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Remove TubeBox(.)org Ads

TubeBox(.)org is the site of an adware. The adware shows advertisements, like pop-ups and message boxes when browsing. To remove this adware, you should read the article till the end. A browser add-on that can cause redirects may get in your browsers.

NameTubeBox(.)org
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionThe adware displays advertisements in your browsing programs.
SymptomsYou can see adverts: pop-ups, pop-unders, banners and others. You might get redirected.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Bundling
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by TubeBox(.)org
User Experience Join our forum to discuss TubeBox(.)org.

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TubeBox(.)org – Delivery

The most common delivery method for TubeBox(.)org is via third-party installations. Being unaware, you can install the unwanted program by freeware installations and bundled packages. More components are selected for installation, by default, on a regular basis. These components are concealed. As a result, you can get the adware inside your computer. Preventing that could be done by checking for a Custom or an Advanced menu in the installation setup.

TubeBox(.)org can be delivered by unknown sites visits and from clicking on advertisements, such as pop-ups or banners. Those actions can get the adware injected in your computer. Affected browsers are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

TubeBox(.)org – Description

TubeBox(.)org is the main web address for the adware TubeBox. The site presents the program as a YouTube downloader, and a music and video converter. Also, on the website, it is written that you can watch online videos without a browser. That is technically true, but it’s again a software platform in which you can watch videos, so this functions like any browser.

TubeBox(.)org offers the program for download on this same site, but when you try to download it, you get redirected. You are shown the following download messages, prompting you to download the program:

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If you download the executable file, you will begin to see adverts all over your browsers. Not to mention that an extension or add-on related to TubeBox(.)org could be set in your browsers. They can bring even more advertisements and redirects. Most of the advertising content has these text messages shown in them:

  • Ads by TubeBox(.)org
  • Advertisement by TubeBox(.)org
  • Ad by TubeBox(.)org
  • Powered by TubeBox(.)org
  • Brought to you by TubeBox(.)org

Uploading the executable file into the site VirusTotal yielded the expected results of this being an intrusive adware program:

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The redirects might make money for the adware developers, Freetec Ltd. These redirects are most likely based on a pay-per-click basis. It is not surprising to see targeted advertising and partner site pop-ups. Advertisements associated with TubeBox(.)org can be pop-ups, pop-unders, coupons, movie ticket discounts, banners, sliders, and others.

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The Privacy Policy of TubeBox(.)org, as shown above, states that the site collects information about you and your browsing usage. This information can be personally identifying and can be used to to show you targeted adverts that you may be attracted to.

Here is a quote from the policy:

Freetec Ltd is the operator of this platform and the supplier of the services offered thereon and therefore responsible for any collection, processing and use of your personal data and compliance of this data processing with the Egyptian Law as well as other applicable provisions on data protection.

That means your information will be collected and processed, later used for different purposes according to Egyptian Law. So, be aware of all this and be careful if you are using this unwanted software.

When you visit the TubeBox(.)org site, the following will be stored automatically:

  • Your IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • The name and URL of the file called
  • The website from which the access originated
  • The OS of your PC and your browser (type / version)
  • Your country and the name of your ISP

The data is collected and then processed. If you expressly agreed to, your e-mail address will be collected and used.

If you use the software, this information is being sent on regular intervals, according to the Privacy policy:

  • The manner, frequency and intensity of usege of the software; your behaviour and habits
  • Crash and error logs of the software
  • Programs of third parties installed on your computer
  • IP adress of your computer

Cookies are also used to collect this information:

  • The browser type / version
  • Your Operating System
  • The referrer URL and page previously visited
  • The host name of your PC (IP address)
  • The time of the server request

The policy of the TubeBox(.)org makes a clear statement about information collection. Be wary if you have used the software, site or services of this unwanted program. All gathered data could be shared with third parties. Removing the adware should be a priority for you.

Remove TubeBox(.)org Completely

To remove TubeBox(.)org manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions down below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the adverts effectively, you should search for and remove any leftover files with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program should keep your computer safe.

Delete TubeBox(.)org from Windows and Your Browser

1.Remove or Uninstall TubeBox(.)org in Windows
2.Remove TubeBox(.)org from Your Browser

Remove TubeBox(.)org automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

1. Remove TubeBox(.)org with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to TubeBox(.)org in the future
Optional: Using an Alternative Anti-Malware Tool
NOTE! Substantial notification about the TubeBox(.)org threat: Manual removal of TubeBox(.)org 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.

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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