• How to remove Flexible Family Ads

    How to remove Flexible Family Ads

    How to delete Flexible Family Adware

     

    What is Flexible Family:

    Threat Classification: PUP/adware

    After running a thorough investigation and performing several very complex screenings, tests & experiments, our security researchers concluded that the Flexible Family should be classified as a dangerous adware and a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Furthermore, our security research team warned us that the Flexible Family Ads are caused by a malicious browser extension and even though that the Flexible Family claims to provide many useful and handy FEED features directly on your Desktop, our security experts are absolutely confident that the Flexible Family is just another ad-supported software product, which will try & use all kinds of malicious tactics to make a bit more cash for its owners by showing/streaming sponsor ads and/or affiliate links/cookies. These types of malicious applications are usually distributed by various dangerous software bundles, that most of the time are causing lots of confusion among the normal regular users, because of their silent or stealth installation method, performed away from the eyes of the victims! The infected users do not even understand where the annoying Flexible Family came from!? Please keep in mind that these questionable software bundles could distribute much more dangerous stuff like cryptoviruses, ransomware, computer lockdown programs, modified installers, bad toolbars, rogue anti-virus products or even trojan horses capable of allowing backdoor access to your computer to this attacker. You should be very careful, because Flexible Family uses stealth or silent installation mode to get on your computer and to start showing you lots of intrusive ads, that were not requested nor required and this on almost all websites you visit. Of course this is not the only one problem – it appears that these applications are working for the Data Brokers as well – they are trying to gather as much information as possible from your browser, browser cookies and browser history as well as other sensitive private information, that is supposed to stay private. If you have Flexible Family installed on your computer, it is very likely that it fills your screen with unwanted & very annoying ads, banners pop-up windows or other 3rd party advertisements. Flexible Family has been classified as a PUP by the majority of the security experts on the Internet, mainly because of the distribution method it uses – “software bundling” and because of its suspicious behavior on the user’s computer. Flexible Family uses a malicious browser extension, that is capable of injecting ads into almost every webpage you visit, which could lead to modifying the web page design and content – especially regarding the search results by the major web search engines! Once installed, the Flexible Family quickly modifies windows registry database and browser’s settings, making the recovery even harder. If you start getting various web ads, claiming that they are – “By Flexible Family”, “Ads by Flexible Family”, “Flexible Family Ads”, “Powered by Flexible Family”, “Brought by Flexible Family” or “Brought to you by Flexible Family” – you should consider your computer infected. Flexible Family appears to work with all the well-known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. [Read More…]