installing certain components for ad-generation and auto page-rerouting and force changes to the home page or the search engine without permission from the users.
Hijackers don’t really bother users who are able to ignore the constantly generated ads or get used to the newly imposed browser changes. However, the majority of users typically look for a way to remove or uninstall these ads and change and declare the program that imposes them as unwanted. Besides, it is always easier to uninstall an application like ww4.0123movie.net than to get used to it. That’s why in this article, we’ll help you deal with this browser hijacker and reset your browser to its previous state.
The Ww4.0123movie.net Virus
The main purpose of programs such as the ww4.0123movie.net virus and other browser hackers such as Fastcaptchasolver, MeddleMonkey is to show all kinds of disturbing pop-up ads, banners, and promotional messages and to make the users click on them. What they do is nothing harmful or illegal but it can disrupt your web browsing experience in a very unpleasant way.
These programs typically operate as browser plug-ins that are usually integrated with the main browser. They cannot be removed like the normal plug-ins though, and need to be fully uninstalled from the system in order to stop spamming your screen, modifying your browser’s settings and redirecting you to sponsored pages.
Now you may wonder why anyone would use software like ww4.0123movie.net to display all these irritating ads in your web browser. The explanation is very simple. Browser hijackers are programs specifically designed for the purpose of online advertising and are widely used for the promotion of sponsored web ads and for information collection activities that help marketers advertise their products and services. Very often, however, the hijacker’s ads can be quite intrusive and distressing to the end-users. In some cases, the unwanted pop-ups, banners, and boxes may come in dozens and can be extremely difficult to remove as they can literally cover the screen. That is why it is understandable why many people conclude that they are dealing with a nagging ad-generating virus rather than a harmless browser hijacker.
However, browser hijackers are not dangerous. They cannot damage anything in the system and unlike malware like viruses and Ransomware, they can be removed without leaving any permanent negative consequences of their presence. The removal guide below contains instructions on that and a professional removal tool for an automatic system scan.
Remove ww4.0123movie.net Virus
To try and remove ww4.0123movie.net quickly you can try this:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Look for the ww4.0123movie.net extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove ww4.0123movie.net by clicking on the Thrash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of ww4.0123movie.net and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed ww4.0123movie.net removal guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove ww4.0123movie.net from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove ww4.0123movie.net from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Remove ww4.0123movie.net from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!