GeniusBox is a program for browser (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or for Google Chrome), created by TGF Interactive. This browser add-on was created as a special program that helps users to find anything in some web stores and websites faster, it works for Flickr, YouTube, eBay, Amazon etc. It seems that the program is very useful, but actually it collects the information about you and your shopping preferences. It can know your name and date of birth and the search queries that you enter in your browser search engine and pass all this information to some advertising agencies for some payments. If you want to protect your computer and your private life and to remove GeniusBox, then you are welcome to read this article till the end and to find the needed removal methods here.
Main advantages of Spyhunter 4:
- Removes all component parts generated by GeniusBox.
- Is able to solve browser problems and protect browser settings.
- Has System and Network Guards, so you can forget about malware.
What is GeniusBox?
GeniusBox is not a viral as it is not able to infect other computers, but it can be installed with various free programs. This fact makes a feeling that GeniusBox is a computer threat.
But, in reality, it is merely an unnerving browser extension that teases you with the help of promotional announcement in the form of popping-up windows. Almost every user has unwanted programs for browsers like GeniusBox and wants to remove it.
1. Install GeniusBox Removal Tool:
Step 1. Left-click Start button
Step 2. Click Control Panel
Step 3. Highlight the unwanted software and press Uninstall
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Uninstall GeniusBox from Firefox:
- Help=>Troubleshooting Information
- Reset Firefox
Delete GeniusBox from IE:
- Run inetcpl.cpl
- Delete Personal Settings=>Reset=>Close
Remove GeniusBox from Google Chrome:
- C:\Users\”your username”\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data
- Rename Default folder to Default2
- Open Google Chrome
- Do not open Opera
- Remove Profile and Cache folders in:
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- Open Opera
- Open your browser
- Settings->Reset Safari
Every person should understand that all the browser extensions including GeniusBox, no matter if they are functional, are the weak spots for every browser where they are installed. The browser vendors release regular updates, due to which the safety of the browser is protected. The existence of any browser add-on can put the browser security at stake. And, as a consequence, some web swindlers are able to infect your computer or thieve your sensible info. If you are not able to conceive your computer without browser extensions, then I suggest to install browser programs from reliable vendors only, perhaps it will promote you to defend the PC. But you should realize that it is better not to download any extensions at all.
But if you still need to download any browser extension then be ready that the add-on will get permission to see your sensitive data that you type on various web pages and can sell it to the third parties. You should understand that to download a browser add-on is like downloading a program. Will you install software if its software company is untrustworthy? I recommend you not to. So, you also should think about the browser add-on that you want to install.
GeniusBox, as a promotional extension, is more perilous, because there is no confidence that the promotional message is true and that the web address that states in the announcement is secure. If you are eager to make use of GeniusBox or any other browser extension that demonstrates you special discounts then you should be ready that it can trick you.
(Potentially unwanted program)
|Removal From Browsers||37,3%|
|Removal with Free Antivirus||42,4%|
|Removal with Spyhunter||98,5%|
|Infected computers (USA)||0,003%|
|Infected computers (Europe)||0,003%|
|Browser Infection Probability||52,3%|
GeniusBox like all other adware software has some main symptoms that will help you to detect if your PC is infected with it or not. Here is the list of them:
- Many ads and pop-ups shown by GeniusBox
- Very slow computer
- Antimalware finds some dangers
- Some changes in the browser (toolbars, homepage, search engine)
- Search results are redirected
- Presence of GeniusBox files, folders and registry keys
Manual and Automatic Removal Methods?
Manual removal method that you can execute to remove GeniusBox from browsers are safe and not so complicated as you may think. Perhaps, only automatic method is easier. These instructions are very efficacious because the browser creators worry about your right to add or remove any extensions. The removal technique will give you a chance to uninstall all the undesired browser extensions and pop-ups will not irritate you any more. But sometimes, using this way of removal users notice that the program returns to the browser and they have to fulfill any other methods to uninstall it.
Still the manual method that give instructions to remove the folders and registry keys and values is the most harmful one. If you venture to perform this method, in this situation you should retain just one simple: do not forget to produce the backup of the registry. Also this method should be executed just by the user that knows what and why he should eliminate.In the situation if you will eliminate several folders or registry keys that do not pertain to GeniusBox, then your system will not start next time. Specialists will not step off and can be delighted with the power of the manual way of removal.
However the most powerful and the safest method is automatic. Installing any antivirus program that has GeniusBox in its signatures, you will delete this unwanted software faster and the add-on will not annoy you again as the antivirus software will defend your PC for the future.
Concerning the money that users may spend on the virus removal I should say that some methods are 100% free of charge, for example manual removal from browsers, manual professional removal (if you will do it by yourselves), free antivirus software and the removal from Control Panel. But not all of them are effective. The information about the effectiveness of these methods I illustrate in the table that is called ‘Removal methods statistics’, you can see it below. Speaking about the paid methods of virus removal, I should mention the Computer Repair Shop Service and paid Antivirus software.
