Kalox infects users’ computers in order to embed itself in the main browsing program and convert it into an ad-generating platform. Kalox can integrate with most popular browsers out there, including Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Edge.
Kalox belongs to the class of software that is most commonly referred to as browser hijackers. And the name of this software comes from the fact that these applications virtually hijack your browser by imposing their own settings on it.
But on top of that, these programs have a tendency to also install ad-generating components in the browsing programs they target. And as a result, users become flooded with popups, banners, box messages and various other ads – directly from within their system. This is also why if you have popup or ad blockers installed on your computer, they will be completely useless in stopping these particular advertising messages from appearing. Furthermore, as a result of this hijacker’s presence in your OS, your browsing sessions are very likely to be constantly interrupted by page redirects to various sponsored websites.
The Kalox App
Once in your system, the Kalox app will likely change the browser homepage you have to a new one. And it may also introduce a new search engine as the default one, too.
For this reason, many users prefer to simply do away with the pesky browser hijacker that’s bothering them. And we completely understand them! If you are among those unwilling to tolerate the endless ads and the disturbance that Kalox may be causing you, we invite you to use the removal guide we have put together just below the current post. As you will find, it is written in step by step format and should be fairly easy to follow. However, if for whatever reason you would rather leave the removal process to professional software, then we have such a program available for you on this page as well.
Now, while removing Kalox will certainly rid you of the ads and will benefit your stress levels, there are a few other good reasons to want to delete this application from your computer.
For one, and this should perhaps actually be the most important reason, browser hijackers expose you to immense quantities of web locations as a result of what they do. The problem with that is that there is absolutely no control as to the safety and security of said web locations. What this means is that you may easily end up on low-quality websites that can be insecure and sometimes even downright dangerous, if for example they’ve been infected with viruses.
Thus, it’s possible to end up with a virus infection yourself, especially if there’s some weak point in your system that you’re not aware of. And with malicious software like Trojans and ransomware in particular, you won’t even be aware f the infection until those viruses have already done some damage. And not to scare you, but these malware types, by the way, happen to be the most harmful by far.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Changes made to the browser’s settings; vast quantities of online ads visible in your browser during online sessions, etc.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundles, where the browser hijacker is usually included as an added install in the setup of a free program.|
Some threats reinstall themselves if you don't delete their core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to remove harmful programs for you. This may save you hours and ensure you don't harm your system by deleting the wrong files.
Kalox App Removal
To try and remove Kalox quickly you can try this:
- Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
- Then click on the Extensions tab.
- Look for the Kalox extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
- Remove Kalox by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
- Confirm and get rid of Kalox and any other suspicious items.
If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Kalox removal guide below.
If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
This scanner is free and will always remain free for our website's users. You can find its full-page version at: https://howtoremove.guide/online-virus-scanner/
After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Kalox from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Kalox from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Kalox from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!