How to remove GBoxApp and GadgetBox (Virus Removal Guide)

GadgetBox by WEB PICK – INTERNET HOLDINGS LTD (also known as Gadget Box or Gboxapp) is adware and a browser hijacker that bundles with third-party applications. GBoxApp and similar programs are essentially used to corrupt existing internet browser settings of Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. In turn, GBoxApp causes browser redirects to suspicious websites, including search.gbox.com, search.gboxapp.com, and others.

Search GBoxApp Virus

Browser hijackers in general are very dangerous and can leave a backdoor for other possible malware and virus infections. GadgetBox malware is similar to other browser hijackers distributed as freeware such as MP3 Tube Toolbar and Browser Seek Toolbar. These potentially malicious programs are provided for free but may download and install alongside malicious third party applications that can cause further issues. Some of these third-party objects track and trace internet user activity and download generic Trojans horses.

Gboxapp GadgetBox Homepage

GadgetBox claims their application allows internet users to add custom gadgets and internet settings, alike most malicious adware applications do, such as Funmoods and Road Runner.

Gadgetbox Virus Setup

Gboxapp.com is considered a malicious website, and search.gbox.com is not a realistic search engine in the eyes of many security experts, nor is Gboxapp a search engine provider. If you are infected with GadgetBox and your internet search and URL input redirects to search.gboxapp.com remove this symptom of malware immediately.

How to remove GadgetBox (Removal Guide)

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Step 1: Remove GadgetBox add-on and extension

Google Chrome

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

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

Step 2: Uninstall GadgetBox

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.

Uninstall GadgetBox

3. Search for GadgetBox 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.

Step 3: Remove GadgetBox malware 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. Once 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. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

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

Sean Doyle

http://Botcrawl.com

Sean is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. His primary focuses include internet security and web spam.

Comments ( 6 )

  1. ReplyVijay vijay
    Wow
  2. Replysuzzie
    Thanks!
  3. Replyann
    #3..WHAT?????
    • ReplyAuthorSean Doyle
      ...........? System Restore? Click the link!
  4. ReplyTania
    Option 3 worked for me- thank you very much for this useful information.
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