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Remove Ads by RecommendationBox Completely from Your PC

NameAds by RecommendationBox
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionThe application should offer various shopping-related discounts, coupons, etc.
SymptomsUnwanted third party ads and links will be displayed in the browser.
Distribution MethodBundling unsafe browsing.
Detection toolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Ads by RecommendationBox

Ads by Recommendationbox is yet another browser add-on claiming to improve your online shopping experience by administering recommended offers and discounts for your products. However do not explicitly rely on it, because it may deceive you into opening suspicious third-party websites. Security analysts report this software to be indirectly dangerous to the user and advise for its removal for several different reasons.


Ads By RecommendationBox – How Did I Get It?

One way to be affected by this application is to be redirected to a web page that prompts its install in your browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, IE). However, it may also come included as an ‘extra’ in the setup programs of some widely installed programs, downloaded from software sites. This marketing tool is called bundling, and it is generally employed by software providing firms for generating profits. The trick here is that most of them do not mind what apps they bundle. And this is how adware PUPs such as RecomendationBox become added to your browser.

More About Ads by RecommendationBox

Once added to your browser, the PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application) may begin to track different information such as online searches, clicks, browsing history, etc. This is done to display targeted advertisements. Such ads may be two types:

  • Ads that are generated live on the go (ad-supported search results, highlighted text, related banners).
  • Ads based on aggregated information (pop-ups, redirects, website banners all based on the most sought out words/visited sites by the user from the beginning).

Such advertised content is usually third-party sites using this unwanted program as a malicious practice to boost the traffic to their website, by displaying cleverly designed ads, which convince both experienced and inexperienced users to click them. Sometimes users do not even have a choice since some apps may initiate a redirect to a site without the user’s consent and permission. Those redirects may cause certain PC slowdowns, because some of the sites may be overdesigned with animations, etc. Given the high numbers of pop-up ads plus the redirects they may cause, apps like Recommendation box add-on may be harmful to the computer in the long run.

This is mostly because of the third-party websites that are advertised. Most of those sites are of unknown origins, and this big part may either be scamming sites, new businesses wanting to penetrate the market using malicious practices or the worse – dangerous sites that infest the user PC with malware, stealing valuable information. There are many risks indirectly associated with PUAs, like RecommendationBox mainly related to personal and financial user information. This is why security researchers advise for its removal.

Removing Ads by RecommendationBox

In case, you feel unsafe with RecommendationBox, bear in mind that you should use the after mentioned instructions for its manual removal. Also, it is important to have an anti-malware program that will detect any threats that may currently exist because of such PUPs or other reasons on your computer that may be more dangerous than those. An advanced malware protection tool will also prevent any unwanted programs and viruses from entering your PC even if you miss them, because it feature active shields, detecting anything out of the ordinary.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Ads by RecommendationBox in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Ads by RecommendationBox.

    Step 2: Remove Ads by RecommendationBox from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Ads by RecommendationBox and click “Remove


    After Ads by RecommendationBox is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Ads by RecommendationBox and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After Ads by RecommendationBox is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select Ads by RecommendationBox to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After Ads by RecommendationBox has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Ads by RecommendationBox
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Ads by RecommendationBox. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Ads by RecommendationBox will be removed.

    Step 3: Remove Ads by RecommendationBox automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all Ads by RecommendationBox associated objects.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the Ads by RecommendationBox threat: Manual removal of Ads by RecommendationBox requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.
    Milena Dimitrova

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum since the beginning. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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