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Remove Infosearchbox.com virus (Free Guide)

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Why are Infosearchbox.com redirects dangerous?

If you are continuously redirected to Infosearchbox.com and forced to use Vega Search 123 search engine, then chances are, your browser is infected with Infosearchbox.com virus. This noxious browser hijacker slithers into the system silently along other apps, hijacks web browsers and modifies their settings. This browser hijacker might pose a threat to your computer system by displaying potentially dangerous third-party content, which it typically integrates into VegaSearch 123 search results. Trusting this search engine would be a mistake because its search results can direct you to websites full of dangerous content. This hijacker has been created with the sole purpose to advertise third-party content and generate pay-per-click revenue, so it is unlikely that it cares about its users’ safety. Another suspicious fact is that this search engine does not present its legal documents publicly, so you cannot find and read its Terms of Use or Privacy Policy. Therefore, we recommend you to stay away from such suspicious search tool. If you are looking for a browsing tool that would help you search the web safely, better switch the one that Infosearchbox.com redirect virus promotes to a more trustworthy one, for instance, Google or Yahoo. Remove Infosearchbox.com for your safety, and learn how to prevent such hijackers from infiltrating into the computer system in the future.

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Questions about Infosearchbox.com virus

This browser hijacker slows down the computer system, makes annoying ads appear and generally decreases the performance of the PC. Who would want to keep such vague program on their computers, especially if it has slithered in there without user’s approval? If your computer has been affected, we recommend you to hesitate no more and carry out Infosearchbox.com removal. For that, you can use the ReimageIntego software. If you do not want to use automatic spyware removal tool, then try to delete it manually using instructions provided at the end of this article.

How to avoid Infosearchbox.com hijack?

Potentially unwanted programs like Infosearchbox.com hijack computer systems with the help of software distribution technique that is called software bundling. This method allows spreading several programs together in a one software package. Typically, such package looks like a simple program, and there are no signs indicating that it contains several additional apps. However, if keeping your computer spyware free is a thing of utmost importance to you, then you should check components of every file or program that you download from the web. Typically, it is enough to choose Advanced or Custom settings for the installation and opt-out all suggested files and programs by removing the checkmarks next to them. Free programs might offer you free search tools, weather apps, media players, file converters, shopping assistants, and similar freeware to install for free, but remember that such programs in most cases are nothing more than unwanted software that displays annoying advertisements. If you do not want to be bombarded with annoying web ads, better stay away from untrustworthy third-party software.

How to remove Infosearchbox.com browser hijacker?

To say goodbye to this hardly useful program, you need to uninstall suspicious extensions, delete cookies, or just reset your web browsers. However, you also need to remove Infosearchbox.com virus remains from the system, too. If you have never done this before, and it seems like something difficult to do, you can take a look at these Infosearchbox.com removal instructions that we have provided. We believe that it should become apparent how to uninstall this program manually then. If you believe that your system is contaminated with additional spyware threats, then run a system scan with our recommended program and reveal all potentially unwanted programs lurking on your system.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Infosearchbox.com virus, follow these steps:

Erase Infosearchbox.com from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Infosearchbox.com and related programs
    Here, look for Infosearchbox.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove Infosearchbox.com from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

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.

Eliminate Infosearchbox.com from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Infosearchbox.com from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Infosearchbox.com-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Infosearchbox.com, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Infosearchbox.com and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Infosearchbox.com-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Delete Infosearchbox.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Infosearchbox.com and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Infosearchbox.com removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Uninstall Infosearchbox.com virus from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Infosearchbox.com-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Remove Infosearchbox.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Infosearchbox.com and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Infosearchbox.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of Infosearchbox.com from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Infosearchbox.com and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Infosearchbox.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase Infosearchbox.com from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Infosearchbox.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Infosearchbox.com, 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. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. 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 Infosearchbox.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Choose a proper web browser and improve your safety with a VPN tool

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  1. Henna says:
    September 13th, 2016 at 11:23 am

    My browser has been affected, too. Now I gotta cast around trying to find a way how to remove this virus…

  2. Beamer says:
    September 13th, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I swear, using this search engine has forced me to understand what a bad search experience is.

  3. Gyro20 says:
    September 13th, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Already freed my computer from Infosearchbox.com trap. Thanks!

  4. DejaWu says:
    September 13th, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Good information there, I am glad that I have stopped by. 🙂

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