Inbox3, also known as Inbox3 Browser and Inbox3 virus, is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It is developed by Inbox.com and is ad-supported. Once installed, Inbox3 may change the default browser. Furthermore, Inbox3 may add a registry entry to the Windows Registry so that it runs automatically every time the PC is rebooted. Its removal is advisory.
Inbox3 Distribution Technique
Inbox3 may have entered the system alongside a free software product available on legitimate freeware/ shareware pages. The technique is dubbed bundling and is mostly used for financial reasons such as covering money losses and monetizing various platforms. The download of unwanted programs may be bypassed by opting for the advanced installer and deselecting additional applications.
Programs like Inbox3 may also be promoted on the very same freeware/ shareware pages. No matter how useful such applications may appear to the user, he should be very careful when choosing his software.
Applications that are supported by advertisements are known to generate the display of ad-related content. It may be in the form of pop-up/ pop-under windows, banners, and in-text ads. Clicking any of them may redirect the user to potentially malicious pages where malware is often distributed. Attack’s pages may also be used for phishing.
Furthermore, ad-supported apps may add session cookies to the browser and thus compromise the user’s online privacy. Session cookies are also known as tracking cookies, and as its name suggest, the user’s Internet movements may be followed and his private details collected.
Considering the information given above, the removal of Inbox3 is recommended. Uninstallation information may be uploaded on its official website. However, the alterations of the Windows registry associated with Inbox3 may get in the way of complete removal.
The installation of a trustworthy anti-malware program to scan, detect and delete all threats is a good choice.
Another option appropriate for above-average users is following the manual guide provided below.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove Inbox3 from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Inbox3 from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Inbox3 from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Inbox3 from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Inbox3 from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Inbox3 from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Inbox3 from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Inbox3 from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Inbox3
Step 2: Uninstall Inbox3 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 Inbox3 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 Inbox3 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Inbox3 from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Inbox3 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 Inbox3 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 Inbox3 files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Inbox3, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Inbox3 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 Inbox3 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 Inbox3 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 Inbox3 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 Inbox3 will be removed.
Eliminate Inbox3 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.