Removal Guide

How to Remove Ads by Special Box

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How Harmful is Ads by Special Box

Special Box is a brand new adware based virus created as a promotional tool. We recommend its removal, because it tends to riddle your computer with other viruses over time. The pop-ups and hyperlinks themselves are only a grand annoyance, but at the same time, this malware’s activities have a profound negative effect on the system – they slow it down, cause browser crashes, and numerous glitches. These effects may grow worse over  time, and the only way to get rid of them is to uninstall Ads by Special Box.


IF you start receiving messages like “to proceed install the latest download manager”, to update Java or Flash Player, or that a plugin is missing, do not make the mistake of downloading what the PC proposes. These are fakes designed to install another malware. And there are some incredibly dangerous viruses out there. In contrast to them adware is simply an annoyance that opens doors for bigger predators. But if you suddenly find your files encrypted and your passwords and accounts stolen, things can take a turn for the ugly.

How Ads by Special Box Works

Deception is the name of the game here. As long as you remember that, you should be fine. All of the pop-ups and fake banners are merely a promotional tool designed to lead you to websites with supposedly real discounts. However , no one wants you to get rid of the promotional tool, so there’s not only no way to turn off the ads, but also the websites have the ability to infect your PC with another virus – most likely another “promotional” tool. And on and on, until your system is filled to the brim. Effects like browsers crashing and system errors will become more pronounced as time goes on, so it’s best that you move fast while you’ve got the chance. Ads by Special Box and its creators will certainly not take pity on you.

How Ads by Special Box Entered My Computer

Do you download free programs? If not, then you probably contracted Ads by Special Box via opening corrupted links, visiting unsafe websites, or by clicking on spam e-mail. However if you downloaded a free program, you should know they are a well-known source for viruses.  You can find a clear indication that a program is bungled with a sneaky virus if you take a look at its EULA. If at some point there is a mention of “bearing no responsibility for third-party advertisements” then it’s definitely suspicious.

During the setup process of any program, open your eyes for bonus content an so one. The setup has to ask you to include the bonus (look around for checkboxes with the name Ads by Special Box or something similar).

How to Remove Ads by Special Box


(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)

Press windows-buttonand R at the same time. Type appwiz.cpl  then hit OK.


This is the Control Panel.

Find the virus (Ads by Special Box) and anything else that seems like one to you. Occasionally malware confuse you by going with other names – so definitely look around. Highlight them, then Uninstall.


   STEP 2:

 Ads by Special Box has infected ALL of the browsers you use. Removing it from just one will not help you.

ie9-10_512x512For Internet Explorer Users:

Open IE, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

internet explorer manage add-ons

Locate Ads by Special Box in the new window. Also, search for other possibly malicious extensions. Disable them.

Check you Home Page, if it was changed, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box, typoe your original one, then click Apply.

firefox-512For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-ons.

.mozilla firefox add-ons

Hit Extensions next.

mozilla firefox extensions

The virus should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundFor Google Chrome Users:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.


google chrome extensions

When you’ve reached Extensions,  Ads by Special Box  should be somewhere around here ——-> select  .chrome-trash-icon

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Now click chrome menu icon  again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. In there, delete everything but the search engine you use.

google chrome settings

safariFor Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions

Find Ads by Special Box  then Uninstall.

STEP 3 (Optional)

This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:

  • You are now clear of the virus. Please consider following us on our channels on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. It will be immensely appreciated, because it will help us grow and in turn – that way we will help more people.

  • You may also want to check out Step 4 – we’ve prepared a short guide for optimizing PCs after a malware has been removed

  • If you were not successful, then continue reading.

Step 3 optional guide

STEP 4 (Optional)

If you’ve reached this step, then well done for removing Ads by Special Box. We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested you can check it out here.


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