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Jul 1, 2012

Cannot Delete Search.gboxapp.com Browser Redirect Virus? (A Manual Removal Instruction)

Has Internet Explorer homepage kept changing to Search.gboxapp.com lately? Cannot get to any websites you are supposed to get? You may have realized that this is a browser hijacker. It should be removed out of your computer as soon as possible.

Search.gboxapp.com Description:

Search.gboxapp.com is defined as a browser hijacker that targets at a lot of computer users worldwide. This virus will redirect all the searching results without your approval. It is specially associating with thousands of malicious links and hacked webpages. Once you click on one of the links, the open websites will bring lots of Trojans, bugs, spyware and other troubles which have been taken advantages of by cyber criminals. With a deceitful appearance it pretends itself as a smart search engine and helps hackers to collect as much money as possible from vulnerable computer users. This is known as a financial fraud of the Internet.

How does Search.gboxapp.com browser virus get into your computer? This unwanted website can be widely spread on the Internet. Clicking a hacked website, installing some unknown programs and playing online gambling could all lead to this infection. How does it infect your computer? First of all, it’ll do the resetting of your browser and computer system so that it can appear again and again until you have completely remove it with successful manual steps. Then it appears on certain browser(s) as a search engine that provides rich contents of interesting topics and news. If you use it to do your online activities, lots of pop-ups and advertisements will show all over your screen making you impossible to close all of them. The search results are usually websites sponsored by criminals instead of actual query of computer users. So once you visit those places, you will be facing troubles more than you can imagine. When you have detected this browser hijacker in your computer, it is not a wise decision to seek for free tools to remove it, but you should try to get rid of it quickly with manual processing.

The following instructions require computer skills to do the manual removal processing. If you’re not a Pro and not sure how to remove Search.gboxapp.com virus, please live chat with YooCare experts now

To sum up the dangers of Search.gboxapp.com virus:
1. It can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer;
2. It can turn your computer to run slowly and pose sudden death;
3. It can trick users into believing their computers have gone badly and encourage or force them to download malware or malicious programs;
4. It can create system vulnerabilities in order to bring more viruses and ransomware without your permission;
5. Personal privacy is in high risk of exposure to the open. For instance, it displays a fake website for you to register or enter your email address and passwords;
6. It can drop infected files into your system as legitimate ones so that antivirus software cannot detect them.

A Webpage Screen Shot of This Browser Hijacker:

A Step-by-step Manual Uninstall Guide:

Before you make any changes to your computer, it is suggested that you’d better spend some time on making a backup first in case any critical errors occur. Since Search.gboxapp.com redirect virus can pass the detection and removal from antivirus tools, you need to delete it with some manual steps. Then follow the steps given below to start immediately:

1. Reboot your infected computer and keep pressing F8 key before Windows start-up screen shows; next use the arrow keys to select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press E/Enter;

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard or right click on the bottom Task-bar (Windows 7 OS) to open the Windows Task Manager;
3. End the process [Search.gboxapp.com].exe;

4. Open File Options from Control Panel, then click View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended);

5. Press Windows+R keys to open Run and type in Regedit to search;

6. Find out and delete all these associating files:
%AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe
%AppData%\result.db
%AllUsersProfile%\{random}\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\ Search.gboxapp.com.lnk

7. Find out and remove all these associating registry entries:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{ rnd }
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{ Search.gboxapp.com }.exe”

8. Reboot the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.

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Note: If you don’t have much computer background knowledge and have failed to remove Search.gboxapp.com redirect virus, please contact YooCare a fast and overall help.

Published by & last updated on July 1, 2012 2:30 pm

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