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About this infection in short

Smilebox.com is a browser intruder that can suddenly arrive in your operating system. Installation usually happens by chance and frequently users do not even know how it happened. Redirect viruses are often seen traveling using freeware packages. It will not directly damage your machine as it is not thought to be malicious. You will, however, be regularly redirected to promoted web pages, since that is the prime reason behind their existence. Hijackers do not check the portals so you can be rerouted to one that would lead to a malicious program infection. It is not really useful to you, so permitting it to stay is relatively pointless. Uninstall Smilebox.com and you could go back to normal browsing. Smilebox-7.jpg
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How are redirect viruses most commonly installed

You may not be aware that added items travel along with freeware. It might have adware, redirect viruses and various undesirable programs added to it. You might only inspect for extra items in Advanced or Custom mode so pick those settings if you want to dodge setting up reroute viruses or other unwanted programs. If there are extra offers, simply uncheck the boxes. By opting for Default mode, you are basically giving them authorization to set up automatically. You should abolish Smilebox.com as it didn’t even ask for explicit permission to install.

Why must I uninstall Smilebox.com?

Don’t be shocked to see your browser’s settings changed the moment it manages to invades your device. You will notice that your homepage, new tabs and search engine have been set to display the website the hijacker is promoting. Whether you are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, they will all have their settings changed. If you want to be able to undo the modifications, you will have to first removeSmilebox.com. A search engine will appear on your new homepage but we do not advise using it as it will embed advertisement content into the results, in order to reroute you. Redirect viruses reroute you to strange websites because more traffic means more revenue for owners. You will quickly grow tired of the hijacker because it will frequently redirect you to weird web pages. They are not only annoying, however, they could also be dangerous. You might be led to some damaging portal, where malevolent program could be lurking, by those reroutes. To prevent this from happening, eliminate Smilebox.com from your operating system.

How to remove Smilebox.com

In order to eliminate Smilebox.com, you are suggested to use anti-spyware applications. If you opt for manual Smilebox.com removal, you will have to locate all related software yourself. A guide to help you erase Smilebox.com will be provided below this article.Download Removal Toolto remove Smilebox.com

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Learn how to remove Smilebox.com from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Smilebox.com

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to delete Smilebox.com
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to delete Smilebox.com

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to delete Smilebox.com
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to delete Smilebox.com
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to delete Smilebox.com
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start How to delete Smilebox.com
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to delete Smilebox.com
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to delete Smilebox.com
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove How to delete Smilebox.com
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Smilebox.com from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to delete Smilebox.com
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to delete Smilebox.com
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings How to delete Smilebox.com
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to delete Smilebox.com
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to delete Smilebox.com
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to delete Smilebox.com
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to delete Smilebox.com
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Smilebox.com from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings How to delete Smilebox.com
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to delete Smilebox.com
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to delete Smilebox.com
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder How to delete Smilebox.com
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to delete Smilebox.com
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script How to delete Smilebox.com
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Smilebox.com from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to delete Smilebox.com
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete How to delete Smilebox.com

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to delete Smilebox.com
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to delete Smilebox.com
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines How to delete Smilebox.com
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu How to delete Smilebox.com
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings How to delete Smilebox.com
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to delete Smilebox.com

Step 5. Remove Smilebox.com from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to delete Smilebox.com
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to delete Smilebox.com
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to delete Smilebox.com
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options How to delete Smilebox.com

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to delete Smilebox.com
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to delete Smilebox.com

Step 6. Remove Smilebox.com from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to delete Smilebox.com
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to delete Smilebox.com
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu How to delete Smilebox.com
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to delete Smilebox.com
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to delete Smilebox.com
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to delete Smilebox.com
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to delete Smilebox.com
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to delete Smilebox.com
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for Smilebox.com removal.

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  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install How to delete Smilebox.com
  3. Click SCAN NOW! to detect all the risks and computer infections: Wipersoft-scan How to delete Smilebox.com
  4. Click REMOVE THREATS to remove Smilebox.com and all the virus and malware from your computer: wipersoft-results How to delete Smilebox.com