Our research team says that Flashit.xyz is a browser hijacker. In some cases, it might be also considered a potentially unwanted program. It means that the application itself may not be inherently malicious, but it could also carry out certain modifications on your browser without your explicit consent. Therefore, it would be for the best to remove Flashit.xyz from your system today. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. Don’t worry, it’s not hard to get rid of this intruder. Just stay calm and follow the steps one by one.
So, why did we say that Flashit.xyz might also be considered a potentially unwanted program? Well, that’s because the app has an entry at the Chrome Web Store. That’s right, you can actually add it to your browser through an official source. This sure makes it look like a reliable application, right? But here, you might say that you’ve never visited the Chrome Web Store, and you have no idea how come Flashit.xyz is on your browser.
That’s also plausible. And that is because these types of programs employ more than just one distribution source. Aside from the Chrome Web Store, Flashit.xyz might also come via bundles and pop-ups Bundles refer to software packages that carry more than one application. Users tend to download bundles from file-sharing website, and they often don’t realize it is a bundle, so they end up installing all the programs in that package.
When it comes to pop-ups, you might encounter random pop-ups when you browse sites that are full of third-party commercials. Online gaming pages, online video streaming portals, and other random websites that rely on third-party advertising for survival might be part of the Flashit.xyz distribution network. If you encounter a pop-up that offers adding Flashit.xyz to your system, you just need to close that pop-up at once. If the pop-up resists being closed, use the Alf+F4 command to close your browser and start again.
On the other hand, if Flashit.xyz gets added to your browser, then you will see why this app is called a browser hijacker. This application installs a tool that changes your homepage and new tab settings to Flashit.xyz. Although it might seem that the app is there to improve your web search experience, it doesn’t provide original search service. Instead, it makes use of the Yahoo! Search engine, and all the search results get modified based on your likes and preferences.
Flashit.xyz finds out about your likes and preferences by collecting information on your web browsing history. That is a common practice for such applications, as they depend on third-party advertising, and they tend to generate custom content for users, as this increases the chances of user’s interaction with the said content. The main issue here is that Flashit.xyz is not responsible for the third-party content security. This application may inadvertently promote an outgoing link that leads to a dangerous or at least a shady website. Anyone could make use of this program as long as they know how to do it.
Due to such security concerns and the fact that users often don’t plan to have Flashit.xyz on-board, it is for the best to remove this program right now. Although you can try deleting the app via your browser’s extensions menu, it is far more efficient to reset your browser to default. Also, just to make sure that you’ve caught everything, scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner when you are done with the manual removal. Don’t hesitate to take that extra step to ensure your cybersecurity. It’s better to be safe than sorry.