Kalox Kalox infects users\u2019 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 \u2013 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\u2019s 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\u2019s 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\u2019ve been infected with viruses. Thus, it\u2019s possible to end up with a virus infection yourself, especially if there\u2019s some weak point in your system that you\u2019re not aware of. And with malicious software like Trojans and ransomware in particular, you won\u2019t 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. SUMMARY: Name Kalox Type Browser Hijacker Danger Level Medium\u00a0(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.\u00a0 Distribution Method Software bundles, where the browser hijacker is usually included as an added install in the setup of a free program.\u00a0 Detection Tool Kalox App Removal To try and remove Kalox quickly you can try this: \tGo to your browser\u2019s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser). \tThen click on the Extensions tab. \tLook for the Kalox extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones). \tRemove Kalox by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name. \tConfirm 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\u00a0Safe Mode\u00a0(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\u00a0and\u00a0go to the\u00a0Processes Tab (the "Details" Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.\u00a0 Right click on each of them\u00a0and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: After you open their folder,\u00a0end the processes\u00a0that are infected, then delete their folders.\u00a0 Note:\u00a0If 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.\u00a0 Hold together the Start Key and R. Type\u00a0appwiz.cpl -->\u00a0OK. You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries.\u00a0Uninstall it\/them. Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter.\u00a0A\u00a0window will pop-up: Startup --->\u00a0Uncheck\u00a0entries that have "Unknown" as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious. Hold the Start\u00a0Key\u00a0and\u00a0R\u00a0- \u00a0copy +\u00a0paste the following and click OK: notepad %windir%\/system32\/Drivers\/etc\/hosts A new\u00a0file 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" -\u00a0write 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. \tRight-click on the Network Adapter you are using --->\u00a0Properties --->\u00a0Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP\/IP), click \u00a0Properties. \tThe\u00a0DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself. \tClick on Advanced --->\u00a0the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something)\u00a0--->\u00a0OK. \tAfter you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a\u00a0system reboot. Right click\u00a0on the browser\u2019s shortcut --->\u00a0Properties. NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but\u00a0you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge). Properties \u2014\u2013> Shortcut.\u00a0In\u00a0Target, remove everything\u00a0after\u00a0.exe. \u00a0\u00a0Remove Kalox\u00a0from Internet Explorer: Open\u00a0IE, click\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u2014\u2013>\u00a0Manage Add-ons. Find the threat\u00a0--->\u00a0Disable. Go to\u00a0\u00a0\u2014\u2013>\u00a0Internet Options --->\u00a0change\u00a0the\u00a0URL\u00a0to whatever you use (if hijacked) --->\u00a0Apply. \u00a0Remove\u00a0Kalox\u00a0from Firefox: Open\u00a0Firefox,\u00a0click\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 \u2014\u2014->\u00a0Add-ons\u00a0---->\u00a0Extensions. Find the adware\/malware\u00a0--->\u00a0Remove. Remove\u00a0Kalox\u00a0from Chrome: Close Chrome. Navigate to: \u00a0C:\/Users\/!!!!USER NAME!!!!\/AppData\/Local\/Google\/Chrome\/User Data.\u00a0There is\u00a0a 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: \tHKEY_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----Windows---CurrentVersion---Run-- Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER----Software---Microsoft---Internet Explorer----Main---- Random If the guide doesn't help, download the\u00a0anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!