What is FirstFlix?

FirstFlix is an adware application that modifies your computer’s DNS settings and allows potentially harmful third-party content to enter. In fact, the application claims that it changes DNS settings to allow users access U.S-restricted content, but we doubt it as the application seems to be working in a different manner. Therefore, instead of Geo-restricted content, you should see numerous advertisements from third-party partners. Undoubtedly, they should be avoided if you want to keep your computer protected from malware. Users who have the program installed should get rid of it as soon as possible. However, the manual removal instructions below might seem too complicated if you do not have much experience. In that case, you could download an antimalware tool instead as it will help you erase the adware automatically.test

Where does FirstFlix come from?

The research team at believes that this application belongs to the same adware family like the TopFlix and AnyFlix programs. The adware’s website even provides the same pictures in uninstall guide as AnyFlix. Another thing we noticed is that the web page does not seem to have a download button, so FirstFlix should be spread through other sites. For instance, the adware could appear in bundled installers that might be available on suspicious file-sharing websites. Bundled installers are made so that you have to deselect the additional programs yourself; otherwise, they will be installed automatically. That is why you should always choose advanced installation settings and review all the terms provided in the setup wizard.

How does FirstFlix work?

Right after the installation, the adware should create folders in the %PROGRAMFILES%\ or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)% directory. In addition, it makes a few Windows Registry entries, but the most important part is that it modifies DNS settings. As a result, the application can display various pop-ups and other ads on all the main browsers. Sadly, some part of the advertisements could come from malicious third-party websites. They could promote unreliable software or contain malware. If you do not have an antimalware tool installed, your computer might be vulnerable on such sites, and it might be enough to enter a web page to catch some infection.

FirstFlix’s creators do not guarantee that the application will not cause any damage, e.g. resulting from your interaction with third-party content, an unauthorized access to your device, and so on. Also, they cannot assure you that a third party will not transmit any bugs, viruses, Trojans or other malicious components through the adware application. This means that the program might make your system vulnerable and allow third parties to infect it with malware.

How to delete FirstFlix?

As you realize, things might go wrong at any moment with such a potentially harmful application on your system, so it is better to remove it as soon as you can. Unfortunately, the removal part is not that easy, because you will have to reset DNS settings, delete particular folders, tasks, and Registry keys too. If you feel that you are up for this job, follow the instructions below. Nevertheless, we have an easier option if this is too difficult for you. Simply install a legitimate antimalware tool and it should take care of the adware. If you want to ask something else about FirstFlix or its removal, feel free to leave a message in the comments section or write to use via social media.

Remove FirstFlix from system

  1. Press Windows Key+E.
  2. Copy and paste given locations separately: %PROGRAMFILES%
  3. If you locate FirstFlix folder right-click it and select Delete.
  4. Close the Explorer and press Windows Key+R.
  5. Type regedit and click OK.
  6. Navigate to listed locations one by one:
    HKLM\ SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node
  7. Find FirstFlix keys in the directories given above and right-click to delete them.
  8. Close the Registry Editor.

Remove FirstFlix task

  1. Open the Explorer and navigate to: %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks
  2. Find a task that has a random CLSID type of name, e.g. {7E087947-0A0C-0B0A-7811-780804041108} and erase it.
  3. Insert following path in to the Explorer C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowershell\v1.0\powershell.exe
  4. Look for a string named as -nologo -executionpolicy bypass -noninteractive -windowstyle hidden –EncodedCommand.
  5. If you locate it, delete it.
  6. Empty your Recycle bin.

Reset DNS settings

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Start menu icon.
  2. Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  3. Type in the following command ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1

  1. Go to Windows 8 Start Screen.
  2. Type cmd in the Windows Search bar on the top-right corner.
  3. As the results appear, locate Command Prompt.
  4. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  5. Type in ipconfig /flushdns and click Enter.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Click on Start, select All Programs and click Accessories.
  2. Locate Command Prompt, right-click it and select Run as administrator.
  3. Insert ipconfig /flushdns command and press Enter.

Windows XP

  1. Go to Start and click RUN.
  2. Type cmd and click OK.
  3. Insert the following command: ipconfig /flushdns and click Enter.
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