AnyFlix Removal Guide

Do you know what AnyFlix is?

AnyFlix is a program that is supposed to help you access sites that are restricted in your geographical location. According to the promises expressed at, this program can unlock content of such popular platforms as NetFlix, Spotify, CBS, HBO, ESPN, BBC iPlayer, and ITV. Although this program is represented as a useful VPN/DNS manager, it is just another unreliable ad-supported program that is identical to DNS Unlocker, CloudGuard, and CloudScout. This might come as a surprise to some users, but all of these programs deserve immediate removal. In fact, if you do not delete AnyFlix – or any other program similar/identical to it – you will be flooded with advertisements that simply cannot be trusted. Do you want to encounter ads hiding scams, malware installers, fake surveys, and other unreliable content? If you do not, you should continue reading to learn how to erase adware from your PC.

As soon as you install AnyFlix onto your computer, it modifies DNS settings. Although this should help you access restricted websites, in reality, this is done to start showcasing advertisements. According to our researchers, this clandestine ad-supported program creates a task with the PowerShell script and uses it to change DNS settings. This task has a random name that contains 36 symbols, which makes it more difficult to uncover it. This task launches the PowerShell script with a code that is encoded using the Base64 encryption. Once the DNS settings are modified, AnyFlix intercepts traffic and enables the injection of advertisements. Most users realize that more ads than usual are showing up on their screens, as well as on the websites they visit; however, not all of them treat these ads with the appropriate caution. Only unreliable programs can expose you to ads as forcefully as this adware, and it would be naive to hope that the parties using this advertising service can be trusted.AnyFlix Removal GuideAnyFlix screenshot
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Do you know if AnyFlix is respectful towards your virtual security? According to the Privacy Policy, this program does not collect personal information, but it is stated that it does collect and share information with third parties. Third-party partners are not listed, which makes it much harder to trust this program. In general, it is very difficult to trust the information this program provides altogether, considering that it acts in a very clandestine, unreliable manner. In fact, this program is so unpredictable that it would not be surprising to find it bundled with other malicious infections. If you find that this adware was installed without your permission and/or packaged with other threats, you have even more reasons to delete it from your PC. Needless to say, if you do not eliminate it right away, you might become a victim of scammers, unreliable advertisers, and malware distributors.

Now that is clear why you need to remove AnyFlix, you need to choose the right method. If you lack experience, and if your operating system is corrupted by other threats, employ an automated malware detection and removal tool. This tool will not only eliminate existing threats but will also change your DNS settings back to normal. If you choose the manual route, you have another decision to make. The easiest way to get rid of this threat is by uninstalling it. Open your Control Panel menu and use “Add or Remove Programs” or “Uninstall a program” tools to get rid of this ad-supported program. Alternatively, follow the instructions below. In either case, do not forget to change your DNS settings. Also, figure out what you want to do about your Windows protection. It is obvious that it is weak if adware is capable of getting in without much trouble, and it is only a matter of time before more dangerous threats slither in.

Delete AnyFlix

  1. Tap Win+R to launch RUN.
  2. Type regedit.exe and click OK.
  3. Move to HKLM_SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ or HKCU_SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node.
  4. Right-click and Delete the key representing adware.
  6. Right-click and Delete the key representing adware.
  7. Move to HKLM_SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\ or HKCU_SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\.
  8. Right-click and Delete the DNSINWOOD key.
  9. Tap Win+E to launch Explorer.
  10. Type %PROGRAMFILES(x86)% or %PROGRAMFILES% into the address bar and Delete AnyFlix.

N.B. If the folder was found under %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%, move to %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\ and search for a task whose name contains a combination of 38 random number and letters. If the following string is found, delete this task.

String: "C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowershell\v1.0\powershell.exe
-nologo -executionpolicy bypass -noninteractive -windowstyle hidden -EncodedCommand"

Change DNS settings

Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/Windows Vista

  1. Tap Win+R to launch RUN.
  2. Type Control Panel and click OK.
  3. Move to the Network and Internet menu.
  4. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  5. Click Change adapter settings (or Manage network connections if you use Windows Vista).
  6. Right-click your network and select Properties.
  7. Click the Networking tab.
  8. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)/Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).
  9. Click Properties.
  10. Select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.
  11. Click OK and restart the PC.

Windows XP

  1. Move to the Taskbar and click Start.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu.
  3. Double-click the Network Connections icon.
  4. Right-click Local Area Connection and select Properties.
  5. Click the General tab, choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and click Properties.
  6. Select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.
  7. Click OK and restart the PC.

In non-techie terms:

The advertisements popping up from left and right might be caused by an unreliable ad-supported program, AnyFlix. This adware is unlikely to enter operating systems without permission; however, it might use false pretenses to trick you into installing it yourself. Although this program is meant to assist you, in reality, it was designed to assist third-party advertisers and bring quick profit. All in all, it is important to delete this adware from your operating system right away, and you can rely on reliable anti-malware software to correct the wrongdoings of this threat. If you choose to handle this threat manually, make sure you erase the remaining threats, change the DNS settings, and reinforce Windows protection.