While at first glance ConvertBox Toolbar looks very helpful application, there are lots of reasons to classify it as a potentially unwanted application (PUP). This program should never have entered your computer system in the first place. If you read the following post, you will find out why our security experts recommend to delete ConvertBox Toolbar as quickly as you notice it and will learn how it infiltrated your system without your permission.
ConvertBox is a worthless toolbar. It is developed by Ask.com. The program is compatible with Google Chrome. The toolbar is available for download on Chrome Web store and possibly on cost-free pages. On the other hand, the ConvertBox Toolbar can be installed onto the PC is the bundling. Actually, it is a deceptive way. Thus, software bundling means that third parties have added the toolbar in their installers to create income.
How does ConvertBox Toolbar get into my system?
One of the major problem with the toolbar is that it can sneak into your PC without your solution. The application gets distributed in free regular software bundles. Cost-free software can be acquired from various websites like cnet.com, filewin.com, softonic.com, and similar. If you download any files from such pages, you need to understand that you can acquire suspicious programs (for example, ConvertBox Toolbar) without even realizing it. If you want to keep your system in clean, we may advise you always to switch on the Custom or Advanced installation mode. This precaution will help you deselect all supplementary applications that are unknown to you.
How to remove ConvertBox Toolbar?
If you detect ConvertBox Toolbar and don’t wish to keep it on your PC, then you can follow the removal guide given below to remove it. You may choose a manual method to delete this infection, but it should be reminded that, the manual removal is a cumbersome and risky task which must only be attempted by advanced users. If you are a novice user, it is a better option to use an automatic removal tool, for instance Trojan Killer by GridinSoft.
Removal tool for ConvertBox Toolbar:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with ConvertBox Toolbar in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):