These methods are the most effective. In spite of the great difference in the price (Repair Shop service depends on the complexity of the problem and may cost up to $300, but paid antivirus costs up to $60) these methods are almost equal in the effectiveness and in the results. I should also say that paid antiviruses always has support service (often free) that will solve your problem like in an expensive computer repair shop.
Removal methods statistics
|Removal method||Price||Effectiveness||Safety||Needed Time|
|Computer Repair Shop||$140-$240||+++||+++||up to 4 days|
|Paid Antivirus||$35-70||+++||+++||up to 1 hour|
|$0||+/-||+/-||up to 3 hours|
|From Control Panel||$0||+/-||++||up to 1 hour|
|Manual Removal (Professional)||$0||+||–||up to 4
|Removal from browsers||$0||+/-||+/-||up to 1 hour|
There is a plenty of good tools and other antispyware software that can be downloaded to uninstall GeniusBox and you can use any of them, but I can advise you Spyhunter. The software is the best GeniusBox Removal Tool to my mind. Uninstalling the adware you also will have the opportunity to guard the PC.
Spyhunter is a software created by Enigma Software. It includes antispyware and antimalware functions, so there are no viral elements that cannot be removed with it. Spyhunter has a regularly updated virus base that defends your system from diverse everyday computer threats.
Spyhunter 4 distinguish oneself from its prior versions with its bright and handy interface, its efficiency, better guard and with the capacity not to conflict with other antispyware tools installed in the system. So, you can installa few antimalware tools concurrently if you want.
Spyhunter gives real-time protection, has Integrated SpyHunter Compact OS that let to delete the most stubborn viruses and the dependable live technical support. Spyhunter is compatible with Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Seven/8, it needs 256 MB of RAM, 75 MB of available hard disk space.
How to use Spyhunter
First of all you should download Spyhunter in your system. You are welcome to left-click the download link from this post. Next you need to install Spyhunter like all other antivirus software. I think that this software is very easy-to-install and it is intelligible for most foreign users because of the wide range of languages that you can choose. This makes Spyhunter almost indisputable leader among all other world antispyware utilities.
When installed this program should be updated, ordinarily this procedure should begin by itself, but if not, so you are welcome to do it. When the patch is installed, you should start a Scan. You are welcome to remove the tick in the Quick Scan check box, if you need to scan your computer completely. But ordinarily Quick scan is enough to detect all the threats and this option use sparingly your time and effort.
After the scan you should look into the list of malware and remove the ticks near the needed software that Shyhunter define as viruses or undesired tools. To remove the malware examples you should click Fix Threats. If you have already paid for the license, then the viral programs will be removed. If you did not, then you will have the opportunity to pay for the license.
I guess the guide was useful for GeniusBox Removal. But in order to guard your PC from other resembling programs for browsers and from all possible viruses, so you can download any antivirus program. It is better to download an utility that has a enlarged signature base, everyday update release and real-time protection. Merely the utility of this sort has the opportunity to protect your system. It is better to scan your system for viruses at least once a week. Should have a large base of signatures and regular releases of updates. The most modern antivirus tools has real-time protection. It is the protection that is able to find malware in the system when it is just attempting to infect your PC.
If you do not know what antivirus protection to install, then I offer you to download Spyhunter. The utility will 100% remove all the malicious objects and will provide you with a real-time block to guard your system from the modern viral programs. It is very easy to scan your system with Spyhunter and it is so useful that can reveal and uninstall rootkits and trojans and other computer infections that are recondite deep in the system. If you download any needed program for you work, but Spyhunter finds it as a computer threat and you are perfectly confident that this utility is not a computer infection, so you can add it to Exclusions list and Spyhunter will not detect it as a computer infections. If you want to scan only a separate file, then it is time to choose Custom Malware Fixes feature. You should also take advantage of Process Guard or Registry Guard of this antimalware software for your convenience.
I also want to provide you with some helpful actions that will protect your laptop from GeniusBox and other malicious objects in the future:
- Do not download any free of charge programs from unknown vendors. If you do not like to pay for applications, then you should be very watchful during the installation of the program. You should not miss the checkbox (usually small letters somewhere in the corner) that is responsible for the download of any other software. You should uncheck this checkbox.
- Do not visit any dangerous websites (porn, for adults, websites of unknown free software), they usually contain some trojans or other types of viruses.
- Do not use torrents or other sharing web services, because you can download adware instead of the needed file.
- Do not open file send per email from unknown people. It can be one of the computer viruses.
- Install any antivirus software and make a scan of your computer at least once a week.
Video Method to uninstall GeniusBox
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