Title: Smilebox
Also known as: Mystart.smilebox.com

Remove Smilebox
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Smilebox severity is 30  (30 / 100)
 

SmileBox is legitimate application that can be used for making slideshows, scrapbooks, invitations and other multimedia creations. This program is available not only on Windows but Mac OS as well. However, many our users have also reported it as annoying program that has some similar features to browser hijacker – it tends to redirect its users to various commercial websites, make the PC laggy and replace user's favorite search engine to Mystart.smilebox.com In addition, there are many references online describing it as rootkit-powered malware. That why many of internet users searches for information about smilebox virus removal. They treat some of smilebox activity as virus activity.

HOW DID I GET INFECTED WITH SMILEBOX?

Though in most of the cases it is installed manually, it can also be downloaded bundled with other problems without any administrator privileges required. In addition, this app changes browser settings and randomly sends its users to unwanted pages, like commercial websites or other insecure domains. As it turns out, Smilebox is not malware but rather a legitimate digital greeting/slideshow/scrapbooking desktop solution. However, if it has annoyed you to death, you may need some instructions on how to remove Smilebox.

HOW TO GET RID OF SMILEBOX?

When trying to uninstall Smilebox, look for its uninstaller in the Add/Remove Programs list:

1. Click "Start," type "Change or Remove a Program" in the box you should see in Start menu and press Enter.

2. Choose "Smilebox" in the list and click "Uninstall."

3. Wait until you see the wizard and then click "Uninstall".

In addition, we recommend running a full system scan with reputable anti-spyware program, like SpyHunterSTOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware in order to remove additional programs that may be downloaded together with Smilebox. There process for Smilebox is called smileboxtray.exe. Kill it to stop its activity.



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Smilebox manual removal:

Kill processes:
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Geolocation of Smilebox:

This map reveals the prevalence of Smilebox. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: South Africa, Philippines, Canada, Australia and United States.

QR code for Smilebox removal instructions:

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QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Smilebox are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Smilebox right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2013-09-24 06:59:21
Information updated: 2013-09-24 06:59:21

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Adela
I hate smilebox. Please remove me from this service and unsubscribe me ASAP
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DARLENE ATKINS
I WOULD LIKE U TO TAKE ME OFF SMILEBOX.... I DO NOT USE IT BUT HAVE TO PAY 4 IT EACH MONTH. THANK YOU.
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Adela
now delete this from my computer
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LLOYD ARNOLDI
PLEASE DELETE SMILEBOX ON MY COMPUTER .I NO LONGER WANT TO PAY FOR SOMETHING THAT I DONT USE .ALSO I DO NOT WANT MY CHKING ACCOUNT CHARGED IN THE FUTURE . 3-30-2013 6:00 CDT
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Pat Lawson
Please delete smilebox off my computer and out f my checking account. I used it once.
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Melissa
I used Smilebox once, didnt find what I needed and it changed all of the settings on my computer. I learned latter that Smilebox has a D- rating with the Better Business Bureau, I am not surprised. I want it off my computer and out of my life too!
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Anonymous
I downloaded Smilebox awhile ago and found out that its not really what I needed. I googled on how to uninstall this program from your computer and heres what I found (go to this link): http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_uninstall_smilebox Now I have already gotten rid of Smilebox and I want to share it with those people with this same problem.
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If you wish to uninstall the Smilebox program from your computer, please do the following:

If you have Windows XP, click the Start button, then Control Panel. Select "Add or Remove Programs". When the list of programs comes up, click on Smilebox and then on the "Remove" button. If you are using a partner version of Smilebox it may have a slightly different name, such as, Hallmark Smilebox.*

If you have Windows Vista or Windows 7, click on the Start button, then Control Panel. Select "Programs and Features" ("Programs" for Windows 7 users). When the list of programs comes up, click on Smilebox and then on the "Uninstall" button. If you are using a partner version of Smilebox it may have a slightly different name, such as, Hallmark Smilebox.*

If you have Mac, the uninstall is a 3 step process: 1) close the icon on the menu bar (click the Smilebox icon and then select Quit from the menu options), 2) from the Applications folder, drag the Smilebox application to the trash, and 3) from your home directory, choose Library > Application Support folder, drag Smilebox to the trash. You can then empty your trash to clear Smilebox.
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Violet
Smilebox MyStart was installed on my computer when I downloaded a Macromedia Flash update. Why on earth did a reputable program such as Flash come bundled with this invasive piece of trash??

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