Remove Gadgetbox Search – search.gboxapp.com From PC!
Gadgetbox Search or search.gboxapp.com is a dangerous browser hijacker that replaces your original homepage with the malicious website and redirects you to that site every time you open your browser. This malicious website is the gateway of many adware that through this website enters into your healthy PC. The malicious program comes in disguises so it is really very hard to detect and eliminate this hijacker. Once through to the PC it will entirely control your browser and frequently displays useless and unwanted ads and pop-ups messages to annoy you badly. Internet surfing will soon become a slow, sluggish and horrible experience that you can’t do much about. However, you don’t have the liberty to remove this adware and even though if you will try to do so, it is really a complex procedure. But there are ways by which you can get rid of Gadgetbox Search for which you need to follow the below mentioned steps which will guide you to remove Gadgetbox Search from your Windows system completely.
Threat Level: Medium.
Systems Affected: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000.
Gadgetbox Search Attack Symptoms!
- It may hijack, redirect and change user’s browser and internet settings.
- It paves path for the other spywares/adware to the PC.
- It installs itself or gets in to the user’s PC without their consent.
- It displays several annoying popup and adverts while user surfs the web.
- It degrades PC’s performance and makes it work really slow and sluggish.
- It resists all the procedures and methods of its removal.
- And so on.
How Gadgetbox Search Spreads?
Gadgetbox Search is generally obtained by visiting malicious sites that are promoted for downloading infected toolbars and this hijacker comes along with this download tool in disguise. At the time of installation, computer user overlook this malicious element in the toolbar and this hijacker gets installed in the computer system automatically. However, there is an option not to load this toolbar during installation but as most of the people prefer default installation, Gadgetbox Search is often setup automatically.
How to Remove Gadgetbox Search from Windows System Effectively?
As Gadgetbox Search supports rootkits, so removing it from Windows system is really very difficult. Even if you have deleted this rogue toolbar from browser settings and other options, on restarting the PC you will notice that this toolbar has returned again. So, it is advised that you prefer the professional way to get rid of this rogue and download the file below to scan and remove Gadgetbox Search from the Windows system completely. It is 100% safe, secure and guarantees the removal of this adware from PC effectively.
To view complete installation process, check out Installation Guide.
Ways to remove Gadgetbox Search from PC Manually!
Manual removal method is really very difficult for Gadgetbox Search as it keep coming back again and again. Still the manual removal method for Gadgetbox Search is discussed below that you can try.
Method 1 – Uninstall Gadgetbox Search from Windows Control Panel!
Step 1 – Click Start > Control Panel.
Step 2 – Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
Step 3 – Look for the name Gadgetbox Search or other related term as adware’s change their name quite often, select it and click Uninstall. If this action prompts for confirmation, click OK.
NOTE: To represent Gadgetbox Search, we used the term ‘Unknown’. Be aware that Gadgetbox Search may also use other names or terms like -
Method 2 – Remove settings manually created by Gadgetbox Search
To help people out there, we have prepared a complete procedure which will guide you to remove settings created by Gadgetbox Search from various internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox.
Step 1 – Start Internet Explorer, navigate to Tools (on top menu) > Internet Options.
Step 2 – Now in General tabs, look for the area says Search and click on Settings button.
Step 3 – From the list of search providers, select your preferred search provider and click on Set as default to replace Gadgetbox Search.
Step 4 – You can also remove Gadgetbox Search from the list by selecting and clicking Remove button.
Step 1 – Launch Google Chrome and click the Wrench icon on top right corner of the browser.
Step 2 – After that click on Settings to open a window. Find the area saying Search in the mid section of the page and click on Manage search engines.
Step 3 – Then mouse-over to the preferred search engine and click Make default.
Step 4 – You can also remove Gadgetbox Search from there by clicking X mark which will appear when you will hover the mouse pointer over it.
Step 1 – Launch Mozilla, click the arrow down on Google Search box right beside the ‘G’ logo.
Step 2 – Then click on Manage Search Engines from the drop-down list to view all search engines installed.
Step 3 – Choose your preferred default search provider and place it at first spot by clicking Move up button.
Step 4 – You can also remove Gadgetbox Search by highlighting it and clicking Remove button.
So, just follow the above mentioned steps and remove Gadgetbox Search from your PC completely.