MusicBox Toolbar is believed to be a browser hijacker, and it is often installed on PCs in combination with another freeware, downed from the web. The suspicious toolbar has also been reported by security researchers to change the browser homepage to Home.tb.ask.com and the search tool to search.tb.ask.com. Also, it is possible that the toolbar may display pop-up interruptive advertisements and sponsored search results that could link to suspicious third-party websites.
How Does MusicBox Toolbar Work?
MusicBox Toolbar may be situated on your system in combination with other freeware, such as video recorders, download-helpers, PDF readers, media players and others. There is a possibility that this toolbar may display intrusive pop-up advertisements with headings saying ‘Brought to You by MusicBox’ or others alike. It is also believed to modify the search engine results, showing ad supported results that usually redirect to third party websites. Those results usually may be ‘behavioral advertisements’ i.e. targeted ads based on your tracked browsing history.
Such advertisements from third-parties have their unique privacy policies, and the good practice suggests that they should not be trusted. Some of those third-party sites may:
- Install tracking cookies to gather specific or general information on the user PC.
- Prompt the user to download their software that may or may not be malware.
- Display tech support numbers that charge high call rates.
- Trick the user into inputting different information as part of reward claiming, quizzes or merely a registration in the questionable website.
Information gathering is something usual for sites with the purpose of improving the services, based on reliable statistics. However, some third-party sites have shady privacy policies that state in an ingenious manner that they may share information for various reasons. So it is highly advisable to be very cautious when it comes to your credentials.
Delete MusicBox Toolbar
In case you have detected MusicBox on your computer and have decided to remove it, it is highly recommended to follow the steps below. However, some programs can execute scripts that make them difficult to uninstall (‘ You do not have administrator permissions to uninstall’, etc.). This is why it is recommended to install special security software that will provide you with the necessary 24/7 protection against threats.
Music Box Toolbar may display disturbing pop-up ads and sponsored links in search results of any genuine search engine and may grab search phrases from a target computer user’s search queries. Music Box Toolbar may be used to boost traffic of the specific advertisement website and make a profit from the pay-per-click technique. Music Box Toolbar may also be packed within the custom installer on many doubtful download websites, so if the Internet user has downloaded a specific software product from an unprotected download website, Music Box Toolbar might have been also installed throughout the setup process of the particular application.
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