What is NextFlix?

NextFlix is an application that is said to give you the freedom to view region-blocked content by modifying your computer’s DNS settings. However, it also uses the DNS modifications to render commercial advertisements that are annoying and can also be dangerous, so you should remove this program. We have analyzed similar programs in the past, and some of them are linked with this particular application. We want to make you aware that it is a fake program that really does not give you access to region-restricted content. However, it secretly modifies your computer’s DNS settings to show unwelcome unasked for commercial advertisements. We have classified this application as adware and invite you to uninstall it after reading this decryption to reestablish your PC’s security because not all advertisements that are shown by it are safe.testtest

Where does NextFlix come from?

Unsurprisingly, this application’s developing company is unknown. It is proof that the developers do not want to interact with the user base. Good luck trying to contact them via their website because they probably will not answer. Even though this program has a website that is set to promote it and feature its legal documentation at, it does not, however, feature its download. Our malware analysts believe that this application is being bundled with other shady applications in software bundles and put up for download on certain websites. The names of these sites are unknown to us, and they should change from time to time in the future so identifying is futile. In any case, you have to make sure that the websites you get your software from are legitimate and do not bundle the software with malicious installers that can get adware and other malware installed on your computer.

How does NextFlix work?

For those looking for ways to enter restricted websites, such as HBO, this application may look like the greatest thing since sliced bread. However, it does not do that, and you will not be able to access the restricted websites. Indeed, this adware’s developers use fall advertising claims to get you to install this program and as a result, you will become subjected to annoying and possibly even dangerous content.

NextFlix is a clone of another adware-type application called DNS Unlocker that was released nearly a year before this program came out. Truth be told, this program actually modifies the DNS settings but not in a manner that would facilitate entry to blocked websites. To modify the DNS settings, this application uses a Powershell script. It creates a task with a random name consisting of 36 symbols. This task has a command that launches Powershell with a long line of code which is encoded with Base64 encryption.

Testing has shown that this application can be pretty annoying. It renders its advertisements in your web browser, and you might mistake them for legitimate advertising provided by a given website. So its ads may not be that apparent. NextFlix can promote content featured on, and this content is safe. However, it may promote other websites that are also subject to change, and they may feature websites that collect information about you or feature links to malware downloads.

How do I remove NextFlix?

Now that you know everything about this application, we think that you will agree that it is useless and is a potential security threat because it comes from an unknown source and is bundled with malicious installers that may install it on your computer automatically. If you want to remove NextFlix, then you have come to the right online security website because our malware analysts have composed a guide on how to delete its files and the DNS modifying task.

Uninstall from Control Panel

Windows 10

  1. Right-click on the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate and uninstall the application.

Windows 8 & 8.1

  1. Right-click the Start screen button and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the program and uninstall it.

Windows Vista & 7

  1. Click the Start menu button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a Program.
  3. Find unwanted application and uninstall it.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start menu button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find undesirable program and remove it.

Delete the modified task

  1. Click Windows+E.
  2. Enter %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks in the address box and hit Enter.
  3. Locate randomly named task (e. g. {7E087947-0A0C-0B0A-7811-780804041108})
    • The file should contain data "C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowershell\v1.0\powershell.exe -nologo -executionpolicy bypass -noninteractive -windowstyle hidden –EncodedCommand
  4. If this data is present then delete it.

Reset DNS settings

Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R keys to bring up the Run dialog box.
  2. Type ipconfig /flushdns then press Enter.

Windows 8 & 8.1

  1. Press Win+X to open the WinX Menu.
  2. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  3. Run the following command:
  • ipconfig /flushdns

Windows 7

  1. Click Start.
  2. Enter cmd in the Start menu search text box.
  3. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  4. Run the following command:
  • ipconfig /flushdns
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