Remove Flix123 Redirect

The Flix123 extension is an adware program that infiltrates the computer by means of a third-party program. This kind of software was made to generate revenue for its authors. Flix123 offers HD-streaming videos to visitors, but what you may get are unwanted advertisements. Furthermore, adware such as this can put your privacy at risk and can lead to identity theft if not taken care of right away.

How does it infect the computer?

On the arrival of Flix123, it drops files and registry entries on the system. Browser add-ons, extensions, and plug-ins are likewise installed to allow the ads to show up. Normally, Flix123 will appear when the user begins to surf online. It claims to suggest websites that are related to your current search terms. With its ability to monitor your browsing activities, this adware can display ads that can be attractive to you. It issues coupons that are relevant to your search queries.

Screenshot of Flix123 website

With the add-on and extension running, even your security program can never stop Flix123 from issuing advertisements. As long as the PC is connected to the Internet, the adware remains active, fetching more ads from its own server. The only way to stop Flix123 ads is to completely delete this potentially unwanted program. Running a virus scan and scanning the computer with genuine anti-malware tools can be helpful in solving issues like this one.

Flix123 Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of the potentially unwanted program (PUP) from compromised computer. In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Quick Fix - Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows

Combo Cleaner is a trusted PC security and optimization tool equipped with a powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of pop-up and redirect adware like Flix123 through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

CC for Windows Installation

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the signature file; please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like Flix123, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

CC for Windows Start Scan

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete Flix123 pop-ups and redirects, including all malicious objects from the computer.

Free features of Combo Cleaner for Windows include Disk Cleaner, Big Files finder, Duplicate files finder, and Uninstaller. To use antivirus, privacy scanner, and to delete identified threats, users have to upgrade to a premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if you are comfortable manually getting rid of the threat and malicious items linked to it.

Step 1 : Get rid of Flix123.com Pop-ups (Notification)

Normally, Flix123 pop-ups will start to bombard internet browser screen with pop-ups if web user was deceived to click “Allow” button that triggers the said website to send push notification. To stop Flix123 from showing the pop-ups, please execute the procedures below.

Remove Flix123 from Google Chrome

1. On Google Chrome browser, input the following in the address bar and press Enter:

chrome://settings/content/notifications

2. Navigate to the list under "Allowed to send notifications" section and look for Flix123.

3. Click the ellipses (3 dots) beside Flix123 list to reveal the options.

Push Notification Google Chrome

4. Click on Block or Remove to stop Flix123 from displaying pop-up ads on Google Chrome browser.

5. Please restart Google Chrome browser.

Stop Flix123 pop-up on Mozilla Firefox

1. On Mozilla Firefox browser, type the following in the address bar and press Enter key:

about:preferences#privacy

2. Navigate below to Permission area and look for Notifications.

Notification Settings Mozilla Firefox

3. Click the Settings button aligned with the Notifications.

4. Look for Flix123 entry and change the Status to Block.

Block Notification Mozilla Firefox

5. Click on Save Changes and restart Mozilla Firefox and check if Flix123 pop-up is gone.

Remove Flix123 from Safari (Mac)

1. On top menu, click on Safari and then, select Preferences from the drop-down list.

2. Click on Websites tab to open its settings.

3. Select Notifications from the left sidebar.

Block Notification on Safari

4. On right panel, it will display a list of websites with "Allow" attribute.

5. Find and click on Flix123.

6. You may choose to Deny or Remove it from the notification list.

7. You may now restart Safari browser and see if Flix123 pop-up is gone.

Get rid of Flix123 from Microsoft Edge

1. Assuming that Edge browser is open, click on the ellipses (3 dots) on upper right corner to open the Settings. Alternatively, you can press Alt + X on the keyboard.

2. Select Settings from the drop-down list.

3. Click on Advanced.

4. Under Website Permissions area, click on Manage Permissions button.

Push Notification on MS Edge

5. Find and select Flix123 from the list. Click on X button to stop it from showing pop-up ads or notifications.

Block Notificaion on MS Edge

6. You may now restart Edge browser.

Step 2 : Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of codes causing Flix123 to show up on the browser that was not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications.

1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.

2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer especially browsers affected by Flix123.

3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

Image of AdwCleaner Start Scan

4. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated to Flix123 pop-ups.

5. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.

6. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of detected threats.

Step 3 : Delete Suspicious Browser Extension

Most adware and unwanted programs use an application called a "browser extension" to be able to take over the settings of internet applications. Therefore, we highly recommend checking and removing the extension that is closely related to Flix123. If it is not present, look for and delete any suspicious browser extension.

Remove the suspicious Browser Extension from Google Chrome

1. Open your Google Chrome browser.

2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.

Chrome URL

3. Find Flix123 or any relevant entry and remove it from the Google Chrome browser.

Uninstall the unwanted Extension from Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. Type about:addons in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.

Firefox URL

3. Choose Extensions from the sidebar menu.

4. Look for an object that pertains to Flix123 and remove it from the browser.

After deleting the malicious browser extension, it is expected that pop-ups and other troubles will be gone from the internet browser.

Remove the malicious Extension from Microsoft Windows and Edge Browser

1. On your keyboard, press Windows Key + R and then, type the appwiz.cpl command.

2. The Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in a chronological manner, with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on the 'Installed On' column.

Add-Remove Malware

3. Select suspicious or a recently installed unknown entry. Then, click on Uninstall to remove it from the Windows system.

If Flix123 is still present on the browser and there are still pop-ups and redirects, another option is to remove the adware from the browser settings.

4. Open the Microsoft Edge program.

5. Input edge://extensions/ in the URL bar and press Enter on the keyboard.

6. Look for and Remove or Disable unwanted entries from the Installed Extensions area. Additionally, delete the same object from the Search Providers section by executing the Hijacker Removal Procedure for Edge.

7. Close the window and restart Microsoft Edge.

Step 4 : Alternative Method to Clean Up Google Chrome from Flix123

Not all browser threats are the same. Some cannot be removed by deleting relevant extensions and codes. In this instance, resetting the browser to its default configuration is the best solution. If Flix123 is still bothering you after completing all the steps above, please execute the procedures below to proceed with the Safety Check.

Use Chrome Safety Check to Delete Flix123

1. Open the Google Chrome application.

2. Type this string in the address box: chrome://settings/privacy and then, press Enter on the keyboard.

3. Go to Safety Check section and click on Check Now button.

4. Remove any suspicious extensions or sites that are extensively showing notifications.

Image of Safety Check

This feature of Google Chrome aims to find malicious websites and harmful software. If unable to delete Flix123, the other option is to Reset Google Chrome settings to its original defaults. See more details on this page.

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