How to remove GistBox Clipper (Virus Removal Guide)

GistBox Clipper (GistBox Clipper virus) is detected as generic adware by reputable Antivirus engines. GistBox Clipper arrives on a Microsoft Windows computer system as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and attaches to Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari as a browser add-on and extension. Once GistBox Clipper adware has been contracted it will generate advertisements that say “Ads by GistBox Clipper” or something similar on them.

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What is GistBox Clipper?

GistBox Clipper and other adware type programs are usually promoted as free web tools and utilities that can help internet users find discounts and deals online. These programs may be classified as shopping assistant applications.

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GistBox Clipper is detected as different types of adware by Antivirus programs, including as an adware plugin and generic adware.  This particular adware is a privacy risk because it serves ‘targeted’ advertisements to internet browser users and targeted advertisements can only be produced if the program has access to extensive user browsing data. This means that GistBox Clipper adware can access and gather user browsing data, including  all browsing activities, bookmarks, and browser history.

Furthermore, GistBox Clipper bundles with additional unwanted programs, malware, and other possible malicious threats. This means that it will be necessary to uninstall multiple programs from Windows and remove multiple browser add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Many of these programs can not easily be found on a computer system without third-party security scanners.

Third-party programs and malware that can bundle with GistBox Clipper adware will cause other issues aside from pop-up advertisements. Other issues include unwanted browser redirections to sponsored webpages, like Jogostempo.com, decreased computer productivity, and decreased internet connectivity.

GistBox Clipper adware and the additional programs that it bundles with also manufacture new tasks and change existing Windows start-up settings in order to run every time the operating system starts and remain enabled if disabled by the user. Programs and browser attachments that may arrive with this deceptive piece of adware can also cause other issues for computer and internet users aside from pop-up advertisements, including browser redirections and a loss in computer functionality and internet connectivity. Furthermore, if GistBox Clipper is manually removed, it is possibly that the adware or another one in its place will return before a week has passed.

How did GistBox Clipper get on my computer?

GistBox Clipper adware is primarily automatically contracted without consent or knowledge of the computer user through third-party programs and files that hev remained undetected on the computer system. The potentially unwanted programs and files that deliver the adware are usually contracted without user consent alongside freeware, shareware, torrent files, and other free downloadable content.

Computer and internet users who seek to download and install free items online may be presented with an opportunity to accept or decline a custom offer to install GistBox Clipper adware and other programs. However, the request to decline GistBox Clipper adware from installing is often presented in a very deceptive manner, which can make it confusing for a computer user. In some cases, the download manager may completely ignore the user request to decline GistBox Clipper from installing and the adware will install against user consent and knowledge.

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  • GistBox Clipper extension can read and change all your data on the websites you visit and read and change your browsing history.
  • GistBox Clipper extension can manage your apps, extensions, downloads, and themes.
  • GistBox Clipper bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • GistBox Clipper is usually packed inside installers and downloaders from websites such as Cnet (download.com), Softonic, and others.
  • GistBox Clipper injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • GistBox Clipper makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program is disabled it will enable itself.

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How to remove GistBox Clipper (Removal Guide)

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Step 1: Remove GistBox Clipper extensions

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Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon on the top menu and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

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2. Search for the GistBox Clipper extension in the list. Remove unwanted browser extensions individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to each one.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. Search for the GistBox Clipper add-ons on the Extensions and Plugin tab. Highlight each one individually and click remove.

Apple Safari

1. Click Safari and go to Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Find the GistBox Clipper extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

Step 2: Uninstall GistBox Clipper from Windows

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. On Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.

3. Search for GistBox Clipper and other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs. Once an unwanted program is located, double click the item or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. If you can not find this program in the list of installed program please see steps 3 and 4 below.

Step 3: Remove GistBox Clipper virus with Malwarebytes

1. Download and install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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2. Open the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program.

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3. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan.

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4. When the malware scan is complete, click the Remove Selected button and reboot your computer.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 4: Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Download and install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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2. Open the program and go to Cleaner and click the Analyze button. After files and have been analyzed, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Registry and click Scan for Issues. When the scan is complete click Fix selected issues… and then click the Fix All Selected Issues button.

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4. Go to to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from Windows, Internet Explorer, all the way to Context Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click  Delete once anything suspicious is found to remove it.

If you are still experiencing issues removing potential GistBox Clipper malware after using this removal guide we recommend to perform a system restore/recovery or a reset/refresh for Windows 8.

Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.