- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
FilmsJunkie is a browser extension compatible with Google Chrome. Some users install it willingly expecting that they could find new movies easier, but the majority of them get disappointed with it because this piece of software turns out to be not as beneficial as it looks at first. If you have not found it very useful too, or you cannot remember installing it on the system yourself, you should mercilessly remove it from your computer as well. You could undo changes applied to your Google Chrome web browser only by eliminating this browser extension as well. The piece of software that has affected your web browser is far from harmful malicious applications whose entrance results in security and privacy-related problems, but it is not fully reliable software either. Luckily, you could delete it quite easily through the add-ons manager even if you do not have much experience in malware removal. Before you delete this browser hijacker, read this report till the end to find out why it is not considered completely decent software by specialists.
If you have installed FilmsJunkie expecting that it will act very beneficially and help you find movies, we have to upset you – it is not as beneficial as it claims to be. It only changes the default search tool to http://go.searchalgo.com on users’ Google Chrome browsers after the entrance. This page has an appearance of a search provider, which is also the reason users do not rush to remove it from their browsers. If you are interested in what we think about it, we do not consider this website a legitimate search provider. It is because research has clearly shown that it might provide users with sponsored links. Just like ordinary search results, they immediately redirect users to third-party websites. Most likely, these websites will not have any information based on the search query entered. Some of them might even redirect you straight to dubious websites when you click on them. Therefore, our specialists do not recommend using search providers that show these sponsored links. Unfortunately, it is not the only reason you should fully delete the FilmsJunkie extension. Research has shown that FilmsJunkie “may automatically receive and record certain non-personally identifiable information.” For example, IP address, browser type, Internet Service Provider, cookie information, etc. Luckily, it does not record any details that could identify users personally. You can stop the automatic collection of information by deleting FilmsJunkie from your Google Chrome browser.
Some users install FilmsJunkie willingly from http://www.theappjunkies.com/; however, there are also people who cannot explain why they have this piece of software installed on their computers. Because of this, our specialists have decided to analyze deeper how it is distributed. Research has clearly shown that alternative distribution methods might be used to spread it too. For example, it might be spread in software bundles. Also, it might be promoted by pop-ups. These are quite popular methods to spread undesirable software, so you should be more careful in order not to allow new undesirable applications to enter your system and make modifications on your computer. What you can do to prevent malware from entering your computer is to install all new applications attentively and download them only from reputable sources. Also, you should refrain yourself from clicking on suspicious ads and links. It is not always easy to prevent untrustworthy software from entering the system because it is usually very sneaky, so you should also have security software enabled on your computer 24/7.
If you do not like the page you have found set by the FilmsJunkie extension, you need to remove this extension from your browser right away to make that search tool disappear. This extension has been categorized as a browser hijacker, as you already know, but it should still not be very hard to delete it from the system because it can be erased through the add-ons manager. You do not need to have special knowledge to be able to access it – just follow our step-by-step manual removal guide provided below this article to get rid of the FilmsJunkie extension manually. Of course, you can get rid of it automatically as well if you do not have time for this or simply do not trust your skills.
How to delete FilmsJunkie