Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Boxore?
The boxore virus is a potentially unwanted application, which infiltrates Internet browsers (Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome) through free software downloads and generates intrusive ads. This browser plugin promises to enhance users' Internet browsing by displaying offers and recommendations matched to users' preferences (videos, games, or music).
Whilst such functionality may seem legitimate, Boxore is categorized as adware, since it infiltrates Internet browsers without users' consent and generates various intrusive third party ads. Computer users should be aware that clicking these ads can lead to serious malware infections.
Furthermore, Boxore tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording IP addresses, websites visited, operating systems, and browser information.
Commonly, unwilling installation of this adware is caused by deceptive free software 'download clients' offering installation of advertised browser extensions together with the chosen free program. Users who do not pay close enough attention to the freeware download steps can inadvertently install Boxore or other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).
This software adds no real value, diminishes browser performance, and generates various pop-up ads. Therefore, you are advised to eliminate this adware from your Internet browser/s.
Boxore is similar to other potentially unwanted applications, which infiltrate Internet browsers using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Examples include Lookinglink, Motitags, Web Save, and MySearchDial. To avoid installation of such adware, express caution when downloading and installing free software.
If your download is managed by a download client, decline installation of advertised browser extensions. When installing the downloaded freeware, choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options - this will reveal installation of bundled potentially unwanted applications.
Internet users who observe ads generated by Boxore should use this removal guide to eliminate adware from their computers.
Deceptive free software installers used in Boxore Client adware distribution:
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- What is Boxore?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Boxore Client application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Boxore plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove Boxore extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove Boxore extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Boxore virus removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Boxore Client", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the PUP (which causes Boxore ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Boxore ads from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Smart Display", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the boxore ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "Smart Display".
Computer users who have problems with boxore ads removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the boxore ads, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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