Movieland music won't stop

By Brandy
Dec 5, 2005
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  1. HELP!!! Movieland was downloaded onto my computer by another user, and the payment popups followed. i managed to stop them by using multiple adware removers, but now insyead of a pop up the annoying music comes on instead! Any tips PLEASE???
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Disable web content on desktop.

    Right-click on the desktop,
    select Properties,
    Desktop tab,
    Customize Desktop,
    Web tab,
    Delete everything except "My Current Home Page".
  3. juliemm15

    juliemm15 Newcomer, in training

    I had this same problem and I figured it out. First off this movieland spyware/virus has a file in your add or remove programs called notification Utility... When you click to uninstall it, it will redirect you to the movieland website, which will not hel you. There will also be numerous files in your program files that relate to the virus, altpayments,mediapipe, altV2.. somthing and p2pnetworks. If you hit control + alt + delete you will find it is actually running on your computer as altV2... and m.... I don't remember what it was cause its gone now.

    So this is how you get rid of it.

    Just click on start -- run -- type> msconfig
    Under general you willl see a button called> launch system restore > click on it. You computer keeps various check points that you can go back to at any time. All you got to do is click on a date before you installed the software and your computer will go back to the condition it was in before you installed it.
    This is completly reversible if it doesn't work.
    After your computer cleans itself of all the crap go find all the read me files on your computer that it saved and delete them. then empty your recicle bin!!
    NO EXTRA SOFTWARE NEEDED! NO EXTRA WORK! when you click control + alt + delete later you will find the virus is no longer running!
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

  5. juliemm15

    juliemm15 Newcomer, in training

    You can stop the notifications by typing Movielnd Uninstall or movie land removal into google and going to the Movieland uninstall page. They wll give you some instructions on how to stop the notifications. This won't uninstall the software though! It just stops the payment reminders from coming up.
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    do not follow this advice.
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    removal instructions:

    Adware.WeirdOnTheWeb

    Last Updated on: December 13, 2005 04:31:16 PM



    Type: Adware

    Name: Notifier
    Version: n/a
    Publisher: n/a

    Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


    Risk Impact: Low

    detection
    # Definitions (LiveUpdateâ„¢ Weekly)


    June 01, 2005
    # Definitions (Intelligent Updater)


    June 01, 2005

    This risk can be detected only by Symantec products that support security risks. For more information on security risks, please go here.

    summary

    Behavior
    Adware.WeirdOnTheWeb can track user browsing habits and may display pop-ups advertisments.

    Symptoms
    Files are detected as Adware.WeirdOnTheWeb.

    Transmission
    This program can be installed manually or as part of another program install.

    technical details
    File names:
    weirdontheweb.exe
    AltPayments.exe

    When Adware.WeirdOnTheWeb is executed, it performs the following actions:

    1. Creates the following files:

    * %UserProfile%\Favorites\WeirdOnTheWeb.url
    * %ProgramFiles%\WeirdOnTheWeb\terms.txt
    * %ProgramFiles%\WeirdOnTheWeb\weirdontheweb.exe

    Notes:
    * %UserProfile% is a variable that refers to the current user's profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\[Current User] (Windows NT/2000/XP).
    * %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the program files folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files.

    2. Adds the value:

    "WeirdOnTheWeb" = "C:\Program Files\WeirdOnTheWeb\WeirdOnTheWeb.exe"
    "AltPayments" = "[PATH TO ADWARE]\AltPayments.exe"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that that the risk runs every time Windows starts.

    3. Creates the following registry subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WeirdOnTheWeb
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Revisions
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AltPayments
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WeirdOnTheWeb
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DownloadManager


    removal instructions

    The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support security risk detection.

    1. Control Panel Uninstall
    2. Update the definitions.
    3. Run a full system scan.
    4. Delete any values added to the registry.

    For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

    1. To uninstall the security risk
    This security risk includes an uninstallation applet. In order to uninstall this security risk, complete the following instructions:

    1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel or Start > Control Panel (this varies with the operating system).

