NextFlix Adware

Also Known As: Ads by NextFlix
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

NextFlix removal instructions

What is NextFlix?

NextFlix is a dubious application that claims to provide a DNS service, thereby helping users to reach various websites (such as Netflix, Spotify, CBS, etc.) that are unavailable in their country - "Using our DNS service, you can access U.S. restricted content." This is a third party app and unrelated to legitimate sites such as Netflix and others (to which NextFlix supposedly provides access). On initial inspection, NextFlix may seem legitimate and useful, however, it is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: stealth infiltration without users' consent, tracking of web browsing activity, and display of intrusive online ads.

NextFlix adware

NextFlix generates banner, pop-up, coupon, and other similar advertisements using a 'virtual layer' - a tool enabling placement of third party graphical content on any site. Many users are unaware that these ads do not originate from their visited websites. Therefore, by delivering advertisements that conceal the underlying content, NextFlix significantly diminishes the web browsing experience. In addition, displayed advertisements often redirect to dubious sites containing malicious content - clicking them can lead to further high-risk adware or malware infections. Furthermore, NextFlix gathers information such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, search queries entered into search engines, and other similar data. This information is then shared with third parties who misuse private data to generate revenue. This behavior can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Therefore, you are strongly advised to uninstall NextFlix immediately.

NextFlix is identical to FirstFlix, DNS Unlocker, TopFlix, and AnyFlix. All offer identical functionality, however, none provide users with any real value. Adware-type applications such as NextFlix are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. These apps merely generate intrusive online advertisements (using the 'Pay Per Click’ [PPC] advertising model) and collect personally identifiable data (which is shared with third parties to generate revenue).

How did NextFlix install on my computer?

Although, NetFlix has an official download website, many victims install this PUP inadvertently due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of PUPs with regular software. The developers know that many users do not express enough caution when downloading and installing software. Aware of this, developers intentionally conceal PUPs within the 'Custom/Advanced' section of these processes. Users who skip this section, often install bogus programs inadvertently without their consent.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

There are two main steps you should take to prevent this situation. Firstly, never rush when downloading and installing software. Closely observe each step within the 'Custom/Advanced' settings. Secondly, opt-out of all additionally-included programs concealed within this section and never accept offer to download or install them.

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Quick menu:

NextFlix adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

NextFlix adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "NextFlix", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes NextFlix ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove NextFlix adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, NextFlix did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing NextFlix ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing NextFlix ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by nextflix, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing NextFlix  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing NextFlix ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by nextflix, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing NextFlix ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing NextFlix ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by nextflix removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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