The GeniusBox Video extension is another GeniusBox adware browser extension similar to GeniusBox Movies. This extension is primarily compatible with Google Chrome. Various other versions of the GeniusBox Video extension may also be linked to additional web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The GeniusBox Video extension is known to download and install without user knowledge and consent or use deceptive and misleading tactics to get users to install it. Once the GeniusBox Video extension is installed it inject advertisements on the webpages you visit and sponsored search results, YouTube videos, viral videos, and movie trailers into Google search results pages.
|Name(s)||GeniusBox Video, GeniusBox Video virus|
|Detection Categories||Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Publisher Description||Find information about movies right from your search engine.|
|Symptoms||The user may experience unwanted advertisements and redirects to sponsored webpages in the browser.|
|Removal Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool (Malwarebytes)|
What is GeniusBox Video?
GeniusBox Video is promoted as a a browser extension that can help you “find information about movies right from your search engine.”
The GeniusBox Video extension for Google Chrome is not as intrusive as other browser extensions including extensions that researchers consider sage. However, the extension does have permission to read and change your data on the websites you visit which some users may find questionable.
- Advertisements in the web browser
- Redirects to sponsored webpages
- Slow and sluggish computer and internet
- Excessive email spam, junk mail, and phone calls from telemarketers, robocallers, and potential scam artists due to data collection
GeniusBox Video Removal Guide
Follow the steps in this GeniusBox Video removal guide to remove the GeniusBox Video extension and get rid of “Ad by GeniusBox” ads and search results on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
- Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
- Scan your computer with HitmanPro
- Uninstall GeniusBox Video and unwanted programs
- Remove GeniusBox Video and unwanted browser add-ons
- Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner
1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
The first step to remove GeniusBox Video is to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.
2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.
3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.
4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.
2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
The second step to remove GeniusBox Video is to download and install a second opinion scanner called HitmanPro by Surfright in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.
2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.
3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.
4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.
5. Click the Reboot button.
3. Uninstall GeniusBox Video and unwanted programs
The third step to remove GeniusBox Video is to uninstall GeniusBox Video and other unwanted programs in Windows Control Panel.
1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”
3. Search for GeniusBox Video in the list and double click GeniusBox Video to uninstall GeniusBox Video.
4. Once you have uninstalled GeniusBox Video search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well.
4. Remove GeniusBox Video and unwanted browser add-ons
The fourth step to remove GeniusBox Video is to remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari.
1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.
1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
2. Search for the unwanted add-on and click Remove.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.
2. Search for the unwanted add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.
1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner
The fifth step to remove GeniusBox Video is to download and install CCleaner by Piriform in order to delete leftover junk files, tracking cookies, registry entries, unwanted start-up tasks, and more.
2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.
4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.