Flixtab Movie Center is a Google Chrome extension that was created by Aztec Media. The software creators behind this company have also built and released EasyZip New Tab, My1tab Extension, and other add-ons that do not have the best reputation. Why is that so? First of all, they usually do not offer truly beneficial services. Second, they are often used in suspicious ways. The add-on we are discussing in this report is recognized as a potentially unwanted program, and it was found by our research team that it does not work in the most transparent or beneficial manner either. If you cannot wait to delete Flixtab Movie Center from your operating system, check out the removal instructions below. If you have no idea why this extension is classified as a threat, and why you should bother getting rid of it, this is the report for you. Our research team has analyzed the PUP, and there are several reasons for why it should not be trusted.
First, we need to discuss the entrance of Flixtab Movie Center. This potentially unwanted program cannot just form out of thin air, and it must have found its way in somehow. Most likely, you downloaded it from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flixtab-movie-center/kcojcaalekfjjjjalodhgaaplfiljgoc. This Chrome webstore source is presented via lp.moviesearchcenter.com, and you could be redirected to it via a pop-up or an advertisement. It is also possible that you could be redirected to the installer page, but if that happens, you need to consider the existence of malware that is capable of redirecting. Have you downloaded the PUP via an unfamiliar source bundled along with unfamiliar programs? If that is the case, it is possible that you need to worry about malware too. Click the Download link right below and install a free malware scanner that will help you figure out if or not you need to remove Flixtab Movie Center along with any other threats. Even if you discover more serious threats that demand your attention first, you cannot forget about the PUP because although it does not look dangerous, it is not reliable either.
The suspicious Flixtab Movie Center does not look like anything you should worry about. The PUP is meant to offer a movie search service via the New Tab, and it employs moviesearchcenter.com for that. When you open the New Tab, you are introduced to this strange search engine. At the top of the page, you can find links to tmz.com and imdb.com/news/top, and if you click the “Research Movies” button, you are shown content from themoviedb.org. This is all movie content-related, which is how Flixtab Movie Center is meant to work. However, that is not what you need to focus on. The main feature here is the search tool, and if you enter any search keyword into the provided dialog box, you are redirected to Yahoo Search. This move has been measured carefully because you are likely to be disturbed by the unauthorized redirecting to a third-party search engine, but, of course, since you are redirected to the well-known Yahoo Search, you are likely to feel more relaxed. Unfortunately, the results can be modified, and clicking the links shown can be dangerous. The PUP redirects all searches via blpsearch.com.
If you want to receive movie-related news, you need to find a reputable and reliable source. You certainly do not need to install an extension for that. If you choose to install an extension, you need to find one you can trust. Flixtab Movie Center is not trustworthy, and deleting it is recommended. If you continue using it, you will continue exposing yourself to an unreliable search tool that delivers sponsored content via the familiar Yahoo Search engine. On top of that, information is recorded about you whenever you use this engine. Without a doubt, it is best to remove Flixtab Movie Center, and you can do that in two different ways. You can either follow the instructions below to get rid of the PUP manually, or you can install an anti-malware program to have the extension erased automatically. We suggest the latter option if other PUPs and malware exist on your operating system.