Remove MixBox adware (full guidelines)

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MixBox is a browser extension. Usually, it is compatible with all popular web browsers. The author of this software promises that it is designed to help users to mix music content with your creative effort for fun. In fact, this “useful” tool is related to adware app installed on your machine. Our security experts consider it is a potentially unwanted program. We wrote this tutorial to help you remove MixBox for good.



So, MixBox is not a terrible virus or infection. But if you decide to keep this unwanted software on your system is not a nice idea. Though the adware application cannot hurt your personal computer as a hazardous virus, it may compromise your privacy. In fact, the program tracks your browsing habits and history. Moreover, it is really annoying.

How does MixBox get into my system?

You should know that such programs are installed by drive-by downloads. The adware is spread bundled with various cost-free programs. Keep in mind, the program will install automatically, and if you fail to unselect MixBox. In order to do it, you need to choose a Custom installation mode. Otherwise, these annoying ads will pop up anywhere on your desktop.

How to remove MixBox?

If you detect MixBox 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 MixBox:

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Automatic removal instructions:

  • Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
  • Apply actions by Trojan Killer

  • Shut down all your browsers.
  • In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
  • Tool to reset browser settings with Trojan Killer

  • Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
  • Options to reset browsers

  • Restart your computer.

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with MixBox 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:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Trojan Killer

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):

Malicious item blocked by Trojan Killer

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