Say what you like about cyber criminals, but for the most part they are extremely good at what they do. They know full well that scamming us, or at least using rather underhand techniques to drive traffic to their websites, is a real money spinner. After all, we might credit ourselves with having too much sense to click on Box Rock Ads and potentially dangerous links – but there are an awful lot of Internet users who don't show quite the same level of restraint.
Box Rock malware is a very real threat that comes in many different forms. From spyware that monitors your Internet usage and can steal your personal information, to Trojan Horses that corrupt your files purely for fun, and from Potentially Unwanted Programs which install annoying toolbars, to adware like Box Rock which can plague us with pop-up adverts and send us to websites we don't want to visit, we all need to be on our guard whenever we're online.
Most people consider Box Rock as the least threatening type of malware but even so, if you have been infected by it you will no doubt want to get rid of it as quickly as possible. After all, as all forms of malware become increasingly sophisticated, there really is no way of knowing what any given program can actually do to you – it's just not worth taking the risk.
Some adware is easier to remove than other types but before you spend time and money taking your laptop to an IT guy, it's a good idea to try and remove it yourself so that your computer is clean as quickly as possible. Here’s how:
- Install a known brand of malware removal software.
- Run your malware removal software, following any instructions it displays on screen.
- The program will highlight the adware program's name once it's finished scanning. Delete the Box Rock adware!
- Give your computer a second reboot and, to be on the safe side, run the removal software for a second time.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
Box Rock Ads Removal Guide:
1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.
2. Remove Box Rock related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).
Go to the Start Menu. Select Control Panel → Add/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".
Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.
3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
- Box Rock
- and any other recently installed application
Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.
Remove Box Rock related extensions from Google Chrome:
1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions.
2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Box Rock 1.0.1, deals4me, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Remove Box Rock related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.
2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Box Rock 1.0.1, deals4me, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
Remove Box Rock related add-ons from Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools → Manage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.
2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.