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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- Guide 1: How to Remove MusicBox Toolbar from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of MusicBox Toolbar from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove MusicBox Toolbar from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase MusicBox Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall MusicBox Toolbar from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove MusicBox Toolbar from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate MusicBox Toolbar from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove MusicBox Toolbar from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove MusicBox Toolbar
Step 2: Uninstall MusicBox Toolbar and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by MusicBox Toolbar on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by MusicBox Toolbar there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of MusicBox Toolbar from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall MusicBox Toolbar and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove MusicBox Toolbar via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove MusicBox Toolbar from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase MusicBox Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall MusicBox Toolbar from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove MusicBox Toolbar from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the MusicBox Toolbar will be removed.
Eliminate MusicBox Toolbar from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.