What is Lookmovie.io

Lookmovie.io is an illegal video streaming site that exposes users to questionable and even potentially dangerous ads. The website allows users to watch movies and TV shows for free, and in order to generate revenue, it bombards users with ads. The website itself is technically not dangerous but it does provide content illegally, which makes it rather problematic. Pirating copyrighted content is technically stealing so using sites like Lookmovie.io is highly discouraged.


The biggest issue with sites like Lookmovie.io (besides the fact that they are technically illegal) is that they expose users to very questionable and even potentially dangerous ads. Those ads are how such sites make revenue. When visiting the site, clicking on anything immediately triggers a redirect to some questionable website that is either promoting phishing scams or trying to trick users into installing something. Just by clicking on some piece of content to stream, users would get several pop-ups. Interacting with the video player would also trigger numerous pop-ups. This not only makes the viewing experience unpleasant but also potentially endangers users’ devices.

So even if users ignore the fact that Lookmovie.io hosts content that was obtained illegally, it’s still a site they should not visit to avoid encountering scams and potential malware. It’s not worth exposing themselves to such risks just for watching a piece of content.

What questionable content can Lookmovie.io expose users to

Illegal streaming websites are nothing new, and even if they get taken down, they pop right back up immediately after. The amount of traffic these sites get means site owners can generate a lot of money by subjecting all visitors to ads. But the type of advertisement content that visitors are exposed to is far from safe.

In some cases, when trying to view some content on Lookmovie.io, users may be redirected to sites that ask for permission to show notifications. Such sites display images of video players and claim that in order to view the video, users need to allow notifications. If users fall for this trick, they would start seeing ads everywhere, even on their desktops. Those ads could expose users to highly questionable content and even malware. While it’s not difficult to stop the notifications, the ads get annoying very quickly.

Another type of scam that Lookmovie.io may expose users to is tech support scams. When interacting with the site, users may be redirected to fake Microsoft or Apple websites that show fake virus alerts. These alerts claim that users’ computers have serious infections on them and that to fix them, users should call the provided phone numbers. If users call, they get connected to professional scammers who pretend to be working for Microsoft or Apple, depending on which OS users are using. The point of these tech support scams is to trick users into giving scammers remote access to their devices so they can pretend to remove the infections. They put on a show of fixing the device while stealing files and/or setting a password on the computer. Once the supposed “repair session” ends, scammers demand that users pay hundreds of dollars for the services they neither received nor actually needed.

Lookmovie.io may also expose users to slightly different tech support scams. Similarly, such scams claim that users’ computers have been infected with serious malware but instead of asking them to call tech support, they promote questionable anti-virus programs. Users could be tricked into downloading all kinds of questionable content. These scams may also be misusing legitimate anti-virus programs’ affiliate programs. These fake virus alerts may be promoting legitimate anti-virus programs to get revenue but the promotion is dishonest. Anti-virus programs have nothing to do with these fake alerts, their affiliate programs are simply misused.

Should you do anything if you visited Lookmovie.io?

While Lookmovie.io is not technically a dangerous site by itself, visiting it can bring about negative consequences. If users downloaded something from one of the websites Lookmovie.io redirected them to, it should be removed immediately. Scanning the computer with anti-virus software is also a good idea to check for an infection.

For users who were tricked into allowing a questionable site to show notifications, here’s how permission can be revoked:

  • Mozilla Firefox: Open the menu (the three bars at the top-right corner), click Options, then Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions, press Settings next to Notifications, and remove all questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by checking the “Block new requests asking to allow notifications” box in the same Notifications settings.
  • Google Chrome: Open the menu (the three dots top-right corner), then Settings, then Privacy and security, then Site Settings. Click on Notifications under Permissions, and remove all questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
  • Microsoft Edge: Open the menu (the three dots top-right corner), then Settings, then Cookies and site permissions, then Notifications. Review which sites have permission and remove all questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.


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Step 1. Uninstall Lookmovie.io and related programs.

Remove Lookmovie.io from Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel choose Programs and Features and select to Uninstall a software.

Delete Lookmovie.io from Windows 8

Uninstall Lookmovie.io from Windows 7

Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.

Uninstall Lookmovie.io from Windows 7

Delete Lookmovie.io from Windows XP

Click Start → Settings → Control Panel. Locate and click → Add or Remove Programs.

