How to remove Counterflix from the computer and browsers (Updated)

Counterflix adware


Counterflix is an advertising program, created to show you ads and generate clicks and referrals. But what is the catch? Some people think that suchlike programs’ purpose is to annoy the users and force them to buy AV software. It is not true. Other people think that Counterflix is created to sell something, as it advertises the websites and redirects users to them. This point of view is reasonable, but the truth is more simpler: the purpose of any adware is to make you click on the ad. Scammers do not want you to buy anything, because that will be too complicated. If the fraud scheme includes selling something, you need a website, and some goods for sale. These goods might be counterfeit or low quality, but they must exist. Besides that, if user will purchase some goods and will not receive them (or receive something that does not fit to the description and pictures on the website) – he can sue the seller and this is not very good for scammers. Therefore, they just show you tons of ads and wait until you click on them.




How Counterflix infects the system

Counterflix is an advertising utility that was made to earn money for swindlers and to inconvenience for others. There are plenty methods for this tool to penetrate the computer, but the most popular of them is bundled installation. Bundled installation is the easiest way for scammers to penetrate the user’s PC not just because of written above advantages but also because it's fully legal. All that they should do is to spread the malware bundle one time for as many torrent trackers or file sharings as possible, and wait for the fruits. Now we will describe how this happens. The most important part is the popularity of the tool whose name could be used for the bundle. This tool has to be useful and toll-free. It might just be a hacked version of the paid program. The most important feature of an bundle is that you cannot unlock it and see the content. There is just one option and it is installation. Actually it's a fraud, because swindlers tell you that you'll get a fine program and you get viruses instead of it. This was the answer why adware victims don't remember installing it and are surprised that this utility exists on their machines.

What is Counterflix. Removal reasons and methods

Now let us look at how clicks can help scammers earn money. Internet advertising is a large business, and there is a system adopted as the basis of all calculations on payment of such advertising. This system is called pay-per-click, and its essence is fully described in its name. The advertiser pays each time when somebody clicks on his ad. It’s very simple and effective, because advertising company can’t be responsible for the advertiser’s website quality. If user clicked on ad, advertiser’s work is done, and he receives money. User can spend hours on the website and purchase goods for hundreds or even thousands of dollars, or, he might spend five seconds on the website, decide that it’s not reliable, and close it. Web-scammers show hundreds of ads to thousands of users, and there are few percent that click on those links willingly. Other 95% just want to close ads, and click on links while trying to hide them. They will be redirected to advertiser’s website and will close it immediately, but the click will be counted. Now you see that Counterflix isn’t useful, and the best you can do is to remove it as soon as possible.



Counterflix removal guide



Step 1. Check default network settings

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network and Internet.

2. Select Network and Sharing Center

3. Click Change Adapter Settings

4. Right-click your active internet connection and select Properties

5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and click Properties

6. Put tick near "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically"

7. Click Ok

Step 2. Uninstall Counterflix from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Counterflix, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Program - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Instruction for Windows 10


1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Counterflix and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'



Step 3. Clean your browser from Counterflix

Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the Counterflix, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove Counterflix from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete Counterflix from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall Counterflix from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select Counterflix and press Disable

How to uninstall Counterflix from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove Counterflix from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete Counterflix from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the Counterflix, press Remove

How to uninstall Counterflix from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete Counterflix from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove Counterflix from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete Counterflix from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall Counterflix from Safari. Step 2 How to remove Counterflix from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose Counterflix and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove Counterflix from Opera. Step 1 How to delete Counterflix from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall Counterflix from Opera. Step 3

Step 4. Delete elements that stayed after Counterflix deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Counterflix in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'Counterflix'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Counterflix removal tool

The removal of Counterflix adware can be performed in two basic ways: manual and automatic. Many people think that adware is easy to remove, as any other programs, but that is not true. Adware is designed to be stealthy, and resist the deletion, so it might not be seen in the list of installed programs in Control Panel. For example, the deletion of Counterflix adware includes such elements as cleaning of registry, modifying the hosts file and other things that are potentially dangerous for the system. Thus, if you aren’t sure about your skill and experience – we advise you to use the decent anti-malware to get rid of Counterflix. At this moment, there are many AV-tools that can help you with Counterflix removal, and Spyhunter AntiMalware is one of the best. It has all needed features to get rid of any adware easily and without harmful effects. You can learn more about Spyhunter and purchase it by clicking the link below.


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