Soap2Day virus

Soap2Day is a free movie watching website that may display dangerous ads tricking into downloading malware

Soap2Day malware
Soap2Day is a movie streaming website that monetized its free service by displaying aggressive ads

Soap2Day malware
Soap2Day is a movie streaming website that monetized its free service by displaying aggressive ads

Soap2Day is a website that allows visitors to view the latest movies and series online for free. It has been launched in 2018 by unknown creators and currently has millions of registered users. The growth of this domain has significantly grown especially during the Coronavirus pandemic, so the developers launched four official domains that people can use depending on their geolocation (.to, .se, .is, .im). 

However, cybersecurity experts warn that visiting the Soap2Day is highly not recommended due to several reasons. First of all, free online movie streaming is an illegal activity[1], which infringes the copyright law, so downloading illegal content you may eventually face law enforcement. Besides, even though many people praise this website for the huge supply of high-quality HD videos and lack of ads, the others[2] claim that the Soap2Day virus keeps redirecting to phishing websites saying ‘Your computer has been blocked’ and displays misleading popups that trick people into downloading Calendar virus and other malware. 

Name Soap2Day
Classification It’s a domain name of a video streaming website. However, some sites classify it as adware or redirect virus as it displays intrusive ads that often trick people into downloading malware
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Accessibility While the service can be blocked by some countries, people keep using it with the help of VPN software. Thus, it can be accessed via any web browser all across the world
Symptoms Although sometimes people can be redirected to this domain accidentally by clicking on the sponsored ads, typically the domain is entered willingly with an intention to view movies
Danger The domain monetizes its free service by presenting users with misleading ads. Users reported that some of the Soap2Day ads spread malware
Virus distributed This website may be used for spreading Calendar virus, Marquise browser hijacker, or redirecting to phishing sites
Removal If you’ve been using the service of this domain for some time, it’s advisable to scan your machine with a proper anti-virus program as it may be infected with malware or dangerous virus
Every time the malware infects the system, clean malicious entries and then perform a full optimization process with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego tool

Although video streaming websites are very popular on the Internet, using service is prohibited due to the copyright violation of cinematography. It’s natural that people seek free services and bypass legitimate services like Netflix or Genflix since they require paying for the subscription. However, legitimate websites will grant the safety of the exhibited content and malware-free environment. 

Although there are many forums where people ask how to remove Soap2Day virus, this website is NOT a virus and cannot technically be a virus in any way since it’s a website, not a software. It means that there’s no way to delete this website. All you can do is to stop visiting it. 

Nevertheless, cybersecurity experts claim that visiting this domain poses a high risk of getting a virus on the machine. In order to monetize the free services, the Soap2Day redirects visitors to the websites of its affiliates and often exposes them to phishing sites that urge to call technical support to unlock their PCs. 

Moreover, this site earns money from aggressive advertising campaigns. Its managers collaborate with suspicious third-parties who seek to spread potentially dangerous programs that can hijack web browsers or perform other tasks, for example, create intrusive Calendar events automatically. 

Soap2Day may spread Calendar virus

Soap2Day may spread Calendar virus

In fact, clicking on any link provided on this website triggers ads or redirects to rogue websites. Some of the Soap2Day ads redirect to a new tab page saying: wants to show notifications
Click ALLOW to confirm that you are not a robot
Click ALLOW to close this page 

Such and similar push notifications trick people into subscribing useless and potentially dangerous ads by Soap2Day affiliates. Do not click the Allow button because right after that you will start seeing intrusive popups at the top left corner of the browser’s page saying that your PC is at the risk or offer free tips on how to lose weight. Such ads redirect to shady websites that promote third-party software or other products. 

In general, if you have been using the service offered on this domain and experienced Soap2Day redirect to some shady sites, we strongly recommend you to check the system with a robust security tool because your device might be infected. The following types of malware could have been installed by clicking on the ads: 

iPhone Calendar virus

This type of malware distributed via Soap2Day ads is by far the most intrusive. Those who have been landing on this movie streaming site via iPhones might have been presented with banner ads offering a calendar app subscription. An accidental click on the “Subscribe” button leads to a complete hijack of the Calendar app. 