Remove Lookmovie.io from Windows XP

Remove Lookmovie.io from Mac OS X

Click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Select applications folder and look for Lookmovie.io or any other suspicious software. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash, then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Lookmovie.io removal from MAC OS X

Step 2. Delete Lookmovie.io from your browsers

Terminate the unwanted extensions from Internet Explorer
  1. Tap the Gear icon and go to Manage Add-ons. Lookmovie.io IE gear
  2. Pick Toolbars and Extensions and eliminate all suspicious entries (other than Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Oracle or Adobe) Lookmovie.io IE toolbars and extensions
  3. Leave the window.
Change Internet Explorer homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of your browser and click Internet Options. Lookmovie.io IE gear
  2. In General Tab remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Press Apply to save changes. Lookmovie.io IE toolbars and extensions
Reset your browser
  1. Click the Gear icon and move to Internet Options. Lookmovie.io IE options
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset. Lookmovie.io IE reset browser
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and pick Reset one more time. Lookmovie.io IE reset
  4. Tap Close and leave your browser. Lookmovie.io IE close
  5. If you were unable to reset your browsers, employ a reputable anti-malware and scan your entire computer with it.
Erase Lookmovie.io from Google Chrome
  1. Access menu (top right corner of the window) and pick Settings. Lookmovie.io Chrome menu
  2. Choose Extensions. Lookmovie.io Chrome settings
  3. Eliminate the suspicious extensions from the list by clicking the Trash bin next to them. Lookmovie.io Chrome extensions remove
  4. If you are unsure which extensions to remove, you can disable them temporarily. Lookmovie.io Chrome extensions disable
Reset Google Chrome homepage and default search engine if it was hijacker by virus
  1. Press on menu icon and click Settings. Lookmovie.io Chrome menu
  2. Look for the “Open a specific page” or “Set Pages” under “On start up” option and click on Set pages. Lookmovie.io Chrome settings
  3. In another window remove malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Lookmovie.io Chrome extensions remove
  4. Under the Search section choose Manage Search engines. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search websites. You should leave only Google or your preferred search name. Lookmovie.io Chrome extensions disable
    Lookmovie.io Chrome extensions disable
Reset your browser
  1. If the browser still does not work the way you prefer, you can reset its settings.
  2. Open menu and navigate to Settings. Lookmovie.io Chrome settings more
  3. Press Reset button at the end of the page. Lookmovie.io Chrome advanced menu
  4. Tap Reset button one more time in the confirmation box. Lookmovie.io Chrome reset
  5. If you cannot reset the settings, purchase a legitimate anti-malware and scan your PC.
Remove Lookmovie.io from Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the top right corner of the screen, press menu and choose Add-ons (or tap Ctrl+Shift+A simultaneously). Lookmovie.io Firefox add ons
  2. Move to Extensions and Add-ons list and uninstall all suspicious and unknown entries. Lookmovie.io Firefox extensions
Change Mozilla Firefox homepage if it was changed by virus:
  1. Tap on the menu (top right corner), choose Options. Lookmovie.io Firefox reset confirm
  2. On General tab delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default. Lookmovie.io Firefox reset confirm
  3. Press OK to save these changes.
Reset your browser
  1. Open the menu and tap Help button. Lookmovie.io Firefox help
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. Lookmovie.io Firefox troubleshooting
  3. Press Refresh Firefox. Lookmovie.io Firefox reset
  4. In the confirmation box, click Refresh Firefox once more. Lookmovie.io Firefox reset confirm
  5. If you are unable to reset Mozilla Firefox, scan your entire computer with a trustworthy anti-malware.
Uninstall Lookmovie.io from Safari (Mac OS X)
  1. Access the menu.
  2. Pick Preferences. Lookmovie.io Safari menu
  3. Go to the Extensions Tab. Lookmovie.io Safari extensions
  4. Tap the Uninstall button next to the undesirable Lookmovie.io and get rid of all the other unknown entries as well. If you are unsure whether the extension is reliable or not, simply uncheck the Enable box in order to disable it temporarily.
  5. Restart Safari.
Reset your browser
  1. Tap the menu icon and choose Reset Safari. Lookmovie.io Safari reset menu
  2. Pick the options which you want to reset (often all of them are preselected) and press Reset. Lookmovie.io Safari reset
  3. If you cannot reset the browser, scan your whole PC with an authentic malware removal software.

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