It is possible that you have been haunted by annoying third-party advertisements while browsing the web, and these may be generated by an application called TopFlix. Originally, this program claims to be a useful tool to give you access to NetFlix, CBS, HBO, ESPN, and other popular internet TV sites that are geographically restricted. Of course, who would not want that – if it really works? However, this application has not passed our rigorous tests and turned out to be a nasty adware application instead. If this adware is on your system, chances are you do not even recall installing it. It is quite likely that this ad-supported program has sneaked onto your computer in a malicious bundle bringing multiple system security risks on board in the form of malware infections. This adware may introduce you to potentially unreliable third-party advertisements, so instead of watching movies online, you may end up on malicious websites by clicking on these ads. We advise you to remove TopFlix as soon as possible along with all other threats it may have brought on board. Otherwise, your computer will not be safe to use, it will be more like a landmine field while you want to surf the web.
Although this adware application does have a website, topflix.info, this is not the place where you can actually download this software. All you can find on this page is some basic information about this application and a “Get in touch” part, which is usually used to get some details about users, such as name and e-mail address, so that they can be targeted with advertisements. But no download button or link whatsoever. We do not believe that too many users can find this webpage at all, so even if there was a possibility to download this program, it could not effectively spread.
That is mostly why creators of such adware programs stick with the good old distribution method of bundling. But, unfortunately, adware programs may not always be packed with legitimate free software only. As a matter of fact, this program is often found along with other malware programs in the same bundle. Such installer packages are most commonly promoted on unreliable websites that you can be redirected to if you happen to look for free software on the net. If you land on an unfamiliar website you may click on content that is a disguised third-party advertisement, and this can easily end with a bunch of malicious installers on your computer. That is why we think it is important to always download applications from official and reputable sources.
You also need to know that even if you download such a bundle, you may still have a chance to opt out of the unwanted components. But you need to view every step of the installation wizard carefully if you do not want to miss it. Schemers tend to create misleading installers in order to trick users into installing the whole package by default. If you have landed on suspicious websites lately, it may not be enough for you to delete TopFlix. The best way to determine if there are any other threats on board is to run a malware scan using a free online scanner if you do not have a security tool installed on your computer. But make sure that the tool you are about to use is indeed reliable because most probably you do not want to cause more security issues for yourself.
This adware pretends to be a useful tool for enabling you to view region-locked online TV platforms. However, we have found that this function does not really work. Instead, this program will start to display potentially unreliable third-party advertisements. Obviously, this is not a unique program that we have never seen before. In fact, we have realized that this ad-supported program is a clone of CloudScout and DNS Unlocker. The problem with third-party ads, such as banners and pop-up ads, is that they cannot be trusted since you do not know who is really behind those ads. They may well be cyber criminals trying to get your attention. Please read this short example from the Terms of Service you can find on the official webpage of this adware:
We do not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through the Services or any hyperlinked website or featured in any banner or other advertising… You assume all risk as to the quality, function, and performance of the service, and to all transactions you undertake on through the service.
This definitely does not convince us that we should trust any content coming from this adware. If you do not want to be scammed and lose money or your personal details, not to mention being infected with more malware threats, we suggest that you remove TopFlix right away.
Since this adware changes your DNS settings in order to be able to show advertisement for you through the websites you visit, it is not enough to only run its uninstaller via Control Panel. After you uninstall it, you need to reset your DNS settings as well. If you need assistance with these, please use our guide below as a reference. But you cannot forget about the rest of the infections either. We recommend that you consider installing proper security software so that your PC is safeguarded from malware at all times. Of course, you need to keep this tool updated for best results. Also, it is important to keep all your software and drivers up-to-date to lower the vulnerability of your computer.
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