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FilmsJunkie Search

Posted: December 14, 2017

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 68
First Seen: September 14, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The FilmsJunkie Search is a browser extension, which promises to provide users with updates, news, and information regarding upcoming movies, as well as the films that are popular at the moment. However, the extension that the FilmsJunkie Search provides is not as unique as the extension claims it to be and, in fact, all info it provides can be accessed without using 3rd-party browser extensions. All data that the FilmsJunkie Search provides is hosted on goMovix so that users can simply visit this page if they want to see the movie details that this extension offers to provide them with.

Apart from not offering anything unique, the FilmsJunkie Search also might turn out to be quite annoying since it is meant to replace the Google Chrome's default search settings with Movie.eanswers.com. This change is not a harmful one, but it may provide you with questionable search results that are not as good as the ones provided by Yahoo, Bing, Google, or other renowned search engines.

The publisher of the FilmsJunkie Search is also behind several other Chrome extensions, which serve the same basic purpose and replace the default search aggregator with Movie.eanswers.com - videoBox Search, videoBox Search, moviesJunkie Search and videoJunkie Home. All of these add-ons are listed as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), and their removal is the recommended course of action. Don't forget that you can ensure the full removal of the software mentioned above by using a suitable PC security tool.