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Remove TubeBox ads (Free Guide)

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Adware

Why do you see TubeBox ads?

If TubeBox virus infects the computer, it starts displaying intrusive advertisements as soon as the user launches the Internet browser. Some people install this program thinking that it is a useful multimedia downloader and converter, which can help to download videos and music from the Internet for free. Sadly, this program should not be trusted since it acts as an adware-type software and advertisements that it displays can lead you to insecure third-party sites. Therefore, we advise you to remove TubeBox adware as soon as possible as this program can hardly be useful. Even if it does can download free music and videos from the Internet, it gains revenue by displaying hundreds of ads for the user and also generates pay-per-click revenue from users’ clicks on these ads.

Questions about TubeBox ads

Have you ever thought why these ads look so good? Have you ever thought, why TubeBox ads provide deals for items and services that actually interest you and make you want to click on them? In fact, there is nothing magical about it, because this ad-supported program simply utilizes some tracking technologies to find out what websites do you go to, what do you search for, what ads or links you click on, and basically everything that is related to your browsing habits. This information is not considered as personally identifiable, so you should not worry about your privacy. However, ads that this program displays are going to be based on such information, so if you are not the only one who uses your computer, they are going to see these tailored ads too. Consider if you wish someone else see them. If you don’t, remove TubeBox from your computer.

TubeBox adware

We cannot say that this program is malicious because it is not. However, it is assigned to potentially unwanted programs’ category (PUP) due to its suspicious functionality, impact on computer’s speed and its distribution techniques. Besides, ads that it displays are very will eventually show up as you browse the Internet, no matter what. The only way to get rid of them is to complete TubeBox removal. You can accomplish that in no time by using an anti-spyware program, for instance, Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

How do such programs spread?

TubeBox PUP has its official page on the Internet, where you can find a link to download this ad-supported program. However, it seems that this application spreads around with a help of bundling, a technique used to distribute several computer programs together. Here is how you can reject additional pieces of software bundled with your download:

  1. After you download a program, launch its setup wizard file.
  2. Carefully look through information it provides. Do not underestimate the importance of Terms of Use and Privacy Policy documents; read them thoroughly.
  3. Proceed with the installation. Make sure you do not skip “Settings” step!
  4. Adjust settings. Instead of leaving pre-selecting options, switch them to Advanced or Custom option.
  5. The following menu modification should show you what “recommended” programs are added to your selected program. Refuse to install them by removing check marks next to them.
  6. Finish the installation.

TubeBox removal options

TubeBox virus cannot be considered as malicious because it does not implement any illegal activities on the computer system. In fact, it might be wrong to call it like that, because it falls into PUP category. This ad-supported program does not come with an uninstaller, so if you wish to remove TubeBox files, you need to find them on your computer and delete them manually. If you do not know how to do it, follow instructions given below. An even easier option to remove this ad-supported application is to use an automatic spyware removal tool. You can delete this adware from your PC with it immediately, or if you wish, you can just complete TubeBox removal by scanning your computer system with anti-malware after removing this PUP manually.

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To remove TubeBox ads, follow these steps:

Uninstall TubeBox 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 TubeBox and related programs
    Here, look for TubeBox 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'

Remove TubeBox from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for TubeBox or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Erase TubeBox from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for TubeBox and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete TubeBox removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate TubeBox ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, TubeBox should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of TubeBox 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 TubeBox 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. 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'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete TubeBox removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete TubeBox 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 TubeBox 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. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. 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
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete TubeBox removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall TubeBox 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 TubeBox or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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...'
  4. 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 TubeBox removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Lagerfeld says:
    August 8th, 2016 at 5:27 am

    TubeBox adware can cause you headache. I swear, this happened to me when I was trying to figure out where do these damn ads come from.

  2. chase says:
    August 8th, 2016 at 5:27 am

    it is impossible to ignore these ads…

  3. Regina says:
    August 8th, 2016 at 5:28 am

    You better not click on them. They can take you to suspicious places.

  4. played says:
    August 8th, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Thanks, very useful instructions.

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