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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

filmsNet Search

filmsNet Search is an extension that is meant to help you find all films-related information you could ever be interested in. If you install it onto your Google Chrome web browser, it reconfigures the default search provider to introduce you to the service, which is exactly why it is often classified as a browser hijacker. Our research team classifies it as a potentially unwanted program, and it is strongly advised that you delete it as soon as possible. At first, the add-on might appear to be great and extremely beneficial, but if you employ it, you should realize right away that it does not really work all threat great. That is not all. It was found that having it installed on your web browser could be potentially dangerous for your own virtual security. If you want to learn more about this before you remove filmsNet Search, continue reading the report. If you believe you have learned everything there is to know, and you are ready to get rid of the PUP, scroll down to find instructions.

You can find filmsNet Search represented at This source also represents filmsNet Start, musicNet Start, netGaming Search, and other questionable extensions. The installers of all of these extensions are hosted on the Chrome web store, and you can find the PUP discussed in this report at According to the data available at the time of research, this extension had over 33,000 users. Google Chrome users who install the PUP via this source are likely to be introduced to an additional offer (e.g., “bestMovies Search for Chrome”) via Although an option to “skip” this installer exists, the user is not allowed to click it. That does not mean that you need to install this add-on. Simply close the page to reject the offer. It is hard to say what kinds of additional PUPs or malicious infections you could be introduced to if you installed filmsNet Search using a third-party installer. Utilize a reliable malware scanner to run a full system scan and determine whether or not you need to delete something else.

When the suspicious filmsNet Search is installed, you have the option to browse the web for film-related information. To activate the search engine, you type “m” into the address bar of your browser and then tap the Tab key on the keyboard. If you use this engine, you will be routed to This website functions as a movie database – similarly to, for example, – but, of course, the information is very limited, which is why the extension is not considered to be useful. If you do not use the “m”+“Tab” combination, you are still introduced to results that are affected by filmsNet Search. That is because the potentially unwanted program hijacks the default search provider, and all searches via the address bar are routed to via Since Yahoo Search is a widely used search engine, some users might think nothing of the hijacking, but interacting with the delivered results could be dangerous. Did you know that the PUP can modify these results? This is the main reason it is advised to delete the potentially unwanted program from your operating system.

You do not need to be nervous about deleting filmsNet Search because this extension is very easy to get rid of. All you need to do is access the Extensions menu, identify the PUP, and then click the recycle bin icon on its right. Follow the instructions below if you need a step-by-step guide to remove the undesirable extension successfully. Is this PUP the only threat you need to deal with? Even if it is, you should consider utilizing anti-malware software to keep your system protected in the future. You really should install it if other threats or PUPs are found on the PC because the software can eliminate it automatically. Hopefully, this report has helped you understand filmsNet Search better, and you know what to do to get rid of it. If you still want to discuss the PUP and its removal further, use the comments section below.

filmsNet Search Removal

  1. Launch Google Chrome and tap keys Alt+F.
  2. In the menu on the right click More tools.
  3. Select Extensions and find the undesirable add-on.
  4. Click the recycle bin next to the add-on.
  5. Select Remove and then restart the browser.
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