Do you think that you will be able to find highly useful information using filmsNet Search? That is what you are made to believe; otherwise, you would not install this potentially unwanted program (PUP) in the first place. According to the official information, the extension is meant to help you get better search results, as well as to provide you with a better browsing experience overall. Although the extension is not entirely useless, our research team does not believe that the services offered by it are worth the trouble. You can go to gomovix.com to get the exact same service. If you have used it already, you know that it presents certain facts about the movies you look up, and it also provides you with a list of paid services (e.g., nettflix.com or hulu.com) that you can use to watch these movies. You can definitely find more interesting and useful information using Metacritic, IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, or even Wikipedia. Of course, this is not why you should delete filmsNet Search. We are recommending its removal because this PUP is not trustworthy.
Some Google Chrome users will download filmsNet Search from the Chrome web store, where it is available at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/filmsnet-search/ngdgoemjejbpcgjagnbkcpmibdijoeaa. The official website, medianetnow.com, represents the same installer. The same source also promotes netGamer Start, filmsNet Start, and other questionable PUPs. While it is always better to use official sources when installing extensions and software, you still need to be cautious. In this case, for example, you could be pushed into installing bestMovies Search or some other extension that is introduced to you as an additional offer. We do not recommend installing any additional programs without researching them thoroughly. Of course, if you download filmsNet Search bundled with unfamiliar programs, or it slithers in without your notice at all, you might be in bigger trouble. Have you let in malware along with the PUP? If you have, you MUST delete it as quickly as possible. If you are not sure, you should not just ignore the potential threats. Instead, install a legitimate malware scanner to learn what is going on. Hopefully, you do not need to worry about the removal of other threats, but, in either case, you should not forget about the suspicious extension.
filmsNet Search is meant to function as a search tool, and it sort of does that. Once this extension is installed, you can enter the letter “m” into the address bar and tap the Tab key to enable a unique search engine. This search engine, of course, routes to net.gomovix.com/search, and we have already discussed why this search service is not considered to be very useful. The button attached to the browser after the installation represents a link to this website as well. This button also links to a dubious Facebook page, facebook.com/Medianetnow-Community-1776325495992667/. That is not what we worry about. It is most worrisome that filmsNet Search is capable of redirecting to search.yahoo.com (Yahoo Search), which is done via movie.eanswers.com. The results are modified, and, unfortunately, advertisements and potentially unreliable sponsored links could be attached to regular search results to conceal them or make them less noticeable. Furthermore, information can be collected by the PUP wile you browse the web, and we cannot say how this information could be used. This is why you need to consider removing this PUP.