Counterflix Ads Removal Guide for Google Chrome/Safari/Mozilla Firefox/Opera Users

Counterflix Ads

Counterflix Ads Description

With an unique idea of generating a huge revenue easily, Cyberpunks from Tirana (Albania) launched a DNS service provider application called – Counterflix. It is created supposedly to provide access to the Geo restricted content around the globe and unlock access to the websites and streaming platform like Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, BBC iPlayer etc. Its creators claim that this DNS changer application allows users to only proxy the portion of data which validate the Geographical location and obtain access to it without any trouble. This service may seem extremely attractive to the PC users who love to watch online videos or access other type of contents over the Internet. But behind all of this, there is a hidden truth that Counterflix Ads will take control over your web browsers and inject endless advertising contents in order to generate Pay-Per-Click revenue. These annoying ads will cover up your browser's pages and when you want to close any of them, many more ads will appear in the new Window.

If you really think that Counterflix Ads is a virus then you should know that technically, it isn't a virus, beside it brings a bunches of other infection onto your system. Counterflix may perform a activities, which you may find so annoying. This ad-serving app may keep a list of websites you visit mostly, whatever you search for on the Internet, what time you log in to your social or email accounts, what type of contents you like, what materials you share over there, your Internet browsing history, favorite links and bookmarks as well. These credentials (aka traffic data) are usually saved and transmitted to the C&C server operator via a remote host, who may analyze whole data and build your specific profile based on your habits. That's how, they optimize the relevant ads that you see while surfing the web. The most relevant ads may improve the chances of you clicking on them which will create PPC revenue. According to cyber crime law, if someone spy on your online activities without your consent is a cyber crime, such person may malicious advertiser or hackers, so be careful.

Probably, Counterflix Ads may have got on your system through freeware installation or spam email attachment or even via drive by downloads while surfing Internet. Hence, if you want to keep your PC virus free, we suggest you to install a premium security software and keep it updated on your PC.

As of now, all victims are advised to remove Counterflix Ads from the compromised PC immediately. Follow the removal guide:

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How to Uninstall Counterflix Ads Easily

Counterflix Ads is classified as adware or potentially unwanted program which annoys the users during their web session. It is capable to violate the security settings and find its own way to invade in the targeted system. Usually, Counterflix Ads comes attached with spam emails, infected removable devices, free software etc and gets installed as an extension in different web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer etc. It does not allow the users to surf normally and misleads them to the suspicious sites. Your screen will be filled with lots of advertisements and promotional alerts. It convince the users to download the free software, video or music files and in the meantime installs harmful threats in bundles to affect the PC efficiency. Thus, do not get trapped in the scam of hackers and avoid clicking on Counterflix Ads anymore.

Besides this, Counterflix Ads can also interrupt your online shopping session by displaying variety of deals, best offers, discount coupons, promo codes etc. It claims to help the users to shop under their budget and convince them to purchase products from its links. You must be aware that when you will make payment then third party hackers can gain your financial details secretly. It can result extremely dangerous for the users identity as the system performance. So, you need to take immediate action in order to get rid of Counterflix Ads permanently after detection.

A. Counterflix Ads Manual Removal

How to Change the System Folder Settings to view hidden files

On Windows 7 | Vista

Windows Logo button is to be selected and then you need to Open Windows Explorer.

Click on Organize selecting Folder and Search Options.

Now Click on View Tab and select Show hidden files and folders Option to view Counterflix Ads related files.

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Click on OK to Apply

On Windows 8

Select on Windows + E keys in combination on the keyboard.

Click on View Tab option

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File name Extensions along with hidden items is to be checked

Step 2: Delete Counterflix Ads Related Files in Hidden Folders as given

  • %Temp%\[adware name]
  • %AppData%\[adware name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware name].exe
  • %CommonAppData%\[adware name]
  • %AllUsersProfile%random.exe

Step 3 : Remove Counterflix Ads Related Registry Files on Windows

First, Open Registry Editor

On Windows 7| Vista

Click on Start Button

Select on Run Button

Type regedit

Finally Click on OK button

On Windows 8 Computer

Click on Win [Window Key] + R in Combination on Keyboard

Type regedit.exe in dialog box and press OK.