The Calendar virus is a known problem, which is directly related to the legitimate iPhone calendar application. The virus fills the calendar with the fake event links, which automatically display reminders and trick people into clicking on the URL links. Links, such as “It’s your lucky day” redirect users to the web browser and opens suspicious pages by default. The problem is that there’s no way to disable the Calendar virus, which is why people may be forced to perform a factory reset on the affected iPhone. 

Search Marquis

Search Marquis of is a browser hijacker that is actively spread via third-party download websites that spread freeware and shareware. According to experts, this hijacker targets Mac PCs in particular. 

Soap2Day may spread browser hijackers

Soap2Day may spread browser hijackers

If it gets installed, Safari, Google Chrome, or another web browser is hijacked to take control over users’ web traffic. For that, it replaces start page, search engine, new tab, permissions, and other browser settings. Eventually, the user starts getting sponsored links among search results, intrusive ads on random websites, and other potentially dangerous content. 

Your computer has been blocked scam

“Your computer has been blocked” is a notification positioned on rogue websites. This notification is generated by scammers who seek to make people download specific software or call for supposed “Microsoft technicians.” Usually, this scam freezes the web browser, so the less experienced users might fall for believing that the computer has been clocked. 

In order to close the Your computer has been blocked popup, users should click the x on the current tab several times. If that doesn’t work, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to open Task Manager. Find the process of your web browser and end its process. 

In general, if you have noticed questionable activities within your web browser, scan your machine with anti-malware to remove Soap2Day virus. Besides, reset the web browser’s settings and stop using this streaming service for good. 

Soap2Day virus
Soap2Day movie streaming site is often dubbed as virus due to active malware distribution

Soap2Day virus
Soap2Day movie streaming site is often dubbed as virus due to active malware distribution

P2P networks and illegal video streaming sites are often used for malware distribution

Shady third party websites can be easily misused by malware developers for promoting their dubious programs and services. For this purpose, they may pay the commission fees for website administrators who, then, allow generating pop-ups or cause redirects by clicking on random links. 

In addition, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), such as adware or browser hijackers, can be distributed by bundling, i.e. attached to doubtful third-party apps as optional downloads. Therefore, it’s important to perform the freeware installation process by selecting an Advanced or Custom installation option and removing the checkmarks that grant PUP access. 

People should also be cautious and avoid accidental clicks on Push Notification[3] popups, since clicking on one may lead to intrusive browser’s behavior (redirects, banners, ads) that eventually leads to malware infiltration. In general, people should be cautious when browsing the web by not clicking on the content that they are not familiar with. 

Soap2Day ads

Soap2Day ads

Eliminate the malware promoted on Soap2Day site

We have already sorted it out that the term Soap2Day virus should not be applied. That’s a movie streaming website, which can be accessed purposely by anyone who seeks to watch a movie for free. However, this domain is actively involved in advertising, triggers redirects to rogue websites, promote PUPs, and performs a multitude of other malicious tasks. 

Soap2Day redirects
Soap2Day links redirect to suspicious third-party websites that display push notifications

Soap2Day redirects
Soap2Day links redirect to suspicious third-party websites that display push notifications

To remove Soap2Day-related malware from the machine people should use anti-malware that is adapted to the OS type that you are currently using. For Windows and Mac OS we recommend using SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes tools, but if you are using an iPhone, try looking for the most reliable utility and download it from the official source. 

Upon Soap2Day removal,[4] cybersecurity experts recommend optimizing the system. Any PUP or malware leaves its footprint within Windows Registries, so regularly scanning the system with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego may help to prevent slowdowns, crashes, and errors. 

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

Reimage Intego has a free limited scanner. Reimage Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.

Online spying has got momentum in recent years and people are getting more and more interested in how to protect their privacy online. One of the basic means to add a layer of security – choose the most private and secure web browser. Although web browsers can’t grant a full privacy protection and security, some of them are much better at sandboxing, HTTPS upgrading, active content blocking, tracking blocking, phishing protection, and similar privacy-oriented features. 

Nevertheless, there’s a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various circumstances, malware is also one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. Potentially unwanted programs may clear files that keep the application from running smoothly.

More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, or images get locked. Ransomware is the one that is focused on such functions, so your device gets useless without access to needed data. Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for such recovery in the system.

In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection.