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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

MovieFlex

MovieFlex is a browser extension offering users access to a variety of movies, movie trailers, and other related content. The extension enhances the user's experience by adding its toolbar, containing links to several websites to have all relevant links in one place. This seemingly useful and engaging browser application is yet another potentially unwanted program (PUP), which you will probably decide to remove soon after its installation. MovieFlex arrives at the computer not only to help you have an pleasurable experience when watching or searching for movies, but also to monitor your online behavior. In order to restore former settings, remove MovieFlex from the browser.

Once on the computer, MovieFlex changes the default search provider and sets its startup page to be displayed on each new tab. If you have already tried the engine provided by MovieFlex, you have probably noticed that it is Yahoo; however, you should bear in mind that your search terms entered in the search box are likely to be redirected through another server. In this way, MovieFlex, or any associated third party, can record your search terms and, consequently, determine your interests. This practice is employed by numerous PUPs, which collect user browsing-related information and in most cases share the data obtained with other interested parties.

The Yahoo search engine is one of the most popular search providers in the world; unfortunately, this search engine is very often used to deceive unsuspecting computer users into thinking that the program that is powered by Yahoo is safe to use, even though the program collects non-personally identifiable information and the search engine is tricked into displaying modified search results.

Removing MovieFlex from the browser will inhibit cyber schemers from taking advantage of you, but you should bear in mind that it is not enough just to remove the extension. A few preventative measures should be taken to prevent similar incidents and undesirable consequences in the near future.

First, it is important to note that MovieFlex may look like any reputable software program because of its official website movieflex.club, which is inactive at the moment, and the fact that the extension is promoted on the Chrome Web Store. The Chrome store features thousands of browser extensions and add-ons, all of which are presented as aimed at enhancing your experience. Unfortunately, not all of the programs available on this website are reputable and safe. The Chrome store has been compromised several times to spread sleazy software, so you should not trust this source blindly. This recommendation applies when dealing with the question whether to install a program for some other website too. Always do some search on your selected program so that you do not regret your choice afterwards.

Like many other potentially unwanted programs, MovieFlex can be bundled with various applications, including desktop programs and browser add-ons or extensions. In some cases, users are not informed about the additional program in order not to cause negative responses and rejection. Therefore, the information about the bonus program is inserted somewhere in the text, which is ignored in most cases.

Even though it is highly important to be vigilant to details when choosing and installing software, it is so easy to skip minor details. An anti-malware program is an great backup option that will filter every website and file for your to identify possible threats. Keeping a security program on the computer is a great choice so that you can browse the Internet and use the computer connected to the network safely. There are numerous malicious programs, including browser hijackers, ransomware, Trojan horses, adware, to mention just a few, and all these online threats are created to take advantage of you when you least expect it.

In case you feel the need to try removing MovieFlex manually, the removal instructions will walk you through the removal process. Having remove MovieFlex, scan the system to make sure that it is malware-free. If you have any questions regarding the removal process or your online security, our team is ready to help you.

How to remove MovieFlex

  1. Click the menu button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  2. Select More tools and click Extensions.
  3. Remove MovieFlex.

 

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