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FilmsFriendly Search

Posted: January 4, 2018

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 41
First Seen: April 19, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The FilsmsFriendly Search is a browser-enhancing add-on offered by Friendlyappz.com, a company that is identical to Medianetnow.com. The purpose of both of these companies appears to be releasing browser extensions, which claims to provide users with the opportunity to access various interesting features as long as they agree to allow the add-on to modify their browser's configuration to promote a website affiliated with the publisher.

Some users might be misled into thinking that the installation of the FilsmsFriendly Search will give them access to movies and TV series that can be watched online for free, but the true purpose of this add-on is to simply update its users with the latest movie and series reviews, which might help them choose what to watch next.

When a user agrees to install the FilsmsFriendly Search, they also permit the add-on to replace their default new tab page with a search engine affiliated with the software's publisher. While this change is not harmful in any way, it is likely that the majority of users would prefer to use their favorite new tab page instead of a website that was brought to their attention by a dubious browser add-on.

If you have installed the FilsmsFriendly Search and want to dispose of the changes it brought, then you should start by removing the intrusive add-on. While this can be accomplished by uninstalling the FilsmsFriendly Search manually, we suggest that you use a credible PC security tool to deal with the troublemaking software.