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Remove Uptobox.com (Free Guide) - Virus Removal Instructions

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

Uptobox.com – a service that offers to upload local files which can be filled with cracked products

Uptobox.com adware

Uptobox.com is a service that suggests uploading certain files some of which might accidentally be infectious components. Some user might find this file-loading feature very comfortable to use, however, the risk of encountering rogue products on this domain is not worth it. Users have reported this program as Uptobox.com virus because it has the capability of disabling ad-blocking tools and pushing its own notifications on the targeted computer.[1] Other reports claim that this suspicious app aims to promote a product called Download Manager once its domain is accessed.[2]

Name Uptobox.com
Type Adware
Sub-type PUP
Delivery Bundled software, unsecured sources
Promoted product Download Manager
Danger level Low. Does not affect any software or damage machines
Removal Use Reimage for PUP investigation and discover all suspicious components on your computer

Uptobox.com developers even offer to get their services in some type of “premium” version. Of course, a specific cost is urged for that. If you take a visit to the domain, you will find four different pages for becoming a premium. They are valid for 30 days (cost of $3.356), 365 days (cost of $22), 730 days (cost of $45), and 1825 days (cost of $111).

According to Uptobox.com, you can receive much more benefits if ordering the premium variant of the service. Your max file-uploading space is rased to 200 GB, you get unlimited storage space, direct downloading, maximum downloading speed, and other features. However, note that this is just a way to encourage people to spend money on the product when truly it is signed as adware and might not even bring these exciting features.

Uptobox.com pop-up is not the most pleasant thing to see as suspicious advertisements might bring you to face numerous potentially dangerous or just simply annoying activities. To start with, pop-up notifications can end up promoting suspicious security product or other services for which you are encouraged to pay money.

This is a very easy way to waste money on completely useless products so Uptobox.com and all of its ads need to be avoided immediately after their appearance. Developers promote adverts to collect cost-per-click[3] income. Sometimes, the ads might try to convince you to fill in various surveys or claim a prize by typing in some personal details.

Uptobox.com virus
Uptobox.com - adware that travels bundled in software packages or can be found on rogue networks

DO NOT do that! Uptobox.com might lure you into something dangerous and you might end up with private information exposed. Besides, the adverts can promote various scams and try to scare you by throwing alerts about non-existing computer infections or potential danger. A way to prevent the repeated appearance of the ads is to complete the following:

  • Open the web browser which you have been receiving adverts from.
  • Locate the Menu which can be found by pressing on the three dots on the upper right corner of the browser window.
  • Afterward, locate Settings and go for the Advanced option.
  • Continuously, find Uptobox.com in the Notifications section (this one can be found under Site Settings).
  • Disable or remove the domain from the list.

Furthermore, Uptobox.com redirects might also be a problem for you. This activity is promoted in order to throw users to other affiliate domains. However, not always this type of activity ends well. Sometimes users land on infected websites and get malware such as a Trojan virus or ransomware delivered on their computer systems.

What else could Uptobox.com do is collect non-personal information about your browsing habits and history. For example, the adware might track what kind of websites you have been visiting lately, what bookmarks you have saved, etc. However, in some cases, potentially unwanted programs might also capture your email address or mobile phone number.

Uptobox.com PUP
Uptobox.com is an ad-supported program that might end up tracking some of your data

As you already know what kind of negative sides adware has, it is about time to take actions towards Uptobox.com removal process. This type of goal can be easily achieved by scanning the entire system with antimalware such as Reimage or by using step-by-step guidelines such as the ones that are provided at the end of this article.

Additionally, one more important reason why you should remove Uptobox.com from your machine system and web browsers permanently is that the adware might overuse some of your system resources in order to support its own activities. Note that if the CPU power rises above 90% you might have big trouble while trying to maintain normal computing work.

The delivery process of adware programs

According to specialists from LosVirus.es,[4] adware programs are very sneaky threats and are delivered even sneakier. Developers usually find unsecured packages of software and leave the product there. Later on, the user who has been using the “Quick” or “Recommended” downloading/installing option ends up with the PUP on his/her system.

A way to prevent such unwanted downloads is to opt for the right configuration. This is valid for settings that are named “Advanced” or “Custom”. If you opt for one of these modes, you will be allowed to manage all incoming downloads. This also includes removing suspicious products that you do not want to see on your computer.

In addition, automatical protection is also a great option here. You should purchase an advance package of antivirus software and make sure that it includes as many security-based features as possible.

Removal guidelines for Uptobox.com adware

If you have been dealing with the annoying advertising and redirecting activities coming from this domain, you should remove Uptobox.com from the computer system and infected browser before any potential danger occurs. The process can be carried out with the help of reputable anti-malware or manual instructions.

Below you will find the manual guidelines for Uptobox.com removal. These instructions will help you to optimize and clean web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. Also, those steps include different guidelines for both Windows and Mac users.

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To remove Uptobox.com, follow these steps:

Uninstall Uptobox.com from Windows systems

You can get rid of adware strings and other suspicious content from your Windows computer if you complete all these guiding steps exactly as shown:

  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 Uptobox.com and related programs
    Here, look for Uptobox.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'

Erase Uptobox.com 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 Uptobox.com 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'

Delete Uptobox.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

Clean Internet Explorer from adware-related content such as browser extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons. Use these guidelines to succeed in the process:

  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 Uptobox.com 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 Uptobox.com removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Uptobox.com 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, Uptobox.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate Uptobox.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

You can easily restore Mozilla Firefox back to its previous state if you carry out all below-given instructions carefully:

  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 Uptobox.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. 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 Uptobox.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove Uptobox.com from Google Chrome

Google Chrome can be cleaned from potentially unwanted content by completing the following guidelines:

  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 Uptobox.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. 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 Uptobox.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Uptobox.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 Uptobox.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. 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 Uptobox.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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