FirstFlix Removal Guide

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FirstFlix is a new application that is associated with such programs as TopFlix and AnyFlix. To be more specific, all these programs belong to the same family. In case of FirstFlix, this application promises to enable users to “access U.S restricted content” no matter where they are located. If you open the official website of FirstFlix (firstflix.info), you will immediately notice that this program promises to allow all users to reach such services as NetFlix, Spotify, CBS, HBO, ESPN, BBC iPlayer, and ITV. In fact, specialists working at 411-spyware.com believe that this is one of the main reasons users decide to install FirstFlix on their computers. At the time of writing, it is impossible to download it from its official website, so researchers believe that it is distributed somehow differently. Actually, it does not really matter whether you have downloaded this program from its official website or another third-party source because we still believe that it would be the best decision to erase this program. You will find out why we think so in this article.

First of all, researchers have managed to find out that FirstFlix is going to change the DNS settings on your computer. It is said that these changes are necessary in order to enable “users to browse freely through the web”; however, it is also very likely that it does that to be able to present users with different commercial advertisements. Actually, it is not surprising at all that this program might display pop-ups and other types of commercials because it will drive all the traffic through its own DNS. If you start seeing advertisements on different websites you open with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, you should ignore them all because these ads might quickly expose you to threats even though they look quite harmless. Researchers say that untrustworthy commercial advertisements contain bad links inside them, which means that users who click on them are immediately taken to another website. Unfortunately, not all these websites are associated with the product that is being advertised.

Our specialists have checked the Privacy Policy document that is available on the official website of FirstFlix. They have found that this adware is not going to record personal information; however, it is going to gather the so-called “anonymous information.” This information includes technical information and the user’s location. This is not very important information; however, if you do not wish to reveal any details, you have to remove FirstFlix. To ensure the system’s safety in the future, you should hurry to install a reputable antimalware tool right after the deletion of this adware program.

Even though the majority of users start seeing advertisements immediately after FirstFlix enters their systems, there are users who do not even know that this program is responsible for all those ads they see on the screen. We cannot blame those users because it is known that FirstFlix might enter systems without permission too. Users can be sure that they have this adware installed if they can find its folder in %PROGRMAFILES% (%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%). More experienced users will also be able to find new registry keys in the system registry: [HKCU/HKLM]SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\FirstFlix and [HKCU/HKLM]SOFTWARE\FirstFlix.

It is not very easy to delete FirstFlix, so we are going to help you with that. Below you will find the manual removal instructions, and you should follow them step by step. Unfortunately, you will also have to reset your DNS settings too. Our instructions will help you to do that as well. Less experienced users can leave this job for a trustworthy antimalware tool, such as SpyHunter. This tool will not only erase an ad-supported program, but will also reset the DNS settings for you within seconds. Last but not least, it will make other additional undesirable programs disappear.

Remove FirstFlix

  1. Tap the Windows key + R.
  2. Enter regedit.exe and click OK.
  3. Remove the FirstFlix key from HKCU\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node, HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node, HKCU\SOFTWARE, and HKLM\SOFTWARE.
  4. Open the Windows Explorer.
  5. Go to %PROGRAMFILES% (%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%) and delete FirstFlix.
  6. If the FirstFlix folder was found in %PROGRAMFILES% (%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%), go to %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\.
  7. Find the task whose name consists of 38 symbols, e.g. {7E087947-0A0C-0B0A-7811-780804041108}. Right-click on it and select Delete.
  8. Open the Task Scheduler (enter Task Scheduler in the search bar and click OK).
  9. Try to find the Task C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowershell\v1.0\powershell.exe with the string -nologo -executionpolicy bypass -noninteractive -windowstyle hidden –EncodedCommand.
  10. If it is there, delete the task.

How to change the DNS settings

Windows XP

  1. Double-click on the My Computer icon.
  2. Click on the Folder up button in the upper part of the window.
  3. Right-click on My Network Places and click Properties.
  4. Right-click on Local Area Connection.
  5. Select Properties.
  6. Find the section This connection uses the following items under the General tab.
  7. Locate and click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
  8. Click Properties.
  9. Click on the Advanced button.
  10. Open the DNS tab.
  11. Under DNS server addresses, in order of use, select one address after the other and click Remove.
  12. Click Add and enter the DNS service.
  13. Click OK.

Windows 7/Vista/8/8.1/10

  1. Go to Control Panel and click View network status and tasks.
  2. Locate Change adapter settings at the left-hand corner. Click on it.
  3. Select your main network adapter and right-click on it.
  4. Select Properties.
  5. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  6. Click Properties.
  7. Click on the Advanced button located in the bottom-right corner.
  8. Open the DNS tab.
  9. Remove existing DNS server address.
  10. Click Add and enter the DNS server address of your choice.
  11. Click OK.
Download Remover for FirstFlix *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

FirstFlix Screenshots:

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