FilmsApp Home is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that promises users free access to movies, TV series, reviews, and other similar content. Consequently, it might look useful for any user who occasionally searches for such content on the Internet. However, we doubt the application can provide the mentioned content itself. It is more likely that the extension can redirect the user to a website offering movies for free, for a monthly subscription, and so on. Moreover, users should know the PUP may work as a browser hijacker in a way since it could replace user’s default start page with an untrustworthy search engine. We will explain more about the FilmsApp Home working manner later in the text, so if you wish to know more, feel free to read the rest of our report. At the end of it, you should find our recommended removal steps too, we recommend them for any user who wishes to get rid of this tool manually.
Some users could download FilmsApp Home from its homepage (superappbox.com) or Chrome Web Store page, and some of you could have placed it on the browser accidentally. Our researchers say the PUP might be traveling with bundled installers of other unrelated applications. As a result, users who do not pick advanced installation settings or do not review the information provided on the configuration wizard carefully could overlook the extension and so accidentally agree to install it. In which case the changing of the browser’s homepage website might be entirely unexpected and annoying. Users who do not wish to get into such situations in the future should try to be more attentive during installation, find more reliable sources to download installers and pick a reliable security tool that could help guard the system against various threats.
The mentioned homepage change should happen right after FilmsApp Home settles in on the user’s Google Chrome browser (currently the only browsing application this PUP is compatible with). Our specialists report, instead of the previous homepage site, the user might see the extension’s search engine. During our tests, we discovered the provided tool might redirect user’s searches through a specific server (movie.eanswers.com) and eventually into modified Yahoo search results. The chances are, the results you receive could be modified during the mentioned redirection to place various advertisements from the software’s third-party associates among them.
The bad news is the PUP’s developers claim they take no responsibility for content coming from the third party. Since these potential third-party partners are not mentioned, we could assume the advertisements may come from anywhere, including potentially malicious web pages that might distribute malware, show fictitious lottery winnings, or ask to reveal sensitive data in fake surveys, and so on. Therefore, in order not to endanger the system, accidentally we advise you not to use the suspicious search engine, stay away from shady advertisements, or better yet erase the application that could provide such content.
If you decide to deal with FilmsApp Home manually, you can follow the instructions located below the report. As for users who would like to erase the PUP with less effort, our specialists recommend employing a reliable antimalware tool. By performing a full system scan, you could identify other possible threats, and they could be deleted together with the extension if you just click the removal button.