    2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add/Remove Programs.

    Windows Me only: If you do not see the Add/Remove Programs icon, click ...view all Control Panel options.

    3. Click WeirdOnTheWeb.

    Note: You may need to use the scroll bar to view the whole list.

    4. Click Add/Remove, Change/Remove, or Remove (this varies with the operating system). Follow the prompts.

    Note: After running the Add/Remove programs applet, all the files may have been removed. You will want to run a full system scan to ensure that this is the case. However, it is possible that no files will be detected after using Add/Remove programs.



    2. To update the definitions
    To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.


    3. To run the scan

    1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
    2. If any files are detected, and depending on which software version you are using, you may see one or more of the following options:

    Note: This applies only to versions of Norton AntiVirus that support security risk detection. If you are running a version of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition that supports security risk detection, and security risk detection has been enabled, you will only see a message box that gives the results of the scan. If you have questions in this situation, contact your network administrator.
    * Exclude (Not recommended): If you click this button, it will set the risk so that it is no longer detectable. That is, the antivirus program will keep the security risk on your computer and will no longer detect it to remove from your computer.

    * Ignore or Skip: This option tells the scanner to ignore the risk for this scan only. It will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

    * Cancel: This option is new to Norton Antivirus 2005. It is used when Norton Antivirus 2005 has determined that it cannot delete a security risk. This Cancel option tells the scanner to ignore the risk for this scan only, and thus, the risk will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

    To actually delete the security risk:
    o Click its file name (under the Filename column).
    o In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
    o Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

    If Windows reports that it cannot delete the file, this indicates that the file is in use. In this situation, complete the rest of the instructions on this page, restart the computer in Safe mode, and then delete the file using Windows Explorer. Restart the computer in Normal mode.

    * Delete: This option will attempt to delete the detected files. In some cases, the scanner will not be able to do this.
    o If you see a message, "Delete Failed" (or similar message), manually delete the file.
    o Click the file name of the risk that is under the Filename column.
    o In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
    o Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

    If Windows reports that it cannot delete the file, this indicates that the file is in use. In this situation, complete the rest of the instructions on this page, restart the computer in Safe mode, and then delete the file using Windows Explorer. Restart the computer in Normal mode.

    Important: If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, Windows may be using the file. To fix this, run the scan in Safe mode. For instructions, read the document: How to start the computer in Safe Mode. Once you have restarted in Safe mode, run the scan again.

    After the files are deleted, restart the computer in Normal mode and proceed with the next section.

    Warning messages may be displayed when the computer is restarted, since the risk may not be fully removed at this point. You can ignore these messages and click OK. These messages will not appear when the computer is restarted after the removal instructions have been fully completed. The messages displayed may be similar to the following:

    Title: [FILE PATH]
    Message body: Windows cannot find [FILE NAME]. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.


    4. To delete the value from the registry
    Important: Symantec strongly recommends that you back up the registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify the specified subkeys only. Read the document: How to make a backup of the Windows registry.

    1. Click Start > Run.
    2. Type regedit

    Then click OK.

    Note: If the registry editor fails to open the risk may have modified the registry to prevent access to the registry editor. Security Response has developed a tool to resolve this problem. Download and run this tool, and then continue with the removal.

    3. Naviagate to and delete the following subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WeirdOnTheWeb
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Revisions
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AltPayments
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WeirdOnTheWeb
    4. Navigate to the subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    5. In the right pane, delete the values:

    "WeirdOnTheWeb" = "C:\Program Files\WeirdOnTheWeb\WeirdOnTheWeb.exe"
    "AltPayments" = "[PATH TO ADWARE]\AltPayments.exe"

    6. Exit the Registry Editor.
  8. ariane

    ariane Newcomer, in training

    Thanks juliemm15

    I had movieland downloaded on my new computer by someone else. Thanks to juliemm15, her instruction work for me. Thanks alot juliemm15, this was the only thing that work. It is off my computer with out buying anything.
    Your are an angel :angel:
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