There is this category of programs that we do not think much about, but they could end up being quite annoying. MovieFlex belongs to that category, and it is a potentially unwanted application. It functions as a browser extension, and it is compatible only with the Chrome browser. In this concise description, we will tell you more about such browser extensions, and you will also find manual removal instructions below. It is important that you remove MovieFlex from your system, especially if you did not intend to have this application in the first place. You should never tolerate a program when it enters your PC unexpectedly.
This browser extension can come either from an official source or a third-party source. For official sources, we have the official homepage via movieflex.club and there is also the Chrome Web Store. According to the official sources, this extension is supposed to help you find the most recent information on the newest movie releases, entertainment news, reviews, and so on. Of course, you could find all of that information yourself, but supposedly MovieFlex offers you that all in one place. If you are an avid movie lover, perhaps you may find this extension useful.
However, the third-party sources that distribute this application probably do not tell you about it because it comes bundled with freeware. What’s more, bundled downloads are the most common distribution method employed by such applications, so we believe that most of the users who have MovieFlex on their computers did not want to install this extension. This means that you have to be really careful when you install new programs. Do not skip installation steps because you might miss your chance to deselect the unwanted apps.
If you did not expect this extension to be added to your browser, you might be shocked by its behavior at first. MovieFlex will change your default homepage and search settings, so at first, it might look that you have been attacked by a browser hijacker. The application will also add a toolbar to your browser that will come with various shortcuts to Facebook, IMDB Search, Movie Reviews, Movie News, and so on. The main page will also have shortcuts to popular social networking websites right below the search bar. The sites include Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Skype, Pinterest, and so on.
At first glance, it might look that MovieFlex offers you a lot of good services, but we would like to remind you that this extension can also monitor your online activity. This might be done to, later on, promote commercial content that would be related to your likes and preferences. It is rather intrusive and annoying. And we also have to remember that sometimes apps like MovieFlex could be exploited by malevolent third parties.
Therefore, to avoid potential security issues, it would be for the best to remove MovieFlex today. Simply delete the extension via your browser’s settings. While you are at it, check for other potential threats that might have entered your system together with this extension. If you find more unwanted applications, be sure to get rid of them as well.