What is Counterflix

Counterflix is classified as deceptive application and adware. This app offers functionality of accessing web sites restricted by country laws or local network rules. Counterflix is offered for free, but ad-supported. Malware installs extensions in browsers. Counterflix displays ads and pop-ups in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Ads are signed as “Ads by Counterflix”, “brought by Counterflix” or “powered by Counterflix”. There are few great analogs of programs, that provide functionality of opening restricted websites, one of the best of them is TOR browser. Counterflix can be dangerous and harmful and we recommend you to uninstall it. For those of you, who experience problems with this, we created this guide to remove Counterflix from Windows and stop ads and pop-ups.

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How Counterflix infected your PC

Potentially unwanted programs are commonly bundled with other free programs, that you download from the Internet. Unfortunately, most of free utilities do not correctly disclose, that other software will also be installed and Counterflix can be installed without your agreement. To protect your computer against such threats we recommend to install and run SpyHunter 5, that can completely remove Counterflix and prevent installation of programs like this in the future.

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To remove Counterflix completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Counterflix and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Counterflix manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Counterflix removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Counterflix installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Counterflix from Control Panel

To start removing Counterflix you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Counterflix from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Counterflix.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Counterflix from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Counterflix and click Uninstall.

Remove Counterflix from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Counterflix, click Uninstall.

Remove Counterflix from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Counterflix from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Counterflix in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Counterflix in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Counterflix

In some cases Counterflix won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Counterflix. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Counterflix folder and files. This happens, because some process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Counterflix in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Counterflix

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove Counterflix add-on from your browsers

Removing Counterflix from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Counterflix extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Counterflix extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Counterflix extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Counterflix from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Counterflix, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Counterflix.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Counterflix does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Counterflix extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.

Remove following files and folders

Counterflix files:


Counterflix folders:

C:\Program Files\Counterflix\

Alternative way to remove adware browser extension Counterflix

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including Counterflix. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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  1. The problem we’ve been experiencing – is there are NO Counterflix files shown on our computer… anywhere.
    It’s like they have installed themselves in invisible mode (if that’s possible)… Or are going by a complete different file name.

    • I have EXACTLY the same problem. It’s really frustrating, as I use my laptop for basically everything, This needs to be immediately updated.


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