Boxore Virus

Also Known As: Boxore Ads
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Boxore virus removal instructions

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.

Boxore virus

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 LookinglinkMotitagsWeb 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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Quick menu:

Boxore virus removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

Boxore uninstall using Control Panel

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:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing boxore ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options 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.

Removing boxore ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the boxore ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Boxore ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "Smart Display".

Removing Boxore ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

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, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the boxore ads, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove boxore ads from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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