Counterflix ads virus removal.
How to get rid of ads by counterflix malware.

Counterflix ads is a adware type of malware program that will display unwanted ads and disturb user online surfing. Unwanted advertisements can be mostly annoying and harmless, however numerous of reports disclose that programs like Counterflix.com spread more malware through pop-up ads. As any advertisements, Counterflix will be presented as pop-up ads, text ads, banner ads, coupons ads and etc. Ads by Counterflix is also cosiderd to be potentially unwanted program (PUP), which will be detected by anti-malware tool as such.

Ads by Counterflix is not a virus or malicious by itself, but the behavior can bring disturbance to users and take away the pleasure of surfing online. Without any of the user knowledge or no sign of its presence, Counterflix will get to user pc and force traffic to suspicious websites. Any of the browsers that user is useing will be affected such as: google chrome, firefox, opera and internet explorer and more. Browsers settings may be modified without user permission and unwanted browser extension may also appear.

Developers behind Counterflix.com simply design the program to use user pc as a source of resource and generate traffic and revenue through force advertising. Advertisement by Counterflix will be presented as follows: “Ads by counterflix”, “Powered by counterflix” or “counterflix Ads”.  Through all ads may attract user it is highly recommended to ignore the content presented by the advertisements. Clicking on those ads may lead to spreading of more malicious software, even ransomware. Counterflix have to be removed as soon as user finds out that Counterflix program is installed on computer system.

Counterflix adware is presented as “DNS service you can easily access Geo restricted content you like from around the world and unblock websites and Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer or Pandora“, however the purpose of programs like this is symply not what it appears to be. Counterflix will change user computer’s DNS servers so developers can control and monitor current online surfing and surfing history, which is also spyware behaviour. When user uninstall Counterflix will also have to obtain dns server address automatically in internet protocol version 4 properties. If user do not obtain dns server, Counterflix will continue to inject advertisements.

counterflix ads

Other than causing inconvenience while user is surfing online, counterflix can’t do much of a harm. Whether user want or not this program will change a few simple things: default search engine or homepage. counterflix ads may also spy on your online surfing data, collecting marketing and more information without the user’s knowledge. This is considered to be a spyware behaviour. It is to display more targeted ads based on the marketing data collected.

No antivirus will detect it as a threat, because programs like this are hiding behind a genuine installation. Adware – is a program designed to take control over your pc browsers. All of user browsers may be affected. Infected computer show signs of programs like this and victims may witness the following symptoms: poor pc performance, freezing at some web pages, pop-up ads and redirects. Because of pc overload further hardware problems can’t be excluded. You have to remove counterflix adware as soon as you find out that this is installed on your pc.

How did counterflix ads got my PC infected:

In many ways adware programs attack and get to users computers with well known techniques. Some very old but still really powerful way for hackers to get you infected. If we don’t consider scam emails, there are two main ways:

  • Via shareware or freeware installation – counterflix adware was bundled with some freeware installation as a legitimate way to use force advertising revenue which claims to improve user experience.

More about bundling: in order to avoid any of this into the future you need to pay more attention. When you install a program naver use express installation. Go for custom installation and untick any suspicious software that will come with the freeware. If you go for express installation malware will be installed as an additional software. This process is called bundling.

  • Infected websites – visiting suspicious websites may also lead to malicious attack towards trojan. Use any type of anti-malware software to remove the virus and further protection.

NOTEEven after removing counterflix adware from your PC many of the problems caused by it may still remain!

  • Name – counterflix.com
  • Type Spamming – Malware
  • Danger Level – Low
  • Brief Description – pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Method – Via bundling.

How to remove “counterflix ads”

Short guide:

  1. Login as administrator.
  2. Go to control panel and uninstall counterflix.
  3. Remove counterflix folder from program files and start menu.
  4. Obtain dns server address automatically in internet protocol version 4 properties.
  5. Remove counterflix from your browser extensions.
  6. Clear your browser cookies.
  7. Reset your browser settings.
  8. Delete all temporary files from disk cleanup.
  9. Restart your computer.

Note: Removing malware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

To proceed with the manual removal of adware from your computer, follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up. Since malware virus creates variety of malicious modified registry entries and different files, we strongly advise you to use anti-malware tool. Removing the virus manually requires high computer skills and knowledge.

Step by step how to remove malware from Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer:

NOTE: If ads still pop-up you may be infected with more add-ons witch you have to remove from your PC.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.