Do not visit/use the mobifliks.com illegal movie streaming/download website
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is mobifliks[.]com?
Mobifliks[.]com is an illegal movie streaming and download website. This site not only breaks copyright laws, but it also uses rogue advertising networks that are known to promote untrustworthy/malicious pages.
Using such advertising networks is a prevalent monetization technique. Therefore, there are thousands of rogue webpages online; kissasian.cam, bitcoinshortener.top, sabishare.com, fdrama.net, fastfrom.com, and mp3fy.com are just some examples.
Websites that use rogue advertising networks can force-upon the promoted pages when they are accessed. Additionally, redirects to the network-pushed webpages can be caused when hosted content (e.g., buttons, links, ads, etc.) - is clicked on.
These advertising networks typically endorse sale-oriented, unreliable, compromised, deceptive/scam, and even malicious sites. Visiting such pages can cause a wide variety of severe issues.
Furthermore, websites like mobifliks[.]com often host intrusive ads and/or try to trick users into allowing their browser notifications. The advertisements/notifications promote likewise untrustworthy and dangerous webpages. What is more, some intrusive ads can download/install software stealthily - upon being clicked.
|Name||Ads by mobifliks.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Observed Domains||mail.mobifliks[.]com; cpcontacts.mobifliks[.]com; webdisk.mobifliks[.]com; cpcalendars.mobifliks[.]com; webmail.mobifliks[.]com; autodiscover.mobifliks[.]com; cpanel.mobifliks[.]com|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Potentially unwanted application overview
Rogue and other harmful sites are usually accessed inadvertently. Most users enter them through redirects caused by other dubious pages, browser notifications/ intrusive adverts, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
This software looks legitimate, yet it can force-open websites, deliver intrusive ad campaigns, hijack browsers, and collect sensitive information. To summarize, PUAs can cause system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
PUAs are proliferated via download/installation setups of other programs. This marketing method is called "bundling", and rushed download/installation processes increase the risk of allowing such content into the system. Additionally, some intrusive advertisements can download/install PUAs - when clicked on. Unwanted apps can also have "official" promotional/download sites.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is important to research software and only download it from official and verified channels. Untrustworthy sources, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - often offer bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, explore available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all additions. Intrusive adverts appear legitimate, yet they redirect to questionable sites (e.g., adult-dating, pornography, gambling, etc.).
If such ads and/or redirects are encountered - the system must be inspected and all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately removed. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of the mobifliks[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is mobifliks[.]com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes mobifliks[.]com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by mobifliks.com, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by mobifliks.com removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by mobifliks.com, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I have clicked on ads, is my computer infected?
While it is possible to trigger an infection by clicking on a malicious advertisement, it is not an especially likely source of malware infections. Ads are more commonly used to promote untrustworthy and virulent content. Hence, they can redirect users to malicious webpages that can stealthily download/install malware or trick visitors into doing so themselves.
Is mobifliks[.]com a virus?
While mobifliks[.]com is not considered to be a virus, the advertising networks it employs can endorse malicious content. Rogue advertising networks often push various scams, untrustworthy/harmful applications, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner eliminate the threats posed by mobifliks[.]com website?
Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning visited websites and issuing warnings when they are suspicious or malicious. Additionally, it can block access to sites detected as such. Furthermore, Combo Cleaner can scan downloaded files and likewise alert if they are harmful.
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