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Confirm OK to open the registry editor.

Look for Counterflix Ads related files and entries created in Win Registry.

Note: This step is only suitable for users having Technical Skills, if you delete any other entries other than Counterflix Ads, it will permanently damage your PC.

B. Counterflix Ads Removal from Windows OS

How to Uninstall Counterflix Ads related program on PC

on Windows 10

1. On Win 10 Screen, Click on Start Menu and Select All apps.

  1. this will show entire list of apps installed on Win 10, Find Counterflix Ads or any other suspicious program from the list. Right Click on the Selected item to uninstall it.

On Win 7 | Vista

  1. Select and Click on the Start Button and Click on Control Panel using Start Menu.

control panel2. You need to Select Uninstall Program under the Program Category in Control Panel.

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3. Using the Window, Program and Features option, select Installed on to view all the recently installed programs, Now uninstall Counterflix Ads or any other suspicious programs.

From window 8 PC

1. Press Windows key + I simultaneously , then open Setting Bar, click Control Panel to open it

2. Under Programs category, select Uninstall a program

3. Search Counterflix Ads program in Program and Features window, then click on Uninstall

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Step 2:- Uninstall Counterflix Ads toolbar, add-on, plug-in and extension from browser IE/Microsoft Edge/Firefox/Google Chrome

From Chrome Browser

1. On Chrome browser, select menu

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2. Select Advanced Settings option

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3. Click on Extension

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4. To remove Counterflix Ads extension, click on Trash icon

5. Select the Remove option in dialog box

From Microsoft Edge Browser

( Microsoft Edge does not support extension, now you have to just reset the search engine and homepage of Edge browser)

1. Set homepage on Edge browser to remove Counterflix Ads

  1. On address bar click More(..), and then select Settings option

Edge-Browser-Settings3. View Advanced Settings for specific page, to set homepage to Open with option

advance-settings-edge4. To set your own homepage click on Custom, the then type URL of your own homepage

 

2. To remove Counterflix Ads set default Search Engine

  • On address bar click More(..), and then select Settings option
  • select the View advanced settings option
  • Select “Search in the address bar with”, then enter the search engine by clicking on <Add new> option, then click on Add as default

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  •  Custom option is to be selected, enter the URL of the homepage to be set as

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From IE Browser

1. To open Manage add-ons on your IE browser, click on Tools button

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2. Select Toolbars and Extensions, them make a selection of Counterflix Ads to remove it

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3. Now click on Reset button to remove  Counterflix Ads add-ons

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From Firefox browser

1. To open Add-on Manager tab, select Menu button, and then click on Add-ons

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2. Click Extensions

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3. Select Remove or Disable button

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How to Remove Counterflix Ads Automatically

Well, in the fast growing technology and day by day increasing malicious activities of cyber criminals, it is necessary for every computer user to protect their PC from Counterflix Ads. You must own a best removal tool which can provide safety and security to your windows machine. Counterflix Ads Free Scanner is one of the best tool which is capable to detect Counterflix Ads or any malware completely from compromised machine. However you need to purchase its licensed version to delete Counterflix Ads completely.

User Guide : Automatic Counterflix Ads Free Scanner

Step 1 Download the software and now install it on your computer. Click on “Scan Computer” to detect presence of Counterflix Ads and its harmful traces.

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Step 2 Scan in progress can be viewed

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Step 3 Use System Guard feature to block entry of Counterflix Ads and its infectious files.

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Step 4 HelpDesk is an additional feature which is can sort out all your troubles usually you face when PC is infected with Counterflix Ads

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Step 5 Counterflix Ads Free Scanner has Network Sentry feature which helps to block modification done through Internet connectivity on your computer system.

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Step 6 Enable Scan Scheduler feature on your computer to perform scanning at pre set time like daily, weekly or monthly.

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