This page aims to help you remove MySuperAppBox “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
A program called MySuperAppBox “Virus” has been annoying people with vast quantities of online ads and page redirects lately. And we have been receiving tons of questions on the matter, which is why our team has created this current article and the removal guide that follows. We would like to bring some clarity regarding MySuperAppBox “Virus”, what it is and what it does. And we would also like to explain why it is that your Chrome, Firefox or other browser has now become flooded with online ads, its homepage has been changed and there’s been a new default search engine established. The thing is that you are dealing with a browser hijacker. This is a type of software that is basically programmed to introduce all these changes to your browsing experience all in the name of profit. We will elaborate on that in just a little bit. But for now let’s just say that programs of this type are a little stubborn when it comes to removing them. Therefore, if you tried to do it the regular way, as you would any other program, you probably found that that didn’t do much. So, our removal guide will help you successfully uninstall MySuperAppBox and remove all its traces from your system.
What browser hijackers are really about
You may be wondering now, how on earth can this weird, irritating program be profiting from these frustrating alterations to your favorite browser? And the thing is that it is in essence an online marketing tool, and we all know just how lucrative this industry can be. So, to break it down, all those popups, banners, box messages and links that are constantly thrown at you from every corner of your screen are actually all paid ads. One way or another, the developers of hijackers like MySuperAppBox “Virus” and similar software receive payment for you seeing or interacting with said ads. This can be as part of Pay Per Click or Pay Per View strategies, for example, which are by the way highly popular remuneration models.
MySuperAppBox “Virus” Removal
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
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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:
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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 MySuperAppBox 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 MySuperAppBox from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove MySuperAppBox 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!
But that still leaves you with more questions, doesn’t it. Like, where did MySuperAppBox come from to begin with? That’s all fine and dandy with the whole profiting thing, but how did you end up in this situation? This right now is one of the reasons why many experts classify browser hijackers as potentially unwanted programs. Nobody wants to deliberately download advertising software onto their computers, so developers have to get creative and they try to sneak it in alongside other software. Normally, this is some form of freeware or shareware, something that is appealing and easily accessible. So, in the setup of this appealing program, they will bundle one or more added components, such as browser hijackers. And when you agree to the default setup of this program, you end up installing all the added components as well. And that is probably how you got MySuperAppBox. It’s cheating, it’s a sneaky move, but it’s also very popular and something you could have easily avoided, had you paid a little more attention.
Basically, to prevent a hijacker infection, all you need to do is opt for the more detailed Custom or Advanced setup. Follow the steps carefully, until you reach the one that asks you about the added content. You will normally have the option to deselect any program you don’t want to install and that will be that. Be sure to keep this in mind, not only if you just simply don’t want to have to deal with the frustrating online ads of a similar program to MySuperAppBox. There are actually weightier potential consequences to this type of software’s presence on your computer.
For one, as a result of all the ads and modifications that browser hijackers and other advertising tools can introduce to your computer, you may end up being exposed to threats like ransomware viruses, Trojans, etc. This doesn’t mean that MySuperAppBox is a virus, it’s just to say that you could end up on an insecure web location, or your system may just be more susceptible to contracting malware. In addition, there are plenty of other unwanted side effects like system unresponsiveness, sluggishness, crashes, etc. So, all in all, there’s really little appeal to keeping a program of this kind on your PC.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||New browser homepage, different default search engine, popups, banners, and other ads constantly on the screen|
|Distribution Method||Spam, other browser hijackers, but mainly with the help of program bundles.|
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