I wrote this article to help you remove 0123Movies.com. This 0123Movies.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
0123Movies.com is a dangerous website which conceals a cyber threat. Seeing every time you open one of your browsers is a clear sign that this hijacker is already in your system. Heed this warning immediately! Hijackers are dangerous infections. They do not only ruin your browsing experience but also threaten your privacy.
The pest you are stuck with is no different. You better find and delete it before it manages to cause you some serious damage. Once you spot the 0123Movies.com page, accept the fact you are infected and start looking for the hijacker`s hiding place. The sooner you get rid of it, the better. Remember to act promptly. Delays lead to regrets.
The nasty hijacker causes you all kinds of troubles. For starters, it replaces both your homepage and search engine with the 0123Movies.com page. Of course, it doesn’t ask for your permission on this reshuffle. You are not even informed of it being implemented. This why the pest is called a hijacker. It literally hijacks your browsers. It also causes them to redirect you on every turn. You are forced to visit numerous suspicious-looking sites which you had no intention of visiting. But due to the hijacker, you don’t have a choice.
Also, you cannot miss the countless commercials the pest throws your way. Your entire screen is completely covered with ads in all shapes and forms and no matter what you do, they don’t go away. The hijacker turns your browsing into a nightmare and makes you avoid using your own machine. And like this is not enough, it also threatens to expose your private details to hackers. The infection spies on you and monitors every online move you make. Not only that, though.
0123Movies.com also records everything it finds and when it deems it has enough, it sends it all to the crooks behind it and they can use it for whatever they see fit. Imagine what could happen if the crooks get their hands on your personally identifiable and financial credentials. You could easily fall victim to a financial scam or even an identity theft. Don’t let any of these scenarios unfold. Take matters into your own hands and remove the hijacker for good. To do so manually, use our removal guide at the end of this article. The sooner you get rid of the 0123Movies.com pest, the better.
And last but not least, do you know how Forwindownet.com infected you? One of the most effective and popular methods is bundles software. And the hijackers are not the only type of infection applying it. Next time you may get stuck with a devastating Trojans or a greedy ransomware. You have to be extra careful when installing bundles. Always opt for the Advances settings in the Setup Wizard as they allow you to see each program in the bundle and decide which ones you want and don’t want.
Also, don’t skip the Terms and Conditions because you may accidentally agree to something you are totally against. Your carelessness is the thing all infection need more than anything. If you are vigilant their chances of infiltration are quite slim. But if you skip installation step and blindly click “I agree/Next” you are practically inviting them in. The same goes for other distribution tactics like spam messages.
Be careful what emails you open and which attachment you download. Avoid shady pages/torrents/ads/links as well as unverified sources. There are plenty of safe ones to use. And finally, get a reliable anti-malware program, keep it up to date and perform regular scans of your PC to be sure it is infection-free.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove 0123Movies.com from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove 0123Movies.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.