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?
Automatic Smilebox Removal Guide
You can remove Smilebox automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
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Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Here, select Extentions and look for Smilebox or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Smilebox, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page.
Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Smilebox removal process.
Complete Smilebox removal
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Smilebox registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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Geolocation of Smilebox
Map reveals the prevalence
of Smilebox. Countries and regions that have been affected the most
are: South Africa, Philippines, Canada, Australia and United States.
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