FlixSearch is categorized as a Possibly Unwanted Program (PUP) and a browser hijacker due to its ability to take over certain browser settings and prevent the users from reverting them to their original state. The goal is to drive artificial traffic towards a fake search engine or a promoted website. FlixSearch changes the homepage, new page tab, and the default search engine to open toksearches.xyz.
Users are advised to remove browse hijacker applications such as FlixSearch immediately after they notice their presence. There are several serious reasons to justify this decision. First, most browser hijackers have only one goal: to generate monetary gains for their creators by delivering sponsored advertisements either as pop-ups or through links injected in the search results list. Furthermore, various browsing and system data may be tracked and collected, including visited websites, clicked URLs, search queries, as well as the IP address and geolocation.