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Remove Video Box ads (Free Instructions) - Easy Removal Guide

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: Adware

What is the purpose of Video Box?

Video Box virus is a potentially unwanted program [1] which enables users to obtain videos from all around the web and store them on chosen devices. This service supports nearly 1000 different websites and allows downloading videos of various formats, including MP4, WebM, FLV, 3GP, and M4A. While the service itself may be completely legitimate and fulfill its purpose as promised, there are serious issues related its monetization [2] and distribution that the program creators must consider if they want to earn user’s trust. First, the program spreads bundled inside freeware and shareware [3] packages which ensures a broader volume of distribution but is not entirely honest regarding the users. For instance, not all users are aware that they have the ability to opt out additional software package components, so they allow Video Box to enter their computers completely unknowingly. Such strategy is far from what you would consider a straightforward promotion, and it makes us wonder why would a legitimate program employ such tactic to reach new users. In addition to the fact that this program does not even show up in the list of the installed programs, the most rational decision would be not to trust it and remove Video Box from your computer ASAP. The quickest and guaranteed elimination will be achieved using professional software such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner , so don’t wait and give it a try.

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Video Box ads usually appear after an undesirable browser extension or program gets installed on the computer against the user's will. An image of Video Box and its ads can be seen above

Questions about Video Box ads

Another feature of Video Box hijack that its authors try to keep underground is the program’s monetization. Since this video download service is free, its creators have to raise funds from elsewhere to keep it running. And they’ve chosen to employ the pay-per-click technique [4] to gather revenue from affiliate advertising. Of course, this immediately signals problems for the users of this service. Soon after the program is installed, the browser will start generating Video Box ads which may not only be irrelevant but also promote questionable or potentially infectious content. Such behavior is typical to adware [5] viruses, though it would not be completely correct to label Video Box as such. Nevertheless, because of the intrusive behavior and questionable content that they advertise, ads by Video Box bare close resemblance to the dangerous advertisements promoted by adware. Therefore, to avoid the potential risks, security experts highly recommend executing Video Box removal before getting back to your regular browsing.

How do I keep my computer safe from undesirable applications?

Video Box is merely a potentially unwanted application, so it is far from being able to infect computers like more serious viruses such as ransomware do. Nevertheless, it still needs to undergo a level of concealment to be able to infect computers. As we have already mentioned, Video Box relies on freeware and shareware bundles to spread it around. Luckily, this makes the PUP prevention very easy. You will not need any special software (though antivirus protection should always be a given) to prevent undesirable applications from entering your computer. You will need to be attentive and to opt out these components manually through Advanced software installation mode. When you find unfamiliar and suspicious-looking software pre-marked for the installation, untick the checkbox next to it and continue the installation.

How to extirpate Video Box from your PC?

When you prepare to remove Video Box virus from your computer, please remember that you must look for a potentially unwanted application, potentially an adware, that has brought this program to your computer. The use of anti-malware or antivirus software is especially advisable for this task. Only a full system scan will ensure that your device is closely examined and you will not have worry about a secondary Video Box removal in case some files accidentally left on your computer.

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To remove Video Box ads, follow these steps:

Remove Video Box from Windows systems

If you do not wish to remove Video Box automatically, you may as well carry out the elimination manually. Also, do not forget to reset each of your web browser after you are done.

  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 Video Box and related programs
    Here, look for Video Box 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'

Eliminate Video Box 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 Video Box 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 Video Box 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 Video Box 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 Video Box removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Video Box 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, Video Box should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete Video Box 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 Video Box 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 Video Box removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of Video Box 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 Video Box 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 Video Box removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Video Box 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 Video Box 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 Video Box removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Olivia Morelli
Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

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