filmsNow Search is advertised as “the best source for films, TV and celebrity content” in the Chrome Web Store, which suggests that it is a beneficial application; however, it is not what it seems to be, we can assure you, so if you still consider whether you should install it on your system or not, we suggest that you install a more trustworthy application instead because filmsNow Search is not a fully trustworthy piece of software. It is known to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP). If you want to find more about it, you should read the rest of this article. You should read this report till the end also if you cannot decide whether it should stay installed on your system. In our opinion, you should not keep it even though it is not considered dangerous malware because it is more likely that it will bring problems to you than act as a beneficial program. Of course, you are the one in charge here and can make the final decision.
filmsNow Search is not a serious malicious application, but it would be a lie if we told you that it is fully reliable. The first thing many users do not like about it is that it changes their browsers’ settings the second it affects them. It does not try to hide this from users (“When you use filmsNow Search, it replaces your default search”), so it is not considered a browser hijacker. Of course, this does not change the fact that users are not happy about the changes they see applied to their browsers. Luckily, this piece of software changes only a default search tool on Google Chrome. No, it does not affect any other browsers. The new search provider set displays Yahoo! search results; however, it first redirects all users’ searches to http://search.medianetnow.com, which suggests that some search results might be modified along the way. The so-called modified search results do not look harmful, but you should still not click on them because they might redirect you straight to untrustworthy pages. These pages will not contain anything you are looking for. Instead, they might contain malicious links and/or untrustworthy software. Generally speaking, you might experience security-related problems if you click on all the search results displayed to you by this search tool. Of course, we do not say that this will happen to all the users who use the search tool promoted by the filmsNow Search extension.
If you keep filmsNow Search, you have a right to know that certain details about you will be recorded by it. These are mainly non-personally identifiable details. Additionally, users are told that no personal details will be disclosed to third parties, so this piece of software should not become a threat to your privacy. Of course, if you do not want it to record any details about you, you should mercilessly remove it from your affected browser. It is the only way to eliminate the new search tool set as well.
Some users download and install filmsNow Search themselves from http://www.medianetnow.com/ or https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/filmsnow-search/pcflcdabljbmaodkpkpbepfihonpegjc; however, many people do not know anything about its installation, which clearly shows that other methods of distribution are used to spread it too. According to researchers working at pcthreat.com, it is very likely that this browser extension is also promoted via pop-up advertisements. They might be displayed to users after they open certain websites. On top of that, they might see them because there is some kind of untrustworthy program installed on their systems. The chances are high that it is an ad-supported program. It is not always easy to recognize and prevent suspicious software from entering the system; however, if you wish to be safe 24/7 without putting much effort into this, you should install a security application on your computer and keep it always enabled.
You should remove filmsNow Search right away if you have found your browsers’ settings altered and you do not like what you see. This piece of software is an ordinary browser extension, so it should be quite easy to get rid of it. All you need to do is to access the add-ons manager, find it on the list, and then remove it by clicking on a single button. If you are looking for a way to erase it quicker, you should use an antimalware tool to clean your system.
filmsNow Search removal guide