Video Box: is it useful or not?

Are there any Video in the Box?

Video Box is a prime example of the software you surely don’t want on your PC. It is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that only pretends to make your life easier with some advanced solutions. Video Box is designed to help with downloading videos from the Web for further storing on chosen devices. Video Box supports more than one thousand different sites and most popular formats like MP4, WebM, FLV, 3GP, and M4A. But what brings this program to the category of unwanted is its monetization and distribution methods.

First of all, Video Box comes bundles with freeware and shareware which is almost always a certain sign that you are dealing with a PUP. Just to clarify, we’re are not against bundles but we are against software packages that deliberately try to fool the user by concealing the whole truth. For example, resourceful creators are not informing less aware users about the ability to uncheck additional programs in the pack. Thus, Video Box or any other potentially unwanted program or application can be easily installed on any computer unbeknownst to the owner.

Furthermore, Video Box installation is not even displayed in the list of installed programs. This begs a question – would a legitimate program try so hard to conceal its presence? Our answer is negative, so you should definitely remove Video Box once you acknowledged the fact that it is on your drive. We would recommend doing it automatically using a professional anti-malware software such as Plumbytes or SpHunter to spare your time and nerves.

Monetization is another big question that leads us to believe in the PUP nature of Video Box. Their service is free, so to keep it afloat the developers need a stable income. Video Box has integrated advertising feature to earn money with each click users make. Such techniques are always promise a lot of unnecessary and unwanted content very similar to standard adware techniques. Nevertheless, it would be wrongful to label Video Box an adware virus. But since it shares some similarities and does carry some potential risks to users, most experts from our team suggest Video Box removal as soon as possible.

How did I get a Video Box on my PC?

As we mentioned above, you have probably installed this PUP along with other freeware or shareware. Potentially unwanted programs are very much alike in terms of distribution to adware viruses. Creators of unwanted applications rely on user’s inattention to details. The adware is attached as an optional element during installation. Choosing default installation or quick settings is a guaranteed method to let adware like Video Box sneak in. We recommend always reading carefully what you’re installing and unchecking all unnecessary boxes as well.

How to remove Video Box?

We have created a special step-by-step guide how to delete Video Box which you can find below. However, as you already know that Video Box has penetrated your defense it is highly advisable to run a security check using reliably software. This way you might also find any other problems with your system and fix them all at once.

Video Box Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for Video Box

Symptoms of Video Box infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Video Box threat removal and it is easy to use.

You are running: Windows.
This Tool is Compatible With: Compatible with Windows XP Compatible with Windows Vista Compatible with Windows 7 Compatible with Windows 8/8.1 Compatible with Windows 10
For quick and easy removal of Video Box threat, we recommend to download SpyHunter 4 removal tool. SpyHunter 4 by Enigma Software is an anti-malware utility certified by West Coast Labs Checkmark Certification System. Enigma Software has been awarded by various media sources such as CNN.com, USA Today, PC World and Forbes.com. Our tests have proved that SpyHunter 4 has one of the supreme detection and removal ranks for Video Box.

Removal Video Box with the help of technical experts

If you have difficulty to remove Video Box threat by using an automatic removal tool or you have any questions, you can call our professional technical support and they will gladly help you.
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Manual Removal Instruction for Video Box

Step 1
UNINSTALL VIDEO BOX AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Video Box remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Video Box remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Video Box and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Video Box or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Video Box remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE VIDEO BOX FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Video Box from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Video Box and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Video Box from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Video Box from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Video Box completely.
  • Remove Video Box from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Video Box from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Video Box and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Video Box from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Video Box from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Video Box completely.
  • Remove Video Box from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Video Box from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Video Box and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Video Box from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Video Box from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Video Box from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Video Box from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Video Box completely.
  • Remove Video Box from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL VIDEO BOX REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the VIDEO BOX and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 03/27/2017 06:11 PM;