Counterflix is another adware and potentially unwanted program (pup) what can be installed stealthily and will transfer your browser activity (IP addresses, Internet service provider, browsing details (websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) to the third parties. Sad part is that Counterflix “Compatible with any browser” and will infect all browsers on your computer like Google Chrome, Edge, Mozila, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer, so you will see this annoying virus no matter what browser you use. This Counterflix can easily track your browsing activity and transfer it to the creators of this virus. This virus is really similar to other popular adware on the Internet wizzcaster.exe or yyq.namingsuselessness.com.
If you notice the ads signing “by Counterflix Ads”, “Ads by Counterflix”, “Counterflix Ads”, “Ad by Counterflix”, “Powered by Counterflix”, “Brought by Counterflix” or “Brought to you by Counterflix” while using your browser then your computer is infected and you need to clean it.
Counterflix adware often installed by the user, because they believe to that information what they find on their official site “DNS service you can easily access Geo restricted content you like from around the world and unblock websites and Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer or Pandora“. Also, this virus can be installed with other freeware what you get from the Internet. If you badly need some free app you should check every “Advanced” option and check every menu, so you will know what you get after the installation process is finished. Look at “Advanced” option and cancel unwanted installation, this simple step will protect you from virus attack in the future.
So after successfully installation of Counterflix it begins to show many ads, like banners, coupons or pop-ups every time you use your browser. As I said before not all this ad will redirect you to the online shop, most of them will send you to malicious site when you click on it. So we highly recommend to avoid such ad. In additional Counterflix will steal your browser activity (IP addresses, Internet service provider, browsing details (websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) and use this data to create more specific ads for you. Never trust to random annoying ads or you can lose your system. Counterflix create a horrible security issue on your computer, so we highly recommend to remove it as fast as possible.
Remove the Counterflix
You are advised to have legal anti-malware program GridinSoft Anti-Malware, which helps you to remove automatically this unwanted program easily. Here it is shown easy steps, how to remove it. You can see them below this article. If you want to try to remove Counterflix by yourself, you will find a simple guide further.
Automatic removal guide for Counterflix
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NOTE: This operation will close all instances of selected browsers. Any unsaved changes will be lost. Please, save all work in progress before you continue.
You will see the window with options. You can choose what Internet browser and the exact options you want to reset.
How to prevent the Counterflix:
Removing the malicious browser add-on and viruses from your computer is a good thing. But it doesn’t mean, that you will be protected from the repeat infection. The best way to deal with this add-on is to not get infected in the first place. If you want to prevent the infection, follow the simple tip below:
- Do not install free applications from unreliable websites! Use only legitimate resources like CNE and others.
- If you did download this kind of program, select custom installation and remove any tick in the checkbox, that seems questionable.
- Never opens files what came from unknown contact. Most of such files contain adware or malware viruses.
- Scan your Computer at least once a week.
Also, you can activate the On-Run protection in GridinSoft Anti-Malware. To do that, go to the “Protection” tab and press “Start” button to the right of the label.
Manual removal guide for Counterflix virus:
Removing Counterflix should be your main concern. First, you must delete this add-on, as a software from your PC.
First of all close running applications on your Task Manager. Press (and hold) CTRL+ALT+DEL(Delete) or CTRL+Shift+Esc, press “Process” or “Detail” tab and find High Counterflix.exe (if you can’t find it just ignore this step and move on). Also, it would be better if you check for Counterflix folder and remove it. Often you can find such folder here:
Name of the folder can be different from a virus name, so better check all suspicious folders and clean it up
Right after, cleaning all of the folders, you’ll be able to begin cleaning up the web browser. Before removing Counterflix pop-ups, it’s necessary to totally reset the web browser. If you still think about manual removal of Counterflix, follow these steps below:
Step 1.Reove Counterflix from your PC.
To delete Counterflix from your computer, you need to find the “Uninstall the program” tool on your Operation System:
Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start – Quick Access Menu – Control Panel – Uninstall a program. You will see the list of programs and software, that is installed on your PC. Find “Counterflix“, click on it and press ‘Uninstall”.
Windows 7: Click on Start – Control Panel – Uninstall a program. You will see the list of programs and software, that is installed on your PC. Right-click on “Counterflix” and press ‘Uninstall”.
Windows XP: Click on Start – Control Panel – Add/Remove Programs. Similar windows with the list of programs will show you. Right-click on “Counterflix” and press “Remove”.
Step 2.Reset browser setting guide
After you have removed the Counterflixyou will need to reset browser settings. To do it, follow the tips below:
If you have Google Chrome Browser go to the “Settings” tab (top right corner), choose “More Tolls” -> “Extensions”. There find Unknown extension and click on the Trash Can (Remove). Also go to the “Settings” tab again and choose “Settings”. Find “Manage search engines..” and remove all search engines what you didn’t use.
If this didn’t work, then you need to reset the whole browser. For this go to the “Settings” and press “Show advanced settings”. At the bottom of the page, click “Reset settings” button.
Open settings by clicking on the icon in the top right corner. There go to “Add-ons” and choose “Extensions”. Find here the Counterflix and Remove it!
If this didn’t work press the “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
Click on Opera icon (top left corner) and choose
“Extensions”. Select “Extensions Manager” and disable the Counterflix. If this wound enough – Opera users can reset settings by deleting “Operapref.ini file” in folder C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\”.
Click on Cogwheel icon (top left corner) and Choose “Manage add-ons”. Find here Counterflix and press “Disable” button.
If you still notice Counterflix then you should reset whole browser option. Open “Tools” menu, then click “Internet options”. In the next window, click “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.
Click “More actions” button at the top right corner, then click “Settings”. Under Privacy, click on “Clear browsing data” button, check the items you want to delete, then click “Delete”.
Open Safari, and click Safari -> Preferences -> Extensions -> Delete the Counterflix.
Or click on Safari menu and find “Reset Safari…”. In the appeared window, select all items and click “Reset” button.
We strongly recommend you to install the automatic removal tool GridinSoft Anti-Malware and follow the steps from Automatic removal guide for Counterflix virus. You can find this guide higher. Use the link below to download the particular tool:
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