What is MixBox?
MixBox is a dubious application claiming to be a legitimate audio player - "In the mood for some good ole’ classic rock? Maybe hip hop, jazz, or even some indie or pop? MixBox enables you to listen to artists from all of your favorite genres, and even allows you to create your own customized playlists."
This application may seem useful, however, be aware that MixBox is an ad-generating, information tracking adware-type application that infiltrates systems without users' permission.
Following successful infiltration, MixBox generates pop-up, coupon, banner, and other similar advertisements. All are generated using a 'virtual layer', and thus, none originate from the visited websites. By concealing underlying content, the ads significantly diminish the Internet browsing experience.
Furthermore, some can redirect to various malicious sites containing infectious content. Clicking them is risky and may lead to further adware or malware infections. In addition, users' Internet browsing activity is continually monitored, since MixBox gathers various Internet browsing-related information including IP addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, and other similar data.
This information may include personally identifiable details that the developers of MixBox share with third party companies (who misuse the details to generate revenue). Thus, the presence of MixBox adware on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, we strongly recommend that you uninstall MixBox immediately.
This potentially unwanted program (PUP) is similar to other adware-type applications also claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience including TruNavi, Princess Games, and Jogotempo. In fact, none provide users with any real value. Their purpose is to generate revenue for the developers.
Rather than providing useful functions, adware-type applications such as MixBox simply generate intrusive online advertisements and collect personal data.
How did MixBox install on my computer?
MixBox is usually distributed as a 'bundle' with other (mostly free) applications. Applications such as MixBox successfully infiltrate systems, since many users do not pay enough attention during the download and installation processes. Developers intentionally conceal PUPs within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings.
Thus, by rushing these processes and skipping this section, users install MixBox and other similar applications inadvertently.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
You can prevent installation of adware by taking two simple steps. First. Never rush when downloading and installing software - select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options and closely analyze each step. Second. Opt-out of all third party applications listed for installation - bundled software is mostly rogue.
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- What is MixBox?
- STEP 1. Uninstall MixBox application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove MixBox adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove MixBox ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by MixBox' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove MixBox ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
MixBox adware 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 "MixBox", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes MixBox ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove MixBox adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, MixBox did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
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Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mixbox adware, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
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 all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mixbox adware, 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 plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with mixbox adware 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 mixbox adware, 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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