You may be surprised by finding FilmsApp Search in your Google Chrome browser since you may not recall installing this browser extension. In all fairness, we must also mention that it is actually possible to install it via official channels. And, of course, this tool cannot really be called a dangerous and direct threat either; that is why we have classified it as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. But do not be mislead by this and take it totally lightly. As a matter of fact, this PUP can change your default search engine settings to a questionable search engine that may show you modified search results. This is always risky and can pose a threat to your system security. The same is true for the tool itself that may redirect you to a useless, movie-related page that could promote potentially unreliable third-party ads. We have found that this questionable browser extension is indeed a new clone from the family that has already given us several identical PUPs, including MovieCenter Search, VideoCenter Search, and GamesCenter Search; even if seemingly these are promoted by a different website. All in all, we recommend that you remove FilmsApp Search from your browser if you care about the safety of your computer.
You can find the official page of this PUP at superappbox.com, where you can directly install this tool as well as three others. What was quite suspicious for us at first is that this webpage is very similar to playmediacenter.com when it comes to promoting four seemingly different Chrome extensions and the main promotional text, which is practically identical. So it is quite obvious that these two sites and the related applications were created by the very same team. You can also install this PUP from the Chrome web store ("chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/filmsapp-search/jpecgipllfoebemnlokpldficknlfbcp"), where you can also learn that already 280 thousand users have installed this extension in the past 3 weeks. But you will only find around half a dozen reviews, most of which is rather negative. If you want to be sure that the extension you are about to download is reliable and useful, you should always run a web search. You can easily find out about this tool, for example, that it is a PUP that you should delete from your browser.
But, unfortunately, this PUP can also be found spreading in other alternative ways like via freeware bundles and corrupt third-party pop-up ads. When you are visiting a suspicious website, you may be offered annoying banner and pop-up ads, one of which may be a software or plugin download offer. This pop-up may claim that you do not have the latest Flash driver that is need for you to be able to watch your target video online. This is the trick that a lot of fake streaming movie sites actually use to infect unsuspecting users. One click on the wrong content and you could directly install this PUP or drop a whole package of nasty infections as well. This can also happen when you click on any third-party ad or hidden content on suspicious websites related to file sharing, online gambling, gaming, and porn. Remember to always use official or vendors' pages to download software and updates. A bundle may contain PUPs and a couple of malware infections as well, including browser hijackers, adware programs, ransomware programs, Trojans, and fake alerts. Such a package could expose you to dangerous web content or do damage to your files. This is why we suggest that after you delete FilmsApp Search from your browser, you run a full system malware scan to find all other threats on board to take care of.
When you install this extension, it sets movie.eanswers.com, a questionable search engine, as your default search provider. This means that whenever you want to search the web via the address bar, instead of Google or your preferred search engine, you will end up on a modified Yahoo search results page that could contain potentially risky third-party advertisements and links leading to malicious websites. This tool also installs its button in your Chrome toolbar. If you click this button, it displays a panel that offers you a search tool and a number of thumbnail links to gomovix.com, which is a questionable and useless online movie and TV series streaming site; well, allegedly. It is important for you to know that it is actually not possible for you to watch anything on this site apart from trailers of movies. When you want to watch one online, you will be simply redirected to a Google search page offering you hits where you can supposedly watch it online. If you want to buy a movie to watch, you will be redirected to Amazon. All in all, this is a totally worthless PUP that has no benefit for you but it could pose a threat with the content it may show you. Therefore, we recommend that you remove FilmsApp Search as soon as possible.
We have included the necessary instructions for you below this article if you prefer to take care of this annoying PUP manually. Please do not forget about the rest of the possible threats that could be hiding on your system. Of course, you can try to eliminate them manually but if you would like a more comfortable and more effective way to tackle these system security issues, you may want to install a reliable anti-malware program like SpyHunter that could provide you with the long needed automatic protection against all known malware infections and PUPs as well.