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Jun 16, 2015

Boxo-Search.com Virus Removal Guide

Saying that I was searching the airplane price from New York to Bejing during October, then I downloaded a pop-up files, later after that, my computer was turned out to be infected by Boxo-Search.com Virus. Oh, my god. I was thinking everything was going well with my computer just once second. Now it is infected by the virus. Can antivirus program get rid of it? No! What should I do now? How can I get rid of this hijacker? Help!

A Brief Introduction Of Boxo-Search.com Browser Hijacker

Boxo-Search.com Virus can infect all kinds of browsers (i.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari etc.) on your computer after it gets into your computer. So that, you may find that no matter when and which browser you are using, it may jump to this virus domain directly. All your browser settings will be changed automatically. All the default homepage on your browsers will be modified as Boxo-Search.com without your approval. Countless advertisements and pop-ups will be showing on your computer screen so as to take up a large percentage of your computer resource. Your computer performance will be reduced so badly. Hence, while you are surfing, the web page may be crashed so frequently. This browser hijacker must be eliminated as early as you can when you find it making chaos on your computer.

Boxo-Search.com virus is sorted as a malicious adware, also known as pesky browser hijacker virus for computer security experts. Researchers have shown that this virus may dive into your computer through kinds of ways. It may get into your computer while you are browsing some unknown and suspicious websites with content like porn, violence etc. It may also get the chance to sneak into your computer while you are downloading “free” applications from an unauthorized website like videos, PFT files and freeware and so on. In addition, it may be bundled with some spam emails attachments, vicious links in the junk emails. Once you read the attachments or click on the link, this virus may penetrate onto your system without your knowledge. This virus is tricky and malicious browser hijacker which will try all kinds of methods to infect your computer without your notice. If you don’t pay more attention on your online activities, you may find that this virus is infecting your computer unconsciously. In most cases, this hijacker can’t be removed by any antivirus program. Thus, once you see Boxo-Search.com virus on your computer, it is important to use the most effective way to get rid of this virus from your system—step by step manual removal.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

A Screenshot of Boxo-Search.com

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Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Boxo-Search.com

1. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers without your notification.
2. You are rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before when you surfing online.
3. You can get a bunch of popup ads show on the webpage which you are browsing.
4. It can be installed on your computer slightly.
5. This browser hijacker can introduce various infections and unwanted programs onto your system,
6. It can investigate your browsing behavior and gather your input information online.
7. It is also responsible for collecting computer user’s private information like IP address and online traces for unethical using of online marketing.

Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!

Manual Removal Guide:

Boxo-Search.com hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of this virus

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end this hijacker’s processes

3. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization

(3). Click on Folder Options

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to this browser hijacker through Registry Editor Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random

(2). Find out and remove the associated files

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion

Boxo-Search.com virus is dangerous and annoying browser hijacker which is responsible for displaying lots of pop-up ads on your infected computer. Once it infected your computer, it may make undesirable changes on your system like registry, DNS settings and browser settings and so on. Otherwise, it has the ability to allow unwanted applications installed onto your computer without your permission. Lots of pop-ups will be added onto your add-ons. Your computer system will be frozen or black-out with a sudden. You can’t use your programs normally at all. It may inform your variety of fake security alerts, exceptions and warnings. It will try every means to interrupt you from working normally online. The most important thing is that it is capable of pilfering your sensitive data by tracking your cookies and browsing habits. Boxo-Search.com virus will be a great threat to your computer security and privacy. It is strongly recommended to remove this infection from your compromised computer immediately.

Suggestion: The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.

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