What is ByteMovie?
ByteMovie is a questionable application that may bite a piece off from your security cake if it finds a way to your operating system. Although it camouflages itself as a useful desktop program that enables you to access online free movies from your desktop, unfortunately, our malware researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com have found that this is just a new version of worthless adware programs coming from a growing family. Apart from having proved to be a totally useless tool, this adware may put your virtual security at risk by the unreviewed and potentially harmful third-party content it may introduce you to. Our researchers suggest that you should remove ByteMovie if you want to put an end to this malware invasion. As a matter of fact, when you notice this application on board, it is a clear sign that there may also be other infections to worry about. If you read on, you will find out more about this adware application and the related threats as well.
Where does ByteMovie come from?
Our research shows that this adware is not a new invention, but simply a new clone from a relatively new ad-supported program family that includes WeatherGrind, WeatherDo, FamilyGurus, and Flexible Family. Strangely enough, this family does not only include clones, i.e., identical programs with different themes, but there can be even identical themes with different names as well. As the aforementioned examples also clearly show, you can find doubles in this family. ByteMovie also seems very much like a double of Movie Megs, which also offers access to online videos and movies. Another characteristic of the adware programs belonging to this family is that their websites always get blocked by security software.
When you load bytemovie.com in your browser, it gets red flagged right away if your PC is protected. The reason could be the suspicious installer hosted on this official webpage. It is not enough that the page itself contains a couple of potentially unsafe third-party ads, the application’s own installer is also packed with several potentially unwanted applications, adware programs, and browser hijackers as well. So, you may find Sweet-page.com, Yoursearching.com, and System Healer on your computer if you happen to install this version of ByteMovie. Our researchers have noticed that these infections may be different depending on your location and with time as well. If you are unlucky enough to have installed this bundle, you should know that even if you delete ByteMovie, you will still have a number of threats on board. Until you weed out your system, you will not be totally safe going online or using your PC.
However, the chance for you to end up on this promotional page and download this annoying adware is quite low. It is much more likely that you click on an infected pop-up ad looking like a download offer. This ad may be generated by a suspicious website or an adware application that is lurking on your system. Another option is that you have a browser hijacker on board and you run a web search through this malware. Landing on a modified search results page holds potential risks for you that you can trigger by clicking on a corrupted link, for example. The sad truth is that any of these possibilities may drop a whole bundle of malware infections onto your machine. So even if your PC was totally clean, right now it may be swarming with threats. If you want to save your computer from a potential crash, you should delete ByteMovie along with all other infections ASAP.
What does ByteMovie do?
This adware promises you to be able to watch free online movies, but what it really does is it loads a related website in its window. However, it does not function as a browser so you cannot actually view any other content apart from the promoted site. It is also possible that this site does not even function properly and you will not be able to watch anything really. But at the same time you may be exposed to third-party ads that may be risky to engage with. Also, this application may launch an Internet Explorer window and load all kinds of offer and advertising pages (interest6.valuedinformation.com/numbers/?t=5&c1=UABMV%3A%3A) that again may contain unreliable content. If you happen to click on anything unreliable on these pages, you may easily find yourself in more trouble than you already have on your PC. It is possible that new tabs open with malicious websites in them, drive-by downloads of malware infections may be triggered, or you may be tricked to buy a product online from a fake shop. But there are lots of ways for cyber criminals to trick you. If you do not wish to find out more about the creativity of crooks, you should remove ByteMovie right now.
How can I delete ByteMovie?
We can offer you at least two ways to eliminate this annoying adware application. The first option is the easiest. You simply need to run the uninstaller of this program through Control Panel. Please use our instructions below if you are not familiar with this. The second option is for more advanced users as it includes removing certain registry keys, which might be risky if you make a mistake. If you do not want to cause irreparable damage to your system, only go for the manual option if you are confident enough about what you are doing. Do not forget about the fact that there may be other threats endangering your computer. You should clean your PC of all infections and potentially harmful applications in order to be safe. Keep all your drivers and programs updated so that you raise your security level. Try to keep away from suspicious file-sharing websites and third-party ads as well. This simple rule can save you a lot of headaches in the future.
ByteMovie Removal from Windows
- Click the Start button and choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the uninstaller and press Remove.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Access the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program.
- Select the uninstaller and press Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Tap Win+I and open Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the uninstaller and press Uninstall.
- Tap Win+E to start up File Explorer.
- Find and delete these directories:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\bytemovie (Windows XP)
%USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\bytemovie (Windows Xp)
- Empty the Recycle Bin.
- Tap Win+R and enter regedit. Click OK.
- Find and delete the following registry keys:
- Exit the editor and reboot your computer.
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