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Films Fetcher

Posted: July 27, 2017

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 1,052
First Seen: July 27, 2017
Last Seen: April 27, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Films Fetcher is a browser extension only available for Google Chrome users. As the name of this add-on suggests, its purpose is to provide users with up-to-date information about the latest news and releases from the world of movie entertainment. However, it seems that the Films Fetcher has been removed from Google Chrome's add-on page officially so that there's probably a good reason why the moderator team there opted to dispose of this extension. The answer is quite simple - the Films Fetcher prompts users to authorize the program to modify the Chrome's settings to change their default new tab page.

If the users agree to install the Films Fetcher, then they are likely to end up being redirected to a 3rd-party search engine whenever they open a new tab. The domain name the Films Fetcher redirects users to is Flmman.com, but this page refers all visitors to Search.yahoo.com currently. While this change is certainly not an unsafe one, we are certain that the majority of users would not appreciate a browser extension that forces them to use a 3rd-party new tab page. Furthermore, please keep in mind that the contents of Flmman.com may be changed at any time so that a few weeks from now this domain might redirect to a page different from Yahoo Search.

Since the Films Fetcher does not offer anything of value, and its installation only results in unwanted changes to Chrome's settings, our recommendation is to remove the Films Fetcher either manually, or by using a suitable security utility, which can ensure that all traces of the Films Fetcher's presence will be erased.