also known as Movieland and MoviePass, is a P2P program
that offers a 3 day free trial download for online
users. PopCorn.net takes over the whole screen and
displays pop-ups to keep reminding you that payment
is due following the trial.
According to PopCorn.net's terms of service, unless
you cancel the service during the three-day period,
the company will bill you $29.95 a month. PopCorn.net
billing reminder pops up even when you're not surfing
the web. PopCorn.net comes bundled with malicious
files that allow it to keep popping up requests for
payment, making it difficult to remove.
PopCorn.net is described by its maker as an "a
new media search and download service that provides
thousands of entertainment titles on demand to your
desktop." You may have intentionally or unintentionally
installed the Popcorn.net Download Manager trial software
on your computer by clicking an advertisement on a
PopCorn.net maintains that users with expired trials
have entered into a binding contract and that these
users now owe PopCorn.net money for the service they
agreed to pay for. While their TOS is quite clear,
there are no popup messages alerting users to this
seemingly important detail until after their trial
has expired and it is time to collect. The popups
escalate in frequency until they disrupt your computing
experience almost continually. In addition, PopCorn.net's
Download Manager software also transmits a list of
all installed programs on your computer back to the
PopCorn.net organization. PopCorn.net claims that
this helps them overcome any software "conflicts,"
but it has earned them a designation of Spyware from
If you see these popups on your computer, you already
have a PopCorn.net Download Manager account, and you
MUST cancel your PopCorn.net account if you wish to
discontinue service. Failure to cancel your PopCorn.net
account could result in collection activities and
damage to your credit report.
PopCorn.net is a P2P with obscene reminders more
PopCornnet installs without your consent.
PopCornnet installs other types of spyware/adware.
PopCornnet may hijack, redirect and change your browser.
PopCornnet displays annoying popups while you surf the web.
PopCornnet compromises your privacy and security.
PopCornnet is difficult to uninstall.
Users about PopCorn.net
POPCORN.NET, Annoying malware - dadcat (2Aug 3 2006,
04:45 AM 006-10-05, 11:31)I have Ad-Aware SE Pro and
somehow I have picked up some malware and I can't get
rid of it.
It is POPCORN.NET and it hijacks my internet connection
with it's ad. Does anyone know how to get rid of it
popcorn.net popups!!! HELP!!! - bulldog_msu ( 10-31-2006
02:21 PM ) I have been getting popcorn.net popups that
won't go away! What do I do to get rid of them. I use
Norton AntiVirus and I've scanned everything and it
finds nothing. Please help!!